Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Comic Strip Title Characters) for Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 97):
These 2 were named for a European “theologian who believed in predestination” & a “philosopher with a dim view of human nature”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Julie Bender, a public transportation consultant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Haley Zapal, a copywriter from Atlanta, Georgia
|John Presloid, a microbiologist from Perrysburg, Ohio (4-day total: $92,200)
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Correct response: Who are Calvin and Hobbes?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The European theologian who believed in predestination: John Calvin; Calvin’s church in Geneva was the subject of Final Jeopardy! back in early October. Calvin had been driven from France into Switzerland due to religious tensions.
The philosopher was Thomas Hobbes, who famously described life in the state of nature as “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”.
Putting them together as a little boy (Calvin) and his pet tiger (Hobbes) was cartoonist Bill Watterson who drew the strip between 1985 and 1995.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Julie $7,200 + $0 = $7,200
John $13,800 + $1,000 = $14,800
Haley $14,400 + $13,000 = $27,400 (1-day total: $27,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LIT-POURRI $800 (6th pick)
Haley 2400 -1500 (Julie -400 John -600)
2) LANGUAGE FAMILIES $1600 (4th pick)
Haley 8500 +1500 (John 1400 Julie 0)
3) MUSICAL & PLAY SETTINGS $1200 (15th pick)
Julie 3600 +2000 (Haley 9600 John 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 11
J! round: NEVER GONNA GIVE U UP $600
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $600
Haley $16,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
John $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer
Julie $6,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $36,200
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
John Presloid, final stats:
114 correct, 13 incorrect
7/8 on rebound attempts
37.81% in first on buzzer (107/283)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $33,600)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400
Haley Zapal, stats to date:
23 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
37.50% in first on buzzer (21/56)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000
Haley Zapal, to win:
2 games: 47.59%
Avg. streak: 1.908 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 143 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.0685 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.6867).
An average of 7.3574 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.083).
An early cutoff took place 19.329% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Haley Zapal qualified 5.727% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 57.204% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 31.938% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 10.922% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 2.764% of the time.
John Presloid qualified 0.341% of the time.
- The J! round categories saw NEVER GONNA GIVE U UP and RICK ROLES in the far right. Took the writers long enough to make that joke!
- Someone put a curse on the set back in August. That would be one explanation for why we’re seeing all of these four-time champs not make it to five.
- I don’t get why a player would bet almost all the way up to a full cover but not actually go through with the full cover. But I’m not the one on the stage, either. If I get there, I can play the game the way I want to, and until that point, the players on stage can play the game the way they want to.
- John was a popular champion and I think that there are going to be a lot of people disappointed that he didn’t get to five victories.
- To compare with the in first on buzzer statistics above, the “effective in first on buzzer” statistics (by the way, that name for the stat isn’t set in stone, so please feel free to make a suggestion if you have something better): Haley 41.18% (21/51), John 37.25% (19/51), Julie 21.57% (11/51)
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