Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geographic Namesakes) for Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (Season 37, Game 102):
In 1857 the former Surveyor-General of India objected to giving his name to this landmark as “the natives could not pronounce” it
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|Pam Sung, a physician & scientist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Joe Satran, a writer originally from Montclair, New Jersey
|Phil Hoffman, a graduate student originally from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey (1-day total: $14,195)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Phil proved yesterday that aggressive Daily Double wagering can work out for you even if you aren’t correct – he lost three-quarters of his score midway through Double Jeopardy and still came back to take victory. If the Daily Doubles work out better for him today, he should be able to outperform the prediction model. If not, Pam and Joe will both want to claim the title of Jeopardy! champion.
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Correct response: What is Mt. Everest?
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George Everest never set eyes on the mountain that now bears his name—the highest above sea level on Earth. Additionally, the English in the 1850s were unable to ascertain any native name for the mountain, as any locals close enough to the mountain were inaccessible to them—Nepal and Tibet were both closed to the British at that time. Everest—whose actual name was pronounced EEV-rest and not EV-ER-ist—objected, believing his name was not writable or pronounceable in Hindi.
In Tibet, Mount Everest is known as Qomolangma (“Holy Mother”); in the 1960s, Nepal’s government coined the name “Sagarmatha” to refer to both the mountain and the National Park in which it is situated.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Joe $3,600 – $2,801 = $799 (What is Bombay?)
Phil $11,600 + $11,595 = $23,195 (What is Mount Everest?) (2-day total: $37,390)
Pam $14,200 – $10,000 = $4,200 (What is Taj Majal?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) IT HAPPENS IN GENESIS $400 (clue #1)
Phil 0 +1000 (Joe 0 Pam 0)
2) AMERICAN HISTORY $1600 (clue #3)
Joe 5400 -5400 (Phil 4000 Pam 3800)
3) PIECE OF CAKE $2000 (clue #4, $28800 left on board)
Joe 0 +2000 (Phil 4000 Pam 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.51 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Phil $11,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Pam $14,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Joe $9,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400
Phil Hoffman, career statistics:
32 correct, 7 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
27.68% in first on buzzer (31/112)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,300
Joe Satran, career statistics:
16 correct, 6 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000
Pam Sung, career statistics:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200
Phil Hoffman, to win:
3 games: 27.761%
Avg. streak: 2.384 games
- This is the earliest that all three Daily Doubles have been found in regular play in my data set (complete back to October 2004); prior to today, the earliest occurred when they were found on Clue 1, Clue 3, and Clue 6 on July 3, 2017.
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