Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category International Geographic) for Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (Season 39, Game 173):

In 1901 6 colonies joined together to form this nation, today the sixth largest in area

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Hope Silberstein, an attorney from Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
Hope Silberstein on Jeopardy!
Brad Davis, a talent acquisition writer from Kansas City, Missouri
Brad Davis on Jeopardy!
Hannah Wilson, a data scientist from Chicago, Illinois (5-day total: $147,801)
Hannah Wilson on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Australia?

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In 1901, the six colonies on the continent of Australia—Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia—federated into the Commonwealth of Australia. Interestingly, Fiji and New Zealand were also a part of the federation talks, but they both chose not to join; Fiji became independent in 1970 and New Zealand in 1907.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Welcome To The U.S. House!; Classic Movies; Here, There & Everywhere; Mission: Impassable; Way Back In The 1900S; After School)

Despite Brad finding the Daily Double, it was Hannah who had the best round, picking up $9,400 of the $18,000 on the board, to hold a commanding lead after 30 clues.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Hannah 9 correct 0 incorrect
Brad 4 correct 3 incorrect
Hope 2 correct 1 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Hope has a dog named Perry—after Perry Mason.
Brad writes resumes for a living.
Hannah wants to spend her winnings on a cross-country train trip.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Hannah 14 correct 0 incorrect
Brad 7 correct 3 incorrect
Hope 6 correct 3 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Hannah $9,400
Brad $1,800
Hope $800

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Better Tomes & Gardens; From The French; The Elements; New New Orleans Music; Believe It Or Not…; Straight To Jail)

Brad got to the second Daily Double, but not the third, in order to make things a little bit closer; however, Hannah’s finding the last one just about put the game out of reach. Hope’s mispronunciation of Jon Batiste (Stephen Colber’s bandleader) on a $2,000 clue ultimately meant she wasn’t around for FInal.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Hannah 29 correct 4 incorrect
Brad 13 correct 4 incorrect
Hope 8 correct 6 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 26 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

Hannah $23,000
Brad $6,400
Hope -$800

Final Jeopardy! today was a double stumper, but Hannah is a 6-day champion!

Tonight’s results:

Hope -$800 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Brad $6,400 – $6,399 = $1 (What is Kazakhstan?)
Hannah $23,000 – $7,000 = $16,000 (What is) (6-day total: $163,801)

Hannah Wilson, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 10, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) CLASSIC MOVIES $1000 (clue #3)
Brad 400 +1000 (Hannah 200 Hope 0)
2) THE ELEMENTS $1600 (clue #5)
Brad 2600 +2600 (Hannah 9000 Hope 2400)
3) STRAIGHT TO JAIL $1200 (clue #18, $8400 left on board)
Hannah 14600 +4000 (Brad 4000 Hope -400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 227

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Hannah 1 2
Brad 5*

DJ! Round:
Hannah 4 5 3 3† 3 2 3*
Brad 5 4* 5 5 5
Hope 4 2 4 5 3 4

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Hannah 2.89
Brad 4.83
Hope 3.67

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 26 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Hannah $20,200 Coryat, 29 correct, 4 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Brad $5,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Hope -$800 Coryat, 8 correct, 6 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $24,800
Lach Trash: $13,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $16,000

Player Statistics:

Hannah Wilson, career statistics:

162 correct, 16 incorrect
10/14 on rebound attempts (on 28 rebound opportunities)
43.27% in first on buzzer (148/342)
9/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $32,300)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,000

Brad Davis, career statistics:

13 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,400

Hope Silberstein, career statistics:

8 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$800

Hannah Wilson, to win:

7 games: 75.676%
8: 57.269%
9: 43.339%
10: 32.797%
11: 24.820%
Avg. streak: 9.111 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Hannah $23,000 Brad $6,400 Hope -$800)

Hannah: Limit your bet to $10,199. (Actual bet: $7,000)

Brad: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $6,399)

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

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, May 10, 2023"

  1. Michael Johnston | May 10, 2023 at 9:15 am | Reply

    Okay! Starting today off with another easy one. Now I just hope I can keep some momentum going into the Masters episodes tonight :/

  2. Hannah was interviewed on ABC 7 Chicago at the 11:00 AM News. SoO was glad to see her win. But she may be a short timer

  3. Was surprised by the double stumper. It helps if you already know that Australia is the one of the ten largest nations in area. Otherwise you might run out of time mentally traversing the globe.

    • I was also surprised at it being a stumper.

      I did not know that Australia was 6th and only ASSUMED it was in the top 10 and I also did not know when it became a nation BUT Australia is what immediately jumped to my mind as made up of colonies. Then knowing (because I was there) that Canada celebrated their sesquicentennial in 2017, 122 years now for Australia seemed likely.

      Kazakhstan has experienced migrations, invasions, annexations, civil wars, etc., but I don’t think one could ever consider it to have been colonized. I would have guessed South Africa before Kazakhstan but I was very wrong about their relative sizes.

  4. Pamela Marie | May 10, 2023 at 3:34 pm | Reply

    I’m puzzled why Hope’s mispronunciation of Batiste was ruled against her, but Hannah’s mispronunciation of Dizzy Gillespie was not ruled against her. I love Hannah and enjoy watching her play, but this felt unfair to me, especially since it prevented Hope from playing FJ.

    • Pamela:

      It wasn’t unfair at all. Per the rules of the show, if you add syllables or consonants, you’ll be ruled incorrect, while pronunciations that could still be reasonably spelled identically are ruled acceptable.

      Hope’s pronunciation was “Baptiste”—it added an extra consonant and was correctly ruled incorrect.

      Meanwhile, Hannah’s pronunciation did not add any extra syllables, it was simply changing a hard G with a soft G, and that pronunciation could reasonably be spelled the same way.

      • Robert Fawkes | May 10, 2023 at 4:58 pm | Reply

        Yes, Andy, that makes perfect sense. But what I don’t understand is why the three responses for Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn were all ruled incorrect. Clearly, the first person to respond knew who it was. I think the first response was close enough on a clearly difficult name that it should have been accepted and the other two never would have been given.

        • “Clearly difficult name” is subjective. In Juveria’s and Hannah’s responses, the ending syllable was “-chun” (cf. the J-archive), which is obviously wrong. Sami’s response is listed there as “Sol-iz-nit-syn”, which is very close, but still has a transposition of a vowel and a consonant.
          “Sol-ze-nit-syn” could have been accepted, I believe.

  5. I’m 3 for 3 this week, though I pulled this one out with two seconds left. Still counts! (I haven’t had time to watch Masters yet, but that’s a separate thing.)

    Also Jon Batiste and Jean-Baptiste are two very different guys. Hope confused them in her head. This feels different than Solzhenitsyn, where I think the show ruled unfairly.

  6. Bill Vollmer | May 10, 2023 at 8:17 pm | Reply

    I never thought of the Australian states as seperate British colonies, though in retrospect. the part of the “answer” sixth largest area, should have been a giveaway. Instead, I came up with What is Republic of South Africa? Though at the time of it confederation, it would have been Union of South Africa, doesn’t matter, it was totally wrong.

    • I, too, had kind of thought maybe South Africa, but only as an afterthought after thinking of Australia because it had been colonized by the British (and on the assumption that different sections of Australia had been colonized separately, even if all by England). [Also thinking “not surprised that it was as recent as 1901 that it became a nation”.]

  7. Drat! Based solely on the key word “size,” I guessed Brazil. Didn’t know the history of Australia being separate colonies. Womp womp!

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