Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 24, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, February 24, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: 17TH CENTURY GERMANS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Astronomer who began his epitaph, “I used to measure the heavens, now I shall measure the shadows of Earth”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Viraj Mehta, a junior at Stanford University from Austin, Texas (Yesterday’s total: $8,482)
Gary Tse, a freshman at the United States Naval Academy from Ellicott City, Maryland (Yesterday’s total: $24,945)
Lilly Chin, a senior at M.I.T. from Decatur, Georgia (Yesterday’s total: $20,400)

Remember, this is a two-day total-point affair; today’s scores get added to yesterday’s to determine the tournament champion!

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Who is Johannes Kepler?

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The epitaph concluded: “The mind belonged to heaven, the body’s shadow lies here.”

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2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 24, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Lilly $20,400
    Gary $6,600
    Viraj $3,600

    Final results:
    Viraj $3,600 – $3,600 = $0 + $8,482 = $8,482 (Who is Copernicus?) ($25,000)
    Gary $6,600 + $4 = $6,604 + $24,945 = $31,549 ($50,000)
    Lilly $20,400 – $0 = $20,400 + $20,400 = $40,800 (Who is the spiciest memelord?) ($100,000)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Gary $6,600
    Lilly $4,000
    Viraj $3,800

    Opening break taken after: 14 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) WORDS OF THE YEAR $600 (1st pick)
    Lilly 0 +1000 (Gary 0 Viraj 0)

    2) WORD ORIGINS $1600 (1st pick)
    Viraj 3800 -3800 (Gary 6600 Lilly 4000)
    3) AMERICAN LIT $1200 (12th pick)
    Lilly 12000 +4000 (Gary 6600 Viraj 3600)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THE 1970s $200
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $200

    Game Stats:
    Lilly $17,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
    Gary $6,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer
    Viraj $7,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,200
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $11,400

    Lilly Chin, stats to date:
    88 correct
    8 incorrect
    7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,200)
    3/4 in Final Jeopardy
    35.84% in first on buzzer (81/226)
    Average Coryat: $16,600

    Gary Tse, stats to date:
    79 correct
    7 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,840)
    3/4 in Final Jeopardy
    31.42% in first on buzzer (71/226)
    Average Coryat: $16,000

    Viraj Mehta, stats to date:
    78 correct
    17 incorrect
    2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $-1,800)
    0/4 in Final Jeopardy
    36.72% in first on buzzer (83/226)
    Average Coryat: $13,800

    Miscellany:

  2. Congratulations, Lilly! $100,000 richer and a spot in the ToC.

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