Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Civil War) for Friday, February 28, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 125):
The Chicago Tribune called Clement Vallandigham, an anti-war Ohio Democrat, a “traitor” & a “hissing” one of these creatures
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Meredith Moore, a server from Knightdale, North Carolina
|Susan Hill, a pet sitter from Halifax, Massachusetts
|Aaron Goetsch, a law student from Macomb, Michigan (1-day total: $24,800)
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Correct response: What is a Copperhead?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The Copperheads were anti-Civil War Democrats who wanted an immediate peace resolution with the Confederacy; the term became a badge of honor amongst the group, who began wearing Liberty Head cent coins (made out of copper) as badges. They were certainly opposed to Abraham Lincoln’s Republicans; many of them held particularly racist viewpoints and were at least partly behind the New York City draft riots that took place during the way (which led to lynchings and violence against African-Americans). Their fortunes faded with the Union victory. Vallandigham was convicted at an Army court for his opposition to the war in 1863 and was exiled to the Confederacy.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Meredith $7,000 – $1,800 = $5,200 (What is a snake in the grass?)
Susan $8,500 – $1,500 = $7,000 (What is a snake?)
Aaron $16,600 + $401 = $17,001 (What is a Copperhead?) (2-day total: $41,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) JUST FOR ONE DAY $400 (clue #9)
Aaron 2800 -2800 (Susan 0 Meredith 0)
2) HIGHER EDUCATION GEOGRAPHY $1600 (clue #12)
Aaron 6600 +4000 (Susan 5400 Meredith 2200)
3) TRANSPORTATION $2000 (clue #25)
Susan 11000 -2500 (Aaron 14200 Meredith 7000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -62
J! Round: SPELL IT LIKE THE BRITS $600 $800 $1000
DJ! Round: BODY PARTS $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $6,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 258 (2.06 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Aaron $17,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.31% in first on buzzer (22/52), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Susan $11,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 23.08% in first on buzzer (12/52), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Meredith $7,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer (11/52), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600
Aaron Goetsch, career statistics:
41 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.03% in first on buzzer (36/109)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600
Susan Hill, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
23.08% in first on buzzer (12/52)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000
Meredith Moore, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
21.15% in first on buzzer (11/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,000
Aaron Goetsch, to win:
3 games: 50.376%
Avg. streak: 3.015 games.
- “Why don’t leaders bet more in a crush position in Final Jeopardy!?” is a question I see a lot of in wagering discussions. “Because sometimes trailers don’t bet enough when they need to do so” is my usual response there, and that certainly happened with today’s game.
- For what it’s worth, this is precisely the situation why I think that Jeopardy! needs to increase its consolation prizes, so that players in second place feel comfortable taking the risk and going for the win here. Make the difference between second and third something small; as things stand now, the difference between $2,000 and $1,000 is enough that second-place contestants aren’t playing for the win, and this makes the game less exciting.
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