Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Children’s Authors) for Wednesday, July 24, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 228):
This author & illustrator who won the 1964 Caldecott Medal was dubbed the “Picasso of children’s books”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Corin Purifoy, a fiber artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
|Michelle Bruck, an attorney from Levittown, Pennsylvania
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (3-day total: $75,300)
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Correct response: Who is Maurice Sendak?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
When Sendak died in 2012, multiple newspaper obituaries made reference to Sendak having been dubbed “the Picasso of children’s books” by TIME Magazine. And this was prior to Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak’s most famous work, and the work that won Sendak the 1964 Caldecott Medal. Its somewhat grotesque depiction of monsters concerned parents on first publication, but it is still tops many lists of best children’s books.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Michelle $3,000 – $0 = $3,000 (Who is Carl?)
Corin $14,200 – $8,100 = $6,100 (Who is Carle?)
Jason $18,400 + $11,600 = $30,000 (4-day total: $105,300)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SEAS $400 (21st pick)
Jason 5200 -5200 (Corin 5600 Michelle 0)
2) HISTORY BOOKS $2000 (19th pick)
Michelle 4200 -2000 (Corin 12200 Jason 9600)
3) CANADIAN PROVINCIAL SYMBOLS $1600 (22nd pick)
Jason 11600 +4000 (Corin 12200 Michelle 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -113
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $
Jason $21,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Corin $14,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Michelle $5,000 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
106 correct, 8 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
45.05% in first on buzzer (100/222)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,800)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryet: $21,400
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
5 games: 75.877%
Avg. streak: 7.145 games.
- Had the SEAS category been taken in order, I think that Jason would have gotten that first Daily Double correct. However, because Jason played $600 (Black Sea) and $800 (Coral Sea) before going to $400, he seemed to think that there might be a “color” theme going on when there was not one. Thus, he got sidetracked and went “Red Sea” instead of the correct response (“Dead Sea”).
- That being said, the fact that Jason was able to easily recover from missing that True Daily Double should be evidence enough that the risks involved are small enough that most players should go True Daily Double at all times in the Jeopardy! round.
- While it was moot in this case, Corin should have limited her bet in Final Jeopardy to $5,800. Her best chances of winning come with bets in the $4,201 to $5,800 range (had Jason bet his minimum covering wager of $10,001, he would have fallen to $8,399 on an incorrect response).
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