FJs for the 9/17/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 9/17/18 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:49 pm

"I've killed my brother" is said near the end of this 1952 book with a Biblical title & a plot echoing a Biblical story
82
68%
Items bought by this predator: iron bird seed, an iron carrot, earthquake pills & dehydrated boulders
110
91%
In a famous 1775 speech, he said, "Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!"
81
67%
In legend, he called all the animals together but only 12 came, including a rat & a dragon
28
23%
This word for a gem & a shade of blue derives from the name of a Eurasian country from which gems came to Western Europe
72
60%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
10
8%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
3
2%
STATE SONGS $1000: "Tell me of that Treasure State, story always new, tell of its beauties grand and its hearts so true"
44
36%
THE LETTERS OF THE LAW $2000: 1919 killjoy law enforcing Prohibition: VA
85
70%
HELP ME WITH THE TITLE $800: William S. Burroughs got this title from Jack Kerouac
60
50%
I have read and/or seen "East of Eden."
30
25%
I have seen at least one cartoon with Wile E. Coyote.
116
96%
Paul Revere was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
19
16%
I missed the Wednesday FJ! clue with a guess of someone else associated with Massachusetts.
15
12%
Confucius was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
56
46%
Sapphire was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
14
12%
 
Total votes: 121

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FJs for the 9/17/18 week

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9/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY NOVELS
 
9/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"I've killed my brother" is said near the end of this 1952 book with a Biblical title & a plot echoing a Biblical story
 
9/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ANIMAL CHARACTERS
 
9/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Items bought by this predator: iron bird seed, an iron carrot, earthquake pills & dehydrated boulders
 
9/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
18th CENTURY AMERICANS
 
9/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In a famous 1775 speech, he said, "Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!"
 
9/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FOLKLORE
 
9/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In legend, he called all the animals together but only 12 came, including a rat & a dragon
 
9/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COLOR ETYMOLOGY
 
9/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This word for a gem & a shade of blue derives from the name of a Eurasian country from which gems came to Western Europe
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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East of Eden
Wile E. Coyote
Patrick Henry
the Buddha
turquoise
 
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 1-3-2-0-0 success pattern.
 
(Apologies to Kyle if he is reading this)  The extra clues have three triple stumpers.
 
STATE SONGS $1000: "Tell me of that Treasure State, story always new, tell of its beauties grand and its hearts so true"
 
THE LETTERS OF THE LAW $2000: 1919 killjoy law enforcing Prohibition: VA
 
HELP ME WITH THE TITLE $800: William S. Burroughs got this title from Jack Kerouac

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Montana
Volstead Act
Naked Lunch

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Never read or seen East of Eden
Yes, I have seen Wiley E. Coyote in a cartoon.
Confucius

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Seen East of Eden and probably all of the classic Wile E. cartoons.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

Crispus Attucks.
Confucius was my first thought Thursday, but I switched to Buddha.

Have not read/seen East of Eden.
I couldn't name any Road Runner/Wile E Coyote cartoons I've seen, but I know I've seen a few.
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:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
answered My Brother's Keeper, Thomas Paine, & Lao Tzu for the misses.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Confucius on Thursday. I'm sorry I didn't learn Volstead Act from this LearnedLeague season, but in my defense the VA abbreviation distracted me since I more readily associate it with Veterans' Affairs.

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"Wile E. Coyote -- Supergenious -- IQ 207"
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Pretty sure this is the first time I've ever had to check the box of shame.

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Absalom, Absalom!; Confucius

I got Volstead Act only because I missed it on LL a couple weeks ago.
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That card doesn't describe me this week. Tuesday was the only one I got right.

Only got the Volstead Act in the extras

Haven't seen or read East Of Eden. I did shelve it a bunch of times on my first job in the library years ago...

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:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Considered East of Eden, but thought it was written earlier. Went with Absalom, Absalom.

Cartoon characters never crossed my mind Tuesday.

Did not make the connection to China on Thursday. If I did, I would have said Confucius. Instead, I said Merlin.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Another Confucius...
Probably should have known the Treasure State...though Naked Lunch is polling a lot better...!
I've seen the James Dean movie...it was hard to grow up when I did...or at any time judging by the poll...
and not see Wile E. Coyote...

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Have seen at least one Wile E. Coyote cartoon.

No guess on the two I missed.
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:( :( :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Not my best week.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Yuck. Time to get a refund from Acme and go back to the drawing board.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

"Famous 1775 speech" brought Patrick Henry to the front, and "their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston" suggested a speaker who was someplace else.

On Thursday I narrowed the choice to Buddha and Confucius, and Buddha seemed the more mythic type.

Wasn't absolutely sure which was the Treasure State, but I did remember Montana's motto "oro y plata".

East of Eden I have watched but not read. Likewise Wile E. Coyote.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Said "Idaho" for Treasure State. Idaho is the Gem State, though it has the Treasure Valley.

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It's amazing to me there could be an adult in the United States who has never seen a Coyote and Roadrunner cartoon.

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