Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 17, 2016

Susan has been on quite a roll since Alex Trebek called nerdcore hip-hop for losers on Wednesday! Winning this game today will increase her chances of qualifying for the next Tournament of Champions significantly!

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy for Monday, October 17, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: HISTORIC RELATIVES

Final Jeopardy! clue: In the same year as Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington’s brother-in-law General Edward Pakenham died in this battle in North America

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Shannon Dillmore, a genomics research manager from Raleigh, North Carolina
Marianne Novak, an orthodox rabbinical student from Skokie, Illinois
Susan Cole, a legislative librarian from Bowie, Maryland (3-day total: $67,800)

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What is the Battle of New Orleans?


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Sir Edward Pakenham was the commander of the British forces as the Battle of New Orleans. When he arrived to lead the British Army, Pakenham was enraged by Andrew Jackson’s overnight raid of the British camp. The next morning, Pakenham attacked. The siege lasted 30 minutes before the British were soundly routed. Pakenham himself died on the battlefield.

Moreover, this entire battle was in vain as news of the Treaty of Ghent, which had ended the War of 1812, had yet to reach New Orleans.

Here’s a Sir Edward Pakenham bio at the National Park Service website.

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 17, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | October 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Shannon $12,600
    Marianne $10,300
    Susan $7,000

    Final Results:
    Susan $7,000 + $7,000 = $14,000
    Marianne $10,300 – $10,299 = $1 (What is the Battle of Gettysburg?)
    Shannon $12,600 + $8,031 = $20,631 (1-day total: $20,631)

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Scores after the opening round:
    Shannon $5,200
    Marianne $4,000
    Susan $1,800

    Daily Double locations:
    1) SPEECH! SPEECH! $800 (15th pick)
    Shannon 2600 +1600 (Marianne 3000 Susan -800)

    2) IMPRISONED AUTHORS $1200 (23rd pick)
    Marianne 14800 -2500 (Susan 9800 Shannon 8000)
    3) THE TROPIC OF CANCER $1600 (27th pick, $4,000 left on board)
    Shannon 6800 +5000 (Marianne 12300 Susan 10200)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: STAR FISH $400; THAT’S REPETITIVE $1600 & $2000
    DJ! round: none!

    Game Stats:
    Shannon 8,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
    Susan 7,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer
    Marianne 12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer

    Susan Cole, final stats:
    68 correct
    15 incorrect
    2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
    3/4 in Final Jeopardy
    31.31% in first on buzzer (67/214)
    Average Coryat: $13,650

    Shannon Dillmore, stats to date:
    18 correct
    2 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,600)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    27.78% in first on buzzer (15/54)
    Average Coryat: $8,400

    Shannon Dillmore, to win:
    2 games: 36.92%
    3: 13.63%
    4: 5.03%
    5: 1.86%
    6: 0.69%
    Avg. streak: 1.585 games.

  2. Dear Alex & Shannon,
    8031 is not a prime.

  3. Paul Glassman | October 18, 2016 at 7:40 pm |

    Amazing that you offer this analysis in such detail so quickly!

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