Today is the final day of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s hosting stint. George Stephanopoulos hosts next week’s games. Through 9 days, $210,859 has been donated to Odyssey Atlanta. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1980s Bestsellers) for Friday, July 9, 2021 (Season 37, Game 205):
The title of this 1985 novel by a Canadian author partly alludes to the similarly named stories in a 14th century work
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kathryn Derfler, an executive assistant & office manager from Brooklyn, New York
|Tom Tipps, a software project manager from San Diego, California
|Jen Jazwinski, an early literacy librarian from Algonquin, Illinois (1-day total: $42,001)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jen played a very strong game yesterday, but dodged a bullet when her Final Jeopardy! math error ended up not costing her. If she plays as well today as she did yesterday, she should have no problems taking win #2. I hope that she checks her math better, though!
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Correct response: What is The Handmaid’s Tale?
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The title of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is inspired by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales of the 14th century; most of the chapters of that work are in the form of “The ____’s Tale”. Set in Gilead, a fundamentalist dystopian future in what is currently the United States, women are considered to be property of the state. It also inspired a TV series on the streaming service Hulu. What’s more chilling: Atwood said during promotional work for the TV series that there’s “nothing in the book that didn’t happen, somewhere.” More advice from Atwood when it comes to standing up against fascism: “Support your leaders who are standing against unconstitutional laws; keep informed, as best as possible. Everything is ‘as best as possible’ right now.”
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jen $8,600 + $8,600 = $17,200 (What is A Handmaid’s Tale) (2-day total: $59,201)
Tom $10,400 – $10,000 = $400 (What is … ?)
Kathryn $11,200 – $10,000 = $1,200 (What are the ran(illegible))
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) EPONYMOUS FOOD $400 (clue #14)
Jen 4400 -3000 (Tom 1000 Kathryn 400)
2) LOST & FOUND $800 (clue #9)
Kathryn 5400 +1000 (Jen 8000 Tom 5200)
3) REJECTED ELEMENT NAMES $1600 (clue #20, $13600 left on board)
Jen 9200 -3000 (Tom 10800 Kathryn 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -82
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 198 (0.97 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Jen $14,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kathryn $11,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Tom $10,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $10,600 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400
Jen Jazwinski, career statistics:
49 correct, 7 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
41.23% in first on buzzer (47/114)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,100
Tom Tipps, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400
Kathryn Derfler, career statistics:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000
Jen Jazwinski, to win:
3 games: 60.097%
Avg. streak: 3.506 games.
- Through Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s hosting stint, $231,059 has been donated to Odyssey Atlanta. $2,144,020 has been donated in total through all hosts.
- I really appreciated how the judge’s rulings were very clearly explained by Sanjay today.
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