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May 12, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 (Teachers Final #1)

2016 Teachers Tournament
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For a while I was afraid Alex wasn’t going to say two-day total-point affair, but he pulled through just after Double Jeopardy!.

Here are our scores heading into Final:

Kaberi

Chakrabarty

Jill

Gilbert

Jason

Sterlacci

9,600 11,300 19,800

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY

How does each player feel? It’s basically a Daily Double.

What happened

Kaberi Jill Jason
9,600 11,300 19,800
5,000 1,300 2,801
4,600 10,000 22,601

Jason takes what is effectively a 6,300 lead into the second day over Jill, and 9,000 over Kaberi. Will it hold up? Here’s an analysis of times when third has come back to win from an even bigger deficit.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY
AFTER THE SECESSION OF SOUTH SUDAN FROM SUDAN IN 2011, THIS BECAME THE LARGEST COUNTRY IN AFRICA BY AREA

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – May 12, 2016
2016 Teachers Tournament
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One Comment
  1. Jill Gilbert permalink

    We English teachers call it “Strunk and White,” but I obviously still should have known it. I appreciate your comments about the interview portion. Alex’s comments at the beginning were oddly edited so that our responses did not make sense. Alex said that parents had an antagonistic attitude toward teachers, but that was changing, in his perception. I said that teachers, parents, administrators, and the community at large all need to partner together to make our educational system effective. That was edited down to an odd sound bite about parents and teachers only. It’s really too bad I missed that DD, although Jason still might have bet to cover me in FJ, and he actually knew the answer.

What do you think?