Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 4, 2016


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Final Jeopardy! category: IN THE NOVEL

Final Jeopardy! clue: The 1st scene in this book: “With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene”

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Today’s contestants:

Ben Wynns, a nonprofit co-ordinator from New York City, New York
Joe Schneider, a senior index editor from Old Bridge, New Jersey
Seth Wilson, a PhD candidate from Chicago, Illinois (11-day total: $245,002)

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What is Fahrenheit 451?


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Obviously the famous opening line was “It was a pleasure to burn”. The second paragraph goes into more detail as to Guy Montag setting the books alight with “this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world”.

You can find the opening pages of the Ray Bradbury dystopian masterpiece on Google Books.

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 4, 2016"

  1. Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Seth $19,400
    Ben $6,400
    Joe -$400

    Final Results:
    Joe -$400
    Ben $6,400 + $6,400 = $12,800
    Seth $19,400 + $600 = $20,000 (12-day total: $265,002)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THEATER TALK $800 (9th pick)
    Seth 1800 +1800 (Ben 2000 Joe 0)

    2) BRITISH HISTORY $1200 (6th pick)
    Joe 4200 -4200 (Seth 9400 Ben 6400)
    Seth 11400 -2000 (Ben 6400 Joe 0)

    Unplayed clues:

    Game Stats:
    Seth 20,400 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
    Ben 6,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
    Joe 3,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer

    Seth Wilson, stats to date:
    288 correct
    31 incorrect
    13/20 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,300)
    8/12 in Final Jeopardy
    40.85% in first on buzzer (270/661)
    Average Coryat: $17,983

    Seth Wilson, to win:
    13 games: 66.37%
    14: 44.05%
    15: 29.23%
    16: 19.40%
    17: 12.88%
    Avg. streak: 13.973 games.

  2. There was a math question about what the 9 is in 9X. Can you tell me what the answer was, please?

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