Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Travel) for Wednesday, October 5, 2022 (Season 39, Game 18):

The 1948 edition of this publication said, “There will be a day…in the near future when this guide will not have to be published”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Francis Gomes, a quality assurance technologist from Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Francis Gomes on Jeopardy!
Tory Martin, a communications & fundraising director from Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tory Martin on Jeopardy!
Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (3-day total: $83,458)
Cris Pannullo on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Cris Pannullo’s dominance continues; he’s picked up over $80,000 over his first three victories; a number which would have been over $110,000 had he been correct on last night’s Final Jeopardy! clue. He’s also gotten the hang of the signaling device, ringing in successfully over 70% of the time last night, per last night’s box score. If this keeps up, we could be in for a very long run. If not, Cris’s run could come to a crashing halt—and today’s game is crucial for Cris’s Tournament of Champions chances. Today’s challengers include a Canadian—Tottenham, Ontario’s Francis Gomes.

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Correct response: What is the Green Book?

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Because this actually needs repeating: Racism was so bad in the United States of America that a book needed to be published in order to tell Black people what accommodations and amenities would serve them when traveling. Published between 1936 and 1966 by Victor Hugo Green, the Green Book was indispensable for Black travelers in the late Jim Crow era.

The 2018 Best Picture Oscar-winning film Green Book got its title from this book.

Unfortunately, a lot of people want to go back to a time when the Green Book would be necessary again; I do not understand why people show such abject hatred towards another group of humans—and, worse, why otherwise reasonable people lend political support (by voting for them) to such racists as well.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Helpful Historic Figures; Dam: Nation; Bartending 101; First Episodes; It’s A Verb & A Noun; You’re On A Roll)

Buoyed by 8 correct on either half of the commercial break—and a Daily Double—Cris picked up $12,200 by the end of 30 clues.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Cris 8 correct 0 incorrect
Francis 3 correct 0 incorrect
Tory 2 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Cris 16 correct 0 incorrect
Francis 6 correct 0 incorrect
Tory 6 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: We Recognize The Senator; Science & Nature; Short Stories & Novellas; Words From German; Company Towns; You’re In A Role)

Tory started Double Jeopardy! well, picking up $2,500 of her $2,600 on a Daily Double, but today’s game was all Cris. I’m a little bit worried that he’s going a little bit too conservative too early on the Daily Doubles—he only bet $1,000 on Clue #18, but he wasn’t threatened at all today. Scores going into Final were Cris at $28,800, Tory at $7,900, and Francis at $5,800.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Cris 31 correct 1 incorrect
Tory 12 correct 4 incorrect
Francis 11 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 7 (0 today).

Tory was the only correct player in Final; Cris went conservative in Final, and is now a 4-day champion at over $110,000! He goes for win #5 tomorrow!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Cris $28,800
Tory $7,900
Francis $5,800

Tonight’s results:

Francis $5,800 – $5,799 = $1 (What is the Michelin Guide?)
Tory $7,900 + $7,899 = $15,799 (What is the Green Book?)
Cris $28,800 – $1,200 = $27,600 (What is Zagat) (4-day total: $111,058)

Cris Pannullo, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 5, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Cris $12,200
Francis $3,400
Tory $1,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) DAM: NATION $800 (clue #3)
Cris 1800 +1800 (Tory -800 Francis 0)
2) WE RECOGNIZE THE SENATOR $2000 (clue #6)
Tory 2600 +2500 (Cris 17800 Francis 3400)
3) WORDS FROM GERMAN $1600 (clue #18, $10000 left on board)
Cris 25800 +1000 (Tory 6700 Francis 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 200

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 7 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Cris $28,400 Coryat, 31 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Tory $7,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Francis $5,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,600
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000

Cris Pannullo, career statistics:

114 correct, 9 incorrect
14/14 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
42.22% in first on buzzer (95/225)
10/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $31,500)
1/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,050

Tory Martin, career statistics:

13 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400

Francis Gomes, career statistics:

11 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800

Cris Pannullo, to win:

5 games: 93.683%
6: 87.765%
7: 82.221%
8: 77.027%
9: 72.161%
Avg. streak: 18.830 games.

Today’s interviews:

Francis was only 1.5 pounds at birth and is, thus, a member of the “1 Kilo” Club.
Tory has visited 23 countries but is apparently bad luck.
Cris is generally terrified of risk in real life.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Cris was 17 correct, 1 incorrect in the bottom two rows of the board. Once again, strong knowledge at the bottom of the board is often “buzzer-proof”, making a champion that much harder to defeat.
  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Cris $28,800 Tory $7,900 Francis $5,800)

Cris: Bet between $0 and $12,999 and enjoy win #4! (Actual bet: $1,200)

Tory: Standard cover bet over Francis is $3,701. (Actual bet: $7,899)

Francis: If Tory covers you and is incorrect, she falls to $4,199. Limit your bet to $1,599. (Actual bet: $5,799)

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22 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, October 5, 2022"

  1. I said the Michelin Star Guide so confidently lol… but I should’ve known better seeing as the Michelin guide isn’t exactly about travel, and The Green Book obviously is.

