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opusthepenguin wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:30 pm U.S. PRESIDENTS

One of two presidents to have the oath of office administered to him by a former president
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Calvin Coolidge or Herbert Hoover - by William Howard Taft, a Harding appointee to the chief justice position.
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Good one - guessed the former of the two. Somehow I remembered the exact year of Taft's death.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:30 pm U.S. PRESIDENTS

One of two presidents to have the oath of office administered to him by a former president
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Calvin Coolidge or Herbert Hoover - by William Howard Taft, a Harding appointee to the chief justice position.
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good one. got it quick and knew exactly why
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How would you wager on a Final Jeopardy category this specific?

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

The clue:
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According to Genesis 2, the river of Eden was divided into 4 headwaters: the Pishon, the Gihon, and these other 2 rivers
The correct response:
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What are the Tigris and the Euphrates?
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:30 pm How would you wager on a Final Jeopardy category this specific?

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

The clue:
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According to Genesis 2, the river of Eden was divided into 4 headwaters: the Pishon, the Gihon, and these other 2 rivers
The correct response:
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What are the Tigris and the Euphrates?
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decided I would go big as my thinking was "how many different things could it really be?". got it correct immediately.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:30 pm How would you wager on a Final Jeopardy category this specific?
I wouldn't risk my lock game. 8-)
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:30 pm How would you wager on a Final Jeopardy category this specific?

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

The clue:
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According to Genesis 2, the river of Eden was divided into 4 headwaters: the Pishon, the Gihon, and these other 2 rivers
The correct response:
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What are the Tigris and the Euphrates?
It falls into the 80% of "non-dream, non-nightmare" categories for me, so I'd ignore the category wager purely according to the scores. And then be very pleased when I got it right.
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AFRET CMS wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:15 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:30 pm How would you wager on a Final Jeopardy category this specific?

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

The clue:
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According to Genesis 2, the river of Eden was divided into 4 headwaters: the Pishon, the Gihon, and these other 2 rivers
The correct response:
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What are the Tigris and the Euphrates?
It falls into the 80% of "non-dream, non-nightmare" categories for me, so I'd ignore the category and wager purely according to the scores. And then be very pleased when I got it right.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:30 pm How would you wager on a Final Jeopardy category this specific?

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

The clue:
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According to Genesis 2, the river of Eden was divided into 4 headwaters: the Pishon, the Gihon, and these other 2 rivers
The correct response:
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What are the Tigris and the Euphrates?
I wouldn't Clavin. But in Stratton's Dilemma, where I have to choose between winning on a TS or locking out third on a get, I'm locking out third. Any scenario where there's a range or set of savvy wagers, I going with the high wager. Would've paid off here.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:30 pm How would you wager on a Final Jeopardy category this specific?

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

The clue:
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According to Genesis 2, the river of Eden was divided into 4 headwaters: the Pishon, the Gihon, and these other 2 rivers
The correct response:
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What are the Tigris and the Euphrates?
subset of The Bible, so a strong category for me. maximum safe bet. :)
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ANIMATION

Introduced in 1995 on an episode of a TV spinoff, Monti and Baampu are analogues to this big screen pair
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Who are Timon and Pumbaa? (From The Lion King.)
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LITERATURE

The title character of this 1852 novel is married to Aunt Chloe.
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What is Uncle Tom's Cabin?
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:21 am LITERATURE

The title character of this 1852 novel is married to Aunt Chloe.
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What is Uncle Tom's Cabin?
Good clue. Gettable but not a gimme. I fumbled around a bit then came up with a reasonable guess that turned out to be right.
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(Season 7, 1990-91)
SHAKESPEARE

Character who says, "The evil that men do lives after them"
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One more? Sure.....

SPORTS

This NFL team is the only U.S. major league team under public ownership
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STEPHEN KING

Clue: The dedication of "Fairy Tale" reads, “Thinking of REH, ERB, and, of course, HPL"; name two of three authors referenced which a fan of early 20th century pulp fiction would know

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Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan), and H.P. Lovecraft
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MarkBarrett wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:44 pm STEPHEN KING

Clue: The dedication of "Fairy Tale" reads, “Thinking of REH, ERB, and, of course, HPL"; name two of three authors referenced which a fan of early 20th century pulp fiction would know

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Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan), and H.P. Lovecraft
Better wording for a FJ clue: Two of the three authors referenced in the dedication of “Fairy Tale” which reads, “Thinking of REH, ERB, and, of course, HPL.”, which a fan of early 20th century pulp fiction would know.
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jlgarfield wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:22 pm One more? Sure.....

SPORTS

This NFL team is the only U.S. major league team under public ownership
The use of "major league" is momentarily confusing here.
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Green Bay Packers, right?
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^
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Yep.
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SINGERS ON TV

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, this singer guest starred as an angel named Agnes on the series finale of "Grace and Frankie"
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Who is Dolly Parton? ("Grace and Frankie" stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Parton's co-stars of the movie "9 to 5".
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I would like to ask a question about Final Jeopardy! clues. Forgive me if this is the wrong place, but I want to ask this question; however, the discussion forum won't let me start a new topic yet.

I have been without television for a while; and, it's been a long time since I have watched Jeopardy (I use to watch regularly). Do Final Jeopardy clues ever consist of any of the following:

- pictures
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I am curious. Thank you.
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