Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 10, 2017

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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Today’s contestants:

Sarah Favorite, a graduate student & health data specialist from Williston, North Dakota
Sarah Favorite on Jeopardy!
Chris Cardinal, a software entrepreneur from Phoenix, Arizona
Chris Cardinal on Jeopardy!
Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York (10-day total: $365,400)
Austin Rogers on Jeopardy!

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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:
Austin $26,300
Chris $11,200
Sarah $2,200


Final results:
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)


Austin Rogers, winner of the October 10, 2017 episode of Jeopardy!


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin $6,000
Chris $3,400
Sarah $800


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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


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


Game Stats:
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:
291 correct
35 incorrect
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%
13: 68.38%
14: 56.54%
15: 46.76%
16: 38.66%
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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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 10, 2017"

  1. Has to be one of the easiest FJs ever…if you can add, you’re in.

  2. If it was going to be another book instead of 1984, the clue would have been something else.

  3. I believe Alex called him Austin Rivers? Twice?!

  4. He just corrected himself abt Austin Rivers…I have said Austin Powers a couple times, we’re all human😃

  5. I skipped the math and thought “a protagonist around 40 in the mid-80’s” and came up with The World According to Garp. Shortcuts can be a killer sometimes.

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