Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy for Wednesday, October 19, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: 1960s SCIENCE BOOKS
Final Jeopardy! clue: Keats’ line “The sedge is withered from the lake, and no birds sing” inspired the title of this ground-breaking book
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Debbi Hopkins, an administrative assistant from Charleston, South Carolina
||Erin Rettler, a brand manager from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
||Shannon Dillmore, a genomics research manager from Raleigh, North Carolina (2-day total: $49,062)
What is Silent Spring?
That Keats line in the clue actually served as an epigraph to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It was influencial enough that it led to a ban on DDT in agriculture and also led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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