Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 9, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Mark Adams, a health benefits advisor from Johnstown, PA
Peggy Szymeczek, a retired Civil Servant from Gilbert, AZ
Hunter Appler, an attorney from Mount Airy, NC (1-day total: $24,801)

Hunter’s going to be joining us on the next #JeopardyLivePanel episode, currently scheduled for Monday, June 13th at 8:00 PM Eastern.

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Hunter $20,000
Mark $9,200
Peggy $4,400

Final Jeopardy! category: 19TH CENTURY NONFICTION

Final Jeopardy! clue: A 2014 bestseller, in 1853 it was called “more extraordinary” than “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” because “it is only a simple unvarnished tale”

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What is Twelve Years A Slave? (Incorrect responses to Final Jeopardy, if any, and final game stats, will be found in the comments section.)



Peggy 4400 – 2200 = 2200
Mark 9200 – 42 = 9158
Hunter 20000 – 200 = 19800 (2-day total: $44,601)

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Of course, it was a 2014 bestseller because of the Best Picture Oscar win of the movie that it was based upon.

From the Publisher’s Advertisement for this book in The Liberator 26 Aug. 1853:

Next to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the extraordinary Narrative of Solomon Northup is the most remarkable book that was ever issued from the American press. Indeed, it is a more extraordinary work than that, because it is only a simple unvarnished tale of the experience of an American freeman of the “blessings” of slavery, while Mrs. Stowe’s Uncle Tom is only a powerfully wrought novel, intended to illustrate what Solomon saw and experienced, Southern Slavery in its various phases.—Detroit Trib.

Another review:

The volume cannot fail to gain a wide circulation. It will be read extensively, both at the North and South. No one can contemplate the scenes which are here so naturally set forth, without a new conviction of the hideousness of the institution from which the subject of the narrative has happily escaped.—N.Y. Tribune

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5 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 9, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 9, 2016 at 4:59 pm |

    Incorrect responses to Final:
    Peggy: no response
    Mark: Tom Sawyer
    Hunter: Quincy Winston

    Game Stats:
    Hunter: 19,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.27% in first on buzzer
    Mark: 5,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer
    Peggy: 3,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 8 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer

    Hunter Appler, to date: (2 games)
    51 correct
    6 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    44.64% in first on buzzer (50/112)
    Average Coryat: $16,900

    Hunter Appler, to win:
    3 games: 60.46%
    4: 36.55%
    5: 22.10%
    6: 13.36%
    7: 8.08%
    Avg. streak: 3.529 games.

  2. Natalie Wheeler | June 9, 2016 at 8:05 pm |

    They played the wrong 2nd half on television tonight. The first round was correct but the second and final round was last night june 816th episode.

    • Andy Saunders | June 9, 2016 at 9:22 pm |

      Where are you located, Natalie? You should contact your local TV station to let them know. Often local affiliates make this sort of error.

    • We experienced the same issue in Atlanta.

  3. Fellow cat lady on today’s show has it backwards: the scientific term for extra toes is polydactyly. Hemingway’s cats is a nickname or popular name.

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