FJs for the 6/11/12 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 6/11/12 week?

Poll ended at Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:58 pm

Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in "an upper room" (Check the box for either credited response or if you feel your guess would have ended up being credited as well)
76
78%
His multi-novel series is based on Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
55
56%
19th c. reports on horse races used this 2-word term to mean horses that were in the field but didn't finish high
53
54%
The bestselling album of all time by a female is a 20 million seller by this woman who started singing at age 8 in Ontario
24
24%
This nation independent since 1960 is the largest island in the world with French as one of its official languages
70
71%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
5
5%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
1
1%
GEOGRAPHY BY THE BOOK $1200: Sherwood Anderson made his reputation with "Winesburg," this state
65
66%
SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN $600: Othello calls her an "excellent wretch!"
72
73%
THE CRUSADES $2000: In 1190 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, known as this for his red beard, went crusading but drowned in a Turkish river
58
59%
I guessed "dark horse" for the Wednesday FJ clue.
31
32%
I guessed Celine Dion for the Thursday FJ clue.
46
47%
 
Total votes: 98

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FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:58 pm

6/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EVENTS IN THE BIBLE

6/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in "an upper room"

6/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AUTHORS

6/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
His multi-novel series is based on Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"

6/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
POLITICAL TERMS

6/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
19th c. reports on horse races used this 2-word term to mean horses that were in the field but didn't finish high

6/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. TOP-SELLING ALBUMS

6/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The bestselling album of all time by a female is a 20 million seller by this woman who started singing at age 8 in Ontario

6/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ISLANDS

6/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This nation independent since 1960 is the largest island in the world with French as one of its official languages

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Last Supper (or Pentecost)
Stephen King
Also Rans
Shania Twain
Madagascar
The players were 7/14 (50.00%) with a 2-2-1-0-2 success pattern.

The players were correct on each of the extra clues.

GEOGRAPHY BY THE BOOK $1200: Sherwood Anderson made his reputation with "Winesburg," this state

SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN $600: Othello calls her an "excellent wretch!"

THE CRUSADES $2000: In 1190 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, known as this for his red beard, went crusading but drowned in a Turkish river

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Ohio
Desdemona
Barbarossa

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:01 pm

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

Said Last Supper on Monday, Celine Dion on Thursday. No guesses the other 3 days.

Knew Desdemona but clammed. Other two were NHOI.
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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:01 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
dark horse

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by dhkendall » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:07 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:? :( :mrgreen:

Didn't even notice my 5-fer status until I tallied them up for this poll! Yay me! (Still waiting for the elusive 8-fer though)

Wednesday was a last minute guess (traded it for something else, don't recall what, though.), at least 25 seconds in.
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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:23 pm

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

Monday - the Last Supper.

Tuesday -- instaget for a huge Stephen King fan like me (although none of the books in the Dark Tower series is among the 30 or so of King's novels that I've read).

Wednesday -- I considered "also ran" but went with "dark horse," and felt I was led astray by the category, as I couldn't recall "also ran" being used in reference to political candidates. In the cold light of day, "also ran" made much more sense given the wording of the clue.

Thursday -- I was able to avoid Celine Dion due to the inclusion of Ontario in the clue; but I never would have gotten to Shania Twain.

Friday -- the fact that the whole island had to be a single nation ruled out Haiti. So then my thinking was that the correct answer was likely to be part of Africa -- anything in the Caribbean was likely to be too small. Madagascar? That's a pretty big island. I didn't know if it had a French heritage (the name of the capital, Antananarivo, didn't really help me there); but if it was a former French colony, it had to be the correct answer. So I locked in Madagascar, although not with 100% confidence.

Barbarossa seemed overvalued at 2K.

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by Volante » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:28 pm

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

Mon - Immaculate conception. (How many different ways is that wrong? ;) )
Wed - Not entirely sure, think I went with 'place horse' but that denotes 3rd... *shrug*
Thu - Dion.

