Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 13, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, April 13, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Now representing an organization, it was formally adopted in Article 7 of the 1864 Geneva Convention

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Deborah Beams, a certified public accountant from Dallas, Texas
Lee Barrow, a history & economics teacher from Denver, Colorado
Jane Joseph, a bond analyst from Wilmington, Delaware (1-day total: $17,402)

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The First Geneva Convention from 1864 was formed after Henri Dunant visited wounded soldiers after the 1859 Battle of Solferino and he was shocked by the lack of medical aid available to those wounded on the battlefield. It led to the founding of the Red Cross and the Geneva Convention, an international treaty covering battlefield sick and wounded. Dunant was co-awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize for these accomplishments.

Article 7 of the 1864 Geneva Convention reads:

A distinctive and uniform flag shall be adopted for hospitals, ambulances and evacuation parties. It should in all circumstances be accompanied by the national flag. An armlet may also be worn by personnel enjoying neutrality but its issue shall be left to the military authorities. Both flag and armlet shall bear a red cross on a white ground.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 13, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Jane $13,600
    Deborah $13,200
    Lee $8,600

    Final results:
    Lee $8,600 + $5,000 = $13,600
    Deborah $13,200 + $8,800 = $22,000
    Jane $13,600 – $5,000 = $8,600 (What is the olive branch and dove?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Deborah $5,000
    Jane $4,100
    Lee $3,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) SAY IT WITH CHOCOLATE $800 (19th pick)
    Jane 4200 -1500 (Deborah 3000 Lee 1400)

    2) GEOGRAPHY $2000 (3rd pick)
    Jane 5700 +1500 (Deborah 6200 Lee 3000)
    3) THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW $1600 (24th pick)
    Deborah 8200 +5000 (Jane 15600 Lee 7800)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: “B” MY LOVE $1000
    DJ! round: HER TOP 40 BAND $400 & $800
    $ Left on Board: $2,200

    Game Stats:
    Deborah $9,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer
    Lee $8,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Jane $15,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.93% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

    Jane Joseph, final stats:
    27 correct
    4 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    19.27% in first on buzzer (21/109)
    Average Coryat: $11,800

    Deborah Beams, stats to date:
    18 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    35.19% in first on buzzer (19/54)
    Average Coryat: $9,800

    Deborah Beams, to win:
    2 games: 31.99%
    3: 10.23%
    4: 3.27%
    5: 1.05%
    6: 0.34%
    Avg. streak: 1.470 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $33,301

    ToC projection update:
    With a projected 86 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 3.1553 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3765).
    An average of 4.8781 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.6821).

    An early cutoff took place 16.051% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Tim Kutz qualified 58.850% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 19.117% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 3.952% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.760% of the time.

    (Note: Due to the possibility of a WGA strike, I feel that it is more accurate for ToC projections to add 20 games to the end of the previous projected qualifying period.)


    • This is the 6th consecutive game during which a player has found 2 or more Daily Doubles and lost. The last time this happened: March 17-24, 2016. A streak of 9 occurred between January 8-23, 2008.
  2. john blahuta | April 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm |

    olive branch and dove????????? never knew that was an ORGANIZATION….. I sure thought this time it would be a 3/3.

    • John, I think you misread the clue. The clue didn’t ask for an org, it asked for a symbol. And Jane’s response, while not correct, wasn’t as incorrect as you painted it as and I can see why others may call this hateful.

  3. Tami Mayes | April 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm |

    John blahuta don’t be hateful

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