Final Jeopardy: 1-12-15 to 1-16-15

Here are the Final Jeopardy questions and answers for the week of January 12th with links to the full recaps.

Mon, Jan 12 – Correct answers: 0
Dr. Hugh Cairns, who tried but couldn’t save the life of this man in May 1935, became a pioneer in the use of motorcycle helmets. show

Tue, Jan 13: Correct answers: 1
“Iowa Stubborn” was the second song heard in this show when it opened in 1957. show

Wed, Jan 14 – Correct answers: 3
The difference of this southern state’s highest and lowest points is only 345 feet, the smallest disparity among the states. show

Thurs, Jan 15 – Correct answers: 1
Found near Amsterdam in 2010, a 1606 stock certificate from this long-defunct company has been valued at $750,000. show

Fri, Jan 16 – Correct answers: 0
His headstone in Rome reads in part: “This grave contains all that was mortal, of a young English poet” show

This week we only had one triple solve on a clue that many felt would have been tougher if they had left out the word “southern”, and we had two triple stumpers. Only one player got FJ in the other games.

We had three champs. John Schultz came back as a 2x champ on Monday and hung in there until he was soundly whupped by Amanda Boitano on Thursday. Amanda took a trouncing on Friday and Nicholas Bérubé emerged as the winner, although he didn’t make a lot since none of them knew FJ.

Jeopardy champs S31 Wk18

Surely you remember Cerulean Ozarow from Kid’s Week? Watch him analyze the betting on Friday’s game as a guest host for Keith Williams on the The Final Wager.

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7 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Anyone else get Friday’s question because they read Hyperion by Dan Simmons? (LINK)

    • VJ says:

      Not me. Not big on sci-fi but I am big on poetry and have read a lot about Keats, even though he is not one of my fav poets. One thing about him that I found amazing was his friends saying he was really a robust and strong man, even when he had tuberculosis, and that was partly why no one thought he had it, and I put that info on his poem “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” on my poetry site

      PS — I put a link to the Hyperion series in your comment, in case anyone wants to look it up

  2. Cece says:

    VJ – Happy MLK day! I’m happy for the 3-day weekend :)

    Thanks for Cerulean’s video (he’s so darn cute!) and, as always, for all you do.

  3. jacob ska says:

    Btw, thanks for linking The Final Wager video featuring Cerulean. Very impressive young man.

  4. jacob ska says:

    Perhaps Nicholas Bérubé will have a better game Monday. His winnings going into fj were extremely low imo.

    The percentage on fj for this week is 40% for correct responses. This is atrocious.