Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 15, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Global Organizations) for Friday, September 15, 2017:

Connecting Police for a Safer World is the motto of this 190-member organization

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Julien Corven, a math teacher from Parkville, Maryland
Julien Corven on Jeopardy!
Sarah Reisert, an awards program manager from Devon, Pennsylvania
Sarah Reisert on Jeopardy!
Ellen Wernecke, a social media analyst from Chicago, Illinois (1-day total: $6,500)
Ellen Wernecke on Jeopardy!



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What is Interpol (the International Police Organization)?


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Originally known as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC), it fell into Nazi hands (due to its having been based in Vienna) during World War II. After the war, it was revived, moved to Paris, and it took the name Interpol as a telegraphic address in 1946 (similar to a Twitter handle these days, as in telegraphs, each character counted, and so a shorter name made it easier to telegraph!) and took Interpol as its common name in 1956. Most UN members have Interpol bureaus (except for a few Pacific island nations and North Korea.)

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 15, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Ellen $19,600
    Sarah $9,200
    Julien $7,200

    Final results:
    Julien $7,200 + $7,000 = $14,200
    Sarah $9,200 – $3,000 = $6,200 (What is the Fraternal Order of Police?)
    Ellen $19,600 – $1,190 = $18,410 (What is the Fraternal Police Order?) (2-day total: $24,910)

    Ellen Wernecke, winner of the September 15, 2017 episode of Jeopardy!

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Ellen $4,800
    Julien $2,800
    Sarah $2,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) GOVERNMENT FOLKS WITH 2 FIRST NAMES? $400 (6th pick)
    Julien 400 +800 (Ellen 1000 Sarah 400)
    2) THE STATE OF LITERATURE $800 (10th pick)
    Ellen 7600 +4000 (Sarah 2800 Julien 2400)
    3) THE 14th CENTURY $1200 (21st pick)
    Sarah 6400 +1200 (Ellen 17200 Julien 6000)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 151

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! Round: None!
    Total $ Left On Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    Ellen $16,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
    Julien $6,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Sarah $9,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $15,600 (on 16 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000

    Ellen Wernecke, stats to date:
    38 correct
    9 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
    Average Coryat: $14,600

    Ellen Wernecke, to win:
    3 games: 48.80%
    4: 23.82%
    5: 11.62%
    6: 5.67%
    7: 2.77%
    Avg. streak: 2.953 games.

    • So none of the men won their game this week.

      • freddie leonard | September 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm |

        It was a clean sweep for the women to say the least. I know it’s early but my prediction is the vast majority of regular games will be won by women for season 34. Around 65-70%

  2. What was Alex explaining at the very beginning of this episode? I turned it on late and only caught the last few words.

    • He was talking about yesterday’s betting in Final Jeopardy, but not in the fashion that everyone else had been.

      • I thought that was probably the subject. Do you recall the details of what he said?

        • He said, “If you don’t get the Final Jeopardy right, it helps if you made the right kind of wager, and that was the situation for Ellen on yesterday’s program.”
          Um, okay.

          • The rest of Alex’s remarks:”$6500 is not a big sum compared to winnings of other Jeopardy champions, but it was more than her opponents, so that’s why she’s here today to face Sarah and Julien.”
            Kudos to Alex. It’s not his job to make the contestants look bad by commenting on questionable wagering. That’s what we’re here for! LOL.

          • I think that Alex saying nothing about wagering would be much better than what he said. Saying nothing wouldn’t make the contestants look bad at all!

          • Thanks! All I had heard was “that’s why she’s here today” and thought he had been talking about something more significant.

  3. Heavens to Murgatroyd! Were they alive, or were they dead, 16 Triple Stumpers left unsaid…

  4. The penultimate clue of Double Jeopardy! (CHEMISTRY $1600), in full:

    Codeine, methadone & Demerol are all these, a word derived from the name of the drug they come from or mimic

    Ellen is credited with a correct response for “what is opiate?” In researching whether “opioid” is acceptable, I came across this quote (which appears to have a sound citation): “Opiate is a term classically used in pharmacology to mean a drug derived from opium. Opioid, a more modern term, is used to designate all substances, both natural and synthetic, that bind to opioid receptors in the brain (including antagonists).” I take that to mean that the set of opiates is a subset of the set of opioids.

    Codeine is an opiate (a component of opium); methadone and Demerol appear not to be –
    so it seems not the case that the three named substances “are all” opiates. This raises the possibility that Ellen’s response should have been ruled incorrect – and the resultant adjustment of scores would make the game not a lock.

    That said, there are a lot of steps between the game as it played out and “the challengers, especially Julien, were sufficiently disadvantaged as to deserve to return.” The latter was my initial thought, but I’ve read enough comment threads here to know that’s most unlikely to actually be the case (and certainly not the case if this question was addressed during taping). How would you dispose of these questions if you were sitting at that table just offstage?

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