Deeper Into Jeopardy! XXIII: It’s a Bird – $200

It’s July, and the birds are singing – although they do that most of the year anyway (or all, depending on where you live), so it’s blatantly obvious that I just couldn’t think of a better introduction to this installment’s category, IT’S A BIRD. So let’s take a flight through some avian knowledge, unless you’re an ostrich or penguin or one of those other dumb flightless things.

Jeopardy! category: IT’S A BIRD (14-07-2014)

$200 clue: Bellicose 19th century southerners like Henry Clay were called war these

Correct response

The gist: Unfortunately, bellicose people are not a feature unique to the 19th century American south, and the term is alive and well today as well.  Continue reading

Deeper Into Jeopardy! XXII: Wise Guys – $2000

Jeopardy! category: WISE GUYS (02-07-2014)

$2000 clue: English statesman & philosopher Francis Bacon warned, “it is impossible” to do this “and to be wise”

Correct response

The gist: Science, law, philosophy, and theology are just some of the fields to which Sir Francis Bacon made world-changing contributions – the subject of this quote, however, is not one of them.  Continue reading