Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, November 29, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: LITERATURE
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: In 2009 Amazon remotely deleted unauthorized copies of this 1949 novel from some customers’ Kindles
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jennifer Berry, a Medicare appeals coordinator from Indianapolis, Indiana
||Dan Chafetz/b>, a data specialist from Essex Junction, Vermont
||Justin Bender, an technical engineer from Boulder, Colorado (2-day total: $20,799)
What is “1984”? (by George Orwell)
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.
According to this article on Slate, someone haduploaded bootlegged copies using the Kindle Store’s self-publishing system, and Amazon was only trying to look after publishers’ intellectual property. But, of course, the irony was too amusing. Shortly after the incident, Amazon was sued and settled, promising in the settlement it would only delete books from Kindles if specific conditions were met.
A “regulatory body” requesting Amazon delete books would never actually happen in America, though, would it?
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Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Jennifer $5,600 + $1,800 = $7,400
Dan $10,000 – $9,999 = $1 (no response)
Justin $15,200 + $4,801 = $20,001 (3-day total: $40,800)
Scores after the opening round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CORNERSTONES $1000 (22nd pick)
Justin 4400 -4400 (Dan 3800 Jennifer 1600)
2) LEANING CONSERVATIVE $1600 (4th pick)
Dan 6400 -4000 (Justin 2000 Jennifer 2000)
3) FROM “T” TO SHINING “T” $800 (10th pick)
Justin 5200 +5200 (Dan 6000 Jennifer 3600)
J! round: WINNING! $200; RHYME TIME $200
DJ! round: OSCAR-WINNING SHORTS $400
Justin $15,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 37.04% in first on buzzer
Jennifer $5,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 16.67% in first on buzzer
Dan $14,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 37.04% in first on buzzer
Justin Bender, stats to date:
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,300)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
38.79% in first on buzzer (64/165)
Average Coryat: $15,933
Justin Bender, to win:
4 games: 55.43%
Avg. streak: 4.244 games.
Oh boy…Keith Williams is surely gonna be ranting about Jennifer’s wagering strategy because this was an opportunity for her to win, and she missed it.
Between last night and tonight, I’m sure we’ll be hearing stories about Keith undergoing a liver ultrasound in a few months.
To that end: “the chance that the trailer wagers short in a crush” happens often enough that it’s going to be included in my strategy model.
Please don’t forget to add $100,000 Teen Tournament winner Sharath Narayan to the TOC Tracker.
I will not be doing so unless Jeopardy does so on its own at https://www.jeopardy.com/tournaments/tournament-tracker.
The Teen Tournament champion has not appeared in the Tournament of Champions this century.