Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, February 7, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Quotes About 19th Century Authors) for Friday, February 7, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 110):

This author “showed that abysses may exist inside a governess”, a heroine who was a “commonplace spinster”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Brenda Gant, an office manager and bookkeeper from Glendale, California
Brenda Gant on Jeopardy!
Gauravi Shah, a nuclear engineer & improv comedian from Cincinnati, Ohio
Gauravi Shah on Jeopardy!
Patrick Rice, a business development strategist from San Francisco, California (1-day total: $32,199)
Patrick Rice on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Charlotte Brontë?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Charlotte Brontë, the eldest of the three Brontë authors, is most famous today for her 1847 novel Jane Eyre, which follows the life of the eponymous heroine into adulthood and her love for Thornfield Hall master Mr. Rochester.

The quotes about Charlotte Brontë from the clue come from G. K. Chesterton’s early 20th century book of essays Twelve Types (republished later as Varied Types).

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Gauravi $15,400
Brenda $12,800
Patrick $11,000

Tonight’s results:
Patrick $11,000 – $5,199 = $5,801 (Who is Emily Dickinson)
Brenda $12,800 – $10,001 = $2,799 (Who is Emily Brontë)
Gauravi $15,400 + $10,201 = $25,601 (1-day total: $25,601)

Gauravi Shah, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 7, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Gauravi $7,000
Patrick $5,400
Brenda $400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WOMEN’S MEMOIRS $600 (10th pick)
Gauravi 3600 -1000 (Patrick 2400 Brenda -1000)
2) EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY $1600 (4th pick)
Gauravi 9000 +2000 (Patrick 5400 Brenda 800)
3) CIVIL RIGHTS & WRONGS $2000 (22nd pick)
Brenda 8800 +3200 (Gauravi 14200 Patrick 8200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 31

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 221 (2.01 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Gauravi $16,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Patrick $11,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Brenda $11,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Lach Trash: $10,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800

Patrick Rice, stats to date:
35 correct, 5 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
28.32% in first on buzzer (32/113)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,900

Gauravi Shah, stats to date:
22 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000

Gauravi Shah, to win:
2 games: 49.328%
3: 24.333%
4: 12.003%
5: 5.921%
6: 2.921%
Avg. streak: 1.973 games.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, February 7, 2020"

  1. I wonder if the producers came around before FJ and emphasized the importance of first names. If so, I think this makes a challenging final a little bit easier.

  2. John McCleary | February 7, 2020 at 10:46 am |

    It looks like a challenging Final today! Patrick was very dominant yesterday winning at $32,199. I hope he can pull it off again today. Can’t wait!

  3. The Bronte sisters and Jane Eyre seem to be favorites for J!…
    Congratulations to yet a new champ, good game overall and have a great weekend everybody!!

  4. Obvious it’s a Bronte or austin…. I chose wrong bronte… Think it’s obvious to players u need first name of bronte

    • Yes, and “Jane Eyre” was in or was a clue for over 100 !! times in J! over time…. I didn’t even check the B. sisters, probably about 200 times, since there were 3 of them.With being – imo- so schmaltzy their books were so popular back then, even today people read them, esp. “Jane Eyre” and “Wuthering Heights”……🙄🙄

  5. Maurine Gutowski | February 7, 2020 at 9:29 pm |

    I had to look up which sister wrote what.

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