Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic Fiction) for Friday, December 20, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 75):
A 1902 work says of a riverboat journey, “We penetrated deeper and deeper into” this, the work’s title
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Claire Marinello-Fisher, an ESL professor from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
|Lucy Yuan, a lawyer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Eric Smith, a bartender from Tucson, Arizona (1-day total: $17,000)
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Correct response: What is Heart of Darkness?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Joseph Conrad wrote Heart of Darkness after his experiences in the early 1890s serving on a Belgian trading steamship on the Congo River. On one of Conrad’s real-life trips, the captain took ill and Conrad assumed command. Protagonist Charles Marlow was based upon Conrad himself.
While it was serialized in 1899 as a three-part story in Blackwood’s Magazine, it was not published in a book until 1902 (included in Youth: a Narrative, and Two Other Stories.) Note that Encyclopedia Britannica cites a publication date of 1902.
The work was famously moved to Vietnam and Cambodia during the Vietnam War and adapted into the classic 1979 Francis Ford Coppola film Apocalypse Now.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Lucy $8,400 + $3,000 = $11,400
Claire $12,400 + $4,401 = $16,801
Eric $13,500 + $11,500 = $25,000 (2-day total: $42,000)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WRITERS GO WAY BACK $200 (14th pick)
Claire 2200 +2000 (Lucy 3200 Eric 800)
2) THE MARSHALL PLAN $1600 (7th pick)
Eric 6000 +5000 (Claire 10000 Lucy 6800)
3) COMPOSERS & THEIR WORKS $2000 (30th pick)
Eric 19000 -5500 (Claire 12400 Lucy 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 145
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 116 (1.55 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Eric $15,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Clairs $10,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.84% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Lucy $8,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,600
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000
Eric Smith, stats to date:
48 correct, 10 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
42.34% in first on buzzer (47/111)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,900
Eric Smith, to win:
3 games: 56.118%
Avg. streak: 3.279 games.
- The most recent time that the Jeopardy! round Daily Double was in the $200 box was on March 1, 2006.
- Reminder: As has already been brought up in the comment section, the rules of the show are such that leading articles may be added, removed, or changed to a different article without penalty, so long as there is no confusion with another work. Thus, because there is no “A Heart of Darkness” or “The Heart of Darkness”, all of “Heart of Darkness”, “A Heart of Darkness”, and “The Heart of Darkness” are all counted as equivalently correct by the judges.
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