Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 18th Century History) for Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (Season 38, Game 113):
The stated aim of this period was using violence to achieve political goals; its success aided in its demise in under a year
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Emily Budd, a customer service rep from Rochester, New York
|Charles Fogelman, a geographer from Champaign, Illinois
|Dave Rapp, a writer from Valley Village, California (3-day total: $69,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Dave Rapp, with his third win yesterday, finds himself on the ToC Tracker, at least on this site. He’s not into the Top 15, though, unless he wins today. Charles and Emily will try to stop him. Dave’s performances have dropped off slightly since his very impressive debut on Friday. Is a rebound forthcoming?
Meanwhile, the last two quarterfinals in the Jeopardy National College Championship air tonight on ABC at 8:00 PM Eastern/Pacific. (7:00 Central/Mountain). Yesterday’s episode—which saw quarterfinal #9 and quarterfinal #10—saw a significant amount of abuse heaped on contestants online. This behavior from Jeopardy! fans is shameful. Jeopardy! contestants are normal people who have gone on a game show. They aren’t Kardashians. Judging someone and heaping abuse on them on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit based on what you see in 22 minutes of television is unacceptable. As Michael Davies wrote last week, “Jeopardy! is about excellence, and shouldn’t the discourse around the show reflect that same spirit?” Be better, Jeopardy! fans. Be better.
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Correct response: What is the Reign of Terror?
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The Reign of Terror took place during the French Revolution between September 1793 and July 1794, where the Revolutionary government decided to take harsh measures against those seen to be enemies of the Revolution (nobles, priests, etc). During this period, 17,000 were killed—the period ended with the arrest and killing of its de facto leader, Maximilien de Robespierre.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Dave $9,200 – $800 = $8,400 (What is anarchism?)
Emily $13,200 – $9,999 = $3,201 (What is the French)
Charles $18,500 – $8,000 = $10,500 (What is the French Revolution?) (1-day total: $10,500)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NAVAL CONFLICT $800 (clue #29)
Charles 5200 +1200 (Dave 4400 Emily 3600)
2) 4 WORDS $800 (clue #4)
Charles 6000 +2500 (Dave 4000 Emily 3600)
3) LOST $1600 (clue #25, $7600 left on board)
Emily 9200 +2000 (Dave 7600 Charles 16500)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 86
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 21 (0.19 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Charles $16,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Dave $9,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Emily $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000
Dave Rapp, career statistics:
98 correct, 11 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
40.79% in first on buzzer (93/228)
4/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,700
Charles Fogelman, career statistics:
21 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,700)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400
Emily Budd, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800
Charles Fogelman, to win:
2 games: 58.722%
Avg. streak: 2.423 games.
Emily is an award-winning baker.
Charles invited the Queen of Lesotho to dinner in New York.
Dave has been to 49 of the 50 states—Mississippi is his missing state.
- My favorite Jeopardy! truism: Contestants underbet Daily Doubles and overbet Final Jeopardy. Even had she not taken the lead with her bet, Emily should have listened to her “YOLO” instinct and bet more on the final Daily Double. At the very least, an extra couple of thousand would have taken her out of Stratton’s Dilemma, and would likely have led to a victory for her on this Triple Stumper.
- Meanwhile, Dave didn’t bet enough in Final: he needed to bet at least $1,400 in order to have a chance at victory against Charles. Especially in a must-win game for his Tournament of Champions chances, this was a pretty egregious gameplay mistake. (Playing for second, which is what Dave does here, does absolutely nothing.)
Link to the box score: February 16, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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