Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Literature) for Quarterfinal #5 of the 2018 Teen Tournament on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 47):
Chapter 1 of this 1954 British novel is entitled “The Sound of the Shell”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Autumn Shelton, a junior from Lamar, Missouri
|Rohan Kapileshwari, a senior from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
|Maggie Brown, a sophomore from Pensacola, Florida
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Correct response: What is Lord of the Flies?
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William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies was the debut work from Golding, who was teaching at Bishop Wordsworth’s School. It was said that the characters in the novel were based on some of the students he observed while teaching. The dystopian Flies is an allegory, written about a group of schoolboys marooned on an island as a way of displaying the savageness of mankind.
Lest he be described as a one-hit wonder, in the 1980s, Golding went on to win a Man Booker Prize in 1980 for Rites of Passage, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983.
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Scores going into Final:
Rohan $9,800 + $2,100 = $11,900
Autumn $12,400 + $7,200 = $19,600 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)
Maggie $12,700 – $12,401 = $299 (What Catch-22)
Wild card standings:
Wednesday: Maya Wright, $26,200 ($18,200, $6,600)
Thursday: Caleb Richmond, $20,200 ($20,200, $11,200)
Friday: Audrey Satchivi, $18,800 ($13,400, $6,200)
Monday: Tim Cho, $33,601 ($17,400, $2,200)
Tuesday: Autumn Shelton, $19,600 ($12,400, $5,400)
1) Emma Arnold, $18,400 ($15,400, $2,200)
2) Jack Izzo, $18,000 ($16,800, $6,000)
3) Claire Sattler, $16,999 ($15,200, $4,800)
4) Rohan Kapileshwari $11,900 ($9,800, $3,400)
5) Rhea Sinha, $6,800 ($11,800, $4,600)
6) Anish Maddipoti, $3,600 ($6,400, $6,200)
7) Maggie Brown, $299 ($12,700, $4,700)
8) Rotimi Kukoyi, $1 ($7,600, $3,400)
9) Isabella Pagano $0 ($8,000, $3,600)
10) Dan Oxman -$2,400 (-$2,400, $400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TEEN TITANS $1000 (21st pick)
Maggie 2200 +1500 (Autumn 5400 Rohan 400)
2) PASTURE BEDTIME $1200 (3rd pick)
Autumn 6200 -2200 (Maggie 4700 Rohan 3800)
3) WHERE ARE WE? $1600 (20th pick)
Autumn 8800 +800 (Rohan 9400 Maggie 4700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 42
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Autumn $15,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Rohan $9,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Maggie $12,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $37,400
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400
Autumn Shelton, stats to date:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400
Rohan Kapileshwari, stats to date:
18 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Maggie Brown, stats to date:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
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I wonder if, if somebody wrote their answer down really quickly and so decided they might as well write the name of the author too, but they wrote William Goldman (instead of Golding), would they have been judged for a wrong answer?