FJs for the 5/8/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 5/8/17 week?

Poll ended at Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:51 pm

Year in which the Department of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver & the 1st president was sworn in under a nickname
90
73%
W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man's high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again
93
75%
"I felt his spurs in my side & I heard his battle cry" is a line from this 1982 book that became a stage sensation & later a movie
65
52%
Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France
96
77%
A town named for its location where a river in Devon meets the English Channel, it’s also the name of a college in New Hampshire
94
76%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
27
22%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE $1600: This mountain system extends for more than 1,200 miles from Agadir, Morocco to Tunis, Tunisia
101
81%
FOREIGN GEOGRAPHIC TERMS $1600: In Spanish: playa
94
76%
U.S. CITIES $1600 (DD): This Soap Box Derby city was co-founded in 1825 by Simon Perkins, an official with the Ohio Canal Fund
55
44%
SOUTH AMERICA $2000 (DD): Before he zinged around por la revolución, he was born in Rosario, Argentina, which has a 12-foot statue of him - Oops, I guessed Bolivar instead of Guevara.
38
31%
Clarence Darrow was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
15
12%
I thought of Darrow during think time on Tuesday and correctly switched to Scopes.
32
26%
RHYMES WITH DUCK $800: Grub or vittles, Charlie - Yes, I got "chuck" on this triple stumper clue.
48
39%
"Equus" or "Seabiscuit" was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
21
17%
I thought of "Equus" during think time on Wednesday and correctly switched to "War Horse."
4
3%
 
Total votes: 124

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FJs for the 5/8/17 week

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5/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
A YEAR OF FIRSTS

5/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Year in which the Department of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver & the 1st president was sworn in under a nickname

5/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FAMOUS TEACHERS

5/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man's high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again

5/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY BOOKS

5/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"I felt his spurs in my side & I heard his battle cry" is a line from this 1982 book that became a stage sensation & later a movie

5/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES

5/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France

5/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PLACE NAMES

5/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A town named for its location where a river in Devon meets the English Channel, it’s also the name of a college in New Hampshire

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
1977
John Scopes
War Horse
avant-garde
Dartmouth

The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 1-2-1-2-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have two correct by the players followed by a missed Daily Double.

THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE $1600: This mountain system extends for more than 1,200 miles from Agadir, Morocco to Tunis, Tunisia

FOREIGN GEOGRAPHIC TERMS $1600: In Spanish: playa

U.S. CITIES $1600 (DD): This Soap Box Derby city was co-founded in 1825 by Simon Perkins, an official with the Ohio Canal Fund

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Atlas Mountains
beach
Akron

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
50/50/90 for Bolivar
Got Chuck.
Equus

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

Tue - Darrow
Thu - (blank...I think I was getting there but probably needed another minute)

Bolivar.
Chuck would've been a DD get for me, but too low confidence on a normal q.
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:( :( :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I had neither Bolivar nor Guevara.

No guess on anything.

Didn't get "chuck".
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Not happy with missing Wed when I'm very familiar with the play and movie in question. Couldn't think of anything but certainly knew Equus was too early...
I probably knew Akron at some point but forgot about it.
Too quickly jumped on Bolivar, almost immediately realized it was Che...

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

Said Bolivar immediately and realized too late it was Guevara.
Didn't think of Darrow, Equus, or Seabiscuit.
No guess on chuck.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thursday all I could come up with was "angry young men."

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I could've had it all!

I didn't check the "thought of Darrow" box because I was trying to think of his name, and after failing to do so, went with Scopes. Yes, I had forgotten the category.

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

War Horse was an instaget
Thought of Darrow, realized the years didn't work and then remembered the category and switched to Scopes.
Got chuck.



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Making my first official post on JBoard in honor of my first ever audition last week. I have been lurking for several years, but now I feel legitimate enough to contribute.

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

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I was in Mendoza, Argentina and there were signs all over the place with arrows that said La Playa. Never did find the beach. No surprise since it's in the middle of the continent. Turns out that La Playa means parking lot.

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

:mrgreen: :( :(

Really, REALLY should have been 5/5 with the FJs...when they revealed Monday's, I immediately thought "Yeah, 'Jimmy' *IS* a nickname, isn't it? Rats."...and that thought was most certainly still fresh in my head after Friday's. *gently smacks her head*

And yup, instagot 'chuck' knowing it most certainly rhymed with duck. Although I was among the few, the not proud to blurt out Bolivar and then realize a split-second later that they wanted Guevara.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( Got 1977 from the Energy Department clue alone
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: chuck was an instaget

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

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

Tue - Darrow was the first name that came to mind, but I knew I was looking for the teacher; took me a few seconds to come up with Scopes
Wed - Equus; War Horse was not quite NHO, but close
Got Che and chuck
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Another great week for me

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

I'm a Darrow dope.

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

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

Totally guessed Bolivar not Che Guevara! DOH!! LOL@ME! :lol:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

You had to throw the soap box derby clue into the poll to ruin my perfect week. :D

I negged with Bolivar on the Guevara clue.

Also initially thought of Darrow on the Scopes clue -- although extremely briefly -- before locking in Scopes
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