Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, April 9, 2021

Good morning! Today is Friday, April 9, 2021 (Season 37, Game 140). $88,825 has been raised thus far for the North Valley Community Foundation, thanks to Aaron Rodgers’ guest hosting stint. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Literature):

One edition of this 1930s novella shows a farm within the silhouette of a rabbit

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Dennis Chase, a biotech project manager originally from Hyannis, Massachusetts
Dennis Chase on Jeopardy!
Jennifer Leong Evans, a stay-at-home mom from Camas, Washington
Jennifer Leong Evans on Jeopardy!
Pasquale Palumbo, a financial services professional from Hawthorne, New York (1-day total: $6,799)
Pasquale Palumbo on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Pasquale took down a 3-day champion in Brandon yesterday; if Jennifer or Dennis were paying attention, they’d have noticed that Pasquale didn’t bet to cover second place in Final Jeopardy yesterday. That might make for a more interesting Final Jeopardy! today.

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Correct response: What is Of Mice and Men?

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Rabbits feature prominently in John Steinbeck’s famed Of Mice and Men; Lennie, one of the main characters, has a dream of being able to tend rabbits on his farm. The novella in general is told from the perspective of Lennie and George, two displaced migrant ranch hands going from farm to farm in search of work in Great Depression California.

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Scores going into Final:
Dennis $26,700
Pasquale $12,200
Jennifer $3,800

Tonight’s results:
Jennifer $3,800 – $0 = $3,800 (What is Animal Farm?)
Pasquale $12,200 + $4,000 = $16,200 (What is Of Mice and Men?)
Dennis $26,700 – $800 = $25,900 (What is Animal Farm? Harvey) (1-day total: $25,900)

Dennis Chase, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 9, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Pasquale $5,400
Dennis $5,000
Jennifer $1,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) “GO”ING PLACES $1000 (clue #22)
Jennifer 2400 -2400 (Pasquale 4200 Dennis 4400)
2) ACIDS $1200 (clue #18)
Dennis 16600 +3500 (Pasquale 9000 Jennifer 600)
3) HISTORIC PEOPLE $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Dennis 21700 +3000 (Pasquale 12200 Jennifer 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -65

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 170 (1.21 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Dennis $22,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Pasquale $12,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jennifer $6,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,000
Lach Trash: $8,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,400

Pasquale Palumbo, career statistics:
43 correct, 8 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
40.71% in first on buzzer (46/113)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,700

Jennifer Leong Evans, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200

Dennis Chase, career statistics:
26 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,600

Dennis Chase, to win:
2 games: 74.584%
3: 55.628%
4: 41.490%
5: 30.945%
6: 23.080%
Avg. streak: 3.935 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $117,725 has been donated to the North Valley Community Foundation.

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, April 9, 2021"

  1. Friendly reminder:

    Just in case viewers watch games out of order, please keep information about specific clues in the comments for their respective games.

  2. Of Mice and Men was a book that I read back in High school and still this FJ brought back some great memories for me. Congrats to Dennis on his win today, and I hope he makes it to three or four games.

  3. Ok, I’m a bit confused. You said, “if Jennifer or Dennis were paying attention, they’d have noticed that Pasquale didn’t bet to cover second place in Final Jeopardy yesterday.”
    I thought that players waiting on deck, don’t get to watch the group one day ahead of them?

    • Contestants get to be the audience now, since there’s no studio audience due to COVID-19.

    • Good question. If the Friday players are allowed to watch Thursday’s game, then they have already seen the returning champion in action prior to their game. If not, then where do they hide while Thursday’s game is being taped?

  4. They made a mistake in “Flag-pouri” for $400. They showed a red rectangular flag with a white cross, and the clue indicated that they wanted “…the flag of this nation…”. The response given, ruled correct, was “What is Switzerland?”. But that wasn’t the flag of Switzerland. The official Swiss national flag is square, not rectangular. The rectangular flag they showed is the Swiss merchant flag.

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