Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 24, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, January 24, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: MEDALS & DECORATIONS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Her husband won in 1927; in 1934 she was the 1st woman to win the Natl. Geog. Society’s Hubbard Medal for exploration

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Loren Lee Chen, a basketball podcaster from West Newton, Massachusetts
Derek Anderson, an attorney from Falls Church, Virginia
Sean Harrington, an engineer from Houston, Texas (1-day total: $9,200)

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Who is Anne Morrow Lindbergh?

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In 1934, Anne Morrow Lindbergh received the Hubbard Medal for her work as a radio operator and co-pilot to her husband on a pair of flights in 1931 and 1933, a trek that saw them explore five continents.

Prior to the US entry into World War II, though, Anne and her husband fell out of favor with many Americans, as Charles was seen as a pacifist Nazi sympathizer, as part of the non-interventionist group known as “America First”. Many of his speeches given under that “America First” banner before America entered World War II were regarded as anti-Semitic.

The timing of Jeopardy! talking about someone associated with the previous “America First” group? Perfect.

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7 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 24, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Loren $20,200
    Derek $5,800
    Sean $3,800

    Final results:
    Sean $3,800 – $400 = $3,400 (Who is Amelia Earhart?)
    Derek $5,800 – $1,800 = $4,000 (Who is Leakey?)
    Loren $20,200 – $301 = $19,899 (Who is Earhart?) (1-day total: $19,899)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Loren $6,000
    Derek $5,600
    Sean $1,400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) DEEP BLUE “C” $800 (16th pick)
    Loren 1600 +1600 (Derek 2600 Sean 800)

    2) HISTORY $1200 (11th pick)
    Loren 11200 +3000 (Derek 7200 Sean 3000)
    3) PLAY SETTINGS $1200 (26th pick, $6,400 left on board)
    Derek 10800 -5000 (Loren 20200 Sean 3800)

    Unplayed clues:
    DJ! round: ANTARCTICA $1200 & $1600
    $ Left on Board: $2,800

    Game Stats:
    Loren $17,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer
    Derek $10,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer
    Sean $3,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $12,600

    Sean Harrington, final stats to date:
    34 correct
    8 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    32.71% in first on buzzer (35/107)
    Average Coryat: $9,300

    Loren Lee Chen, stats to date:
    21 correct
    4 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,600)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    40.00% in first on buzzer (22/55)
    Average Coryat: $17,600

    Loren Lee Chen, to win:
    2 games: 60.21%
    3: 36.25%
    4: 21.82%
    5: 13.14%
    6: 7.91%
    Avg. streak: 2.513 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $56,183

    Miscellany:

    • Thanks to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of this game.
  2. Would just “Lindbergh” be accepted for final jeopardy?

    • Andy Saunders | January 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm |

      This is an excellent question.

      I don’t know.

      I’d be curious to know if the producers gave the specificity warning or not. If Loren doesn’t weigh in, I’ll make sure to ask next week on #JeopardyLivePanel.

      • Frank Smith | January 24, 2017 at 8:09 pm |

        Ken Jennings was allowed “Jones” for Marion Jones, as “there aren’t that many (female athletes named Jones).” Based on that, I think just “Lindbergh” would’ve worked; There aren’t many Lindbergh’s in any line of work.

      • I had the same question, as that’s the response I gave (with a good sized space between “is” and “Lindbergh” on the paper, intending to put a first name but unable to pull one).

        It should be noted that if a specificity warning was given, it would have to have been before the reveal – and thus, if given, two of the three players either ignored or forgot it.

        Based in part on that, but subject to further information we may find out, I’m provisionally ruling “Lindbergh” a get – despite opinion on JBoard seeming to run the other way.

  3. Don Spencer | January 25, 2017 at 1:13 pm |

    I would guess that just “Lindbergh” would’ve been acceptable. The question said “Her husband,” so we’re talking about a woman. How many other famous women named Lindbergh are there?

    Just to be safe, when I answered the question at home, I said, “Mrs. Charles Lindbergh.” 🙂

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