Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 4, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, November 4, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: HISTORIC DOCUMENTS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: William Seward objected to its timing, saying “it may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Chuck Dunn, a mathematics professor from Tigard, Oregon
Donna Goldberg, a psychotherapist from West Hills, California
Rachel Hopkins, a student from Middletown, Rhode Island (1-day total: $21,799)

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What is the Emancipation Proclamation?


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In Secretary Seward’s defense, he said this because he wanted the Union to achieve more military success prior to issuing the proclamation, lest it be viewed as the last resort and “a cry for help”. His pleas succeeded. Lincoln waited until after the Battle of Antietam stopped the Confederate advance upon Washington to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. The preliminary proclamation was issued on September 22, 1862, finalized on January 1, 1863.

You can view the Emancipation Proclamation and other important American documents at the National Archives website.

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8 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 4, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | November 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Chuck $13,400
    Rachel $9,000
    Donna $300

    Final results:
    Donna $300 + $0 = $300
    Rachel $9,000 + $8,399 = $17,399
    Chuck $13,400 + $9,000 = $22,400 (1-day total: $22,400)

    Thank you to Matt Carberry for providing me with a full chart of tonight’s episode.

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Scores after the opening round:
    Donna $4,400
    Chuck $4,000
    Rachel $1,400

    Daily Double locations:
    1) U.S. MOUNTAINS $600 (14th clue)
    Rachel 600 -600 (Donna 3400 Chuck 1400)

    2) TV SHOWS BY EPISODE $1600 (4th clue)
    Chuck 5000 +3000 (Donna 4400 Rachel 2600)
    3) “READY” WHEN YOU ARE $2000 (30th clue)
    Donna 6800 -6500 (Chuck 13400 Rachel 9000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: AUTO SHOP TALK $400, $600, & $800

    Game Stats:
    Chuck $12,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer
    Rachel $9,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
    Donna $6,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer

    Rachel Hopkins, final stats:
    39 correct
    7 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,500)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    32.11% in first on buzzer (35/109)
    Average Coryat: $11,900

    Chuck Dunn, stats to date:
    17 correct
    5 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    35.19% in first on buzzer (19/54)
    Average Coryat: $12,000)

    Chuck Dunn, to win:
    2 games: 39.73%
    3: 15.78%
    4: 6.27%
    5: 2.49%
    6: 0.99%
    Avg. streak: 1.659 games.

  2. When Donna answered the “who pays for the wall ” she didn’t phrase her response in the form of a question. She shouldn’t have got credit.

    • Andy Saunders | November 4, 2016 at 8:33 pm |

      Hi, Bill! Thanks for commenting!

      1) It was in the Jeopardy! round. If it was not phrased properly, it is a warnable offense, not a penalty.

      and most importantly:
      2) “Who pays for the wall?” is already in question form. It need not be doubly phrased in the form of a question.

  3. Bernard L. Turner | November 5, 2016 at 12:31 am |

    Three cheers for my friend Chuck Dunn.

  4. Where are the Hometown Howdies for the week of October 31st?

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