Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century History) for Thursday, March 19, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 139):
1946 was the last year this place, now a country, was represented in the U.S. House of Representatives
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Aaron Shepard, a Navy JAG officer from Alexandria, Virginia
|Michonne Omo, a staff attorney from Walnut Creek, California
|Andrea Dragan, a research compliance manager from Silver Spring, Maryland (1-day total: $19,201)
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Correct response: What is the Philippines?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
During most of the first half of the 20th century, the United States held sovereignty over the Philippines; the Commonwealth of the Philippines was established in 1935 as a result of the Tydings–McDuffie Act (Philippine Independence Act), which allowed the islands to transition to an independent country over a ten-year transition period. During the Commonwealth years, the islands sent an elected Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives (similar to Puerto Rico today). The Treaty of Manila was signed on July 4, 1946, recognizing full Philippine independence.
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Scores going into Final:
Aaron -$3,600 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Andrea $6,400 + $3,600 = $10,000 (What is the Phillipines?)
Michonne $15,800 – $0 = $15,800 (What is ?) (1-day total: $15,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE PONY EXPRESS $600 (clue #27)
Andrea 3400 -1000 (Michonne 4200 Aaron -200)
2) AUTHORS’ OTHER JOBS $800 (clue #15)
Aaron 2600 -2600 (Andrea 2800 Michonne 10600)
3) THE FIRST MODERN OLYMPICS $2000 (clue #24)
Michonne 15800 -2000 (Andrea 6400 Aaron -2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -142
J! Round: THE PONY EXPRESS $1000 MOCK MEATS $200 $400
DJ! Round: HISTORIC ELEMENTS & MINERALS $400 AUTHORS’ OTHER JOBS $1200 $1600
Total Left On Board: $4,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 301 (2.17 per episode average), 3 Daily Doubles
Michonne $17,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.29% in first on buzzer (18/51), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Andrea $7,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.37% in first on buzzer (16/51), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Aaron -$1,000 Coryat, 7 correct, 7 incorrect, 25.49% in first on buzzer (13/51), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $24,200
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,800
Andrea Dragan, career statistics:
31 correct, 7 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
30.10% in first on buzzer (31/103)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000
Michonne Omo, career statistics:
19 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
35.29% in first on buzzer (18/51)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,800
Aaron Shepard, career statistics:
7 correct, 7 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
25.49% in first on buzzer (13/51)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,600)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$1,000
Michonne Omo, to win:
2 games: 50.541%
Avg. streak: 2.022 games.
- It’s been reported to me by an audience member that on the opening clue of Double Jeopardy!, the judges stopped tape to confirm that Aaron did, in fact, fail to put his response in the form of a question. Due to that lengthy tape stoppage, it was judged to be unfair to allow rebounds; thus, that is why neither Michonne nor Andrea rang in on a rebound. Also, note that the penalty was applied because it occurred during Double Jeopardy!; the previous high-profile instances where Alex only gave warnings occurred in the Jeopardy! round (where failure to phrase is a warning offense, not a penalty).
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