Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, April 6, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Wonders of the Modern World) for Monday, April 6, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 151):

Nicknamed “The Big Ditch”, in 2014 this modern wonder celebrated its 100th anniversary

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Sirad Hassan, a senior at Princeton University from Frederick, Maryland
Sirad Hassan on Jeopardy!
Emma Farrell, a senior at Carnegie Mellon University from Telford, Pennsylvania
Emma Farrell on Jeopardy!
Marshall Comeaux, a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin from Dallas, Texas
Marshall Comeaux on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Panama Canal?


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Construction of the Panama Canal took nearly a decade; the original plan was to build a sea-level canal across Panama. However, that was judged to be futile by the project’s second engineer, railroad builder John Frank Stephens. It was then decided to build an inland lake 85 feet above sea level which would be accessed by a series of locks. The canal finally opened to traffic in 1914 and it revolutionized world transportation, as ships no longer needed to go around South America to go between the eastern and western coasts of North America by sea.

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

Scores going into Final:
Emma $12,200
Marshall $8,800
Sirad $2,600


Tonight’s results:
Sirad $2,600 – $2,500 = $100 (What is No mans land)
Marshall $8,800 + $8,799 = $17,599 (What is the Panama Canal??) (Semi-Finalist)
Emma $12,200 – $5,401 = $6,799 (What is the Hoover Dam)


Marshall Comeaux, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 6, 2020 game.)


Wild card standings:
Monday: Marshall Comeaux, $17,599
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
1. Emma Farrell, $6,799, 6.766% to advance
2. Sirad Hassan, $100, 0.001% to advance
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Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Emma $9,400
Sirad $1,000
Marshall $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MAMMALS $800 (clue #17)
Emma 4000 +2000 (Marshall 800 Sirad 200)
2) OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IN COMMON $1600 (clue #1)
Marshall 1000 +1000 (Emma 9400 Sirad 1000)
3) WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR? $2000 (clue #5)
Marshall 800 +2000 (Emma 8200 Sirad -1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 200


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 332 (2.20 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Marshall $9,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 6 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Emma $11,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 6 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 5/6 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Sirad $2,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $23,000
Lach Trash: $16,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,000

Marshall Comeaux, career statistics:
19 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Emma Farrell, career statistics:
20 correct, 7 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

Sirad Hassan, career statistics:
11 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,600

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, April 6, 2020"

  1. Not the most difficult FJ in my opinion, though Hoover Dam was certainly a reasonable guess.

    • I always thought a dam is kind of the opposite of a trench, no? There is usually a lake before the dam and a valley after it, but calling a dam a trench is kind of a reversal imo?

  2. John McCleary | April 6, 2020 at 11:34 am |

    Shoutout to Marshall for starting off the week with a come from behind win. I can’t say for sure but I think that Emma and Sirad are eliminated. I can’t wait to see the outcome of the next two weeks. I this the biggest gap between tournaments? The last tournament was the ToC which was in November.

  3. Soooo many wrong answers today, & kind of a tough FJ. Sad that after leading the whole game Emma likely won’t advance.

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | April 6, 2020 at 7:36 pm |

    Yeah, Emma deserved the W. But such is the nature of jeopardy.

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