Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 6, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, January 6, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: NAME THE 19TH CENTURY WORK

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Modern bourgeois society…is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers…called up by his spells

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Christina Bussmann, a social worker from Columbus, Ohio
Dante Atkins, a Congressional press secretary from Washington, D.C.
Joe Bartolomeo, a professor & associate dean from Florence, Massachusetts (1-day total: $14,000)

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What is The Communist Manifesto?

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After Leon Bourgeois came up on Monday in the League of Nations clue, this is the second time in a week that the word “Bourgeois” has come up in a Final Jeopardy! clue. Not that the writers would be able to confirm this, but I definitely get the sense that one of the writers went down the “bourgeois” Internet rabbit-hole and emerged from it bearing two Final Jeopardy! clues.

Of course, The Communist Manifesto is Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ famous political manuscript from 1848, in which it starts out in speaking of the class struggle between the proletariat “working class” and the bourgeois, those who own the means of production. It said that communism best evolved from capitalism, which certainly failed to happen in any of the forms of communism that appeared in the 20th century!

Also, I’m sure Amanda was very disappointed to see 2-LETTER WORDS come up as a category today after being dethroned yesterday, after Scrabble got mentioned in all three of her interview stories with Alex Trebek during her own run!

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 6, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Dante $17,200
    Joe $15,000
    Christina $3,600

    Final results:
    Christina $3,600 + $3,600 = $7,200
    Joe $15,000 + $7,500 = $22,500 (2-day total: $36,500)
    Dante $17,200 – $12,801 = $4,399 (What is A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court)?

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Dante $5,600
    Joe $5,400
    Christina $1,600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) BIBLE BOOK ‘EM $1000 (19th clue)
    Dante 5800 -2000 (Joe 2200 Christina 1200)

    2) URUGUAY $800 (22nd clue)
    Dante 6000 +5000 (Joe 15800 Christina 6400)
    3) CHEMICAL ELEMENT SYMBOLS $1600 (29th pick, $2,000 left on board)
    Dante 14200 +3000 (Joe 15000 Christina 5600)

    Unplayed clues:
    None!

    Game Stats:
    Joe $15,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
    Dante $13,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
    Christina $3,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer

    Joe Bartolomeo, current stats:
    39 correct
    4 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$400)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    31.25% in first on buzzer (35/112)
    Average Coryat: $15,200

    Joe Bartolomeo, to win:
    3 games: 51.86%
    4: 26.90%
    5: 13.95%
    6: 7.23%
    7: 3.75%
    Avg. streak: 3.077 games.

    (Thanks to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of today’s game.)

  2. I have a question about an episode from several weeks ago (not certain of the exact date). I have in mind a category “U Mad, Bro?”, which was a highly-publicized taunt made by Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) toward Tom Brady (New England Patriots) in the aftermath of an NFL game. None of the clues in that category had anything to do with either of these players, or the taunt, or that game, or the NFL.

    Isn’t it unusual that the category should be so divorced from the clues within that category?

    • Andy Saunders | January 8, 2017 at 8:58 pm |

      No, that’s not that unusual. In fact, often that is done in order to “theme” the categories, per se.

      (As an example, the BAT DANCE category in the Prince-themed board from September 16 would be similar to that.)

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