Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 5, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Julie Vazquez-Souza, an operations administrator from San Diego, CA
TJ Bateman, a software Q.A. lead from Charlottesville, VA
Liz Hedreen, a stay-at-home mom from Kirkland, WA (1-day total: $21,600)

With a value of 63, Julie has set the record with the highest name face value, in Scrabble tiles, of any contestant in the history of the program. The record was previously jointly held by Jill Bunzendahl Chimka and Michelle Bowen-Ziecheck at 53 points apiece.

Final Jeopardy! category: FAMOUS AMERICANS

Final Jeopardy! clue: In 1902, 25 years after his death, a N.Y. Times article about a family reunion listed his direct descendants at more than 1,000

[spoiler title=’Click/Tap Here for Correct Response’]Who is Brigham Young?[/spoiler]

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Here is the New York Times article in question.

Although Brigham Young died as recently as 1877, he left more than 1,000 direct descendants. He had twenty-six wives, fifty-six children, of whom forty-seven survived him. In addition, there are 204 grandchildren and 745 great-grandchildren in the family circle. There is not in Salt Lake City an available building large enough to hold the family when it gets together for the great reunion, so it has been arranged to hold the affair in the open air.

I would say that the two best-known direct descendants of Brigham Young are author Orson Scott Card, best-known for the 1985 science-fiction novel “Ender’s Game” (great-great-grandson), and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, best known for his time with the San Francisco 49ers in the late 1980s and early 1990s (great-great-great grandson).

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1 Comment on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 5, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm |

    Final Results:
    Julie $6,600 – $6,600 = $0 (Who is Abraham Lincoln?)
    Liz $16,200 – $16,200 = $0 (Who is Andrew Jackson?)
    TJ $18,800 – $13,601 = $5,199 (1-day total: $5,199) (response illegible)

    Daily Double locations:
    HEY HEY WE’RE THE MAORIS $800 (24th pick)

    MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS $1200 (8th pick)
    BATTLE OF BRITAIN $2000 (28th pick)

    Game Stats:
    TJ 14,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer
    Liz 15,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer
    Julie 6,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.91% in first on buzzer

    Liz Hedreen’s final stats:
    32 correct
    4 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    29.36% in first on buzzer (32/109)
    Average Coryat: $13,200

    TJ Bateman’s stats:
    21 correct
    3 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55)
    Average Coryat: $14,600

    TJ Bateman, to win:
    2 games: 52.80%
    3: 27.87%
    4: 14.72%
    5: 7.77%
    6: 4.10%
    Avg. streak: 2.118 games.

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