Happy Star Wars Day! (May the 4th be with you). Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Literature) for Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (Season 37, Game 157):
This 1970s memoir told of harsh places that metaphorically were like an island chain “from the Bering Strait almost to the Bosporus”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Brittany Eltman, a baker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Hanna Howard, an editor from New York, New York
|Emily Sands, a vice president of operations from Chanhassen, Minnesota (3-day total: $73,000)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Emily got herself to three wins on yesterday’s game and has been doing well, but she might have difficulty getting to win number four. Reports were that yesterday’s game took two hours to tape; that may affect Emily’s ability to keep her run going.
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Correct response: What is The Gulag Archipelago?
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago was a non-fiction text, first published in 1973, written during the 1950s and 1960s and that told of the conditions within the Soviet Union’s Gulags, or prison camps. Solzhenitsyn himself spent eight years as a Gulag prisoner for criticizing Stalin while serving in the Red Army. Solzhenitsyn’s time in the Gulag empowered him to expose the countless human rights abuses committed by the Soviet dictatorship. Because the work, even while being written, was considered contraband, Solzhenitsyn completed parts of the work in different locations; the finished microfilm was smuggled out of the Soviet Union to Zurich, Switzerland. The work, which was viewed as a major challenge to the Soviet dictatorship, sold tens of millions of copies worldwide.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Brittany $2,200 – $2,200 = $0 (What is —)
Emily $5,200 + $799 = $5,999 (What is Gulag Archipeligo?)
Hanna $20,800 – $200 = $20,600 (What is ?) (1-day total: $20,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) READING MATERIAL $800 (clue #25)
Emily 3800 +3800 (Hanna 3800 Brittany 4800)
2) PLAYING POPE $1200 (clue #11)
Hanna 12000 +4000 (Emily 6200 Brittany 4200)
3) FACTS ABOUT COUNTRIES $1600 (clue #15, $18400 left on board)
Emily 6200 -6200 (Hanna 16000 Brittany 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 33
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: PLAYING POPE $2000 PRONOUNS $400
Total Left On Board: $2,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 184 (1.17 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Hanna $18,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Emily $8,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 5 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Brittany $2,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer (11/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,600
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600
Emily Sands, career statistics:
87 correct, 16 incorrect
4/7 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
37.50% in first on buzzer (84/224)
6/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,000)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,500
Hanna Howard, career statistics:
18 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000
Brittany Eltman, career statistics:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
20.00% in first on buzzer (11/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,200
Hanna Howard, to win:
2 games: 62.055%
Avg. streak: 2.635 games.
- Thus far, $46,199 has been donated by Jeopardy! to Media Fellowship House.
- I know a lot of viewers will want to blame the guest host for unplayed clues. However, there were 8 combined incorrect responses and 8 Triple Stumpers in Double Jeopardy; to me, I thought Bill did well to keep things to just 2 clues unplayed.
- I was very happy to see Jeopardy! include a clue about Sam Smith’s 2019 announcement of their using they/them pronouns. I would love to see Jeopardy! ask for, and include, each contestant’s pronouns going forward.
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