Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Geography) for Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (Season 37, Game 78):
The Oyapock river forms part of Brazil’s 400-mile border with the territory of this European country
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Cameron Whiteside, a real estate agent from Mesa, Arizona
|Josiah Jenkins, a risk management professional originally from Rugby, North Dakota
|Lucy Ricketts, an illustrator originally from Atlanta, Georgia (1-day total: $33,100)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Lucy showed she wasn’t afraid to play aggressively when she needed to, parlaying a $9,000 True Daily Double into a big win yesterday. With a 71.7% chance of winning today per the prediction model, the chances are good of us seeing the post-Trebek era’s first multi-day winner.
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Correct response: What is France?
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Yes, France does still have territory in South America; French Guiana is an overseas department of France; as recently as 2010 its voters voted for full integration into the French state. It’s the only territory in the Americas to be fully integrated into a European country. A large part of the French Guiana economy is due to the fact that the Guiana Space Center is located there; it serves as the European Space Agency’s primary launch site near the equator. (Launch sites as close to the equator as possible are preferable because it takes less energy to maneuver a spacecraft into orbit from the equator.)
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Scores going into Final:
Cameron $2,300 + $2,103 = $4,403 (What is France?)
Josiah $9,400 + $8 = $9,408 (What is France?)
Lucy $31,400 – $1 = $31,399 (What is Suriname?) (2-day total: $64,499)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NATIONAL HERITAGE AREAS $1000 (clue #15)
Cameron -200 -500 (Lucy 2400 Josiah 3000)
2) COMPANY NAME ORIGINS $1200 (clue #23)
Lucy 18200 +4000 (Josiah 9400 Cameron 300)
3) CHOREOGRAPHERS $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Lucy 25400 +4000 (Josiah 9400 Cameron 2300)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -12
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 142 (1.82 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Lucy $26,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Josiah $9,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Cameron $2,800 Coryat, 7 correct, 5 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600
Lucy Ricketts, career statistics:
51 correct, 4 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
39.47% in first on buzzer (45/114)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,800
Josiah Jenkins, career statistics:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400
Cameron Whiteside, career statistics:
8 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,800
Lucy Ricketts, to win:
3 games: 81.945%
Avg. streak: 6.539 games.
- Thank you to Mark Barrett and Jay Johnson for their assistance in providing the information for this game.
- Yes, Cameron is the first horse to compete on Jeopardy!. (If you don’t get why I’m saying this, watch the contestant interviews.)
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