Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 14, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Ellen Corrigan, a law clerk from Philadelphia, PA
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Ken Fischer, an attorney from New York, NY
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Sue Baker, a medical coder from Madison, WI (1-day total: $19,000)
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Final Jeopardy! category: CIVIL WAR HISTORY

Final Jeopardy! clue: Of the 4 prewar states that permitted slavery but did not secede, it was the largest in area & latest to join the Union

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What is Missouri?

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The four slave states who did not declare secession during the Civil War were Maryland (42nd in area), Delaware (49th), Kentucky (37th in area; 1792), and Missouri (21st in area; 1821).

Of course, West Virginia became the last “slave state” admitted to the Union during 1863; however, the West Virginia legislature abolished slavery completely, ratifying the 13th Amendment in February 1865.

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery throughout the United States on December 18, 1865.

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 14, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 14, 2016 at 2:09 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Ellen $20,400
    Ken $18,400
    Sue $10,000

    Final results:
    Sue 10000 – 9999 = 1 (What is Texas?)
    Ken 18400 – 17600 = 800 (What is Kentucky?)
    Ellen 20400 – 16401 = 3999 (What is Tennessee Texas?) (1-day total: $3,999)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS $800 (29th pick)
    Ken 5200 +1800 (Sue 6400 Ellen 2400)

    2) STOCK SYMBOLS $1200 (18th pick)
    Ellen 12000 +4000 (Ken 12000 Sue 7600)
    3) ARCHITECTURE $1200 (23rd pick)
    Ken 11200 +6400 (Ellen 17600 Sue 10000)

    Game Stats:
    Ellen 17,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Ken 12,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer
    Sue 10,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer

    Sue Baker’s final stats:
    26 correct
    1 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 2,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    20.18% in first on buzzer (23/114)
    Average Coryat: $9,100

    Ellen Corrigan’s stats:
    16 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 4,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
    Average Coryat: $17,600

    Ellen Corrigan, to win:
    2 games: 61.76%
    3: 38.14%
    4: 23.56%
    5: 14.55%
    6: 8.99%
    Avg. streak: 2.615 games.

  2. For a 6-syllable response, aren’t imperialism and colonialism BOTH acceptable responses? Thank you, Paul Skolnik

    • Andy Saunders | July 14, 2016 at 10:33 pm |

      Paul: This was actually part of the July 13 game. I am not personally familiar with the specific difference of the two terms, but I believe that there is a difference and that the judges were correct in negging “colonialism”.

  3. Murphy's Law | July 15, 2016 at 5:23 pm |

    The clue specifically mentioned royalty, if I remember correctly. (They probably should have allowed it anyway, imho)

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