Happy Friday! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Books & Authors) for Friday, April 30, 2021 (Season 37, Game 155):
In books by him, the Kingdom of Noland, ruled by an orphan named Bud, borders a country called Ix, where Queen Zixi reigns
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Andy Goldstein, a customer support manager originally from Teaneck, New Jersey
|Sheila O’Donnell, an attorney from Euclid, Ohio
|Emily Sands, a vice president of operations from Chanhassen, Minnesota (1-day total: $36,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Emily knew what she had to do yesterday on a late-game Daily Double and she did it. Of course, there’s a lot of volatility in late-game Daily Doubles. Her buzzer skills were up to the task yesterday, if she can take matters more into her own hands today she has a very good chance of winning Game #2.
Now, onto other matters. It is my personal belief that those who support white supremacy should have no place in today’s society. It is no coincidence that those who do support white supremacy have felt oddly empowered over the past 72 hours in their interactions with the Jeopardy! fan community, almost as if they were spurred on by some sort of dog whistle that they saw on a recent program. You can bet that I will have more to say on this in the coming days. While I’m here, though, another piece of advice: If someone tells you that something is offensive to them, you listen to them. You don’t decry about how everything has somehow become offensive and that people are looking to find offence everywhere, you take their offence into account and you don’t act that way in the future. This isn’t rocket science.
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Correct response: Who is L. Frank Baum?
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Noland and Ix are two lands that border Oz in the famous book series about the Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Other surrounding territories include the Land of Ev, Mifkets, Boboland, and the Country of the Gargoyles.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Andy $3,400 – $3,400 = $0 (Who is And)
Sheila $8,400 – $1,500 = $6,900 (Who is Roald Dahl?)
Emily $15,400 + $1,401 = $16,801 (Who is Baum?) (2-day total: $53,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AFRICAN AMERICAN MEMOIRS $400 (clue #8)
Emily 1800 +1800 (Sheila 0 Andy 1400)
2) SACRED BOOKS $800 (clue #14)
Emily 14200 -8000 (Sheila 5200 Andy 1400)
3) LIGHTHOUSES $1600 (clue #22, $10800 left on board)
Emily 7800 +4000 (Sheila 6400 Andy 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 95
J! Round: AROUND LOS ANGELES $1000
DJ! Round: LIGHTHOUSES $800
Total Left On Board: $1,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 182 (1.17 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Emily $19,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 4 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Sheila $8,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.18% in first on buzzer (10/55), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Andy $3,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 8 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,400
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,800
Emily Sands, career statistics:
47 correct, 6 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
37.50% in first on buzzer (42/112)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400
Sheila O’Donnell, career statistics:
11 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
18.18% in first on buzzer (10/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400
Andy Goldstein, career statistics:
12 correct, 9 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,400
Emily Sands, to win:
3 games: 51.058%
Avg. streak: 3.043 games.
- $138,197 will be donated by Jeopardy! for Justice Defenders.
- Sheila’s minimum bet needed to be $5,600 to have any reasonable chance of winning.
- It felt as though Emily was really having fun during the game. I enjoyed watching that.
- Bill Whitaker hosts Jeopardy! next week.
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