Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 17, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, February 17, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD LANDMARKS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Gary Tse, a freshman at the United States Naval Academy from Ellicott City, Maryland
Julia Marsan, a senior at Georgetown University from Brookfield, Wisconsin
Zach Atwell, a senior at the University of Kentucky from Lexington, Kentucky

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What is the Eiffel Tower?

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At its completion the Eiffel Tower was the world’s largest freestanding structure until the Chrysler Building was completed in 1930. The Washington Monument was 555 feet tall, while the Eiffel Tower was 986. The Empire State Building, Ostankino Tower in Moscow, CN Tower in Toronto have also held the title of “tallest freestanding structure”, and the title is currently held by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 2,722 feet.

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1 Comment on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 17, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | February 17, 2017 at 12:46 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Gary $22,845
    Julia $15,400
    Zach $6,400

    Final results:
    Zach $6,400 + $6,400 = $12,800
    Julia $15,400 + $9,000 = $24,400 (automatic semifinalist)
    Gary $22,845 + 0 = $22,845

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Gary $6,200
    Julia $3,800
    Zach $2,400

    Wild Card standings:
    Monday: Lilly Chin, $24,399 ($20,000, $7,200)
    Tuesday: Viraj Mehta, $23,000 ($23,000, $8,200)
    Wednesday: Alex Bourzutschky, $23,599 ($20,000, $2,800)
    Thursday: Mohan Malhotra, $15,600 ($14,800, $4,600)
    Friday: Julia Marsan, $24,400 ($15,400, $3,800)
    1) Gary Tse, $22,845 ($22,845, $6,200)
    2) Netanel Paley $18,000 ($15,600, $4,200)
    3) Mari Hanley $16,201 (8,200, $4,600)
    4) Clarissa Santori $14,000 ($18,000, $7,600)

    5) Allison Holley $13,000 ($9,000, $2,600)
    6) Zach Atwell $12,800 ($6,400, $2,400)
    7) Jennifer Katz $12,100 ($6,100, $3,800)
    8) Corey Schmalzle $11,000 (6,000, $2,000)
    9) Hannah Whisnant $1 ($7,000, $4,400)
    10) Esteban Fernandez $0 ($7,400, $4,200)

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) GOVERNMENT AGENCIES $800 (29th pick)
    Gary 4200 +2000 (Julia 4800 Zach 2400)

    2) AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS $1200 (12th pick)
    Julia 8600 +2000 (Gary 9400 Zach 5600)
    3) SOCIOLOGY $2000 (25th pick)
    Gary 19800 +1845 (Julia 13000 Zach 7600)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    Julia $14,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
    Gary $21,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Zach $6,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $5,200
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $6,000

    Julia Marsan, stats to date:
    22 correct
    5 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
    Average Coryat: $14,600

    Gary Tse, stats to date:
    24 correct
    2 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,845)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
    Average Coryat: $21,800

    Zach Atwell, stats to date:
    11 correct
    3 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
    Average Coryat: $6,400

    Miscellany:

    • A wild-card score of $22,845, per our prediction model, has a 99.998% chance of advancing to the semifinals, knowing no other scores.

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