Deeper into Jeopardy! XLIV: Utopia – $400

It’s a beautiful long weekend here in Canada! My good mood must be affecting my category selection, because you can’t much happier than UTOPIA – plus, it will hopefully let me skirt around choosing a category from Celebrity Jeopardy!. Best of luck to their charities, of course. As for the contestants themselves, well… in my opinion, they don’t make the game so fun to watch. Not for too much longer, though.

Jeopardy! category: UTOPIA (7-5-2015)

$400 clue: In 1516 this author coined the word “Utopia” as the name of a fictional land

Correct response

The gist: Quite the 16th-century punster: the Greek word can be interpreted as either “good place” (“eu-topia”) or “no place” (“ou-topia”).  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XLIII: Religion – $1600

Jeopardy! category: RELIGION (1-5-2015)

$1600 clue: The 10 traditional gurus of this religion include Guru Nanak & Guru Singh

Correct response

The gist: In 1469, a boy named Nanak was born in modern-day Punjab, Pakistan, to a typical Hindu family of the merchant caste – his father was an accountant –  and as soon as he could talk he simultaneously was drawn towards and rebelled against the region’s religious establishment. Continue reading