Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Nonfiction) for Thursday, March 2, 2023 (Season 39, Game 124):

It has the line, “The discovery of America…opened up fresh ground for the rising bourgeoisie”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Maggie Brown, a sophomore at the University of West Florida from Pensacola, Florida
Maggie Brown on Jeopardy!
Caleb Richmond, a sophomore at Georgetown University from Bedford, New Hampshire
Caleb Richmond on Jeopardy!
Hannah Nekritz, a senior at Brandeis University from Stamford, Connecticut
Hannah Nekritz on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today sees the ninth of nine quarterfinals for the High School Reunion Tournament, between Hannah Nekritz, Caleb Richmond, and Maggie Brown. My prediction model thinks this will be a pretty evenly-matched game; while Maggie was just a quarterfinalist, she scored well in the main game of her initial appearance and seems to be a strong player. Hannah and Caleb were both semifinalists in their initial appearances. The three semifinals are scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday, with the finals Wednesday and Thursday.

Hindsight is 20/20, but I feel as though it might not have been a bad idea to have started this tournament one day later; that way, there would have been a weekend between the quarterfinals and semifinals.

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Correct response: What is The Communist Manifesto

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“The discovery of America, the rounding of the Cape, opened up fresh ground for the rising bourgeoisie. The East-Indian and Chinese markets, the colonisation of America, trade with the colonies, the increase in the means of exchange and in commodities generally, gave to commerce, to navigation, to industry, an impulse never before known, and thereby, to the revolutionary element in the tottering feudal society, a rapid development.” That is one of the early paragraphs of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ The Communist Manifesto, written in 1848 as a criticism of capitalism and capitalism’s exploitation of the working class. Marx believed that ultimately the owners of productive enterprises (the “bourgeoisie”) would become in enough conflict with the workers in those enterprises (the “proletariat”) would result in the collapse of capitalism.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Birds Near Water; In The Sport; Course Descriptions; Random Stuff; U.S. History; That’S D-Minus Work)

Today’s game felt like it belonged to Caleb from about Clue #5 onward. He nearly doubled up just before the first break on the first Daily Double and had over $12,400 after 30 clues. Hannah and Maggie were both far behind.

Statistics at the first break (14 clues):

Caleb 8 correct 1 incorrect
Hannah 3 correct 2 incorrect
Maggie 0 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Caleb 16 correct 2 incorrect
Hannah 5 correct 2 incorrect
Maggie 1 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: -Pol, -Poli, -Polis Cities; Hit Albums; Action & Adventure Novels; Transport Over The Ages; Documentary Subjects; Odd Words)

Caleb’s dominance continued; when he found the last Daily Double, both Hannah and Maggie were in the red! Unfortunately, Maggie couldn’t get her signalling device to work well all day, while Hannah did make it a 2-player Final. Scores going into Final were Caleb at $23,618, Hannah at $9,000, and Maggie at -$1,600.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Caleb 28 correct 3 incorrect
Hannah 15 correct 4 incorrect
Maggie 2 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 16 (0 today).

We nearly had two players correct in Final, but time ran out on Hannah. In any case, Caleb is our 9th semifinalist!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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Scores going into Final:

Caleb $23,618
Hannah $9,000
Maggie -$1,600

Tonight’s results:

Maggie -$1,600 ($5,000) (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Hannah $9,000 – $9,000 = $0 ($5,000) (What is The Communist Mani)
Caleb $23,618 + $5,617 = $29,235 (What is the Commmunist Manifesto? (Hoya Saxa!)) (Semi-Finalist)

Caleb Richmond, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 2, 2023 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Caleb $12,418
Hannah $1,400
Maggie -$400


Opening break taken after: 14 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) U.S. HISTORY $600 (clue #14)
Caleb 5200 +5018 (Hannah 600 Maggie -800)
2) TRANSPORT OVER THE AGES $2000 (clue #11)
Caleb 20818 +10018 (Hannah -200 Maggie -2000)
3) DOCUMENTARY SUBJECTS $1600 (clue #18, $9600 left on board)
Caleb 31636 -10018 (Hannah 5800 Maggie -2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 113

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Hannah 5 5 5 5 5 4 4
Caleb 4 4 4 4 3 5 3*

DJ! Round:
Hannah 5 4 3 5 4 3 2
Caleb 4 5 3 2 3 4 5* 3 4*
Maggie 4 3

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Caleb 3.75
Hannah 4.21
Maggie 3.50

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 16 (0.13 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Caleb $21,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Hannah $9,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Maggie -$1,600 Coryat, 2 correct, 2 incorrect, 3.51% in first on buzzer (2/57), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,600
Lach Trash: $15,400 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000

Hannah Nekritz, career statistics:

45 correct, 8 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (48/171)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000

Caleb Richmond, career statistics:

67 correct, 9 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
37.43% in first on buzzer (64/171)
3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,018)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,133

