Books of the 1970s (4-28-22) – Fikkle Fame

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (4/28/2022) in the category “Books of the 1970s” was:

Aptly, members of a black family in this novel have biblical names: Pilate, Hagar & the title one, an ancestor of the protagonist

17x field Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, has now won $396,182. In Game 18, her opponents are: Renee Russell, a branch office administrator from Baltimore, MD; and Manav Jainan undergraduate student from Clemson, SC.

Round 1 Categories: Old York – Movies”!” – Poets & Poetry – Iron – Landmarks – Rhymes with These

Renée found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Iron” under the $600 clue with 3 clues left after it. She was in third place with $2,400, $6,200 less than Mattea’s lead. Renee bets $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

At about 1,000 feet, it was the tallest iron structure in the world when it was completed in 1889 show

WHAT IS THE EIFFEL TOWER?

Mattea finished in the lead with $9,800. Renée was second with $5,200 and Manav was last with $3,000. All clues were shown.

Round 2 Categories: Philosophy – Celebrity Sibling Surnames – Double Double-Letter Words – North America – Catching You Short – Ballet & Opera

Mattea found the first Daily Double in “Philosophy” under the $1,600 clue on the fourth clue of the round. She was in the lead with $12,200, $7,000 more than Renée in second place. Mattea bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

It’s the philosophical study of art & of the judgments of art & beauty show

WHAT IS AESTHETICS?

Renée got the last Daily Double in “Ballet & Opera” under the $400 clue with 4 clues left after it. She was in second place with $16,000, $4,600 less than Mattea’s lead. Renee bets $5,000 and she was RIGHT.

Mmm-my Verona! On February 9, 1965 Nureyev & Fonteyn danced this ever-doomed couple in London show

WHO ARE ROMEO & JULIET?

Mattea finished in the lead with $22,600. Renée was hot on her heels with $21,000. Manav was last with $600. All clues were shown.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS “SONG OF SOLOMON”?

Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison published her third novel “Song of Solomon” in 1977. the protagonist is Macon “Milkman” Dead III. Solomon is his great-grandfather and the song the title refers to reflects the experience of Milkman’s great-grandmother, Ryna: “O Solomon don’t leave me here,” but Solomon does. From SparkNotes: “Even though Solomon’s flight dooms Ryna to abandonment and his children to orphanhood, the song suggests that his flight is still a magnificent achievement.”

“Song of Solomon” is also the name of an Old Testament book (aka “Song of Songs”). The Bible book was the topic of the last Daily Double in the April 21, 2022 Jeopardy! game.



Manav didn’t have a response. He lost his $100 bet and finished with $500.

Renée thought it was “Roots”. She lost $19,799 and was left with $1,201.

Mattea got it right. She bet $19,401 and won the game with $42,001. Her 18-day total is $438,183.

Final Jeopardy (4/28/2022) Mattea Roach, Renee Russell, Manav Jain

2 triple stumpers from BALLET & OPERA:

($1600) An opera with hitmen? I’m in! This Verdi title jester wants revenge on the Duke of Mantua & hires Sparafucile to kill him

($2000) Early in Act 2 in an Adolphe Adam classic ballet, Hilarion mourns at the grave of this title woman

More clues on Page 2

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Statesmen”

The first Asian to accept the Nobel Peace Prize was the PM of this country who in 1967 renounced use of nuclear weapons show

WHAT IS JAPAN?

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