Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 23, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category English Literature) for Monday, October 23, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 31):

Much of this novel takes place on the island of Despair, off the coast of South America, from 1659 to 1686

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Nan Bauer, a writer from Brooklyn, Michigan
Nan Bauer on Jeopardy!
Marcus Leung, a fashion buyer from San Francisco, California
Marcus Leung on Jeopardy!
Kathleen Kosman, an attorney from Dearborn, Michigan (1-day total: $20,400)
Kathleen Kosman on Jeopardy!

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What is “Robinson Crusoe”?

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Said to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, Daniel Defoe’s “The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself, with An Account how he was at last as strangely delivered by pirates” (Defoe’s titles are well-known for containing a synopsis as their full title, much like Moll Flanders — good luck writing that down in 30 seconds!) is a famous work of 18th century English literature and has been credited in some parts as the first English novel. Selkirk was a Scottish castaway who spent four years on a Pacific island called “Más a Tierra” (now part of Chile); Crusoe spent seven times that long.

The first edition also credited Crusoe as the author, leading many to believe that the story was not fiction, but fact.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Marcus $13,600
Nan $11,200
Kathleen $6,600


Tonight’s results:
Kathleen $6,600 + $6,000 = $12,600
Nan $11,200 + $3,801 = $15,001 (1-day total: $15,001)
Marcus $13,600 – $4,400 = $9,200 (What is Island of Dr Moreau)


Nan Bauer, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 23, 2017 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Marcus $5,200
Nan $4,600
Kathleen $3,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STATE OF THE UNION HEADQUARTERS $600 (21st pick)
Kathleen 1200 +1200 (Nan 4800 Marcus 3400)
2) BIRDS OF A FEATHER $1600 (17th pick)
Nan 8600 -5000 (Marcus 10800 Kathleen 3000)
3) SALT BAY $1600 (26th pick) ($6,800 left on board)
Nan 11200 +2000 (Marcus 11600 Kathleen 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 60


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


Game Stats:
Nan $15,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Kathleen $6,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
Marcus $13,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600


Kathleen Kosman, final stats:
35 correct
4 incorrect
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
27.43% in first on buzzer (31/113)
Average Coryat: $10,800


Nan Bauer, stats to date:
22 correct
5 incorrect
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
Average Coryat: $15,800


Nan Bauer, to win:
2 games: 39.76%
3: 15.81%
4: 6.28%
5: 2.50%
6: 0.99%
Avg. streak: 1.660 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 23, 2017"

  1. Nan is really good. She knew answers I never heard of.

  2. Wagers in FJ are getting really strange sometimes…..

  3. Was there a question (at some point in the show) on ‘Remember The Milk’ today?

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