Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 5, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Transportation) for Monday, June 5, 2017:

It traverses hundreds of bridges, the longest stretching 2 miles across the Amur River

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Chantelle Schofield, an E.R. social worker from Fort Myers, Florida
Chantelle Schofield on Jeopardy!
Buzz Newberry, an owner of a drug & DNA testing laboratory from Dallas, Texas
Buzz Newberry on Jeopardy!
Joe Nguyen, an attorney from New York, New York (3-day total: $77,202)
Joe Nguyen on Jeopardy!

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What is the Trans-Siberian Railway?

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The Trans-Siberian Railway runs 5,772 miles between Moscow and Vladivostok, and takes eight days to complete the journey. The original bridge over the Amur, the Khabarovsk Bridge, was 1.5 miles long, and was built in 1916, but it was reconstructed as a road and rail bridge nearly 2.5 miles long in 1999.

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24 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 5, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | June 5, 2017 at 11:52 am |

    The Amur is the operative clue. But since it is outside the U.S…….idk, should be something everybody gets right, but that’s the European in me talking. I am rooting for Joe to make it into the ToC.
    With “World Transportation” being the category I say everybody left for FJ WILL get it. It is really a “gimme”. More like a “Friday” clue. Anyway, whoever leads before FJ will win, barring an outlandish/unusual wager.

    • Mark Barrett | June 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm |

      Two players missed what you call a “gimme” clue, so your next exercise at predicting is figuring out their non-identical incorrect guesses.

      • Note to self: don’t buy a crystal ball in the state of Hawaii.

      • john blahuta | June 5, 2017 at 1:03 pm |

        Well, as I said: the European in me was too optimistic…..

      • john blahuta | June 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm |

        @Mark

        Actually I tried to come up with a possible wrong answer but short of somebody drawing a blank I could not think of one…Btw, “Orient Express” is actually a misnomer since the Istanbul terminal was on the European side of the city.
        And knowing where the Amur is, “Orient Express” or RGV never entered my mind.

  2. Scores going into Final:
    Chantelle $13,200
    Joe $9,200
    Buzz $1,800

    Final results:
    Buzz $1,800 – $1,800 = $0 (What is the Orient Express?)
    Joe $9,200 – $4,001 = $5,199 (What is the TGV?)
    Chantelle $13,200 + $5,202 = $18,402 (What is the Trans Siberian Railroad?) (1-day total: $18,402)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Joe $4,400
    Chantelle $2,800
    Buzz $1,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) NOVELS $1000 (15th pick)
    Buzz 1600 -1000 (Joe 2800 Chantelle 800)

    2) THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR $1200 (12th pick)
    Chantelle 5200 +2000 (Joe 7600 Buzz 1000)
    3) STATE NAMES $800 (17th pick)
    Joe 6000 -2000 (Chantelle 7200 Buzz 1000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: TV DOCTORS $1200 & $1600
    Total $ left on board: $2,800

    Game Stats:
    Chantelle $12,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer
    Joe $11,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 6 incorrect, 45.45% in first on buzzer
    Buzz $2,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $13,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600

    Joe Nguyen, final stats:
    91 correct
    20 incorrect
    3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
    3/4 in Final Jeopardy
    43.56% in first on buzzer (98/225)
    Average Coryat: $14,500

    Chantelle Schofield, stats to date:
    17 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55)
    Average Coryat: $12,400

    Chantelle Schofield, to win:
    2 games: 40.87%
    3: 16.71%
    4: 6.83%
    5: 2.79%
    6: 1.14%
    Avg. streak: 1.691 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $35,684

    With a projected 59 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 2.111 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.125).
    An average of 3.2998 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3591).

    An early cutoff took place 10.758% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Chantelle Schofield qualified 6.140% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 49.727% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 14.882% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 2.182% of the time.

    • john blahuta | June 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm |

      Not even if I give you a real good deal on the ball? It’s Swarovski…..:):)

      • (I’ve corrected my typo. Thank you.)

