Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 9, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Teachers) for Tuesday, May 9, 2017:

W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man’s high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Eduardo Sevilla, an 8th through 12th grade math teacher from Vienna, Virginia
Eduardo Sevilla
Mary Parker, a high school French and English teacher from Rogers, Arkansas
Mary Parker
Sara Holub, a high school choir teacher from Green Bay, Wisconsin
Sara Holub

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Who is John Scopes?


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In 1925, John Scopes had recently been hired as the head football coach and subsitute teacher at Rhea County High School in Dayton, Tennessee, when the American Civil Liberties Union announced that it would file a test case to challenge the constitutionality of Tennessee’s Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution, provided they could find a Tennessee teacher willing to act as defendant. Scopes became that teacher. The prosecution team included William Jennings Bryan, who had given the aforementioned commencement address in 1919.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 9, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Mary $22,200
    Eduardo $13,800
    Sarah $9,400

    Final results:
    Sarah $9,400 + $5,000 = $14,400
    Eduardo $13,800 – $1,795 = $12,005 (Who is C. Darrow?)
    Mary $22,200 + $4,405 = $26,650 (automatic semifinalist) (Who is Dar Scopes?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Mary $6,600
    Sara $4,600
    Eduardo $1,800

    Wild Card scores (and qualification chances):
    Monday: Gail Ansheles, $15,800 ($13,800, $3,800)
    Tuesday: Mary Parker, $26,650 ($22,000, $6,600)
    1) Sara Holub $14,400 ($9,400, $4,600), 99.025% chance of advancing
    2) Eduardo Sevilla $12,005 ($13,800, $1,800), 82.121% chance of advancing
    3) Graham Toben $8,400 ($8,400, $800), 19.780% chance of advancing
    4) George Deane $2,100 ($9,100, $4,100), 0.034% chance of advancing

    (Click here for wild card prediction methodology.)

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) SMALL ENOUGH TO FIT $800 (19th pick)
    Mary 2800 +1000 (Sara 2800 Eduardo 800)

    2) PEOPLE ON THE PAGE $800 (11th pick)
    Sara 5800 -2000 (Mary 7400 Eduardo 5400)
    3) SOUTH AMERICA $2000 (24th pick)
    Eduardo 9000 +3000 (Mary 17000 Sara 7000)

    Game Stats:
    Mary $22,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
    Sara $11,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Eduardo $11,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $5,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,400

    Mary Parker, stats to date:
    25 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
    Average Coryat: $22,000

    Sara Holub, stats to date:
    18 correct
    3 incorrect
    0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
    Average Coryat: $11,400

    Eduardo Sevilla, stats to date:
    12 correct
    1 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
    Average Coryat: $11,800


    • Thanks to Jay Johnson for providing me with a chart of this game.
  2. john blahuta | May 9, 2017 at 1:16 pm | Reply

    After yesterday’s fiasco I am pleasantly surprised. Seems we are headed for a female dominated tournament…?????

    • Jason Sterlacci | May 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm | Reply

      Again, John….when are you appearing on the show?

      • john blahuta | May 9, 2017 at 9:32 pm | Reply

        And also again,Jason: hopefully when they level the playing field.
        How many contestants from Alaska and Hawaii appear on the show?? These 2 states are way underrepresented percentage wise.
        I did 3 online tests over the past 5 years, with a solution rate of 97, and twice 96 percent correct answers. The one time J comes to Hawaii they hold auditions on Oahu (Honolulu) and pretty much ignore the so called “outer islands”, Kauai,Hawaii (Big Island) and Maui where I happen to live. I never got ever so much as a call or any contact from J, maybe the 96 and 97 percent are below their standards.
        If you have 6 or seven contestants from Alaska and Hawaii combined during a season I would call that underrepresented.

  3. I was unhappy that Jeopardy was interrupted & we didn’t get to see the finish. Couldn’t they wait 5 minutes for the Special Report???

    • That’s a question for your local station.

      • john blahuta | May 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm | Reply

        Fortunately J is aired in Hawaii at 16:30, HST. So it’s already 22:30 on the East Coast, so nothing breaks at that time and we avoid any interruptions MOST of the time J is hardly ever preempted here, save for “March Madness” when they have really late basketball games or even repeat the, since when they are televised live everybody in Hawaii is still at work. At least ONE advantage of living in “Paradise” aka “in the middle of nowhere….:):)

  4. Inspired by the latent hostility I’ve observed on here the past few days, I crafted these instructive, disarming thoughts:

    Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others—even to the dull and ignorant. They too have their story…

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