Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category History) for Wednesday, April 13, 2022 (Season 38, Game 153):
Intimately familiar with World War I, Churchill considered this war from some 150 years before the “first World War”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Adam Wallick, an airline planning analyst from Chicago, Illinois
|Rachel Skytt, a bookseller from Burbank, California
|Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (6-day total: $148,000)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Yesterday, Mattea Roach became the first Canadian ever to win six games on Jeopardy! As her strong play continues, she’ll only get more intimidating if she keeps winning. Your challengers today are Burbank’s Rachel Skytt and Chicago’s Adam Wallick.
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Correct response: What is the Seven Years’ War?
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(Editorial note: I am going to be using the term generally used worldwide—and by Churchill—to refer to this war. It has different names, including one used to refer to the war’s American theatre. Quite frankly, I don’t like this clue, as I give pause to any clue that would ask contestants to potentially give the name of a slur. I should also point out that Mattea, being Canadian, would have learned in school the term that Churchill would have used.)
The Seven Years’ War was a worldwide conflict that chiefly took place between Great Britain and France between 1756 and 1763; the various European powers took sides—Prussia on the British side, Austria and Spain with the French. With theatres in North America, South America, India, and West Africa, the war saw no territorial change in Europe, but major colonial possessions, especially in North America, changing hands. One of the most famous battles in Canadian history, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (a battle which saw the death of both generals, Wolfe on the British side, Montcalm on the French), took place near Quebec City in this war. As a result of the Treaty of Paris ending the war, France lost most of its North American holdings—keeping the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, and the Caribbean island colonies of Guadeloupe and Martinique (choosing the sugar that the Caribbean islands provided over the lands of New France).
Jeopardy! Round categories: A Reign of Error; Household Initials; A Number Between 2 & 115; Book ‘Em; At the Movies; Ends in Double Letters
While Adam got to the first Daily Double, it was Rachel who had the advantage early. However, Mattea rebounded after the break to jump into the lead after the opening round; Mattea picked up 8 correct in the 15 clues between the first and second break.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Around the USA; Oh Me of Little Faith; Catch the TV Musical Act; Bat Quiz; What the Letter Says; Sincerely Yours
Double Jeopardy! was very interesting—Adam picked up both Daily Doubles for a net $7,000, and that was just enough to pull him up to exactly 50% of Mattea’s score going into Final!
Final Jeopardy! saw the term for solely the American theatre not accepted (correctly, by the judges, in my opinion—see “Andy’s Thoughts” for why) and Mattea, who gave the term for the full war, picking up her seventh victory! She’ll go for the snowman 8 tomorrow!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Rachel $8,000 – $0 = $8,000 (What is the French and [redacted] War???)
Adam $10,200 – $10,200 = $0 (What is the French and [redacted] War?)
Mattea $20,400 + $1 = $20,401 (What is the Seven Years’ War?) (7-day total: $168,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A NUMBER BETWEEN 2 & 115 $800 (clue #9)
Adam 400 +400 (Mattea 600 Rachel 200)
2) AROUND THE USA $2000 (clue #3)
Adam 1600 +2000 (Mattea 7200 Rachel 4000)
3) WHAT THE LETTER SAYS $800 (clue #26, $5200 left on board)
Adam 6000 +5000 (Mattea 19200 Rachel 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 223
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 64 (0.42 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Mattea $20,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Rachel $8,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Adam $6,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,800
Lach Trash: $14,400 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Mattea Roach, career statistics:
191 correct, 13 incorrect
14/17 on rebound attempts (on 34 rebound opportunities)
43.77% in first on buzzer (172/393)
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,000)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,714
Rachel Skytt, career statistics:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Adam Wallick, career statistics:
12 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,400
Mattea Roach, to win:
8 games: 69.243%
Avg. streak: 9.251 games.
Adam got a traffic ticket and couldn’t take the Jeopardy! Test.
Rachel saw weird lights at a Liza Minelli concert.
Mattea has a nickname of “Porcelain Gorilla”.
- This website is making an editorial decision to redact a word in the response of two of today’s contestants.
- I agree with the judges’ decision not to accept the term for solely the American theatre of the war. Winston Churchill would not have used that term, and the clue was referring to Churchill. Moreover, due to Mattea’s bet, it had no effect on the outcome of the game.
- Viewers are reminded that ties after Final Jeopardy!, even in regular play, have been broken with a tiebreaker clue since 2014.
- Link to the box score: April 13, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Mattea $20,400 Adam $10,200 Rachel $8,000)
Mattea: Bet $1. It also helps in case Adam underbets.
Rachel: You can’t win unless Mattea overbets, and Adam should bet it all. Bet anything between $0 and $7,998.
Adam: You’ve got one good bet here: all in.
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