Maggie Brown, career statistics:

14 correct, 4 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
12.28% in first on buzzer (14/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,300

Remaining Players’ Chances of Winning Tournament:

Maya Wright: 9.129%
Avi Gupta: 14.297%
Stephanie Pierson: 6.735%
Justin Bolsen: 13.449%
Jackson Jones: 13.133%
Claire Sattler: 9.180%
Lucas Miner: 9.266%
Tim Cho: 12.771%
Caleb Richmond: 12.040%

Today’s interviews:

Maggie wants to work at an art museum post-graduation.
Caleb does bar trivia with fellow competitor Teagan O’Sullivan.
Hannah is starting a Masters in prosthetics and orthotics.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Semifinal #1 was announced at the conclusion of today’s show: Lucas Miner v. Jackson Jones v. Avi Gupta. (The prediction model has taken this into account.)
  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Caleb $23,618 Hannah $9,000 Maggie -$1,600)

Hannah: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $9,000)

Caleb: Limit your bet to $5,617. (Actual bet: $5,617)

Maggie: (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)

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20 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, March 2, 2023"

  1. Michael Johnston | March 2, 2023 at 10:46 am | Reply

    Eh… I’ve never read anything by Marx/Engels, but the cue word “bourgeoisie” pointed to them. My ignorance of the text betrayed me though, as I could only guess at the book and just picked the weightier Das Kapital :/ thus ending a nice six game win streak.

    Current FJ streak: 1L

    • Bill Vollmer | March 3, 2023 at 12:51 pm | Reply

      neither have I. hearing/reading the clue, my response was Das Kapital. right author(s) wrong work. Followed my first instinct. was wrong, but at least was in the “ball park.”

  2. Michael same … “bourgeoisie” (I hate trying to spell that) led me to the Communist Manifesto thankfully I forgot about Das Kapital or I may have second guessed myself. Current FJ streak 9W … once we get out of high school questions I feel I’ll get back on the losing streak 🙂

    • You and Michael are much smarter/alert than me – the “bourgeoisie” should have made something click in my brain. But nothing clicked, so for some unfathomable reason, I guessed he Tocquesville’s “Democracy in America”

  3. Is there a reason everything after the Final Jeopardy answer is in italics?

  4. Ironic how what was considered to be the most evenly matched semifinal ended up being the biggest blowout of all of them. In any case, congratulations to Caleb for one hell of a performance!

    I get that missing a five-figure Daily Double probably dampened the prediction model’s rating of him pretty heavily, but either way, WOW.

  5. I don’t care how good at math I am, I’m not making the final jeopardy wager Caleb did with the chance I have a momentary mind glitch and accidentally over bet. There is no advantage in doing so. But that’s me.

  6. Well kudos to caleb getting into the semifinals, but if hannah were to return to the second chance tournament she might have another shot. Bust still the communst manifesto was something that I once read years ago. Although I will get a copy of it at the library next time.

    • With all due respect, Lou, “running out of time in Final in a runaway” is 100% not occasion to bring someone back for Second Chance.

      • As far as we know she may have been writing ‘Communist Mani Pedi’. But I doubt it. As for the Communist Manifesto, I recommend the original German.

  7. Agreed on the scheduling, if there’s a random extra day, better that it would be last Monday, with the continuation of the previous champion, then introduce the Teen Reunion tournament so we’re not caught off guard, then end it on a Friday, which is how we’re used to them ending. Resume regular play with a full week as usual.

  8. Happy for Caleb! He knew how to be entertaining without looking like a diva, and I appreciated his candid comments about the sports category. Made it fun despite the blowout.

    I got this one from “bourgeoisie” alone since I couldn’t think of anything else; only thing for Hannah was not having enough time to write it. My record in these has been considerably better, but since this is college level difficulty, I doubt it will last.

  9. Robert Fawkes | March 2, 2023 at 7:09 pm | Reply

    Thought of Marx immediately; took a few seconds more to think of “The Communist Manifesto,” so I can sympathize with Hannah on running out of time to finish the response.

    How did the producers rank the semifinalists to come up with the semifinal matches? Seems like three of the better players (at least, according to the prediction model) are going head-to-head right off the bat. Normally, seedings have stronger players going against weaker players to end up with the best going against the best in the finals.

  10. Bill Vollmer | March 3, 2023 at 12:54 pm | Reply

    Is the “Second Chance” competition going to be a annual event, eading into the T of C?

    • The show hasn’t officially said anything on this front, but their general actions have led fans to believe that this will be the case.

      • Bill Vollmer | March 3, 2023 at 5:50 pm | Reply

        then will the selection of the players be arbitrary again, or, will thee be some quantifiable criteria be involved?

        • Being that any quantifiable criteria could be “gamed” as players angle for a return shot that isn’t “winning”, I would say that publishing quantifiable criteria is an absolutely terrible idea.

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