Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Elections) for Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 163):
In 2014 this democratic nation broke the record for total turnout in a single election with more than 500 million voters
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Sharon Lawson, an administrative assistant from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
|Michael Torman, a funeral director from Paw Paw, Illinois
|Gary Patent, a screenwriter & actor from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $22,801)
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Correct response: What is India?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
With a population of 1.353 billion people, India is the world’s second-most populous country and the world’s most populous democracy. It also has more than 800 million registered voters and the 2014 election had a turnout of 66.4%. The election, to fill the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, was run in nine stages over 36 days in April and May 2014, with results announced on May 16, 2014. Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party became Prime Minister in this election; he was re-elected in 2019 in a vote with an even greater turnout than 2014.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Gary $8,800 – $8,599 = $201 (What is Russia?)
Michael $9,800 + $7,801 = $17,601 (What is India?)
Sharon $15,200 + $4,401 = $19,601 (What is India? ) (1-day total: $19,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE CRIME OF THE DECADE $800 (clue #1)
Gary 0 -1000 (Michael 0 Sharon 0)
2) YOU KNOW THE DRILL $800 (clue #17)
Sharon 13800 +2200 (Gary 3000 Michael 8600)
3) AT REST IN WASHINGTON, D.C. $1200 (clue #22)
Gary 5000 +3000 (Michael 8600 Sharon 16400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -24
J! Round: ADJECTIVES $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 353 (2.17 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles
Sharon $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Michael $9,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Gary $8,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,600
Lach Trash: $15,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
Gary Patent, career statistics:
40 correct, 7 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
34.86% in first on buzzer (38/109)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000
Michael Torman, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Sharon Lawson, career statistics:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800
Sharon Lawson, to win:
2 games: 49.324%
Avg. streak: 1.973 games.
- Sharon is the first player introduced as being from Alberta to win on Jeopardy! since Calgary’s Dan Sander won 3 games in June 2006. Do note that this does not include people who may have been originally from Alberta but were not actually introduced as being from the province. (Much like over in Newfoundland and Labrador. I still consider Kirsten Morry to be the province’s only representative on Jeopardy! until evidence can be brought forward of another contestant actually being introduced as being from the province.)
- The closed captioner is having difficulties with Gary talking quickly; it mis-interpreted Gary’s bet on the opening Daily Double as the (clearly illegal) $2000 instead of “Let’s do $1000”. This is not the first time that closed captioning has screwed up on a Daily Double bet; closed captioning caused a controvery in 2015 over a Matt Jackson $5 Daily Double bet. It is my belief here that the show and/or Standards & Practices should have the authority to request changes to captions if they do not match what actually happened on the show.
- Kudos to the writers for the categories of PHENOMENA, “DEE” DEE, DEE-DEE-DEE in Double Jeopardy. That one had a slow burn.
- The most recent regular-play game where all three players got Final Jeopardy! correct was February 25; there have now been 31 games since.
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