Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Nicknames) for Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (Season 38, Game 137):
Napoleon’s troops gave him this nickname not to mock him but for showing the courage of an infantryman in battle
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Caitlin Gillooly, an e-commerce professional from Boston, Massachusetts|
|Mihir Nene, an engineer from Rochester, New York|
|Margaret Chipowsky, an attorney from Lawrenceville, New Jersey (1-day total: $18,800)|
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Correct response: What is “The Little Corporal”?
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According to PBS’ Napoleon at War, Napoleon got his famous nickname, “The Little Corporal” due to his actions at the Battle of Lodi on May 10, 1796. The French army, at Napoleon’s command, defeated the Austrian army, who were forced to retreat. The victory caused Napoleon to earn the respect of his troops (Napoleon had come out covered in gunsmoke) and they nicknamed him “The Little Corporal”. The battle also gave Napoleon further confidence to believe that he was destined for greatness—within a year, the Austrians were suing for peace with Napoleon.
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Jeopardy! Round categories: 1860s America; “G” as in Geography; Investing; Ice Cream Flavors?; Football & Football; A Word to the Wise
A strong first half of Single Jeopardy that saw zero Triple Stumpers or incorrect responses was punctuated by Margaret scoring $2000 on the game’s first Daily Double. The strong play continued after the break, with only 2 Triple Stumpers and 1 incorrect response. On the way out of the round, Ken misspoke by declaring that Caitlin was going to select first in Double, in spite of Mihir having the podium closest to the host.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Recent Bios of Writers; Scientific Intials; Those Darn Etruscans; National Historic Trails; Characters Named Alex; Silent Letter Starters
Ken’s error wasn’t corrected, meaning the wrong player selected first in Double Jeopardy. Thankfully, Mihir got the first clue and took control. (Ball don’t lie.) It took a few clues for the Daily Doubles to come out; Margaret picked the first one for $3,000, and Mihir dropped $2,500 on the final Daily Double. Meanwhile, Margaret’s buzzer went nearly cold over the final 12 clues, with Margaret only picking up one $400 on the way to the finish. Caitlin and Mihir had some strong gets to make for some very strong scores going into Final.
Going into Final, Margaret had a strong $20,600, to Caitlin’s $15,400 and Mihir’s $12,500.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Mihir $12,500 + $12,499 = $24,999 (What is the little corporal?) (1-day total: $24,999)
Caitlin $15,400 – $15,400 = $0 (What is the brave little soldier?)
Margaret $20,600 – $10,300 = $10,300 (What was little general)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 1860s AMERICA $1000 (clue #15)
Margaret 2800 +2000 (Mihir 2800 Caitlin 2400)
2) RECENT BIOS OF WRITERS $800 (clue #14)
Margaret 13600 +3000 (Mihir 7400 Caitlin 10200)
3) SILENT LETTER STARTERS $1600 (clue #22, $10400 left on board)
Mihir 9800 -2500 (Margaret 20200 Caitlin 11800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 68
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 48 (0.35 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Mihir $15,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Margaret $17,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Caitlin $15,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $47,800
Lach Trash: $2,600 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600
Margaret Chipowsky, career statistics:
36 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600
Mihir Nene, career statistics:
17 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000
Caitlin Gillooly, career statistics:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400
Mihir Nene, to win:
2 games: 40.705%
Avg. streak: 1.686 games.
Caitlin reprimanded Sen. Ted Kennedy when she was very young.
Mihir shares a birthday with Alex Trebek.
Margaret lost her Zoom connection midway through her audition, but was given a re-do.
- If the host does give control to the wrong player, contestants are instructed to play through it. It does happen occasionally.
- Link to the box score: March 22, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
Margaret: Standard cover bet today is $10,201.
Mihir: You should really consider limiting your bet to $2,099, staying ahead of Margaret.
Caitlin: You can’t both cover Mihir and win a Double Stumper with Margaret. Depending on how you feel about the category, bet at least $9,601 (covering Mihir), or no more than $4,999 (winning a Double Stumper with Margaret).
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