Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 11, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Foreign Words & Phrases) for Thursday, May 11, 2017:

Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lindsey Henry, a 1st grade teacher from Waco, Texas
Lindsey Henry on Jeopardy
Nan Cohen, a high school English teacher from Van Nuys, CaliforniaNan Cohen on Jeopardy Michael Camp, a high school Spanish teacher from Chicago, Illinois
Michael Camp on Jeopardy

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What is avant-garde?


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In Vichy France, the avant-garde was a section of the Milice for boys and girls. The Milice was a political paramilitary organization created in order to fight against the French Resistance during the war. The Milice was thought to be more dangerous by the Resistance, due to their extensive local knowledge.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 11, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Nan $15,400
    Michael $11,400
    Lindsey $7,400

    Final results:
    Lindsey $7,400 – $7,399 = $1 (What is enginue?)
    Michael $11,400 + $3,400 = $14,800
    Nan $15,400 + $7,401 = $22,801 (automatic semifinalist)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Nan $6,600
    Lindsey $3,400
    Michael $2,200

    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)
    Thursday: Nan Cohen, $22,801 ($15,400, $6,600)
    1) Michael Camp $14,800 ($11,400, $2,200)
    2) Sara Holub $14,400 ($9,400, $4,600)

    3) Eduardo Sevilla $12,005 ($13,800, $1,800), 93.454% chance of advancing
    4) Graham Toben $8,400 ($8,400, $800), 33.176% chance of advancing

    5) Cody Vest $6,800 ($10,400, $1,600)
    6) Stephanie Mitchell $4,800 ($8,800, $5,200)
    7) George Deane $2,100 ($9,100, $4,100)
    8) Lindsey Henry $1 ($7,400, $3,400)
    (Click here for wild card prediction methodology.)

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THIS IS “US” $600 (10th pick)
    Nan 800 +1000 (Michael 1400 Lindsay 1400)

    2) U.S. CITIES $1600 (10th pick)
    Lindsay 5400 -2000 (Nan 9800 Michael 3400)
    3) THE SILENT MOVIE ERA $1600 (27th pick)
    Michael 10200 +1200 (Nan 13400 Lindsay 7000)

    Game Stats:
    Nan $15,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
    Michael $11,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Lindsey $9,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $13,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000

    Nan Cohen, stats to date:
    18 correct
    1 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
    Average Coryat: $15,000

    Michael Camp, stats to date:
    18 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,200)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
    Average Coryat: $11,800

    Lindsey Henry, stats to date:
    13 correct
    3 incorrect
    0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
    Average Coryat: $9,400


    • Thank you to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of this game.
  2. john blahuta | May 11, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Reply

    Disregarding the wild cards: if another lady wins tomorrow, 80% of the quarter final winners would be female. It is really early but I have somehow a premonition that next week we will have an all female final on Thursday/Friday.

  3. FJ was a big “ouch” for me. I latched on to the “art” part of the clue and fixated on “nouveau” for too many seconds. I finally came to “avant garde,” but my time would have expired. I hate it when a piece of a clue becomes a mind worm.

  4. I got six of the seven Triple Stumpers in today’s game. I usually get about a third of them. I’m also three for four on the Finals. With all due respect to the contestants—and especially to their profession—I think the answers are a little easier than in regular play. Or, just maybe, as I’d like to think, my Jeopardy! powers have reached new heights. Or, perhaps I’ve had a stroke, and, instead of losing cognitive function, I tapped in to my idiot savantism…

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