Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 5, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 18th Century Novels) for Friday, June 5, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 185):

The title character of this 1726 novel reaches 4 different lands as a result of a shipwreck, a storm at sea, pirates & a mutiny

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Will Satterwhite, 8th-12th grade band & choir teacher from Vinton, Virginia (yesterday’s total: $6,000)
Will Satterwhite on Jeopardy!
Meggie Kwait, middle school humanities teacher from New York, New York (yesterday’s total: $7,600)
Meggie Kwait on Jeopardy!
Ben Henri, a 7th-12th grade vocal music teacher from St. Clair Shores, Michigan (yesterday’s total: $7,500)
Ben Henri on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Gulliver’s Travels?

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Gulliver’s Travels is a well-known 1726 novel by Jonathan Swift, though it was originally published anonymously. It was as much a “traveler’s tale” as it was a satire, as it lampooned many English customs and politics of the day. In terms of the book itself, the shipwreck causes Gulliver to reach Liliput, a sea storm causes him to reach Brobdingnag, the pirates setting him adrift in order to reach Laputa, and the mutiny causes him to visit a land populated by Houyhnhnms and Yahoos.

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Scores going into Final:
Ben $21,500
Meggie $13,200
Will $11,200

Tonight’s results:
Will $11,200 – $11,200 = $0 + $6,000 = $6,000 ($25,000) (What is ?)
Meggie $13,200 + $8,200 = $21,400 + $7,600 = $29,000 ($50,000)(What is Gulliver’s Travels?)
Ben $21,500 + $5,001 = $26,501 + $7,500 = $34,001 ($100,000) (What is Gulliver’s Travels?)

Ben Henri, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 5, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Meggie $10,400
Ben $5,400
Will $1,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SOME QUARTER GIVEN $800 (clue #26)
Meggie 6400 +3000 (Ben 5000 Will 800)
2) PUBLISHERS $800 (clue #14)
Will 6600 +3400 (Ben 12200 Meggie 12400)
3) WORDS COINED IN THE 1920s $2000 (clue #27)
Ben 18600 +2500 (Meggie 11600 Will 11200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 112

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: OTHER SPORTS $200
DJ! Round: ALL ABOUT ART $2000
Total Left On Board: $2,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 365 (1.97 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Ben $21,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Meggie $11,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Will $8,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $3,800 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400

Ben Henri, career statistics:
99 correct, 9 incorrect
9/9 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
40.71% in first on buzzer (92/226)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $600)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,000

Meggie Kwait, career statistics:
100 correct, 13 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
42.48% in first on buzzer (96/226)
3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$7,600)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,700

Will Satterwhite, career statistics:
77 correct, 10 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
31.42% in first on buzzer (71/226)
5/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,970)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,500

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 5, 2020"

  1. I found this one much easier than yesterday (yes, I know the easiest ones are the ones YOU know), but a good way to keep people on their toes when wagering in final jeopardy. I predict all three get it correct and the person who is in the lead going into final jeopardy wins.

  2. I guessed Robinson Crusoe, but I knew the year was off. Rooting for Meggie tonight; would live to see her again.

  3. it’s funny. gulliver was the first thing that flickered into my mind, and then i never went back to it again at all

    i would also worry that i would have put “gulliver” as my answer NOT the book title. but i’m thinking having clue in front of me the whole time would have helped.

    probably a contradictory comment: questions haven’t been too tough recently, although my success rate hasn’t been too good. but can narrow down to 3 answers or so….. lawrence question was good. my 85-year old father got it really easily

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | June 5, 2020 at 5:09 pm |

    Lousy double jeopardy round sealed Meggie’s fate. Still, props to Ben.

  5., this two day final was one of the most enjoyable of any tournament. I’d say the very appealing personalities of all three finalists was the main reason for it… I didn’t know who to root for. 👏

    • I agree. I enjoyed the whole tournament and the finals had some big and enjoyable personalities.

  6. center ice | June 5, 2020 at 9:43 pm |

    Loved Meggie’s statement about public and private education — spot on!

    A former junior high teacher once said to me that she thought, after 30 years in her field, that many former students don’t remember what they learned in class as much as they remember who taught them. I think it’s safe to say that Ben, Will and Meggie are sure to become memorable to not only their students but for Jeopardy! fans as well.

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