Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Russian Culture) for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 157):
This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944
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|Eric Thorpe, a senior at Dartmouth College from Laguna Niguel, California
|Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida from Sarasota, Florida
|Thatcher Chonka, a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Correct response: What is The Nutcracker?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
America was very familiar with Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker prior to its first American full performance by the San Francisco Ballet company on Christmas Eve 1944; the Nutcracker Suite of eight songs from the ballet (including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”) was very popular worldwide, to the point that it had been included in Disney’s Fantasia in 1940.
Today, performances of The Nutcracker are so popular around Christmastime that the revenues from its performances often cover a ballet company’s yearly expenses.
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Scores going into Final:
Eric $10,200 + $10,200 = $20,400
Thatcher $14,200 + $14,200 = $28,400
Hannah $18,200 + $10,201 = $28,401 (Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ELEMENTARY $400 (7th pick)
Thatcher 1800 -1800 (Eric 800 Hannah 600)
2) ART $1600 (4th pick)
Hannah 5000 +2000 (Thatcher 5400 Eric 5400)
3) HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY $1200 (7th pick)
Thatcher 7400 +4000 (Hannah 7000 Eric 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -6
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Hannah $17,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 correct, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Thatcher $13,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Eric $10,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600
Hannah Sage, statistics to date:
35 correct, 3 incorrect
28.95% in first on buzzer (33/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,500
Thatcher Chonka, final stats:
37 correct, 4 incorrect
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000
Eric Thorpe, final stats:
34 correct, 8 incorrect
30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,100
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