Final Jeopardy: Women Authors

The Final Jeopardy question (1/23/2013) in the category “Women Authors” was:

The first of Jane Austen’s 6 novels to be published in her lifetime, its title is last alphabetically.

Our second new champ this week is Michelle Souza, who won $13,999 yesterday. Today she is up against these two players: Joshua Brakhage, originally from South Coffeyville, OK and Susie Swithers, from Zionsville, IN.

Susie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Banned.” She was tied for the lead with Joshua at $3,600, $600 more than Michelle in second place. She bet $2,000 and guessed “Angels and Demons.” That was WRONG.

With a large Catholic minority, Lebanon banned this 2003 novel that suggests Jesus was a dad.

Joshua finished in the lead with $5,800. Michelle was second with $3,000 and Susie was last with $800.

Joshua found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “‘K’ on the Map.” He had taken quite a lead in this round and had $13,800, $10,400 more than Michelle in second place. He bet $3,200 and he was RIGHT.

This small emirate is nestled between Iraq & Saudi Arabia.

Michelle found the last Daily Double in “Pronoun-ciation.” She was in second place with $7,000, $10,000 less than Joshua. She bet $4,000, guessed “ourselves” and that was WRONG.

Naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry wrote: “We have met the enemy and they are” this pronoun.

Joshua finished in the lead with $19,000. Susie was next with $2,400 and Michelle was in third place with $1,000.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Once again, we are at a loss to match online info up with the FJ! clue. lists Jane Austen’s novels, 4 of which were published in her lifetime and 2 post-humously. The novels are (in the order published): Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Northanger Abbey (1818, posthumous) and Persuasion (1818, posthumous). The alphabetical results are the same whether you include the posthumous novels or not.

Michelle wrote down “Pride & Prejudice” and bet everything but $1.00. That’s what she finished with.

Susie got it right and added $321, finishing with $2,721.

Joshua also got it. He bet $1,006 so he won the game with $20,006, and he is our third new champ of the week.

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