Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, January 9, 2017:
Final Jeopardy! category: 19TH CENTURY NOTABLES
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Calling him a red-headed madman, in 1889 a group of his neighbors signed a petition to ban him from his home in Arles, France
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jack Paleczny, a law student from Chicago, Illinois
||Blair Moorhead, a social worker from Arlington, Virginia
||Joe Bartolomeo, a professor & associate dean from Florence, Massachusetts (2-day total: $36,500)
Who is Vincent Van Gogh?
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Suffering from hallucinations and paranoia that he was being poisoned, about thirty of Van Gogh’s neighbors, calling him fou roux (French for “Red-Headed Madman”) and which saw him spend time in hospital in Arles. During his lifetime, Van Gogh’s artwork was not particularly well-regarded, and he was not seen as an artistic genius until after his death. Today, his works are among some of the most expensive paintings in the world.
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