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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN LITERATURE

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One edition of this 1930s novella shows a farm within the silhouette of a rabbit

Pasquale Palumbo: 12200+4000=16200
Jennifer Leong Evans: 3800-0=3800
Dennis Chase: 26700-800=25900 (New Champ)

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Of Mice and Men (Jennifer – Animal Farm) (Dennis Harvey Animal Farm)

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Jennifer: 2400-2400
Dennis: 16600+3500
Dennis: 21700+3000

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Pasquale: 12200
Jennifer: 6200
Dennis: 22600

Combined: 41,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Pasquale: 5400
Jennifer: 1000
Dennis: 5000

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It was hard to tell is Pasquale was trying to ring in on DJ30 or not. It's possible that Dennis reached the needed runaway by fractions of a second.

With five games complete Aaron Rodgers has easily demonstrated he was deserving of the shot as a guest host. I've enjoyed this week and it will be interesting to see if there is an uptick in ratings after the decline in March.

The FJ! category had me doing little precall work other than thinking Twain and knowing Jack London was out.

The FJ! clue had me immediately rule out the popular wrong response (it will be on the poll) as I knew it was 1940s. With "farm" and "rabbit" in the clue's wording I had zero expectation that either word would appear in the correct response.

What I did not know was the correct response. My elimination list grew with various certain deductions that it could not be Peter Rabbit, Harvey or definitely not Watership Down. I have no idea how many hours (or days) it would have taken me to figure out the correct title. To avoid a blank page I wrote Song of the South.

Very nice solve by Pasquale and too bad for him the reward was four figures in prize winnings and not five figures. Dennis was on easy street thanks to solving DD2 & DD3 and $800 was a small penalty for his miss.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:43 pm
The FJ! clue had me immediately rule out the popular wrong response (it will be on the poll) as I knew it was 1940s.
It also doesn't fit the category, which is why I ruled it out and ended up getting to the correct answer (which I wasn't certain was novella-length). --Bob

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I knew it wasn’t Animal Farm because that was written in 1945. The keyword novella led me to the answer.

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I'm coming back around on Aaron again. He's doing the job in a very professional way and he does a lot of little things well that we take for granted, like mentioning who wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or in yesterday's game when
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he explained why the incorrect responses in "Top of the Bill" were wrong in a way where it was clear he understood what the writers were going for. Basically he was explaining negbait like "Fredo" and "Inigo Montoya." Don't mean to drag someone further, but Katie Couric could not have done a good job explaining things like that on the fly.

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I couldn't get away from Watership Down, George.

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Put Gone with The wind just to have something down then put down Animal Farm. Both Wrong.

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Never read Of Mice and Men and would never have connected it with rabbits or farms or rabbit farms. I knew it wasn't Animal Farm, had doubts about Watership Down but couldn't think of anything else.
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I only got FJ because I had to read the book in my 10th grade English class. I don't think it's an unreasonable FJ clue, but it does seem like a YKITOYD clue written to sound like it has a TOM when it doesn't.

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Do you think they would have taken "the Hindu Triumverate" for the clue that wanted Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva? I'm counting it, for now.

Never read OMaM, so the clue meant nothing to me. I had no response.

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I like Dennis. He looks like a cross between Walter White and Mike Ehrmantraut.

We're all clear that Animal Farm doesn't fit the FJ category, right? Ditto Watership Down which is from 1972 anyway. And if it's a novella then War and Peace is a medium-sized novel.

It's been close to 40 years since I read the correct response, but I got there easily enough, perhaps with a little help from Looney Tunes. I'm told this character was based on Lenny.


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All I could think of was The Grapes of Wrath and I knew it was wrong because it isn't a novela. I was determined to stay away from Animal Farm which, although a novella, it is a British work and is from the 1940s. So I should have pivoted to a different Steinbeck work.

I wonder if the middle contestant messed Pasquale's Rhythm up by ringing in with Seward on the penultimate clue. It was already a runaway by then so the final clue was just water over the dam.
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I've seen all three film versions of OMaM, so the clue clicked pretty well for me. (Burgess Meredith, Robert Blake, Gary Sinise)

If only Pasquale would have known Cognac, he could have prevented the runaway.

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runs: Conjunctions, "Go"ing Places,
DDs: :D :| :D
trash: Glasgow, Santo Domingo DD, Horus,
FJ: What is Watership Down? :( Shoulda known it was British & way too late for the clue.
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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:43 pm
I have no idea how many hours (or days) it would have taken me to figure out the correct title. To avoid a blank page I wrote Song of the South.
Well, after writing down the "Valvatine Rabbit" and knowing it was likely wrong. I paused the show right at the end of of the music and got it in about a minute. The only thing I wonder about is I did not do any precalls and if a I had. I would have run through all of the Steinbeck books that I know as well as Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway. Those 4 appear to be the gold standard for American writers and I'm sure I would have run through some others. So I would have made a mental list of 20 or 25 novels along with 8 or 10 writers in a couple of minutes . I'm sure that "Of mice and men" would have been one of them. Would have that got me there within 30 seconds. Who knows.

I got it wrong today on my scoresheet.

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Sherm wrote:
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Well, after writing down the "Valvatine Rabbit" and knowing it was likely wrong.
Velveteen. Yours might pass the sounds-like test, but it's a close thing.

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that wasn't the cover of my Of Mice and Men.
threw in Peter Rabbit, it had the rabbit and farm part.

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