        • john blahuta | June 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm |

          What about the Swarovski ball? It’s an original Swarovski from Tirol…??? I give you a REALLY good deal!! :):):)

        • john blahuta | June 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm |

          @ Andy

          Actually it is TIROL. Only in English it is spelled “Tyrol” . In fact, the British and American call it “The Tyrol”. But it is the state of TIROL in German. The same misspelling happens e.g. with HABSBURG. It comes from the Habichts Burg = falk’s fortress. In English it is misspelled “HAPSBURG”. Since both – Tirol and Habsburg are proper nouns they should be spelled as they are in the original language, Austrian -German, and that is TIROL and HABSBURG.
          You wouldn’t want me to spell your name “Saunters” instead of “Saunders”, would you now? Since your name is spelled SAUNDERS it should be spelled that way in ANY language.

  3. Dal Higbee | June 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm |

    I was disappointed that Joe Nguyen lost today.

    • Frank Smith | June 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm |

      I really wanted to see him in the ToC. At least Chantelle is off to a good start.

  4. I thought the clue on the last Daily Double was very poorly worded. “This state’s name originally began with ‘ou’ until Congress changed it to a ‘w'”

    While the word “Wisconsin” was for a time spelled, “Ouisconsin”, the name of the STATE was always “Wisconsin”. In fact, even the Wisconsin TERRITORY was always “Wisconsin”. The RIVER was called “Ouisconsin”, later changed to “Wisconsin”.

  5. Andy, that’s incorrect. The Wisconsin Historical Society’s website backs me up on this. From that site: “The U.S. House of Representatives Journal was the first to print ‘Wisconsin’ in the February 1, 1830 entry during discussion of ‘laying out a town at Helena, on the Wisconsin river, in the Territory of Michigan …’ In the five years that followed, the modern spelling was used with increasing frequency in government publications as well as in commercially published books and maps. On July 4, 1836, when territorial status was authorized, we became officially ‘Wisconsin’, although Canadian and French writers often used ‘Ouisconsin’ until the end of the 19th century.”

    So, per the WHS, the name of the river used the “W” spelling first (in 1830), follow by the territory (which came into existence in 1836), followed by statehood in 1848. It could be argued that the territory (region) used it before 1836, but the territory (political entity) did not. Either way, the usage of the “W” spelling significantly preceded statehood.

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    • This state’s name originally began with “Ou” until Congress changed it to a “W”

      Let’s look at it closer.

      The word was originally “Ouisconsin”. We agree with this.

      The U.S. House of Representatives was the first to use the word “Wisconsin”. You agree with this, you posted it above. “Congress” is equal to the U.S. House of Representatives.

      “Wisconsin” is the name of a state.

      Thus, I see no problems with this clue. Note that if “this state’s name” above gets replaced with “Wisconsin”, you have Wisconsin originally began with “Ou” until Congress changed it to a “W”, which is a true statement.

      • No, that’s not a true statement. “Ouisconsin” was never the name of the state. Therefore, the name of the state–I.e., the “state’s name”–was never changed. The spelling of the word which EVENTUALLY was used as a state name was changed. But the name of the state was “Wisconsin” from the very beginning of statehood, without alteration.

        • You’ve missed my point completely.

          The point is that the name Wisconsin, which is the current name of the state, originally was called Ouisconsin until Congress called it Wisconsin.

          That is all the clue is saying. The clue said nothing about the actual state being called Ouisconsin at any point.

  6. “The clue said nothing about the actual state being called Ouisconsin at any point.”

    Wrong.

    “This state’s name…”

    It’s right there.

    • The usage of “This state’s name” in the clue does not mean the state itself was ever called Ouisconsin.

      What it does mean that the word “Wisconsin” was once called “Ouisconsin”.

      That is it, that is all, and to read it any further is to read it incorrectly.

      I have nothing further to say about this point.

  7. So–it’s generally well known that Istanbul was once called Constantinople. I know a guy whose name is Raj Istanbul. So would it be correct to say that, “Raj’s last name used to be Constantinople”?? Of course not. Raj has never, ever, been called by that name.

  8. Actually, it’s not different, at least in this context.

    Let’s change the example I gave, then, to places, instead of people.

    Let’s hypothetically say that there’s a town in North Dakota called “Istanbul”. Would it be accurate to be talking about the North Dakota town, and say, “Istanbul used to be called ‘Constantinople’?” Of course not. Because Istanbul, ND, was never called that. Just like Wisconsin, the state, was never called “Ouisconsin”.

    See? It works for place’s names too–not just people’s names.

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