Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geographic Regions) for Monday, March 1, 2021 (Season 37, Game 111):
In “Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes” Charles de Brosses coined this term for the many islands of the region
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Jon Spurney, a musician & screenwriter originally from New York, New York
|Jillian Zeidner, a legislative analyst from Sacramento, California
|Michael Colton, a screenwriter originally from Newton, Massachusetts (2-day total: $17,603)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Michael has used wagering strategy to great effect in his first two wins; he’s survived two Triple Stumper Final Jeopardy! clues in a row to be a 2-day champion. If Final Jeopardy! rears its head today—and with this clue, there’s a good chance of that happening—Michael could well find himself becoming a 3-day champion.
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Correct response: What is Polynesia?
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“Polynesia”, from the Greek for “many islands”, includes such islands in the south Pacific as Tuvalu, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Rapa Nui, Samoa, and Hawaii. The term was originally used by de Brosses to refer to all of the islands in the South Pacific; the 1750s work, which predated the voyage to Australia by Captain Cook, posited that there were lands there to be discovered (and, unfortunately, exploited). de Brosses’ work was very helpful to Cook’s later voyages to Australia and Polynesia.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jillian $4,600 – $4,595 = $5 (What is Oceania?)
Michael $17,600 – $8,399 = $9,201 (What is Oceania?)
Jon $21,400 + $15,801 = $37,201 (What is “Polynesia”?) (1-day total: $37,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AMERICAN HISTORY $1000 (clue #10)
Jillian 1400 -1400 (Michael 400 Jon 1200)
2) AUTHORS’ ROAD TRIPS $1200 (clue #3)
Michael 6200 +3000 (Jillian 2600 Jon 5000)
3) ANTHROPOLOGY $1200 (clue #24, $8400 left on board)
Jon 16600 +2400 (Michael 15600 Jillian 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -37
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.39 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Jon $20,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Michael $15,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jillian $6,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,000
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,400
Michael Colton, career statistics:
52 correct, 8 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
29.24% in first on buzzer (50/171)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,600)
0/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,067
Jillian Zeidner, career statistics:
13 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000
Jon Spurney, career statistics:
21 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,200
Jon Spurney, to win:
2 games: 63.119%
Avg. streak: 2.711 games.
- Kudos to all three players for their bets in Final Jeopardy – also, kudos to Jon for getting a difficult Final Jeopardy! correct to take victory.
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