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.

Final Jeopardy (9/27/2017) Austin Rogers, Pasha Paterson, Jennie Floyd

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

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10 Responses

  1. mimsy says:

    It was both strange and funny that Austin blanked out on Canada on that Daily Double. That was the first one I thought of when I saw the category name and definitely expected it to be in one of the clues.

    • VJ says:

      Yeah, Canada was the first one I thought of, too. I made a quick little list when I saw the category and Kazakhstan was the only one I didn’t have on there that came up, but I recognized it on the map. I liked how they put 2 in one clue.

      Japan, Ghana and Malta were also on my list. I thought of Chad later. Not sure if Myanmar fits the category. I think it falls in that “and sometimes Y” thing.

  2. fatimah79 says:

    This is Jennie’s IMDB profile. If you click on the ‘self’ tab, it says she was a contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire in 2003

  3. Lou says:

    Well, despite that daily double not paying off for Austin in round one, he made a comeback in the second round with a clean sweep. Also, wasn’t Fitzgerald a heavy beer drinker like Jack Kerouac and Dylan Thomas, VJ? Those guys imbibed a lot of alcohol in their years as writers but what was their reason for consuming that much beer while writing novels? What do they hope to accomplish though?

  4. Richard Corliss says:

    The Jeopardy! website now has the date for the Tournament of Champions.