Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 27, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, December 27, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: THE CIVIL WAR

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Made from a boiler at a Mobile, Ala. machine shop, it was deemed a success though it went down off Charleston 3 times

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Hallie Boston, a content manager from Dorchester, Massachusetts
Colin Utley, an operations and logistics manager from New Orleans, Louisiana
Stephanie Schlatter, a stay-at-home parent from Toledo, Ohio (1-day total: $13,201)


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What is the H. L. Hunley?


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The Hunley is best kown today for being the first combat submarine to sink a warship. Nearly 40 feet long, she lost 21 crewmen over her three sinkings, including her inventor, Horace Lawson Hunley (after whom the ship was named).

It was considered a success as it sank the USS Housatonic on February 17, 1864 in Charleston harbor, even though it sank itself on that mission. It was in the news over the last couple of years, as restoration efforts are attempting to determine what specifically caused its sinking.

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5 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 27, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | December 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Stephanie $9,800
    Hallie $7,000
    Colin $6,600

    Final results:
    Colin $6,600 – $6,598 = $2 (What is the Monitor?)
    Hallie $7,000 – $1,601 = $5,399 (What is the cotton gin?)
    Stephanie $9,800 – $4,199 = $5,601 (What is the Merrimack?) (2-day total: $18,802)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Hallie $5,000
    Stephanie $3,800
    Colin -$600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THE 1700s $800 (22nd pick)
    Colin 800 -1000 (Stephanie 4800 Hallie 4600)

    2) SCANDINAVIAN CITIES $1200 (14th pick)
    Stephanie 6200 +2000 (Hallie 7800 Colin 1000)
    3) WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN $2000 (21st pick)
    Colin 1800 +2000 (Stephanie 9800 Hallie 6200)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: PHYSICS $400

    Game Stats:
    Stephanie $9,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
    Hallie $7,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
    Colin $7,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer

    Stephanie Schlatter, current stats:
    28 correct
    6 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    20.91% in first on buzzer (23/110)
    Average Coryat: $8,500

    Stephanie Schlatter, to win:
    3 games: 24.10%
    4: 5.81%
    5: 1.40%
    6: 0.34%
    7: 0.08%
    Avg. streak: 2.318 games.

  2. Maybe tomorrow, we’ll have scores over $10,000 heading into Final Jeopardy, but I will be patient, until then.

    • Andy Saunders | December 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm |

      The eyeball test is giving me the impression that there are a lot more stand-and-stare clues than there have been previously. I’m going to be investigating this further.

  3. Would ‘submarine’ be considered correct? If not, how would you know to give the name of the submarine? Thank you.

    • Andy Saunders | December 28, 2016 at 12:24 am |

      The producers warn onstage contestants to be as specific as possible in Final Jeopardy, as they can not prompt contestants to be more specific.

      Thus, I would say they would have known that “a Confederate ship” or “the Confederate sub” would not have been specific enough within the confines of Final Jeopardy.

      It’s my thought that it wouldn’t be considered specific enough in the main game, they would have asked for the name of it, so it would have been ruled “not specific enough” in Final.

      As I mentioned above, the sub has been in the news quasi-recently, and it’s certainly well-known, at least among some of the Southerners I’ve spoken to today…

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