Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Women Authors) for Friday, March 20, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 140):
2 events figure prominently in her 2003 memoir: A coup in Chile on September 11, 1973 & the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Abhijit Khanna, a software developer from Washington, D.C.
|Katy Cummings, an attorney from Pasadena, California
|Michonne Omo, a staff attorney from Walnut Creek, California (1-day total: $15,800)
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Correct response: Who is Isabel Allende?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Isabel Allende is a Chilean author; her father’s first cousin was Salvador Allende, who was overthrown by Augusto Pinochet in 1973. Isabel found herself in exile in Venezuela following the coup, where she wrote her first major novel, The House of the Spirits. Her 2003 memoir was Invented Country, which noted that the September 11 attacks on the United States came on the 28th anniversary of the Chilean coup.
Also, I would preface this by saying that this is completely coincidental, and I’m probably the only person who’s going to notice this (especially as the Venn diagram of Nintendo fans and Jeopardy! fans is relatively small), but it’s an amusing coincidence that the subject of Final Jeopardy! on the release date of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is named Isabel (Isabelle is one of the most prominent characters in the Animal Crossing video game franchise).
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Abhijit $11,000 – $4,300 = $6,700 (Who is Hillary Clinton?)
Katy $13,400 – $12,000 = $1,400 (Who is Albright?)
Michonne $14,000 – $7,000 = $7,000 (Who is ??) (2-day total: $22,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THIS PLANET $800 (clue #9)
Katy 1600 -1600 (Michonne 1600 Abhijit 1000)
2) HISTORIC NAMES $1200 (clue #3)
Abhijit 2600 +1200 (Michonne 4400 Katy 3400)
3) CLASSICAL MUSIC $800 (clue #23)
Michonne 8400 +2000 (Katy 11000 Abhijit 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -30
J! Round: AMERICAN POETRY $600
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 302 (2.16 per episode average), 3 Daily Doubles
Michonne $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Abhijit $11,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Katy $15,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,800
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Michonne Omo, career statistics:
36 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
31.78% in first on buzzer (34/107)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,300
Katy Cummings, career statistics:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000
Abhijit Khanna, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000
Michonne Omo, to win:
3 games: 47.677%
Avg. streak: 2.911 games.
- In an interview that she did before her shows aired, Michonne said “There’s all kinds of strategy theory out there about wagering and clue choice methodology, and I don’t bother with any of it.” To her credit, Final Jeopardy! broke in her favor today (when it wouldn’t have had she played a standard strategy). And that’s what keeps this game interesting and exciting. This game would be a lot more boring if everybody played exactly the same way.
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