Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 27, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Americana) for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 122):

A 1931 story in the New Yorker said this “weighs 600,000,000 pounds (&)…contains 37,000,000 cubic feet”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Paul Mitchell Kelleher, a physician from Millington, New Jersey
Paul Mitchell Kelleher on Jeopardy!
Amy Finkelstein, an editor from Chicago, Illinois
Amy Finkelstein on Jeopardy!
Maryann Penzvalto, a librarian from Cleveland, Ohio (1-day total: $15,801)
Maryann Penzvalto on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Empire State Building?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

While the specific article in the New Yorker is behind a paywall, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1931 (a title it no longer holds). Due to its completion during the Great Depression, it took until the 1950s before it started making money. In its early years, it was derisively called the Empty State Building.

The spire on top, which eventually housed a radio antenna for broadcasting purposes, was originally suposed to be used as a mast for mooring dirigibles.


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

Scores going into Final:
Maryann $9,600
Amy $6,400
Paul $4,400


Tonight’s results:
Paul $4,400 + $4,300 = $8,700
Amy $6,400 – $6,300 = $100 (What is the Statue of Liberty?)
Maryann $9,600 + $3,201 = $12,801 (2-day total: $28,602)


Maryann Penzvalto, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 27, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Maryann $7,000
Amy $4,000
Paul $2,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) “X” IN THE CITY $600 (3rd pick)
Amy 400 -1000 (Maryann 200 Paul 0)
2) THE FEDERALIST PAPERS $1600 (8th pick)
Maryann 8200 -3000 (Amy 7200 Paul 2600)
3) GIVING YOU THE EARTH & THE MOON $1200 (27th pick, $1,600 left on board, minute-to-go signal given)
Paul 5000 -600 (Maryann 9600 Amy 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -149


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: GIVING YOU THE EARTH & THE MOON $400 & $800, HOW ARE “THINGS”? $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600


Game Stats:
Maryann $12,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer
Paul $5,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 6 incorrect, 20.37% in first on buzzer
Amy $7,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.63% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $25,000
Lach Trash: $13,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,800


Maryann Penzvalto, stats to date:
34 correct, 5 incorrect
30.28% in first on buzzer (33/109)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200


Maryann Penzvalto, to win:
3 games: 33.65%
4: 11.33%
5: 3.81%
6: 1.28%
7: 0.43%
Avg. streak: 2.507 games.


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 27, 2018"

  1. When are we ever going to get all 61 clues in the game without an end-of-round signal?

  2. I think the “trap” Alex was alluding to was my guess: Hoover Dam, constructed between 1931 and 1936…

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