Final Jeopardy: American Women
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (9/27/2017) in the category “American Women” was:
A collection of her writings includes letters to her famous husband & articles like “Eulogy on the Flapper”
New champ Austin Rogers won $36,000 yesterday. Today he is up against these two players: Jennie Floyd, from Tucson, AZ; and Pasha Paterson, from Richmond, VA.
Round 1 Categories: Killer Shakespeare – Countries With Only A’s as Vowels – A Number of Groups – An Ivy League Education – Weights & Measures – The Simpler 4-Letter Synonym
Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Countries with Only A’s” under the $800 clue, with 8 clues to go after it. He was in the lead with $4,600, $2,000 more than Jennie in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and only got one of them so he was WRONG.
The 2 that touch both the Atlantic Ocean & the Pacific Ocean. show
Jennie finished in the lead with $4,000. Pasha was second with $2,800 and Austin was last with $1,800.
Round 2 Categories: New to the OED – TV Private Detectives – I Am Big! – It’s the Pictures That Got Small – Ready for My Close-up – Sunset, Bolivar
Pasha found the first Daily Double in “New to the OED” under the $1,600 clue, with 11 clues still to go after it. He was in second place with $7,600 at this point, $600 less than Austin’s lead. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.
This acronym used for the U.S. Armed Forces’ 5 levels of alert. show
Austin found the last Daily Double in “Sunset, Bolivar” under the $1,600 clue, with 2 clues left after it in the same category. In second place with $10,200, he had $1,500 less than Pasha’s lead. He bet $5,700 and he was RIGHT.
Bolivar’s will left to the University of Caracas 2 books that had once belonged to this European leader. show
We never got to the remaining clues. Austin finished in the lead with $15,900. Pasha was next with $11,700 and Jennie was in third place with $7,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was dubbed “the first flapper” by her famous husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, no doubt due to her free-spirited persona. After the success of Fitzgerald’s first novel “This Side of Paradise,” the couple married and became the toast of the New York and Zelda received offers to contribute to various magazines. The “Flapper” article was published in the June 1922 in the Metropolitan Magazine. Among her descriptions of a flapper: “… she refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.”
Jennie came up with Anne Morrow Lindbergh. She bet and lost it all.
Pasha thought it was Eleanor Roosevelt. He lost $5,050, leaving him with $6,650.
Austin got it right. He would have won even if he bet nothing but he bet $8,000, so he won with $23,900. His 2-day total is $59,900.
A triple stumper from each round
KILLER SHAKESPEARE ($800) The death of the Greek warrior Patroclus at the hands of Hector in this play spurs Achilles to resume fighting
IT’S THE PICTURES THAT GOT SMALL ($1200) Barbie’s 2-story home called the “Hello” this residence has a framed picture of a bicycle on the wall
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “United Nations Nations”
This nation of 55 million is the only one to provide a Secretary-General but never to have a seat on the Security Council. show