    FJ streak: 1L

  2. Michael Johnston | October 5, 2022 at 9:19 am |

    Dang it😓 I couldn’t remember the guide nor the movie…

    Current FJ streak: 1L

    • Robert Fawkes | October 5, 2022 at 2:53 pm |

      I only knew this one because of the movie. Movies can be informational and learning experiences.

  3. Diganta Das | October 5, 2022 at 9:22 am |

    I have learned something new today. I knew about a book or guide but did not know its name or the 2018 movie.

    Your commentary is spot on, and I will not be surprised if some corners of social media start lamenting that Jeopardy is going “Woke” for this FJ question (the term is also used in Canada by PP – the Conservative leader.)

    • Kathy Smith | October 5, 2022 at 11:46 am |

      Diganta and Andy, you both are so true in your remarks. I had never heard of The Green Book.

      • The movie was excellent. Sad that people had to live that way however. I was glad that the movie won the Best Picture Oscar in that it might wake people up to stop this racism and to treat all equal.

  4. Amen to your comments above, Andy. Not to mention the hypocrisy of many claiming to be so righteous…have they forgotten to Love thy Neighbor?

    • Indeed. I suspect that much of that hatred stems from a feeling in the gut (if not the heart) that they DESERVE retribution from those they have put down and held back for so long, so they have come to expect this retribution and are desperately trying to preemptively stave that off by doubling down on the holding back.

      I saw a public affairs show yesterday that included a discussion of the decline in membership of churches in America over the last couple of decades. The main consensus was that generations under 40 just don’t join organizations, be they professional organizations, churches, unions, etc. That may well be but I think it is also because they are not prejudiced and do not want to be associated with the pervasive hypocrisy.

  5. Great comment, Andy!

  6. I’ve never read about The Green Book but although I do remember the movie though. Happy that cris won again and I think that 5th win is in his alley tomorrow. Given his strong knowledge at the bottom of the board I think Cris can do 6 or 7 wins. I remember Gil Collins also had 5 wins with such broad knowledge as well.

  7. Part of this sad history included Sundown Towns where african americans were told to not be there once the Sun set. Other groups were also sometimes targeted with the same restrictions.

  8. I had the subconscious notion that ‘Travel’ means ‘World Travel’ — now realizing that I tend to think of travel within the U.S. as just “going somewhere”, so I said Fodor’s. I did take a second to think “Why in 1948 would they think it would soon no longer be necessary?”, but just assumed it was something I didn’t know about its exact focus. If not for my preconceived “travel = world travel” bias, my own question might have helped me as I was aware of the Green Book (and had seen the movie) so might could have thought of it in another 20 seconds, but I assumed I didn’t know, so didn’t even try longer.

  9. Brian Keeling | October 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm |

    “This actually needs repeating …”: YES, and good for you for doing so even in a venue that is putatively non-political! Open hatred of The Other is becoming more and more normalized, and it has to be called out.

    • It actually is non-political, it’s just basic human decency, but the opposite is being encouraged for political reasons.

  10. Love Andy’s comment, Lisa’s comment and Cris! I knew it was the Green Book from the part in the clue that said they hoped it would no longer be necessary except I got the color wrong and said The Red Book.

  11. I thought this was a fantastic Final question. Touching, even.

  12. Pizza Face Fred | October 5, 2022 at 10:56 pm |

    I ain’t never heard of no “Green Book” neither! Am I the only time traveler who reaches far enough back to remember “Fodor’s”? (Founded in 1949, it turns out.) Thought I had those greenhorns with this one. Can’t believe no one knew a “dynamo” generated electricity, one of the two Triple Stumpers I got to give me comfort . . .

    • I knew all of the older questions, for better or for worse. But I couldn’t remember the name of the “Green Book” even though I knew what they were talking about.
      All cars had Dynamos when I was young, and I can remember when alternators became ubiquitous in new cars with the availability of high-current silicon diodes.

      • Whoa, learned something from you. I did not realize that cars had not begun with alternators. I was old enough to have been introduced to car engines by my father and/or my grandfather and/or my young uncle [the latter two living next door] while it was still dynamos, but the idea did not occur to any of the four of us — too bad for me, as an IQ test given to us in high school contained a whole section that was just a diagram of a car engine that we should label the parts of! [As that was less than ten years after cars began having alternators, I wonder now whether that diagram had dynamos or alternators.]

        But I did know about dynamos, anyway, as I lived 4 miles from a hydroelectric dam. [We had a small earthquake in town in 1971 and my mother panicked for a minute as she thought the rumble was because the dam had broken.]

    • Fred, looks like you hadn’t noticed that I had mentioned a few hours earlier than you that my guess had been Fodor’s. 😜

  13. I’ve seen the movie; perhaps that’s why I thought it should have been a triple-get.
    But then, what other travel guide the publisher may want to stop publishing the earlier the better? For the sake of those who have not seen the movie, I wonder if descriptive responses like, for example, “The Black Traveler guide” or something of that nature would have been accepted.

  14. I only know of Tottenham, ON due to it being featured on an episode of Heavy Rescue 401 on the Weather Channel a couple years ago.

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