Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 10, 2016

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Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, November 10, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: NATURAL WONDERS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Roughly half the size of Texas, it’s the largest structure made by living creatures & can even be seen from space

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Emily Lamonica, a senior from Sayreville, New Jersey
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Sabrina Duong, a sophomore from La Jolla, California
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Jack Bekos, a junior from Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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Click/Tap Here for Correct Response/Question

What is the Great Barrier Reef?

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Results will go up on the main page late afternoon, with full stats early evening. They will be seen in the comments section at the bottom of the main page.

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Actually, I don’t hate it. I love this clue. The living creatures which create the Great Barrier Reef? They’re known as coral polyps.

Many of you probably heard about the famous obituary for the reef published by Outside magazine; of course, there is a big difference between “dead”, and “dying”, the much more correct term.

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12 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 10, 2016"

  1. Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Emily $24,000
    Jack $11,600
    Sabrina $9,600

    Final Results:
    Sabrina $9,600 – $9,555 = $45 (What are those?)
    Jack $11,600 – $6,000 = $5,600 (What is the Great Wall of China?)
    Emily $24,000 – $799 = $23,201 (What is the Great Wall of China?)

    Wild Card Standings:
    Wednesday: Lily Allingham $15,601 ($13,000, $3,800)
    Thursday: Emily Lamonica $23,201 ($24,000, $9,200)
    Friday:
    Monday:
    Tuesday:
    1) Apurva Kanneganti $10,800 ($7,800, $4,600)
    2) Jack Bekos $5,600 ($11,600, $4,200)
    3) Sabrina Duong $45 ($9,600, $800)
    4) Porter Bowman $0 ($5,300, $400)

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    Scores after the opening round:
    Emily $9,200
    Jack $4,200
    Sabrina $800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) AMERICAN SYMBOLS $1000 (19th pick)
    Jack 1600 +1600 (Emily 6000 Sabrina 400)

    2) THAT’S MESSED UP, SHAKESPEARE! $1200 (2nd pick)
    Sabrina 2400 +2400 (Emily 9200 Jack 4200)
    3) HAVE FAITH $1200 (10th pick)
    Jack 5800 +3000 (Emily 12400 Sabrina 6000)

    Unplayed clues:
    None!

    Game Stats:
    Emily $24,000 Coryat, 29 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer
    Jack $9,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
    Sabrina $8,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer

    Jack Bekos, stats to date:
    14 correct
    4 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,600)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
    Average Coryat: $9,200

    Sabrina Duong, stats to date:
    10 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
    Average Coryat: $8,400

    Emily Lamonica, stats to date:
    29 correct
    2 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57)
    Average Coryat: $24,000

  2. They need to find a way to bring Sabrina back. I LOVED her!! What a great personality, and her enthusiasm was infectious. What are…THOSE! Lol, that has to go in the list of best Final Jeopardy answers ever. I wonder if Alex got the reference? Maybe they could add a spot for the most congenial person, like they do in pageants, lol!

    • Alex uses a computer to play spider solitaire. I doubt he’s getting a meme! 😉

      Considering Jeopardy hasn’t had a “Teen Reunion” Tournament since 1998, the chances of seeing Sabrina again on the show, while nonzero, are slim.

      • From the split second reaction shot, I figured Alex didn’t get it, but sometimes he surprises me, lol.

        Yeah, I know the odds of Sabrina coming back are astronomically small. They’d literally have to create a spot for her. However, if enough people felt the same way we did (my whole family was laughing and talking about her for quite awhile after the show ended,) it might be considered. The chances are zero if there’s no response, and it only takes a minute to post a comment, so, for what it’s worth, there you have it. 🙂

        • I hate to say it, but seriously, the only way Sabrina is coming back anytime soon is if $45 holds up for a wildcard. That’s just how the show works. It’s a meritocracy, and you usually have to have won a great deal on the show already to be invited back (once the wins are there, there’s often leeway given to “fan favorites”, but the performance has to be there first.)

          Literally “creating a spot” for her? Jeopardy’s Standards & Practices lawyer wouldn’t have kind words to say about that. As I said, there would need to be a “Teen Reunion” tournament, and that wouldn’t happen for a good ten years.

          • Sorry, I was under the impression that if a large number of fans were in favor of something that seemed plausible, it might be given some consideration. My mistake.

            Also, just guessing here, but I’m thinking if Jeopardy’s Standards & Practices lawyer was having a friendly conversation with someone who wasn’t familiar with Jeopardy’s Standards & Practices, there wouldn’t be much reason to get upset.

          • Andy Saunders | November 12, 2016 at 9:14 am |

            Show: “We want to replace the last wild card with Miss Congeniality.”
            Lawyer: “You’re joking, right?”
            Show: “But lots of fans…”
            Lawyer: “Contestants played their games with a specific format in mind. This isn’t fair to the last wild card.”
            Show: “But lots of fans…what if we had 10 semifinalists?”
            Lawyer: “Really. You can divide 10 by 3 now.”
            Show: “But lots of fans…”
            Lawyer: “You do understand this would be considered a felony, right? No. Absolutely no.”
            Show: “But lots of fans… *sigh*”

  3. Sabrina’s answer was the best wrong one since Buzzy’s Trebek trolls. As for the Great Wall of China, not a bad guess. China’s pollution, not the wall, can be seen from space. I knew that it was the Great Barrier Reef myself; I had no problem with the Final J!

    • I also enjoyed Sabrina’s response. She had a lot of fun, even though she had trouble with the signalling device.

      The category, in case you forgot, was NATURAL WONDERS.

      I’d hardly consider pollution natural or a wonder.

      • The Great Wall was the first answer that came up here, but I knew it wasn’t right, because of the clue “half the size of Texas.” The Reef never crossed my mind, though.

  4. Living creatures is a bit vague, and certainly includes human creatures. I thought the Great Barrier Reef, but then thought that the Great Wall is very long – after checking online, the reef is 1400 miles long, and the wall is 13000 miles long, so in length the wall is an order of magnitude longer than the reef. But “size of Texas” is imprecise, and with things of a linear nature, you could still think wall. Then it dawned on me – the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is man (creature) made, and is estimated to be roughly the size of Texas. So I think that Jeopardy put out a very bad (or at the very best ambiguous) final clue, and then got the question/answer wrong. So I think they need to reset Jack’s final total to $17600 to see if he qualifies for the next round.

    • The clue said “visible from space”.

      None of the things discussed other than the reef are actually visible from space. Also remember that this episode was taped in April, so any sources from after then attempting to claim otherwise must obviously be disregarded.

      Another point is that I would hardly consider the garbage patch to be a “natural wonder”, thus meaning it also fails the category test.

      A Jeopardy response must fit all aspects of the clue and I must personally conclude that objections to the clue are meritless.

      Remember that this is a fansite unaffiliated with the show and I have no intent to pass along concerns in this case.

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