Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 7, 2019

Today is Quarterfinal #2 for the 2019 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Teachers) for Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 172):

As a teenager, this woman regained her sight thanks to 2 surgeries in 1881 & 1882

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Trevor Crowell, a high school Spanish teacher from Mountain View, California
Trevor Crowell on Jeopardy!
Matthew Bunch, a middle school civics & world history teacher from Miami, Florida
Matthew Bunch on Jeopardy!
Tara Baxter, a high school English teacher from Tucson, Arizona
Tara Baxter on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Annie Sullivan?

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Annie Sullivan, best known for being Helen Keller’s famous teacher (also described by Mark Twain as a “miracle worker”), contracted trachoma at the age of five, which severely damaged her sight. While at Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, Sullivan had a pair of surgeries to repair her vision, and post-graduation Sullivan was sent by the school in 1887 to teach Keller, who was blind and deaf.

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Scores going into Final:
Trevor $15,600
Matthew $12,400
Tara $1,000

Tonight’s results:
Tara $1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000
Matthew $12,400 – $2,800 = $9,600 (Who was ?)
Trevor $15,600 – $100 = $15,500 (Semi-Finalist) (Who is Helen Keller?)

Trevor Crowell, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 7, 2019 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Joe Rengstorf, $20,401 ($16,000, $9,800)
Tuesday: Trevor Crowell, $15,500 ($15,600, $7,000)
1) Julia Rosinski Bailey, $15,200 ($10,200, $1,400), 99.236% to advance
2) Matthew Bunch, $9,600 ($12,400, $6,400), 52.770% to advance
3) Mariah Minges Klusman, $4,795 ($2,400, $2,400), 1.681% to advance
4) Tara Baxter, $2,000 ($1,000, $3,000), 0.008% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Trevor $7,000
Matthew $5,400
Tara $3,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
Trevor 5000 +2000 (Matthew 6400 Tara 3000)
2) CENTRAL AMERICA $1600 (9th pick)
Trevor 8200 +3000 (Matthew 10000 Tara 3800)
3) QUOTING THE CLASSICS $1600 (24th pick)
Trevor 12000 +2000 (Matthew 13200 Tara 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 93

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Trevor $12,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Matthew $12,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Tara $1,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $26,200
Lach Trash: $15,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000

Trevor Crowell, stats to date:
20 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800

Matthew Bunch, stats to date:
21 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400

Tara Baxter, stats to date:
9 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,000

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Effective in first on buzzer stats: Trevor 37.25% (19/51), Matthew 43.14% (22/51), Tara 19.61% (10/51).
  • Encyclopedia Britannica says the following about Anne Sullivan: “Surgery the next year restored some sight” (the next year referring to 1881). When someone who is considered blind has some sight restored, it is not incorrect to say that she regained sight.

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 7, 2019"

  1. A rather disappointing – if not to say embarassing – result for this FJ.
    Trevor was at least in the ballpark (and advanced). Ironically though, Tara who got it right – as the only one- does not have much chance to make it to the semis.

  2. Maurine Gutowski | May 7, 2019 at 1:41 pm |

    I didn’t know about Annie Sullivan’s sight restoration, and the dates, so did not come up with the right answer.

  3. Poor Matthew – three times he had the lead and three times it was Trevor who found the daily double and leap frogged him. He still has a good shot at making it as wild card, but luck of the board did not play out for him.

  4. 11 more Triple Stumpers.
    23 in two days of the tournament.

    Any statistics on the most in a game?

    • Frank Smith | May 7, 2019 at 4:58 pm |

      I think one game in the UToC had about 2 dozen.

        • Oh my word.
          And FJ all by himself….

          Why brings up the ultimate fail question: Have all three contestants ever finished Double Jeopardy with a negative dollar amount?

          • PriceRight89 | May 8, 2019 at 9:55 am |

            A game where all three contestants finished Double Jeopardy with $0 or a negative dollar amount has not happened in the Trebek era. According to many recollections, it did happen at least once on the Fleming version. Fleming and the contestants spent the time normally used for Final chatting.

  5. Lisa Brasch | May 7, 2019 at 5:03 pm |

    Got this one, but probably because I’m old. Watched that movie a million times as a kid.

    How come Tara was allowed to do a shout out in her Final response?

  6. I guessed this during the commercial before the answer was read. Psychic!?

  7. Myron Rushetzky | May 7, 2019 at 7:43 pm |

    When Tara missed the final clue in DJ, insuring that she would remain in 3rd place going into FJ, as she put down her signaling device, I thought I heard her say, “Damn!” Did anyone else pick that up?

  8. Christina O. | May 7, 2019 at 10:42 pm |

    Tonight’s contestant, Tara Baxter, had a shout-out to her students written underneath her answer on final Jeopardy. I’m wondering if tonight’s show was taped before management made the decision to ban shout-outs? I would think Teacher’s Tournament was taped after James’ 22nd show but does anyone know?

  9. Lucas H. | May 8, 2019 at 5:49 pm |

    Does Tara not know about no shoutouts?????

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