Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 10, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Books) for Wednesday, May 10, 2017:

I felt his spurs in my side & I heard his battle cry is a line from this 1982 book that became a stage sensation & later a movie

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Cody Vest, a high school English teacher from Fayetteville, Arkansas
Cody Vest on Jeopardy
Stephanie Mitchell, an 8th grade language arts teacher from Effingham, Illinois
Stephanie Mitchell on Jeopardy
David Clemmons, an 11th grade U.S. history teacher from Fort Worth, Texas
David Clemmons on Jeopardy

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What is War Horse?


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The 1982 Michael Morpurgo book War Horse deals with Joey, a horse purchased by the British army for use in World War I and the attempts by his previous owner (Albert) to return him home. It became a Tony Award-winning play and a Steven Spielberg film.

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 10, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    David $10,400
    Cody $10,400
    Stephanie $8,800

    Final results:
    Stephanie $8,800 – $4,000 = $4,800 (What is Seabiscuit?)
    Cody $10,400 – $3,600 = $6,800 (What is Equus?)
    David $10,400 + $400 = $10,800 (automatic semifinalist) (What is the War Horse†?)

    †Judging note: As per the rules of the show, upon which all contestants are briefed, leading articles may be added or removed from responses and they are judged equally correct, unless ambiguity is created with another work. Since there is no major work titled “The War Horse”, David’s response is perfectly acceptable.

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Stehanie $5,200
    David $4,800
    Cody $1,600

    Wild Card scores (and qualification chances):
    Monday: Gail Ansheles, $15,800 ($13,800, $3,800)
    Tuesday: Mary Parker, $26,650 ($22,000, $6,600)
    Wednesday: David Clemmons, $10,800 ($10,400, $4,800)
    1) Sara Holub $14,400 ($9,400, $4,600), 99.913% chance of advancing
    2) Eduardo Sevilla $12,005 ($13,800, $1,800), 94.586% chance of advancing
    3) Graham Toben $8,400 ($8,400, $800), 43.416% chance of advancing
    4) Cody Vest $6,800 ($10,400, $1,600), 5.865% chance of advancing

    5) Stephanie Mitchell $4,800 ($8,800, $5,200)
    6) George Deane $2,100 ($9,100, $4,100)
    (Click here for wild card prediction methodology.)

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) LITERARY INSTRUCTION $1000 (6th pick)
    Stephanie 1000 +1000 (Cody 1200 David 0)

    2) COMPOSERS $1200 (3rd pick)
    David 5200 +2000 (Stephanie 5200 Cody 800)
    3) SIGNS & SYMBOLS $1600 (14th pick)
    Cody 8400 -2000 (David 9600 Stephanie 3200)

    Game Stats:
    David $9,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Cody $12,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
    Stephanie $8,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $13,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400

    David Clemmons, stats to date:
    18 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
    Average Coryat: $9,600

    Cody Vest, stats to date:
    16 correct
    4 incorrect
    0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
    Average Coryat: $12,400

    Stephanie Mitchell, stats to date:
    15 correct
    4 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    28.07% in first on buzzer
    Average Coryat: $8,800


    • Thank you to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of this game.
  2. freddie leonard | May 10, 2017 at 7:40 pm | Reply

    Sara and Eduardo should advance to the semis with those percentages.

  3. Stephanie Mitchell was my favorite to win the Teachers Tournament this year.

  4. I know misspellings are okay as long as you don’t add or omit a syllable or change pronunciation, but what about the addition or omission of spaces? I would’ve spelled the movie’s title “Warhorse,” which I found in the dictionaries I consulted, instead of its correct title, “War Horse.”

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