Final Jeopardy: 5-15-17 to 5-19-17

Here are the Final Jeopardy questions and answers for the week of May 15 through May 19, 2017.

Mon, May 15 – Correct answers: 2
In 1947 a journalist from the Wash. Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for Natl. Reporting by this means. show

Tue, May 16 – Correct answers: 3
The book “From Marble to Flesh” is a biography of this statue that was created from 1501 to 1504. show

Wed, May 17 – Correct answers: 2
On April 11, 1865 Abraham Lincoln spoke of “the mode, manner, and means of” this, which he would not live to see. show

Thu, May 18 – Correct answers: 1
A 1936 N.Y. Times review called the debut novel by this author “In all probability, the biggest book of the year: 1,037 pages” show

Fri, May 19 – Correct answers: 2
In 2015 it returned to the list of the 50 most populous U.S. Cities, 10 years after dropping off. 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.

We finally got an all three correct in Tuesday’s match. Neither the lights nor the pressure nor second-guessing led any of the players astray that day, and there wasn’t one clue all week that stumped everyone. Our favorite clue this week was Thursday’s “Women Authors.” The author’s book won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Novels and has been in many other clues. Probably, the only other 1930s Pulitzer fiction winners that we have seen and may see again on Jeopardy! are Pearl S. Buck’s “The Good Earth” and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ “The Yearling.”

David Clemmons was the big $100,000 winner in the 2017 Teachers Tournament after a 2-day battle with Nan Cohen and Mary Parker, but no one was a loser. Nan and Mary won $50,000 and $25,000 respectively. What a week it was for the three of them! You will also want to see J!Buzz recalling The 6 Big Moments of the tournament.

Coming Monday: The Return of Ragavan, our 3x champ

On Wheel of Fortune, there was a near perfect Bonus Round week, so the payouts would likely have been higher than they were on Jeopardy! even if it was a regular week.

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