9 Jeopardy! Clues August 1, 2016

Here are 4 triple stumpers from the 8-1-2016 Jeopardy! match (a rerun of the first quarter-final of the 2015 Tournament of Champions).

CHESS CHAMPS ($400) World champ Mikhail Botvinnik practiced concentration by having this blown in his face (see the 8/7/2004 comment from Isolani — “An interesting but maybe useless fact…”

STOCK SYMBOLS A unit of heat, or the 3-letter stock symbol for Peabody Energy (It was later changed to add UQ to the first 3 letters)

-OLOGIES ($1200) A principal use of aphasiology, the study of speech disorders: to help the 800,000 people who suffer this in the U.S. each year

($2000) Carpology isn’t the study of a type of fish, it’s the study of these plant parts

Here are 5 clues from “A Bit of Brit Lit” that didn’t stump the players:

$200: The title character in “The Pilgrim’s Progress” is named this, but nobody calls him Chris

$400: This “Blithe Spirit” playwright published poems under the pen name Hernia Whittlebot

$600: Jane Eyre marries this mysterious man

$800: 1741’s “Shamela” was a satire of Samuel Richardson’s moralistic novel about this title girl

$1000: “The Holy Grail” & “The Last Tournament” are 2 of the 12 connected poems in this Tennyson work

Today’s Daily Doubles and more information on Final Jeopardy! on Fikkle Fame’s full Daily Recap

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