Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Postcolonial World) for Friday, October 18, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 30):
This African nation left the British Commonwealth in 2003 over sanctions on its undemocratic government; in 2018 it applied to rejoin
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Amanda Borowski, an editor from Winter Springs, Florida
|Brian Lynch, a filmmaker from Los Angeles, California
|Daryn Firicano, a clinical representative from Las Vegas, Nevada (1-day total: $18,200)
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Correct response: What is Zimbabwe?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Zimbabwe (which was the British colony of Southern Rhodesia) had been a member of the British Commonwealth since 1980; however, it was suspended in 2002 following accusations that president Robert Mugabe had abused human rights, rigged elections, and undermined the country’s economy. After the suspension was not lifted in 2003, Zimbabwe left the Commonwealth. Under president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced Mugabe in late 2017, the country applied to rejoin. In February 2019, Harriett Baldwin, the UK’s Minister of State for Africa and International Development, said that the UK was not in support of the application.
As an interesting historical sidenote, the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique is part of the Commonwealth because of its efforts to aid the Commonwealth in both Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Amanda $10,000 – $9,998 = $2 (What is eSwatini)
Brian $12,400 – $10,000 = $2,400 (What is Congo?)
Daryn $14,200 – $10,601 = $3,599 (2-day total: $21,799) (What is South Africa)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ENABLING COOKIES $800 (5th pick)
Amanda 600 +400 (Brian 1400 Daryn 0)
2) BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS $1200 (10th pick)
Amanda 11200 -4000 (Daryn 6600 Brian 6400)
3) THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES II $1200 (15th pick)
Daryn 9400 +2000 (Brian 10000 Amanda 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 26
J! round: None!
DJ! round: THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES II $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.93 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Daryn $13,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Brian $12,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Amanda $14,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600
Daryn Firicano, stats to date:
40 correct, 6 incorrect
4/6 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
34.26% in first on buzzer (37/108)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,300
Daryn Firicano, to win:
3 games: 50.592%
Avg. streak: 3.024 games.
- I feel as though this clue would be easier for Canadians, being that Canada is a member of the Commonwealth.
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