Landmarks (3-9-23) – Fikkle Fame (2024)

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (3/9/2023) in the category “Landmarks” was:

After its completion in the late 19th c., it was called a “truly tragic street lamp” & a “high & skinny pyramid of iron ladders”

In the last final match of the High School Reunion tournament. The opponents are:
Jackson Jones, a junior at Vanderbilt University from Louisville, KY, Maya Wright, a senior at Emory University from Peachtree City, GA; and Justin Bolsen, a first-year student at Brown University from Canton, GA.

These scores from yesterday will be added to today’s final scores to determine the winner: Jackson: $3,370; Maya: $24,000; Justin: $13,570

Round 1 Categories: College Sports Stuff – The Long-Ago 20th Century – Can We “Dis”cuss? – A Business, Major – One-Syllable Body Parts – Let’s Get Dirty

Jackson found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “One Syllable Body Parts” under the $1,000 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $1,600, $600 more than Justin in second place. Jackson made it a true Daily Double, and said the liver. That was WRONG.

Macrophages destroy old or damaged cells when blood passes through this organ show

Jackson finished in the lead with $3,600. Justin was second with $3,000. Maya was last with $2,400. All clues were shown.

Round 2 Categories: First Words – 4-Letter Geography – There’s a Name in the Title – Inside Ballet & Opera – You, Robot – Take Me to Your Leader

Maya found the first Daily Double in “Take Me To Your Leader” under the $1,200 clue on the 12th pick of the round. She was in last place with $4,000, $3,200 less than Jackson’s lead. Maya bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.

As her son Chlotar II was an infant when he became king in 584 A.D., his mom Fredegund served as this type of queen until he came of age show

Jackson got the last Daily Double in “Inside Ballet & Opera” under the $1,600 clue on the 20th pick of the round. In last place with $7,200, he had $4,600 less than Maya’s lead. Jackson bet $3,200 and drew a blank so he was WRONG.

This 8-letter piece of music comes before an opera & contains themes of the entire piece show

Maya finished in the lead with $14,200. Justin was second with $11,000 and Jackson was last with $5,600. All clues were shown.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In 1887, not long after construction of the Eiffel Tower began, many prominent figures from the arts publicly protested against it on the grounds that it would destroy “the beauty of Paris that was until now intact.” The particular insults in today’s clue were the contributions of writers Guy de Maupassant (“this high and skinny pyramid of iron ladders, this giant ungainly skeleton”) and Léon Bloy (“this truly tragic street lamp”). You can read Gustave Eiffel’s response on the Eiffel Tower’s website in an article by Bertrand Lemoine.

From 8 things you might not know about the Eiffel Tower: “Critics were somewhat silenced by the tower’s immense popular success: at the Universal Exposition, it sold no fewer than two million admissions!”

Jackson bet $5,598 and finished with $11,198 today. Adding $24,000 to that made his final score $35,198.

Justin bet $10,991 and finished with $21,991. Adding $13,570 to that made his final score $35,561.

Maya bet $7,040 and finished with $21,240. Adding $3,370 brought her up to $24,610, and that made Justin Bolsen the $100,000 winner of the 2023 High School Reunion Tournament. We will also see him again in the next Tournament of Champions. Jackson won $50,000 and Maya won $25,000.

Landmarks (3-9-23) – Fikkle Fame (1)

A triple stumper from each round:

LET’S GET DIRTY ($600) Synonymous with handheld vacuum for many, it’s been picking up spilled cat litter & coffee grounds since 1979

THERE’S A NAME IN THE TITLE ($1600) Chaim Potok’s “My Name is” this traces the inner struggle of a young Jew whose artistry conflicts with his Orthodox faith

More clues on Page 2

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “U.S. Military Equipment”

The U.S. Army’s tradition of naming these began with the Sioux, used in the Korean War show


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