Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 5, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Characters in Children’s Lit) for Monday, November 5, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 41):

Memories of refugees in British train stations before & after WWII helped inspire the creation of this character

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Gerald Dudley, a pub quiz host & writer from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Gerald Dudley on Jeopardy!
Mary Ann Borer, a marketing coordinator from Pomona, California
Mary Ann Borer on Jeopardy!
Jonathan Greenan, a human rights legal officer from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada (1-day total: $27,201)
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Correct response: Who is Paddington Bear?


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Michael Bond created the famous children’s character Paddington Bear in the 1950s; the design of the character was inspired by a singular lonely stuffed bear near Paddington Station in a shop near that London Underground station. Then, inspired by remembering stories of millions of British children who were sent by train out of London during the Blitz, many of whom had only the clothes on their back, small suitcases, and a tag with the names and addresses of their distant relatives. Bond put it together, creating a character who had arrived in London with a small suitcase, a jar of his favorite marmalade, and a note asking that someone look after him.


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Scores going into Final:
Mary Ann $19,200
Jonathan $14,400
Gerald $0


Tonight’s results:
Gerald $0
Jonathan $14,400 – $5,000 = $9,400 (Who is Harry Potter?)
Mary Ann $19,200 + $19,000 = $38,200 (1-day total: $38,200) (Who is Paddington?)


Mary Ann Borer, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 5, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mary Ann $8,200
Jonathan $7,200
Gerald $3,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) BAD ROMANCE $600 (26th pick)
Mary Ann 3600 +3000 (Jonathan 6800 Gerald 3800)
2) BRITISH HISTORY $2000 (18th pick)
Gerald 7400 -7400 (Jonathan 15200 Mary Ann 13400)
3) CAVES $1600 (22nd pick)
Mary Ann 14600 +1000 (Jonathan 15200 Gerald 800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -10


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: DRUM SCHTICK $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000


Game Stats:
Mary Ann $17,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Jonathan $14,400 Coryat, 24 correct, 3 incorrect, 46.43% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Gerald $7,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $39,200
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400


Jonathan Greenan, final stats:
43 correct, 8 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
38.05% in first on buzzer (43/113)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200


Mary Ann Borer, stats to date:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400


Mary Ann Borer, to win:
2 games: 61.98%
3: 38.41%
4: 23.81%
5: 14.75%
6: 9.14%
Avg. streak: 2.630 games.


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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 5, 2018"

  1. Hopefully, another big win happens tomorrow.

  2. good FJ .. i had no clue but definitely had heard of the correct response.

  3. I am surprised if they accepted just PADDINGTON without the word BEAR included

    • I’m not. “Paddington” is uniquely identifying in children’s literature…

      • It sure is…and that’s the character’s name, which is what the clue was going for. In fact, of all the books, I believe the word “bear” might only appear in the title of the first, A Bear Called Paddington, I think.

  4. The clues were disrespectful to Gerald today.

  5. Did Gerald finish in the negative or exactly 0? If 0, does it show in red like when the contestants finish in the negative?

  6. what was the question about the IRA in Briton tonight?

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