Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category French Phrases) for Monday, July 23, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 226):
Paramnesia is another term for this French-named phenomenon–sound familiar?
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Neel Kotra, an environmental engineer & consultant from Gainesville, Florida
|Hollie Schmidt, a medical researcher from Lexington, Massachusetts
|Dave Mattingly, a director of technology from Old Forge, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $26,200)
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Correct response: What is déjà vu?
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More information about Final Jeopardy:
Déjà vu is the French term used to describe that one has already lived through what is currently going on. As a medical disorder, it has reasonably strong links to temporal lobe epilepsy.
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Scores going into Final:
Hollie $5,000 + $4,995 = $9,995
Neel $11,200 + $300 = $11,550
Dave $22,600 + $0 = $22,600 (2-day total: $48,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORY WILL NOTE $800 (3rd pick)
Neel 1000 +1000 (Hollie 0 Dave -400)
2) HIT THE BEACHES $1200 (16th pick)
Dave 11200 -4000 (Neel 11200 Hollie 8600)
3) LITERARY TITLE REFERENCES $1600 (19th pick)
Dave 9200 +5000 (Neel 10400 Hollie 8600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 119
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Dave $23,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Neel $11,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Hollie $5,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer,
Combined Coryat Score: $39,200
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Dave Mattingly, stats to date:
56 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
46.49% in first on buzzer (53/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,800
Dave Mattingly, to win:
3 games: 78.77%
Avg. streak: 5.709 games.
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Does the French spelling have to be exact (vowel diacritics)? They all got it right, so tonight I will see. I had to pass a French reading exam a long time ago, but didn’t have to write any French.
No, diacritics are generally not required on the show for a response to be accepted.
Took a look at the formula for Overall Daily Double Efficiency… May I recommend a small change. Instead of the Overall DD Efficiency being sum of individual DD Efficiencies, may I recommend the (sum of all outcomes) divided by the (sum of all potentials) Would you rather get a $1000 DD right and a $2000 DD right and a $10000 DD wrong or vice versa. 1st scenario yields 100 by your formula, 2nd a -100. I I’d rather get the two small DDs wrong but the bigger DD right !!
That’s an interesting idea. I’ll consider it. Thank you!