FJs for the 5/15/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 5/15/17 week?

Poll ended at Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:49 pm

In 1947 a journalist from the Washington Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for national reporting by this means
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74%
The book "From Marble to Flesh" is a biography of this statue that was created from 1501 to 1504
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95%
On April 11, 1865 Abraham Lincoln spoke of “the mode, manner, and means of” this, which he would not live to see
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81%
A 1936 N.Y. Times review called the debut novel by this author “in all probability, the biggest book of the year: 1,037 pages”
87
74%
In 2015 it returned to the list of the 50 most populous U.S. cities, 10 years after dropping off
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78%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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38%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
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1%
-ISMS & -OLOGIES $2000: This -ism favored by psychologist William James takes the view that what is useful is what is best
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26%
THEATRE $2000: In "Six Degrees of Separation", a young black man named Paul claims to be this actor's son
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45%
A ROUND OF GULF $1600: The Gulf of Antalya is part of this country's long southern coast on the Mediterranean
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43%
I counted a response other than telegraph or telegram as correct for the Monday FJ! clue.
3
3%
Oops, I guessed utilitarianism for the clue that wanted pragmatism.
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42%
After seeing the category ERAS IN U.S. HISTORY and before seeing the clue I thought of Reconstruction.
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6%
Ayn Rand was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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15%
Willa Cather or Edith Wharton was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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Total votes: 117

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FJs for the 5/15/17 week

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5/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE PULITZER PRIZES

5/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1947 a journalist from the Washington Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for national reporting by this means

5/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SCULPTURE

5/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The book "From Marble to Flesh" is a biography of this statue that was created from 1501 to 1504

5/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ERA IN U.S. HISTORY

5/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On April 11, 1865 Abraham Lincoln spoke of “the mode, manner, and means of” this, which he would not live to see

5/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WOMEN AUTHORS

5/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 1936 N.Y. Times review called the debut novel by this author “in all probability, the biggest book of the year: 1,037 pages”

5/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. CITIES

5/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2015 it returned to the list of the 50 most populous U.S. cities, 10 years after dropping off

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
telegraph (or telegram)
David
Reconstruction
Margaret Mitchell
New Orleans

The players were 10/15 (66.67%) with a 2-3-2-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested triple stumper, a triple stumper and a requested missed Daily Double.

-ISMS & -OLOGIES $2000: This -ism favored by psychologist William James takes the view that what is useful is what is best

THEATRE $2000: In "Six Degrees of Separation", a young black man named Paul claims to be this actor's son

A ROUND OF GULF $1600: The Gulf of Antalya is part of this country's long southern coast on the Mediterranean

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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pragmatism
Sidney Poitier
Turkey

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Correspondence for the Pulitzer clue
Clammed on pragmatism.
Precalled Reconstruction.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( (guessed Ayn Rand & Washington DC)
:( :( :mrgreen:
also guessed utilitarianism for pragmatism

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

10/10 for the tournament.
I knew "pragmatism" but couldn't come up with the word, clammed on "Poitier," and was still thinking about the DD when the contestant answered.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

Well, between this week and last week, I now have a new reason to hate Mondays...although, not too harshly so, for I was born on a Monday. But still, grr arrgh.

In addition to going with radio for the Monday FJ, I also went with utilitarianism for pragmatism.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
Maven wrote:
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I was born on a Monday.
I have some bad news about what happens on Saturday...

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

Precalled "Reconstruction."

How could someone count a response other than telegram or telegraph as correct for Monday's FJ?
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Still couldn't get my first 5/5. Will it ever happen?

I counted wire as correct for Monday. Wikipedia ( :roll: ) says it's "an informal term for a telegraph, or the act of using a telegraph".

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I think "wire" has to be accepted.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Detroit on Friday. Ouch!
Six Degrees of Separation is currently on Broadway with Allison Janney and Corey Hawkins, the star of the recent 24: Legacy. The movie with Will Smith also is very much worth seeing.
Antalya sounds like Anatolya. Worth a shot!

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



:o :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Easy week.

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

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

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

Had Detroit on the brain, having watched This Old House renovating houses in Detroit. Never thought of NO.


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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Utilitarianism... :lol:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I totally blanked on Friday, not getting to the idea that a cataclysmic event could lower population (I was only thinking of migration and birth rate, rather than death and evacuation). And I said Industrial Revolution on Wednesday out of desperation (although of course that was going on in Lincoln's lifetime).

I said utilitarianism. I was hoping that there would only be a poll question about giving that incorrect response, without the clue being one of the extra three.

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seaborgium wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 10:42 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I totally blanked on Friday, not getting to the idea that a cataclysmic event could lower population (I was only thinking of migration and birth rate, rather than death and evacuation). And I said Industrial Revolution on Wednesday out of desperation (although of course that was going on in Lincoln's lifetime).

I said utilitarianism. I was hoping that there would only be a poll question about giving that incorrect response, without the clue being one of the extra three.
My thinking was it would be fun to see how much higher the neg rate was from the get rate. At least you weren't one of those who got burned by its inclusion and losing an 8-smiley week.

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My first

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

week ever! Now, if I can only do it in a regular week of Adult Jeopardy, where the questions and FJs aren't barely above College Jeopardy level...

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