Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 7, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Wednesday, December 7, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: 1 of 2 states whose first-ever electoral votes were cast for Woodrow Wilson

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Wendi Rottweiler, a librarian from South Brunswick, New Jersey
Jaime Ryan, a technology strategist from San Marcos, California
Tim Aten, an editor from Vermilion, Ohio (3-day total: $56,300)

Tim made it onto Page 2 of our ToC Tracker with his win yesterday. Will he reach Page 1 with a win today?

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What are (1 of) Arizona and New Mexico?

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Arizona and New Mexico first entered the Union in early 1912, the last two of the contiguous 48 states, and the split of the Republicans into conservative (which ran Taft) and progressive (running Teddy Roosevelt) wings meant that Woodrow Wilson won 40 of the 48 states and 435 electoral votes (Talk about an actual electoral landslide!), in spite of only garnering 41.8% of the popular vote.

Among the states Wilson carried in 1912 included both Arizona and New Mexico, voting in their first presidential election.

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 7, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | December 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Tim $12,400
    Jaime $4,200
    Wendi $2,800

    Final Results:
    Wendi $2,800 – $700 = $2,100 (What is Hawaii?)
    Jaime $4,200 – $1,400 = $2,800 (What is Hawaii?)
    Tim $12,400 + $2,600 = $15,000 (What is Arizona?) (4-day total: $71,300)

    Scores after the opening round:
    Tim $6,800
    Jaime $3,600
    Wendi $0

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) ON THE MONEY $800 (20th pick)
    Tim 3200 +1200 (Jamie 1800 Wendi 0)

    2) THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS $2000 (15th pick)
    Jaime 5600 -3400 (Tim 8800 Wendi 1200)
    3) ALLOYS $1600 (18th pick)
    Jaime 2600 +2400 (Tim 8800 Wendi 1200)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THE GREAT LOOP $1000
    DJ! round: DIRECTORS ON FILM $800 & $1200; POETRY $2000

    Game Stats:
    Tim $12,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.96% in first on buzzer
    Jaime $6,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer
    Wendi $2,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 6 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer

    Tim Aten, stats to date:
    74 correct
    5 incorrect
    3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
    3/4 in Final Jeopardy
    30.00% in first on buzzer (66/220)
    Average Coryat: $11,600

    Tim Aten, to win:
    5 games: 34.72%
    6: 12.06%
    7: 4.19%
    8: 1.45%
    9: 0.50%
    Avg. streak: 4.532 games.

  2. Darrell Rozicki | December 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm |

    Can you find me the clue it was one of the great loop ones and it mentioned Waterford ny and that happens to be my home town! 🙂 I want a video out where it mentions it will be great:)

    • Andy Saunders | December 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm |

      THE GREAT LOOP $400: Loopers don’t want to arrive at Waterford, New York before May 1, around the annual time that this historic passage opens to boat traffic.

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