Today’s Final Jeopardy question (03/02/2022) in the “Art Museums” category was:
Before it opened in 1959, 21 artists protested its design, saying it would make paintings look angled and askew
new champ Margaret Shelton, a housewife from Pittsburgh, PA, won $16,600 yesterday. In game 2, his challengers are: Christie Baugher, writer and legal assistant orig. of Louisville, Kentucky; and Ujal Thakordirector of strategy from Calgary, Alberta.
Round 1 Categories: One-Syllable Cities – Fits & Starts – You can set your timeline based on this – The Man in the Director’s Chair – Complete Opera Title – “Wise” Words
Ujal has found the Jeopardy! Round Daily Double in “You Can Set the Calendar By It” under $400 on the 3rd round pick. He was the only one on the board with $400. Ujal bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
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WHAT ARE CIGALES?
Margaret finished first with $6,600. Ujal was second with $5,200 and Christie was last with $1,600. All clues have been shown.
Round 2 Categories: Famous Fathers – Road Trip – His Emmy-Winning Role – Acronyms – Books Within Books – “M”edicine
Margaret found the first Daily Double in “‘M’edicine” under the $800 clue with 8 clues remaining after. She was in the lead with $15,800, $5,000 more than Ujal in second place after a knockdown* (see below) that benefited Ujal. Margaret bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
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WHAT IS MIGRAINE?
Margaret got the last Daily Double in “Road Trip” under $1,200 with 3 clues left after. She was in the lead with $20,800, $6,000 more than Ujal in second place. Margaret bet $3,000 and offered the Silk Road hesitantly, not as a question! Either way, it was FALSE.
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WHAT IS BURMA ROAD?
Margaret finished first with $19,400. Ujal finished second with $14,400. Christie was last with $7,600. All clues have been shown.
ALL contestants got Final Jeopardy! law.
The Smithsonian has a jpg image of the 1956 protest letter signed by 21 artists and there is also a transcribed version on Lapham’s quarterly website. Willem de Kooning is perhaps the best known signatory. They state their main objection succinctly as follows: “The basic concept of curvilinear slope for the presentation of painting and sculpture indicates a callous disregard for the fundamental rectilinear frame of reference necessary for adequate visual contemplation of works of art. .”
Despite their concerns and failure to share Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision, construction moved forward and the new Guggenheim Museum opened to a huge crowd on October 21, 1959, 6 months after Frank Lloyd Wright’s death. More than 60 years later, there remains a popular tourist attraction as well as an introduction to the arts for generations of young New Yorkers.
Christie bet it all and doubled his score to $15,200.
Ujal bet $6,800. He finished with $21,200.
Margaret bet $5,000 and won the game with $24,400. His 2-day total is $41,000.
*Inversion: ACRONYMS ($1,600) Roy G. BIV mnemonic: just Roy’s last name — Ujal’s response:Blittle Inot Vain” was initially rejected and Christie bounced back with a “Bread, Iindigo, Violet”. Later, the judges accepted Ujal’s answer as an alternate mnemonic for rainbow colors and Ujal was awarded $3,200.
A triple stumper from each round:
ACRONYMS ($2000) Mexican President AMLO: just the last 2 names of Andres Manuel
BOOKS IN BOOKS ($2000) Called “Al Azif” in Arabic, this book in the stories of HP Lovecraft can drive readers mad
More clues on page 2
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Science Words”
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WHAT IS THE SATELLITE?
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