Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category BRITISH NOVELS) for Thursday, March 5, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 129):
A laboratory known as the House of Pain is on Noble’s Isle, the title setting of this novel
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Zahkia Mendoza, a marketing analyst from Canton, Michigan
|Wes Hom, a stay-at-home dad from San Francisco, California
|Paul Trifiletti, an attorney from Athens, Georgia (1-day total: $21,000)
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Correct response: What is The Island of Doctor Moreau?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The Island of Doctor Moreau is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells and is written as an account of English scientist Edward Prendick. Prendick survives a shipwreck in the southern Pacific and is taken to the title doctor’s compound, where Prendick realizes that Moreau is attempting to transform animals into humans. It has been adapted into a film on many occasions.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Zahkia $10,600 – $0 = $10,600 (What is Frankenstein?)
Wes $11,600 – $8,601 = $2,999 (What is ?)
Paul $20,200 – $3,001 = $17,199 (What is Shutter Island?) (2-day total: $38,199)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CONGRESS $800 (clue #15)
Paul 1600 +1200 (Wes 3200 Zahkia 400)
2) GET SCHOOLED $1200 (clue #3)
Zahkia 5400 -1200 (Paul 7800 Wes 2400)
3) MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS $1600 (clue #19)
Paul 15400 +2000 (Wes 5600 Zahkia 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 66
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: RETRO PHRASES $400
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 264 (2.05 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Paul $19,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Zahkia $11,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer (21/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Wes $11,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,800
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Paul Trifiletti, career statistics:
35 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
28.44% in first on buzzer (31/109)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,700
Wes Hom, career statistics:
17 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600
Zahkia Mendoza, career statistics:
18 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
37.50% in first on buzzer (21/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Paul Trifiletti, to win:
3 games: 52.522%
Avg. streak: 3.106 games.
- For the second time in a very short period, a trailing contestant elected to make a Final Jeopardy! bet that essentially played for second instead of a slim chance of winning. I definitely need to analyse this situation from a “Is the game broken?” sense.
- I agree with the judges’ decision to not accept the Czech Republic over Czechoslovakia in this specific case, as the category was THE COLD WAR and the clue dealt specifically with the Prague Spring.
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