Final Jeopardy: 1-1 to 1-5-18

Here are the Final Jeopardy questions and answers for the week of January 1 through January 5, 2018.

Mon, January 1 – Correct answers: 2
Pravda reported that Khrushchev, on his way to lunch, announced his decision to give this region to Ukraine show

Tue, January 2 – Correct answers: 0
A 2015 BBC list of the 25 greatest British novels included 12 by women, 3 of them by this woman who died in 1941. show

Wed, January 3 – Correct answers: 2
This character’s famed entrance aria actually introduces him as a handyman, repeats his name and adds “la-la-la-la-las” show

Thu, January 4 – Correct answers: 1
When it was introduced in 1953, this car model’s emblem had a checkered flag and a red flag with a fleur-de-lis. show

Fri, January 5 – Correct answers: 1
In 1946, MLJ Mags. changed its name to this “Comics”, incorporating the first name of its popular teenage hero. show

If you missed any of the games, click on the date for the recap with the Daily Doubles and a triple stumper or two. More clues from this week’s games are on Fikkle Fame’s archive.

Wednesday’s FJ clue was voted easiest of the week around here and Friday’s was the toughest even though the Tuesday clue stumped the players. Some felt that the “hero” part of the Friday clue was misleading. I thought it ruled out superheroes myself. That’s always one word in clues, isn’t it?

Jeopardy! champs for the week of January 1, 2018

The first week of 2018 sure went fast! Once again, like last week, there was a new champ every day this week. On Monday, returning champ Henry Ayoola turned the title over to Nick Spicher. Saralee Etter won on Tuesday and Steph Bundy sent her home on Wednesday. Sean Sullivan scored the first runaway of the year, but he lost to Brandon Brooks on Friday.

The Top Payday Award this week went to Steph Bundy, but no one came close to beating the $29,300 it takes to get on the Top 10 Daily Payouts of the season.

Here’s a clip from Friday’s chat when Alex and Brandon talked about his 600+ mp3 collection of game show themes:

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1 Response

  1. jacob ska says:

    @VJ, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the movie “2001:A Space Odyssey.” I hope upcoming contestants are doing their homework on this classic masterpiece. I anticipate it popping up in clues.

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