Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European History) for Wednesday, January 8, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 88):
It took the French Army until 1995 to declare him innocent, 101 years after he was convicted of treason
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Shaun Gold, a serial entrepreneur from Boca Raton, Florida
|Rachel Kline, a program associate from Washington, D.C.
|Lisa Warne-Magro, a homemaker & community volunteer from Austin, Texas (1-day total: $14,700)
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Correct response: Who is Alfred Dreyfus?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The Dreyfus Affair (and the related Émile Zola letter J’Accuse!) is one of Jeopardy!‘s favorite topics to bring up in Final Jeopardy (It seems to come up just under once a season!) During a bout of French antisemitism in the 1890s, Alfred Dreyfus was accused of providing military secrets to the Germans (although the actual guilty party was Major Ferdinand Walsin-Esterhazy.) He was found guilty of treason in a secret court-martial in 1894, stripped of his rank, and sent to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island (part of French Guiana). In order to force the evidence against Dreyfus to be made public, Zola elected to have himself accused of libel. Dreyfus eventually accepted a pardon but was not completely declared innocent by the French Army until the 1990s, even though a French civilian court set aside the treason judgment in 1906.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Shaun $2,300 + $0 = $2,300
Rachel $4,200 – $401 = $3,799 (Who is Arnold…?)
Lisa $13,800 – $4,000 = $9,800 (2-day total: $24,500) (Who is not Emile Zola?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TV HOMES & ADDRESSES $800 (29th pick)
Shaun 4600 +400 (Lisa 5200 Rachel 3000)
2) RIVER ISLANDS $1600 (16th pick)
Shaun 7000 -1500 (Lisa 7400 Rachel 7000)
3) JEOPARDY! IN 2-D $2000 (22nd pick)
Lisa 8200 +2000 (Rachel 5000 Shaun 3500)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 12
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 157 (1.78 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Lisa $13,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Rachel $4,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Shaun $4,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $22,200
Lach Trash: $16,200 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,600
Lisa Warne-Magro, stats to date:
41 correct, 10 incorrect
4/6 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
36.70% in first on buzzer (40/109)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000
Lisa Warne-Magro, to win:
3 games: 46.764%
Avg. streak: 2.878 games.
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