(This week’s posts delayed – stay tuned!)

Dear Readers:

The vagaries of life and a family emergency mean I’m unable to post at my regular M-W-F schedule this week. I still plan to make six posts in the next two weeks, but I’m not 100% sure when the first one will go up – probably this week’s three posts will go up W-Th-F. I offer my deepest apologies and a promise that Deeper into Jeopardy! will return soon, good as new and maybe even a little better-rested.

Deeper Into Jeopardy! XXXI: Textbooks – Final Jeopardy!

I hope all my American readers (which is probably most of them) had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have lots of leftovers to get them through the weekend!

Jeopardy! category: TEXTBOOKS (21-11-1996)

FJ! Clue: Dr. Henry Van Dyke Carter provided 363 drawings for this work first published in 1858

Correct response

The gist: In 1996, it was even still best known as a book, not a TV show.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XXXI: Anatomical Etymology – $2000

Sorry for the late post, folks. Things got in the way.

Jeopardy! category: ANATOMICAL ETYMOLOGY (12-11-2014)

$2000 clue: Though it doesn’t look like one, the name of this piece of flesh that hangs from the soft palate means “little grape”

Correct response

The gist: When you’re trying to name all the body parts, sometimes you need to be a little creative. Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XXXI: Anatomical Etymology – $400

As we enter the second week of the 2014 Tournament of Champions, we turn most, but not all, of the way back from the humanities to the sciences as we take a look at ANATOMICAL ETYMOLOGY. We’ve all got lots of parts, and most of us know the names of most of them, but how many of us know where those names come from? I have no idea, but for the next two weeks we can at least get a little closer to that goal I’m sure just everybody has set for themselves.

Jeopardy! category: ANATOMICAL ETYMOLOGY (12-11-2014)

$400 clue: From the Latin for “to hang”, it’s the thin, closed tube with no known function that hangs from the large intestine

Correct response

The gist: Just like a little pointy finger at the end of your colon. Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XXX: Henrik Ibsen – $2000

Jeopardy! category: HENRIK IBSEN (31-10-2014)

$2000 clue: The 1879 play “A Doll’s House” was a sensation as this female character challenged the traditional roles of wife & mother

Correct response

The gist: Ibsen didn’t consider himself to have written the play for women’s rights or to directly challenge the role of women in his society.  Continue reading