Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Authors) for Thursday, July 5, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 214):
Her 1896 New York Times obituary called her “the writer of probably the most widely read work of fiction ever penned”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Steve Spriensma, a writer from Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
|Marilyn Maher, an administrative specialist from Athens, Ohio
|Suzanne Koppelman, a museum education manager from New York, New York (3-day total: $63,601)
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Correct response: Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
You can find the Stowe obituary at the New York Times Archive.
The quote in the clue refers to her most famous work, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”; the work is generally seen to have fueled the abolitionist cause in the 1850s, and an apocryphal story recounts that Lincoln once told Stowe, on meeting her in 1862, “So this is the little lady who started this great war”. The book’s overarching theme is the evil of slavery; thus, on its publication, defenders of slavery raised significant protest. The protests were so loud that Stowe published “A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin” a few years later, providing documentation for the stories spoken of in the original work. Dozens of anti-“Tom” works were also published by Southerners.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Suzanne $7,200 – $0 = $7,200 (Who is
Marilyn $8,000 + $6,401 = $14,401 (1-day total: $14,401)
Steve $9,600 – $6,401 = $3,199 (Who is Agatha Christie?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BOOKS & AUTHORS $1000 (15th pick)
Suzanne 1600 -1000 (Marilyn 2400 Steve 1600)
2) YOU PASS BUTTER $2000 (27th pick)
Suzanne 10200 -2000 (Steve 9600 Marilyn 7600)
3) & THAT’S THE WAY THE NEWS GOES $1600 (29th pick) ($400 remaining on the board)
Suzanne 8200 -1000 (Steve 9600 Marilyn 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -94
J! round: MAY THE HORSE BE WITH YOU $1000, HIGH-SCORING SCRABBLE WORDS $600 & $800
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $2,400
Marilyn $8,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.07% in first on buzzer
Suzanne $11,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.63% in first on buzzer
Steve $9,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $28,800
Lach Trash: $11,000(on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,800
Suzanne Koppelman, final stats:
65 correct, 12 incorrect
26.70% in first on buzzer (59/221)
4/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,250
Marilyn Maher, stats to date:
14 correct, 2 incorrect
24.07% in first on buzzer (13/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Marilyn Maher, to win:
2 games: 28.73%
Avg. streak: 1.403 games.
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