Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Science Words) for Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 122):
In 1611 Kepler used this word from the Latin for “attendant” to describe the discoveries of Galileo
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Greg Kihm, a systems engineer from Washington, D.C.
|Signe Peterson Fourmy, a Ph.D. candidate from Austin, Texas
|MacKenzie Jones, a program development director from Tulsa, Oklahoma (7-day total: $184,208)
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Correct response: What is satellite?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Johannes Kepler coined the term “satellite” when using the telescope to confirm Galileo’s observing of four moons of Jupiter, naming that work Narratio de Observatis Quatuor Jovis Satellitibus (Narration about Four Satellites of Jupiter observed) that also served to confirm the heliocentric Copernican model of the universe. It’s now more generally defined as “a moon, planet, or machine that orbits a planet or star” (NASA).
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Signe $3,000 – $2,500 = $500 (What planetary)
Greg $6,200 – $100 = $6,100 (What is astronomy?)
MacKenzie $20,600 + $0 = $20,600 (8-day total: $204,808) (What is satalite?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE EARTH $600 (clue #10)
MacKenzie 3200 +3200 (Signe 400 Greg 400)
2) NAMES OF THE 1920s $2000 (clue #16)
MacKenzie 12000 +5000 (Greg 6600 Signe 3400)
3) INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES $1600 (clue #28; $4,000 left on board)
Signe 5000 -2000 (MacKenzie 20600 Greg 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 102
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: LET’S SPEAK HINDI! $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 253 (2.06 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
MacKenzie $15,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Signe $5,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Greg $6,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,200
Lach Trash: $19,600 (on 16 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
MacKenzie Jones, stats to date:
160 correct, 19 incorrect
10/11 on rebound attempts (on 33 rebound opportunities)
34.77% in first on buzzer (153/440)
8/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $42,200)
7/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,975
MacKenzie Jones, to win:
9 games: 68.653%
Avg. streak: 10.190 games.
- MacKenzie becomes the 15th player in Jeopardy! history to win at least $200,000 in regular play.
- Alex sure is having a good time poking fun at MacKenzie’s spelling. Of course, the rules are such that the response only need be spelled phonetically correct, and “satalite” certainly is.
- Fun fact: Back in Season 1, the question of “who picks first in Double Jeopardy! when there’s a tie for second after the Jeopardy! round?” was broken in favour of the player who game the most recent correct response. I am unsure of when the rule changed to “the player whose lectern is closest to Alex makes the selection”.
- This week’s games were the first regular games taped following the Greatest of All Time matches; to me, it seemed like the LITERARY LEE category may have been originally written for that event (at least, it seemed to play very difficultly).
- If you’re in Cleveland, it sounds like WOIO had some technical difficulties and failed to play the Double Jeopardy! round.
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