Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 11, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, April 11, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: AMERICANA

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: There are rest stops named for Edison, Lombardi & Woodrow Wilson on this road mentioned in the 1968 song “America”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Atissa Banuazizi, a writer & communication instructor from Allston, Massachusetts
Steve Gavenas, an artist & business consultant from South Pasadena, California
Greg Chin, a direct service provider from New York, New York (1-day total: $16,200)

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What is the New Jersey Turnpike?


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In the 1968 Simon and Garfunkel song “America”, the end of the song goes “Countin’ the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike, they’ve all come to look for America, all come to look for America, all come to look for America.”

Here’s the full song:

Other people for whom the Turnpike has named rest stops after include Clara Barton, Molly Pitcher, and Alexander Hamilton.

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1 Comment on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 11, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Greg $13,800
    Steve $10,000
    Atissa $2,000

    Final results:
    Atissa $2,000 + $401 = $2,401
    Steve $10,000 – $9,999 = $1 (What is I-80?)
    Greg $13,800 + $7,599 = $21,399 (2-day total: $37,599)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Steve $6,000
    Greg $5,800
    Atissa $1,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) WORLD CAPITALS $600 (3rd pick)
    Steve 600 +1000 (Greg 0 Atissa 0)

    2) THE ROYAL THEY $2000 (9th pick)
    Atissa 200 -2000 (Greg 9000 Steve 6800)
    3) SPEAKING ITALIAN $1600 (19th pick)
    Atissa -1000 -1000 (Greg 9800 Steve 7600)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THERE’S A FLY $200 & $400, IN MY SOUP $200
    DJ! round: WINDOW TREATMENTS $400 & $2000
    $ Left on Board: $3,200

    Game Stats:
    Greg $13,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.54% in first on buzzer
    Atissa $5,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 23.08% in first on buzzer
    Steve $9,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.92% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200

    Greg Chin, stats to date:
    43 correct
    8 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    44.86% in first on buzzer (48/107)
    Average Coryat: $15,500

    Greg Chin, to win:
    3 games: 52.67%
    4: 27.74%
    5: 14.61%
    6: 7.69%
    7: 4.05%
    Avg. streak: 3.113 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $67,059

    ToC projection update:
    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 3.324 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4097).
    An average of 5.1508 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7285).

    An early cutoff took place 19.652% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Greg Chin qualified 17.394% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 53.758% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 15.898% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 3.150% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.621% 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.)


    • A possible explanation for Greg’s wager: When doing his calculations, the standard lockout wager of $6,201 falls to $7,599 on an incorrect response. Thus, not having spoken to Greg, I believe that he simply may have been nervous and wrote down the wrong number onto the screen.
    • The most recent player before Greg to win their first two games without finding a Daily Double: Rob Liguori, Feb. 28 & Mar. 1.
    • The most recent player to win their first three games without finding a Daily Double: Christopher Short, Apr. 1-5, 2011.

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