Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 21, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Sports & Politics) for Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

After moving to Johannesburg in 1903, he formed the Passive Resisters Soccer Club

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lisa Evans, an office manager from Easthampton, Massachusetts
Lisa Evans on Jeopardy!
Matt Sokol, a gas turbine repair operations manager from The Woodlands, Texas
Matt Sokol on Jeopardy!
Peter Guekguezian, a PhD student in linguistics from Fresno, California (3-day total: $44,800)
Peter Guekguezian on Jeopardy!

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Who is Mohandas Gandhi?


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Knowing soccer (football) well from his time studying law in England, Gandhi began his working career as a lawyer in South Africa. Noticing the large amount of discrimination against the large Indian population in South Africa, he eventually became the leader of non-violent resistance to the early 20th century apartheid groups in South Africa, and formed clubs in Durban, Pretoria, and Johannesburg called the Passive Resisters Soccer Club.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 21, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Lisa $21,600
    Peter $17,200
    Matt $1,200

    Final results:
    Matt $1,200 – $1,100 = $100 (Who is ?)
    Peter $17,200 + $14,899 = $32,099
    Lisa $21,600 + $12,801 = $34,401 (1-day total: $34,401)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Peter $9,200
    Lisa $4,600
    Matt $3,600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) CELEBRATIONS OF THE MONTH $800 (14th pick)
    Peter 4600 +4600 (Matt 2000 Lisa -400)

    2) AROUND THE ADRIATIC $800 (6th pick)
    Lisa 6200 -1000 (Peter 10400 Matt 4000)
    3) HISTORICAL FICTION $1600 (17th pick)
    Lisa 12000 +2000 (Peter 16400 Matt 2800)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 101

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: A CATEGORY OF FEW WORDS $1600 & $2000
    $ Left On Board: $3,600

    Game Stats:
    Lisa $22,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 3 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer
    Peter $13,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer
    Matt $1,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $3,800 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800

    Peter Guekguezian, final stats:
    88 correct
    16 incorrect
    4/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $600)
    3/4 in Final Jeopardy
    37.39% in first on buzzer (83/222)
    Average Coryat: $15,700

    Lisa Evans, stats to date:
    25 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55)
    Average Coryat: $22,200

    Lisa Evans, to win:
    2 games: 74.06%
    3: 54.85%
    4: 40.62%
    5: 30.09%
    6: 22.28%
    Avg. streak: 3.855 games. #Jeopardy

    With a projected 47 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 1.7465 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.0241).
    An average of 2.6708 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.2435).

    An early cutoff took place 4.432% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Lisa Evans qualified 35.999% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 66.618% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 23.758% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 4.772% of the time.


    • Over the game’s final 36 clues (the final 8 clues of the first round and the 28 clues played in Double Jeopardy), Lisa had 21 correct and just 1 incorrect. Over the same span, Matt had just 1 correct and 2 incorrect.
  2. john blahuta | June 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm |

    One MIGHT get it. Most people do not associate MG with SA but India, soccer notwithstanding, which plays unfortunately a minor role in the U.S., though it;s by far the world’s most popular sport, in terms of players and spectators.

  3. john blahuta | June 21, 2017 at 2:28 pm |

    the “moving” part should help to know that it is NOT a SA citizen, but I think we will see at least one “Mandela”, though he was not even born then.

  4. Dal Higbee | June 21, 2017 at 6:02 pm |

    I was a bit surprised when Peter lost today.

    • john blahuta | June 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm |

      Yeah, a tough brek too. You have over 32K and lose. The low record for somebody to WIN was $1, quite a while ago…..

    • freddie leonard | June 21, 2017 at 8:12 pm |

      The way Lisa played today. I’ll be surprised if she loses within the next 2 weeks.

  5. I spelled it Ghandi, a common mistake I’ve come to learn. There’s been some really impressive players the last two or three weeks, some in the same game, any one of whom could’ve won multiple games. Luck of the draw, I suppose. Very intimidating…

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