Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, April 2, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic American Novels) for Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 149):

Lady Duff Twysden was the basis for a character in this 1926 novel set partly in Spain

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Felicity Flesher, a screenwriter from Studio City, California
Felicity Flesher on Jeopardy!
Tiffany Eisenhauer, a physician’s assistant from Freeport, Maine
Tiffany Eisenhauer on Jeopardy!
Hemant Mehta, a blogger from Naperville, Illinois (1-day total: $13,999)
Hemant Mehta on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is The Sun Also Rises?

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The Sun Also Rises is the debut novel of Ernest Hemingway, about American and British expats who travel to Pamplona to watch bullfights and the famed running of the bulls. It was based upon Hemingway’s own trip to Spain in 1925. The book was adapted into a 1957 film starring Tyrone Power and Ava Gardner; Hemingway insisted upon Gardner being cast as Lady Brett Ashley.

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

Scores going into Final:
Hemant $9,400
Felicity $7,600
Tiffany $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Tiffany $6,000 – $5,999 = $1 (What is A Farewell to Arms?)
Felicity $7,600 + $7,600 = $15,200 (What is The Sun Also Rises?) (1-day total: $15,200)
Hemant $9,400 – $5,801 = $3,599 (What is The Great Gatsby?)

Felicity Flesher, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 2, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tiffany $4,000
Hemant $2,600
Felicity $800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) LET’S SKIRT THE ISSUE $400 (clue #20)
Hemant 1800 -1000 (Tiffany 2400 Felicity 200)
2) OLD NAMES ON THE MAP $1600 (clue #23)
Felicity 5600 +2000 (Hemant 7800 Tiffany 5200)
3) Unplayed!

Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -20

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: 11-LETTER WORDS $1000 THIS & THAT $600 $800
DJ! Round: THE VIETNAM WAR $1600 $2000 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE $2000
Total Left On Board: $8,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 330 (2.21 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Felicity $7,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer (11/52), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Hemant $10,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 34.62% in first on buzzer (18/52), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Tiffany $6,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.85% in first on buzzer (15/52), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $23,600
Lach Trash: $14,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000

Hemant Mehta, career statistics:
33 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
31.13% in first on buzzer (33/106)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,300

Tiffany Eisenhauer, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.85% in first on buzzer (15/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000

Felicity Flesher, career statistics:
12 correct, 4 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.15% in first on buzzer (11/52)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200

Felicity Flesher, to win:
2 games: 28.094%
3: 7.893%
4: 2.217%
5: 0.623%
6: 0.175%
Avg. streak: 1.391 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Hemant is one of the few Jeopardy! contestants who seems to move the old pub trivia adage “If you can’t be right, at least be funny” to the Jeopardy! stage. He certainly managed to get some reactions out of Alex over his two days on the show.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, April 2, 2020"

  1. John McCleary | April 2, 2020 at 10:54 am |

    I meant 8th consecutive not 9th

  2. I was hoping Hermant would win again. Naperville is about 25 miles from my home.

  3. 2 days in a row with unplayed Daily Doubles! Even more painful for me watching because the Bible & the Vietnam war are pretty much my strongest subjects. I find it dissapointing that people would rather know about TV & music stars nowadays. It was very enlightening taking a class specifically about Vietnam last year. More people should.

  4. The revolving door of champions is spinning wildly, the stack of unrevealed clues is growing, Growing, GROWING, and Andy, the adage you mention is apropos our buddy Hemant.
    Tell us again – when does the College Tournament begin..?

  5. Congrats to the 9th champ in 9 days! The # of unplayed clues also rises….

  6. Maurine Gutowski | April 2, 2020 at 4:57 pm |

    I knew right away it was Hemingway and running of the bulls in Pamplona but wasn’t sure of the book title. I’m glad you had the results because the show will probably be preempted tonight by our Michigan governor holding a Town Hall meeting about her latest decisions. We still don’t have any official virus cases in my county on Lake Michigan but I’m sure there are some.

  7. Diane L Wiman | April 2, 2020 at 5:51 pm |

    We have not seen the show in 6 days because our President bumps it away for a rally speech. TV station airs each episode at 12:30 o’dark.

  8. Andy, are we anywhere close to the record for consecutive “one and done” champions? I for one am definitely looking forward to the next two weeks and a reprieve.

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