Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 7, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, March 7, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: YEARS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: The representative body called the Estates-General met in 1614 & didn’t meet again until this year

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Todd Defilippi, a software engineer from Mountain View, California
Shawn Friend, a law library resource center director from Phoenix, Arizona
Alison Maguire-Powell, a middle school band director from Denton, Texas (1-day total: $23,200)

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What is 1789?

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The Estates-General was ostensibly an advisory body to the King of France, but its duties had been effectively replaced by a Parliament (which had been a rubber-stamp body for the King in the 17th and 18th centuries). When Parliament attempted to assert its independence, it found itself dissolved and the King attempted to replace it by the then-archaic institution known as the Estates-General in early 1789, representing the three “estates” of French society (the clergy, noblemen, and commoners). The Third Estate’s assertions of dominance in defiance of the King’s wishes held up proceedings and the French Revolution followed shortly thereafter.

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

  1. Andy Saunders | March 7, 2017 at 2:56 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Todd $22,600
    Shawn $10,200
    Alison $4,400

    Final results:
    Alison $4,400 – $4,400 = $0 (What is 1815?)
    Shawn $10,200 – $1,000 = $9,200 (What is 1945?)
    Todd $22,600 + $1,983 = $24,583 (1-day total: $24,583)

    Scores after the Jeopardy round:
    Todd $6,800
    Shawn $6,200
    Alison $3,600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS $600 (27th pick)
    Shawn 4200 +2000 (Todd 6800 Alison 2800)

    2) A WATERY BORDER $1600 (4th pick)
    Todd 9200 +3000 (Shawn 6200 Alison 3600)
    3) AMERICAN LIVES $1600 (18th pick)
    Shawn 7800 +4000 (Todd 19000 Alison 4000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: AMUSEMENT & THEME PARKS $1000, IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS $1000
    DJ! round: TELEVISION $400, PACK LUNCH $1200 & $1600
    $ Left on Board: $5,200

    Game Stats:
    Todd $21,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 51.92% in first on buzzer
    Shawn $6,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.23% in first on buzzer
    Alison $4,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.23% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $9,800
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $7,000

    Alison Maguire-Powell, final stats:
    26 correct
    9 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    27.88% in first on buzzer (29/104)
    Average Coryat: $7,500

    Todd Defilippi, stats to date:
    26 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    51.92% in first on buzzer (27/52)
    Average Coryat: $21,200

    Todd Defilippi, to win:
    2 games: 71.38%
    3: 50.95%
    4: 36.37%
    5: 25.96%
    6: 18.53%
    Avg. streak: 3.494 games.
    Average Total Winnings (including possible ToC berth): $84,568

  2. john blahuta | March 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm |

    I am impressed that there was a correct answer. Usually when it comes to European history/politics/geography the pickings are rather slim.Yesterday’s “Europe” category was rather easy and only one got it (I guess nobody is watching the Olympics?….)I thought today would be a strikeout. Good for Todd, it has been a while that the leader (and a runaway to boot) got FJ right.

  3. I thought this was a difficult question missing context information. I expected Alex to mention the French Revolution with the correct answer.

  4. john blahuta | March 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm |

    IMO the clue was also poorly worded. Instead of “this year” it should have said “that year”. When I read the clue first, I was thinking “this year=2017″….

    • Andy Saunders | March 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm |

      Seriously? Jeopardy has been using the “this x” construct since time immemorial.

  5. Could we get Shawn’s stats?

    • Normally I reserve this “running total” for the people who become champs, but:

      13 correct
      2 incorrect
      2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
      0/1 in Final Jeopardy
      19.23% in first on buzzer (10/52)
      Average Coryat: $6,400

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