Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Country Name Origins) for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (Season 37, Game 48):
This island country was named for a 16th century Spanish king whose name comes from the Greek for “lover of horses”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Deanna Bolio, a communications specialist from Campbell, California
|Kevin Karp, a screenwriter from Scottsdale, Arizona
|Andy Wood, a writer originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan (2-day total: $47,598)
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Correct response: What is the Philippines?
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The Philippines were named after the man who became King Philip II of Spain; the name Philip derives from the Greek “Philippos”, meaning “horse-loving”. Interestingly, the islands were named when Philip, a Habsburg, was still Prince of Asturias (the Spanish heir apparent). Also, the name “The Philippines” also originally only referred to the eastern islands in the archipelago (Leyte and Samar) before they were extended to the entire archipelago.
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Scores going into Final:
Kevin $7,900 + $7,000 = $14,900 (What is the Philippines?)
Andy $12,600 + $4,600 = $17,200 (What is Phillipines?) (3-day total: $64,798)
Deanna $17,800 – $7,401 = $10,399 (What is hip)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AROUND THE WORLD $800 (clue #20)
Deanna 4000 +2000 (Andy 5200 Kevin -800)
2) STARTS WITH “E” $1600 (clue #4)
Kevin 2000 +1500 (Andy 7000 Deanna 9800)
3) ONE-SUBJECT NONFICTION $1200 (clue #19)
Deanna 13800 +2000 (Andy 11400 Kevin 3900)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 139
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 113 (2.35 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Andy $12,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Kevin $8,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Deanna $15,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,400
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,600
Andy Wood, career statistics:
65 correct, 6 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
34.71% in first on buzzer (59/170)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,800)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,867
Kevin Karp, career statistics:
13 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Deanna Bolio, career statistics:
25 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800
Andy Wood, to win:
4 games: 63.323%
Avg. streak: 4.727 games.
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