FJs for the 1/3/22 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 1/3/22 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:49 pm

Los Angeles artist George Stanley sculpted this, first handed out at a private banquet on May 16, 1929
70
92%
From the Greek for "ring", the first ones were built by the Romans, including one that could hold 250,000
27
36%
The first TV debate between presidential candidates of the same party involved him & future running mate Estes Kefauver
52
68%
Begun in the 1070s with stone from Caen, it was meant to dominate both a skyline & the hearts & minds of a conquered populace
30
39%
"Norwegian Independence Day" & "a vast blue sea" are mentioned in Chapter 1 of a 1948 book by this man
46
61%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
7
9%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
3%
SCIENCE $2000: Crater Lake is an example of one of these volcanic remnants
52
68%
YOUR PARADE $1000: This Philadelphia New Year's parade is named for its costumed entertainers, a tradition dating to Ancient Egypt
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57%
ANNIVERSARIES $600: "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" was part of MoMA's 75th anniversary exhibition devoted to this artist
36
47%
Colosseum (no matter the spelling) was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
22
29%
Arena was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
8
11%
Amphitheater (no matter the spelling) was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
7
9%
Stadium (stadia) was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
3
4%
I missed the Wednesday FJ! clue with someone involved with an election in the 1940s or earlier.
2
3%
As far as I can recall I had not heard of Estes Kefauver prior to the Wednesday FJ! clue.
17
22%
Leaning Tower of Pisa was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
3
4%
Westminster Abbey was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
7
9%
Something in France was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
14
18%
I have seen the Tower of London in person.
30
39%
I have been inside the Tower of London.
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25%
For the Friday FJ! clue I knew it was the Kon-Tiki guy, but I could not recall the name.
1
1%
As far as I can recall I had not heard of Thor Heyerdahl prior to the Friday FJ! clue.
4
5%
 
Total votes: 76

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FJs for the 1/3/22 week

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1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
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1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Los Angeles artist George Stanley sculpted this, first handed out at a private banquet on May 16, 1929

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WORD ORIGINS

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From the Greek for "ring", the first ones were built by the Romans, including one that could hold 250,000

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THE 1950s

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The first TV debate between presidential candidates of the same party involved him & future running mate Estes Kefauver

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HISTORIC BUILDINGS

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Begun in the 1070s with stone from Caen, it was meant to dominate both a skyline & the hearts & minds of a conquered populace

1/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY NONFICTION

1/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"Norwegian Independence Day" & "a vast blue sea" are mentioned in Chapter 1 of a 1948 book by this man

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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the Oscar
circus
Adlai Stevenson
the Tower of London
(Thor) Heyerdahl
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 3-0-1-2-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have two correct by the players sandwiching a triple stumper.

SCIENCE $2000: Crater Lake is an example of one of these volcanic remnants

YOUR PARADE $1000: This Philadelphia New Year's parade is named for its costumed entertainers, a tradition dating to Ancient Egypt

ANNIVERSARIES $600: "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" was part of MoMA's 75th anniversary exhibition devoted to this artist

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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caldera
Mummers
Picasso
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: (Westminster Abbey). :mrgreen:
Much better than last week.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| Shoulda got Picasso.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Colosseum Tuesday
Waffled between the Tower and Westminster Abbey until the last second and picked the wrong one.
Have heard of Kefauver, but did not know he ran with Stevenson
Have been inside the Tower of London
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :| :|

Kef-whover?

Haven't been to London at all
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Have seen and been inside the Tower (and what's left of the Circus Maximus, too).
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I wish I'd thought a little bit harder on Thursday. I regret that when I was in London I drove by but didn't visit the Tower...
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
----:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: ----

Rock candy on Monday, belly dancers for the ancient Egypt thing.

I remember when Brad Rutter got "caldera" during the UToC. John Beck said that was the moment he realized this wasn't going to be a cakewalk. These days, it's just another meat-and-potatoes thing for any J! aspirant.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Nixon on Wednesday, Notre Dame on Thursday. I had circus at the top of my list while thinking on Tuesday, then somehow it completely slipped my mind when I discussed possibilities aloud and didn't come back until Ken said it. I count it as a get because I was able to dismiss the other things considered and I had circus as my only reasonable choice at the point I forgot about it, under circumstances that wouldn't have occurred on the show.
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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :(

Hey, at last it broke the streak for a day...

Heyerdahl was not fmailiar to me previously
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Notre Dame on Thursday
Have been to the Tower of London twice
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:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :(

Amphitheatre (realized what amphi- means too late), Bærry Goldwater (thinking of Stevenson, said the wrong name), Roald Amundsen

Kefauver was unfamiliar.
Have been inside the Tower of London.
Both the names Thor Heyerdahl and Kon-Tiki were familiar but I did not know anything about them, including that they were connected.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Based on the stats so far, my "yes-no-yes-no-yes" pattern puts firmly within the herd on FJs this week.

Arena on Tuesday and Notre Dame on Thursday. I've walked around much of the exterior of the Tower of London, but the line to get in was over three hours long. Still on the bucket list if COVID ever permits.

Kevauver and Heyerdahl were both not-quite-instagets, but very close. Nothing to do with presidential elections, but the Kevauver-led interrogations of Michael Corleone and Frankie Pentangeli in Godfather Part II are still pretty memorable scenes.

I was mizled by the French name of the painting and never considered Picasso.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I would prefer not to.
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A rather embarrassing week.

Butter on Monday (it's a banquet, butter fits in a banquet)
Colosseum for Tuesday
One election too early on Wednesday, with much too confident Dewey. (C'mon Peter - FDR wins 1944 election, then dies before the war is over in 45. Truman takes over and is re-elected in 48 over Dewey. That's two terms and he's out.) Not that remembering would have helped. Recalling that information leaves me with nothing. I don't recall hearing of Kefauver. And had no idea of the losing candidate in 52 or 56. I know the loser in 60, and the televised debates there. But 1960 is not in the 50's, so that doesn't help, either.
Tower of Pisa on Thursday. Eliminated Notre Dame - recent events helped me rule it out based on the date - but never went where the date should have led me.
Friday is literature. That's a nearly automatic miss for me. Wildly guessed Hemingway just to guess someone.

Even the bonuses weren't helpful. At least I'm familiar with Crater Lake. Been there a few times. No go on the others.
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Let's see. 1. Norwegian. 2. Deep blue sea. 3. 1948. 4. Non-fiction.

And for all of that my brain never got around to Kon-Tiki or Heyerdahl.

I think my brain needs a vacation. :roll:
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