Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 14, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Zane Dowty, a pharmacist from Denver, CO
Dana Thurmond Bruno, a humanities professor from Orlando, FL
Hunter Appler, an attorney from Mount Airy, NC (4-day total: ($93,001)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Hunter $20,100
Dana $18,000
Zane $1,200

Final Jeopardy! category: CONTEMPORARIES

Final Jeopardy! clue: In an 1864 letter, he congratulated Abraham Lincoln on reelection on behalf of “the workingmen of Europe”

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Who is Karl Marx? (Full stats will be in the comments section).



Zane 1200 + 1000 = 2200
Dana 18000 + 10000 = 28000
Hunter 20100 + 15901 = 36001 (5-day total: $129,002)

Congratulations to Hunter, 5-time champion! Hear him talk about his first few games on last night’s #JeopardyLivePanel.

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A copy of the letter can be found on the Marxists Internet Archive:

We congratulate the American people upon your re-election by a large majority. If resistance to the Slave Power was the reserved watchword of your first election, the triumphant war cry of your re-election is Death to Slavery.

From the commencement of the titanic American strife the workingmen of Europe felt instinctively that the star-spangled banner carried the destiny of their class. The contest for the territories which opened the dire epopee, was it not to decide whether the virgin soil of immense tracts should be wedded to the labor of the emigrant or prostituted by the tramp of the slave driver?

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 14, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm |

    Dana faced the following Daily Double:
    David Bowie was a style icon of this look from the Greek for “male & female in one”

    She said “What is hermaphrodite”, the correct response was “What is androgynous”.

    I’ve seen some other spots on the Internet hinting that Dana’s response should have been judged correct. I don’t really agree.

    Reputable fashion writers would definitely use “androgynous”; they would not have used Dana’s response at all. While it might fit the Greek, it certainly doesn’t fit the style half of the clue. But I’d say she was about as close as you could without actually being correct.

    • I think that clue tripped me over on that one. When it said “male and female in one”, I thought, “Okay…one is “mono” in Greek, but with male and female? It could mean so many definitions.” Definitely a weird clue when put it together. I mean, Dana’s should be labeled as a JEOPORTMANTEAU! clue.

  2. Andy Saunders | June 14, 2016 at 6:58 pm |

    Game Stats:
    Hunter: 20,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer
    Dana: 17,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
    Zane: 1,200 Coryat, 4 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer
    7 Triple Stumpers

    Hunter Appler, to date: (5 games)
    122 correct
    11 incorrect
    5/7 on Daily Doubles
    4/5 in Final Jeopardy
    41.45% in first on buzzer
    Average Coryat: $17,240

    Hunter Appler, to win:
    6 games: 64.14%
    7: 41.14%
    8: 26.38%
    9: 16.92%
    10: 10.85%
    Avg. streak: 6.788 games.

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