Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Novels) for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 22):
The protagonist of this novel “was fairly sure that his age was 39, and he believed that he had been born in 1944 or 1945”
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(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Sarah Favorite, a graduate student & health data specialist from Williston, North Dakota
|Chris Cardinal, a software entrepreneur from Phoenix, Arizona
|Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York (10-day total: $365,400)
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What is 1984?
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The relevant quote, as referring to Winston Smith early in George Orwell’s work:
He sat back. A sense of complete helplessness had descended upon him. To begin with, he did not know with any certainty that this was 1984. It must be round about that date, since he was fairly sure that his age was thirty-nine, and he believed that he had been born in 1944 or 1945; but it was never possible nowadays to pin down any date within a year or two.
Playing along with this clue at home, my thought process was definitely “1944 or 1945 plus 39, what’s a book set in 1984? Oh. Yeah.”
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Scores going into Final:
Sarah $2,200 + $2,100 = $4,300
Chris $11,200 – $0 = $11,200 (What is Picture of Dorian Gray?)
Austin $26,300 + $3,000 = $29,300 (11-day total: $394,700)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TRANS”PO”TATION $800 (15th pick)
Austin 1400 +1400 (Sarah 800 Chris 600)
2) THE NEWSPAPER GAME $2000 (19th pick)
Chris 6200 +5000 (Austin 14800 Sarah 2600)
3) ZOOLOGY $2000 (23rd pick)
Austin 17200 +3500 (Chris 11200 Sarah 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 201
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Austin $24,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Chris $8,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Sarah $2,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,600
Lach Trash: 13,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Austin Rogers, stats to date:
19/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $96,500)
10/11 in Final Jeopardy
43.90% in first on buzzer (270/615)
Average Coryat: $19,400
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Austin Rogers, to win:
12 games: 82.69%
Avg. streak: 15.777 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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