Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Modern Language) for Friday, July 13, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 220):
This slang term for an environmentalist is literally true of groups that used passive resistance vs. deforestation, as in India in 1973
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Bryan Rucker, a writer from Los Angeles, California
|Vincent Valenzuela, an internal customer service manager from Wheaton, Illinois
|Michelle Cabral, an elementary school music teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $18,400)
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Correct response: What is a tree hugger?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The term “tree hugger” originates from the actions of the Chipko movement in 1970s India, who were successful at preventing deforestation in parts of India by literally hugging trees to protect them from being cut, eventually forcing contractors to retreat.
The term has since been used to refer to environmentalists in general.
Unrelated to this game: A number of people have stopped in recently to complain that contestants have failed to phrase responses in the form of a question.
I find this preposterous. Here’s why.
The judges have the ability to isolate each contestant’s audio to determine exactly what and when they speak. (Heck, I tape a podcast out of a home studio and my basic equipment can do the exact same thing.) As is often evidenced, these judges can tell the difference between “Gangsta” and “Gangster” and can spot an accidentally-added D or S. There are dozens of writers, researchers, or producers who, as soon as they spot a possible mistake can call for a tape stoppage and confirm a response.
Thus, I am of the opinion that if a contestant fails to phrase the response in the form of a question, that the judges will tell us so.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Bryan $11,800 + $0 = $11,800
Michelle $14,200 + $4,000 = $18,200 (2-day total: $36,600)
Vincent $15,200 – $13,201 = $1,999 (What is
tree hugger? Carl Sagan?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE HUMAN BODY $600 (12th pick)
Bryan 1000 +1000 (Vincent 1400 Michelle 1200)
2) MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY THAT I WROTE $1600 (13th pick)
Michelle 8600 +1200 (Bryan 8200 Vincent 2400)
3) IRISH HISTORY $1200 (28th pick) ($3600 remaining on the board)
Vincent 6800 +6800 (Michelle 14200 Bryan 11800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 214
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Michelle $14,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Bryan $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Vincent $9,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $11,200(on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Michelle Cabral, stats to date:
37 correct, 3 incorrect
30.97% in first on buzzer (35/113)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000
Michelle Cabral, to win:
3 games: 48.47%
Avg. streak: 2.941 games.
- At current exchange rates, $36,600 USD equals approximately $48,200 Canadian.
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