Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 14, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, March 14, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: CAPITAL CITIES

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: This is the most populous city on the world’s most populous island; both begin with the same letter

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Grant McSheffrey, a software developer from Ottawa, Ontario
Lolita Welch, an independent contractor from Fort Worth, Texas
Jessica Johnston, a college admission officer from Pasadena, California (2-day total: $40,300)


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What is Jakarta?


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Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is the most populous city on the island of Java, the most populous island in the world, with about 139 million people. Honshu is 2nd with about 104 million, whereas Great Britain is third at about 62 million.

The United States’ most populous island is Long Island, with about 7.6 million people.

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7 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 14, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | March 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Grant $13,400
    Jessica $11,600
    Lolita $10,400

    Final results:
    Lolita $10,400 + $2,027 = $12,427
    Jessica $11,600 + $11,600 = $23,200
    Grant $13,400 + $10,000 = $23,400 (1-day total: $23,400)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Lolita $7,000
    Grant $6,000
    Jessica $4,400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) SHAKESPEAREAN BABY NAMES $800 (29th pick)
    Grant 4000 +2000 (Lolita 7000 Jessica 3400)

    2) THAT’S A MYTHTAKE $1200 (8th pick)
    Lolita 8200 +1800 (Grant 7600 Jessica 6800)
    3) FUNGI $1600 (29th pick, $2000 left on board, minute-to-go signal given)
    Grant 10400 +3000 (Jessica 11600 Lolita 10400)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: FUNGI $2000
    $ Left on Board: $2,000

    Game Stats:
    Grant $10,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer
    Jessica $11,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
    Lolita $9,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,200
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $8,600

    Jessica Johnston, final stats:
    61 correct
    6 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
    3/3 in Final Jeopardy
    35.40% in first on buzzer (57/161)
    Average Coryat: $13,267

    Grant McSheffrey, stats to date:
    15 correct
    1 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    19.64% in first on buzzer (11/56)
    Average Coryat: $10,800

    Grant McSheffrey, to win:
    2 games: 35.33%
    3: 12.48%
    4: 4.41%
    5: 1.56%
    6: 0.55%
    Avg. streak: 1.546 games.
    Average Total Winnings (including possible ToC berth): $36,622

    With a projected 88 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 3.2347 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3943).
    An average of 4.9984 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.705).
    An early cutoff took place 17.767% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
    Tim Kutz qualified 56.406% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 17.575% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 3.581% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.714% of the time.


    • This is the 12th consecutive game in which at least 1 clue was left unplayed. The modern record is 19.
    • The most recent Canadian to win a game in regular play on Jeopardy was Andrew Haringer on May 20, 2015.
    • In the GRAMMY RECORD OF THE YEAR category, Jessica’s $1600 response of “Somebody I Used To Know” was ruled incorrect because it left out a “That” in the middle. Her $2000 response of “A Beautiful Day” was ruled correct because one may add or delete leading articles from titles (as well as the fact that “A Beautiful Day” is a correct lyric in the U2 song). Both calls were consistent with the rules of the show which all contestants are briefed on. Note that this would be similar to “Baby You Can Drive My Car” being correct for the Beatles song “Drive My Car”, whereas “My Car” would not be correct.
    • The current value of $23,400 USD is between $31,500 and $31,600 Canadian.
  2. Rebecca LaPoint | March 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm |

    My parents & I play jeopardy every day Monday thru Friday at 7pm our time on channel 7 & we enjoy it.

  3. Rebecca LaPoint | March 14, 2017 at 4:37 pm |

    I work at a local Stop & Shop as a bagger & when I work from 1-5pm I hurry home to eat supper & then at 6:45pm to turn on channel 7 to watch jeopardy from 7-7:30pm then go get ready for bed. My Dad is a retired 3rd/4th/& 5th grade teacher from Piscataway NJ & my Mom is a retired office manager for the Worthington Pump in Mountainside NJ & Lockheed company in NJ.

  4. Alex Epstein | March 14, 2017 at 8:07 pm |

    Andrew haringer isn’t Canadian he just lives there now. He was born and raised in America.

    • Andy Saunders | March 14, 2017 at 8:16 pm |

      He was introduced on the show as Canadian, by golly, I’m gonna claim him as Canadian!

  5. craig Findaly | March 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm |

    Mar 15 final jeopardy Why did Alec not tell us what song Jobim wrote Why is there always a gap in the information provided ?

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