Knew Barbarossa meant 'red beard' but thought Barbarossa was this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayreddin_Barbarossa
Silly me for assuming the same nickname couldn't apply to two people, especially when it refers to their freakin red beard... :roll:

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by StevenH » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:29 pm

:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
no
yes

Monday: I had no idea and guessed the birth of Jesus.
Tuesday: I thought that the clue was referring to the author of the Dark Tower series but couldn't remember who that was, so I guessed Tolkien.
Wednesday: I don't remember what I ended up guessing (maybe "front-runner") but it wasn't "dark horse," as that seemed too obvious. I don't think that I had ever heard the term "also ran" before.
Thursday: I guessed Celine Dion but didn't think that she was right. The only other possibilities that I had were Alanis Morissette and Anne Murray. I would have only thought of Shania Twain if the clue mentioned that she was a (sometimes) country singer.
Friday: I was saved from being shut out with what was basically an instant get.

The FJ clues have not been kind to me lately.

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by Paucle » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:09 pm

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

:( :oops: :(

:arrow: :oops:

ouch week!

shoulda got Barbarossa. As mentioned in the game thread, got Madagascar with a lengthened buzzer.

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by Johnblue » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:23 pm

Honestly forget what I said Monday but it wasn't either of the accepted answers. I got Wed & Fri. Worst week lately but I did get all but one in last night's DJ & that was after coming home from a fun night in the Big Apple with some adult beverages consumed. Maybe I'll tipple before my next tryout!

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by davey » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:35 pm

:mrgreen: (Last Supper) :mrgreen: :( :( :oops:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
2/5 is in the wrong direction after 5 3/5 weeks in a row...Pop music followed by geography is my personal nightmare...
Yes on dark horse and Celine...should have gotten Madagascar...
Winesburg, Ohio is a great book...

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by goforthetie » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:00 pm

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

Pentecost on Monday, dark horse on Wednesday (though I knew it was wrong).

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by Lefty » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:13 pm

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

On Monday, I quickly guessed Last Supper, having heard or read that it was on the second floor. I knew a few things about Pentecost, but what it is, exactly, was not among them.

On Wednesday, also(-)ran seemed the likeliest answer, all considered, though I did share the commonly expressed reservations about it. I am pretty sure dark horse has come up in FJ before (not that that is a disqualifier).
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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by bpmod » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:06 pm

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

Monday -- said "Last Supper! No wait! The coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles!" (Close enough for this clue)
Tuesday -- JRR T (Why wasn't this included in the poll?)
Wednesday -- Dark Horse after dismissing also-ran
Thursday -- Why did so many people ignore the same key word in the clue?
Friday -- No guess. Dismissed Haiti, but nothing else would come.

A very rare 2/3 on the 'others'.

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by Volante » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:12 pm

bpmod wrote: Thursday -- Why did so many people ignore the same key word in the clue?
"Singing"?

Anyway, I couldn't have guessed Twain if you spotted me 'Mark.' You want I should just have left it blank?

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by cinemaniax7 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:18 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
:D :D :D

Wow. I had a pretty good five days considering all the agita and controversy this week.

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by lisa0012 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:49 am

:D :( :( :D :D
:( :( :(

Last Supper. Shania and Madagascar were pretty quick gets. Pretty much everything else felt gettable but just didn't come to me (cept Winesburg, never heard of it).

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by heelsrule1988 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:25 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by nserven » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:43 am

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

No guess on Monday. Was thinking of 'upper room' as a bedroom and was trying to come up with something that fit that parameter, would be in the Bible, and still okay to mention on Jeopardy! Couldn't put anything together in time.
Fell for Celine (Alanis occurred to me too, but Shania did not), then said Sri Lanka on Friday, thinking Ceylon might have had a French connection.

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by bpmod » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:06 am

Volante wrote:
bpmod wrote: Thursday -- Why did so many people ignore the same key word in the clue?
"Singing"?
Oh, you are sooooo funny!
Volante wrote:Anyway, I couldn't have guessed Twain if you spotted me 'Mark.' You want I should just have left it blank?
Blank would have been better than as good as saying Celine when the key word referred to Canada.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Re: FJs for the 6/11/12 week

Post by Volante » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:37 am

bpmod wrote:
Volante wrote:Anyway, I couldn't have guessed Twain if you spotted me 'Mark.' You want I should just have left it blank?
Blank would have been better than as good as saying Celine when the key word referred to Canada.

Brian
Which flies in the face of our repeated advice of "never leave FJ blank"

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