Happy New Year! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Scientists) for Thursday, January 2, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 84):
About 100 years before Darwin, this naturalist put orangutans & humans in a group with the Latin name “Homo”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Brit Husmann, a law student from Oakland, California
|Kevin Hendricks, a hospital I.T. analyst from Columbus, Ohio
|Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Woodbridge, Virginia (5-day total: $94,802)
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Correct response: Who is Carl Linnaeus?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In creating his landmark system of taxonomy which formalized binomial nomenclature in the 18th century, Carl Linneaus placed humans in genus Homo and species sapiens. In placing other species in genus Homo as well, though, it invited controversy, as many during that time were unable to comprehend that other species might have been created “in God’s image”. This conflict simmered for about a century until Darwin’s publication of On the Origin of Species.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kevin $2,000 – $1,987 = $13 (Who is Lemarck?)
Brit $10,400 – $10,250 = $150 (Who is Spencer?)
Karen $18,200 + $2,601 = $20,801 (6-day total: $115,603) (Who is Linnaus)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CHANGE ONE LETTER $1000 (23rd pick)
Karen 5400 +2000 (Brit 5200 Kevin 3400)
2) CREATURES OF THE DEEP? $1200 (1st pick)
Kevin 2400 +2400 (Karen 8200 Brit 6000)
3) PLACES $1600 (4th pick)
Kevin 6000 -6000 (Karen 8200 Brit 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 37
J! round: WHERE’S THE FLOWER? $200; CHANGE ONE LETTER $200
DJ! round: PLACES $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 139 (1.65 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Karen $17,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 37.74% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Brit $10,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Kevin $6,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,400
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200
Karen Farrell, stats to date:
138 correct, 15 incorrect
8/11 on rebound attempts (on 32 rebound opportunities)
39.14% in first on buzzer (128/327)
5/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,700
Karen Farrell, to win:
7 games: 57.424%
Avg. streak: 7.349 games.
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