Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Notable Women) for Monday, October 25, 2021 (Season 38, Game 31):
Of the 3 pioneering women in their field to be dubbed the “Trimates”, this one got her Ph.D from Cambridge in 1966
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Hilary Bouxsein, a visiting assistant professor from Northfield, Minnesota
|Stephen Son, a business operations professional from Los Angeles, California
|Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida (10-day total: $230,100)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jonathan, after defeating Matt Amodio, has now gone on himself to win 10 games. How much further will Jonathan go? Jonathan’s just $34,902 from reaching Seth Wilson’s 12-game total; a big win will surpass that mark today!
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Correct response: Who is Jane Goodall?
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The Trimates were a group of three women—Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas—who were chosen by Louis Leakey to study many of the great apes in their natural environments. Goodall studied chimpanzees, Fossey gorillas, and Galdikas orangutans. Goodall was over a decade into her career studying chimpanzees before she received her Ph.D at Cambridge and was a very rare case of being allowed to study for a Ph.D at Cambridge before having obtained a BA or BSc.
Note that I severely dislike this clue: both Goodall and Fossey both did studies at Cambridge. Having this clue come down to when specifically Goodall and Fossey were awarded their Ph.D—especially when Fossey’s studies in Africa began in 1967—is incredibly misleading pinning at best. It’s very disappointing to see that these very poor, tenuous, clues haven’t stopped with the departure of Mike Richards. The show’s writing has really gone downhill since Harry Friedman left.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Stephen $5,000 + $2,801 = $7,801 (Who is Goodall?)
Hilary $7,800 + $2,201 = $10,001 (Who is Jane Goodall)
Jonathan $16,000 + $0 = $16,000 (Who is Jane Goodall?) (11-day total: $246,100)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE LANDLOCKED NATION $800 (clue #3)
Stephen 800 -1000 (Jonathan -600 Hilary 0)
2) WHAT HAPPENED WHEN $1600 (clue #17)
Jonathan 17800 -4200 (Stephen 3000 Hilary 5800)
3) WRITTEN IN THE DUST $800 (clue #24, $6800 left on board)
Jonathan 16800 -2000 (Stephen 3000 Hilary 7000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -136
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.10 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Jonathan $22,200 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 50.00% in first on buzzer (28/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Hilary $7,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 12.50% in first on buzzer (7/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Stephen $6,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600
Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
284 correct, 32 incorrect
12/13 on rebound attempts (on 43 rebound opportunities)
44.14% in first on buzzer (275/623)
12/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,400)
7/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,982
Stephen Son, career statistics:
13 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000
Hilary Bouxsein, career statistics:
10 correct, 0 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
12.50% in first on buzzer (7/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,800
Jonathan Fisher, to win:
12 games: 71.311%
Avg. streak: 13.486 games.
Hilary teaches classical studies (Greek & Latin language and culture).
Stephen was a light sleeper as a kid and is now a heavy sleeper.
Jonathan is looking to support his girlfriend’s adaptation of “The Winter’s Tale”.
- This was the first game since July 6 where the contestants went 0-for-3 on the Daily Doubles.
- Even though all three players got today’s Final, I don’t think that this makes the clue any less problematic, in my opinion.
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