FJs for the 11/4/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/4/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:49 pm

According to Herodotus, a messenger was sent 150 miles from Athens to Sparta, just before this 490 B.C. battle
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75%
In 1840 this New England state was home to 24 of the 100 most populous U.S. urban places; now, its capital is its only one in the top 100
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83%
In 1939, turned down by 2 local theaters, Howard University was able to get an outdoor venue for this singer's yearly concert
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45%
A derisive description of the shape of the houses in the 1908 painting "Houses at l'Estaque" gave this art style its name
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54%
From an 1894 work, his name literally translates to "tiger king"  
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59%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
20
19%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
THE 2010s $1000: 2013 was a lucky year for Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, inaugurated as king after this queen, his mom, abdicated
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68%
THE HUMAN BODY $1200: Of the 2 types of glands in the skin, most of these are connected to hair follicles & secrete an oily substance
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55%
BODIES OF WATER $2000: The Loire & the Garonne rivers flow into this large bay that's noted for its rough waves & heavy storms
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62%
The "150 miles" in the Monday FJ! clue's wording kept me from guessing Marathon.
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21%
Rhode Island was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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4%
Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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12%
Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
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14%
For the Friday FJ! clue I only got as far as Kipling and The Jungle Book though did not know the tiger's name.
25
24%
At least one of Battle of Marathon, Marian Anderson, cubism or Shere Khan was unfamiliar to me for having heard of previously before the relevant FJ! clue.
34
32%
 
Total votes: 105

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FJs for the 11/4/19 week

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11/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ANCIENT HISTORY

11/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
According to Herodotus, a messenger was sent 150 miles from Athens to Sparta, just before this 490 B.C. battle

11/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE 50 STATES

11/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1840 this New England state was home to 24 of the 100 most populous U.S. urban places; now, its capital is its only one in the top 100

11/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY AMERICA

11/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1939, turned down by 2 local theaters, Howard University was able to get an outdoor venue for this singer's yearly concert

11/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY ART

11/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A derisive description of the shape of the houses in the 1908 painting "Houses at l'Estaque" gave this art style its name

11/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY CHARACTERS

11/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
From an 1894 work, his name literally translates to "tiger king"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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the Battle of Marathon
Massachusetts
Marian Anderson
cubism
Shere Khan
The players were 11/15 (73.33%) with a 2-3-2-1-3 success pattern.

The extra clues have three correct by the players.

THE 2010s $1000: 2013 was a lucky year for Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, inaugurated as king after this queen, his mom, abdicated

THE HUMAN BODY $1200: Of the 2 types of glands in the skin, most of these are connected to hair follicles & secrete an oily substance

BODIES OF WATER $2000: The Loire & the Garonne rivers flow into this large bay that's noted for its rough waves & heavy storms

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Queen Beatrix
sebaceous
Bay of Biscay

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:   

Connecticut

mannerism

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

Thermopylae (I know better – it happened in 480 BC – but got hung up and decided to say something), no guess

Nothing about the Wednesday clue was familiar. I still couldn't muster a guess after a few minutes with Google and Wikipedia.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Billie Holiday
surrealism
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Got to Jungle Book but didn't remember Shere Khan's name, despite (i) exposure to Jungle Book in my childhood and (ii) that character coming up on J! as recently as March of this year.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Week 2 will not be so kind.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Really surprised to get a perfect score during the tournament

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If you spotted me Marian Anderson I probably could have told you she was an African-American singer and civil rights figure (somehow) but I didn't know the specific story about the Lincoln Memorial until this FJ!

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Cubism was a blind guess, but a get is a get :D

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Robert K S wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:34 pm
If you spotted me Marian Anderson I probably could have told you she was an African-American singer and civil rights figure (somehow) but I didn't know the specific story about the Lincoln Memorial until this FJ!
Alan Bailey had a Marian Anderson video FJ, which was one of the earliest games I entered into the Archive. I got it from that.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :shock: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :? :mrgreen:
Had Billie Holiday, was distracted by the ugly, NHOI (or at least DREHOI)
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Wed - Robeson

Checked the 'unfamiliar' box for Anderson as well. Total knowledge gap.

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

Marian Anderson and Shere Khan were both unfamiliar to me.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted:

I hesitated on Biscay...had it been a DD, I would have gotten it... :roll:
A fun week to watch and play...it's nice to feel you'd keep up with the players in a TofC...even James's game...almost!

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Volante wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:51 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Wed - Robeson

Checked the 'unfamiliar' box for Anderson as well. Total knowledge gap.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

I was thinking of the Bay of Biscay but thought it was too far west for France so I clammed, which was for the best because I was turning its name into Florida's bay.

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

Paul Robeson for Wednesday

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Never read the whole Jungle Book, but I filled in some of the coloring book at Grandma's house. Maybe that was a more involving way to experience it.

Btw, remember this one?

Funny how many art movement names seem to have been coined derisively.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:07 pm
:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

Marian Anderson and Shere Khan were both unfamiliar to me.
same for me, dude

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