Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, February 25, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Awards) for Friday, February 25, 2022 (Season 38, Game 120):

These awards have a retro version & winners include the novel “The Sword in the Stone” & “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Theresa Donohoe, an inventory planning analyst from Waltham, Massachusetts
Theresa Donohoe on Jeopardy!
Max Fronek, a creative director from West Hollywood, California
Max Fronek on Jeopardy!
Christine Whelchel, a piano teacher & church organist from Spring Hill, Tennessee (2-day total: $44,600)
Christine Whelchel on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: After a game yesterday where both boards appeared to be a nightmare for all three contestants, Christine Whelchel pulled out her second victory. Max Fronek and Theresa Donohoe are the challengers hoping to prevent Christine from getting to win #3.

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Correct response: What are the Hugo Awards?

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The Hugo Awards have been awarded for science fiction literature at the World Science Fiction Convention since 1953. Retrospective Hugo awards have been awarded in some years to honor works from years prior to the first Hugos.

The mid-2010s saw a decline in the quality of the awards after a pair of slates, put forth by alt-right groups called the “Sad Puppies” and “Rabid Puppies”, dominated the 2015 and 2016 awards in many categories; this, sadly, saw more deserving authors denied the opportunity to be nominated for a Hugo in these years.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Max $15,000
Christine $11,500
Theresa $7,400

Tonight’s results:
Theresa $7,400 + $7,399 = $14,799 (What are the Hugo Awards?)
Christine $11,500 + $3,501 = $15,001 (What are Hugo Awards?) (3-day total: $59,601)
Max $15,000 – $8,001 = $6,999 (What is the Webbys?)

Christine Whelchel, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 25, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Max $3,400
Christine $3,100
Theresa $600

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
Christine 5200 -2500 (Max 2600 Theresa 400)
2) BEFORE SHE WAS FIRST LADY $800 (clue #9)
Christine 8300 -2000 (Max 4200 Theresa 2200)
3) THAT INVENTION IS ELECTRIC $1200 (clue #12, $23600 left on board)
Max 5400 +4000 (Christine 6300 Theresa 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 2

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 25 (0.21 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Christine $16,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Theresa $7,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Max $12,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $14,200 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

Christine Whelchel, career statistics:
71 correct, 8 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
38.37% in first on buzzer (66/172)
1/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,500)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,933

Max Fronek, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200

Theresa Donohoe, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400

Christine Whelchel, to win:
4 games: 45.334%
5: 20.552%
6: 9.317%
7: 4.224%
8: 1.915%
Avg. streak: 3.829 games.

Today’s interviews:
Theresa was a TA in Normandy, France.
Max hosted at-home Jeopardy! with his family when he was younger, and insisted on being called Al-Max.
Christine does not own her own organ and is hoping to buy a digital organ with her winnings.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • With regards to HOW PUNGENT! 2000: As per Encyclopedia Britannica, “by the late 20th century, most Limburger was produced in Germany and the United States”. This is in spite of the fact that the cheese did originate in the Belgian province of Liège. Due to its extensive production in Germany, the show was not incorrect in stating German in that clue.

Link to the box score: February 25, 2022 Box Score

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, February 25, 2022"

  1. When I think of the Hugo Awards, one book Pegasus in Space by Anne McCaffery as she won the hugo award. She is the author of the bestselling novel Dragonriders of Pern. This was definitely helpful for me as I am a huge fan of science fiction books. Glad to see Christine and Theresa getting this one.

  2. Michael Johnston | February 25, 2022 at 2:38 pm |

    I guessed “The Hugos” even though I don’t recall hearing of the “Retro-Hugos” before (I see they been around under that name for 25 years!) A shame that Max missed on that FJ after playing a good game. Christine has a decent shot of pulling off a 4th win on Monday, giving her a leg up on qualifying for the ToC.

  3. Christine is good and I’m glad she won another game! Would love to see her in the 2022 TOC. Though I will say, her Daily Double record so far is a bit concerning. Hopefully it doesn’t bite her on Monday.

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