Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 22, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, December 22, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: LITERARY INSPIRATIONS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Seen here, the white city built for Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition is said to have inspired this author who then lived near it

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Brad Snyder, a consulting electrical engineer from Port Deposit, Maryland
Amelia Reinwald, an abuse prevention educator from Irving, Texas
Sam Scovill, a G.I.S. technician from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1-day total: $22,001)


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Who is L. Frank Baum?


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From Backstory’s “The Wizard in the White City”:

The idea of a central city is important here too. The White City asserted Chicago’s dominance as a new commercial and creative capital in a nation looking West. It was a newly built city, at the geographic center of the country and removed from the traditions of the northeast. So when Baum created the capital of Oz, he modeled it after his adopted home, Chicago – smack dab in the middle of the country.

Like the Emerald City, the White City was built on humbug. The neoclassical buildings appeared to be solid marble, but their facades were actually plaster. Years before cinema, the World’s Fair was like a monumental film set. And it turned out to be about as permanent.

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 22, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | December 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Sam $9,000
    Brad $7,800
    Amelia $6,200

    Final results:
    Amelia $6,200 – $6,200 = $0 (Who is Carroll?)
    Brad $7,800 – $7,800 = $0 (Who is Carl Sandburg?)
    Sam $9,000 + $7,801 = $16,801 (2-day total: $38,802)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Sam $6,200
    Brad $4,600
    Amelia $2,600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) OUT OF TOWN GUESTS $1000 (15th pick)
    Sam 3800 +1000 (Amelia 2800 Brad 1400)

    2) PRESIDENTIAL LOSERS $1200 (9th pick)
    Sam 8600 +1200 (Brad 5800 Amelia 5000)
    3) SPELL IT WITH STATE ABBREVIATIONS $1200 (23rd pick)
    Brad 9000 -1600 (Sam 7400 Amelia 6200)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THE WEDDING RECEPTION $200, $400 & $600
    DJ! round: THE NEW YORK TIMES 2016 BESTSELLERS $800, $1200, $1600 & $2000, SPELL IT WITH STATE ABBREVIATIONS $2000

    Game Stats:
    Sam $9,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 46.94% in first on buzzer
    Brad $9,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.49% in first on buzzer
    Amelia $6,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 18.37% in first on buzzer

    Sam Scovill, current stats:
    41 correct
    7 incorrect
    4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,200)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    39.60% in first on buzzer (40/101)
    Average Coryat: $10,100

    Sam Scovill, to win:
    3 games: 30.14%
    4: 9.08%
    5: 2.74%
    6: 0.82%
    7: 0.25%
    Avg. streak: 2.431 games.

  2. On Dec 22,2016, didn’t Sam Scovill ask for 2,000 in the daily double, but was only awarded. 1,000. Did I hear wrong ? I love looking at Jeopardy, thank you Alex and staff.
    Sincerely Carolyn Puryear

  3. What a comeback Final Jeopardy response for Sam.

  4. What was the question for the answer Malleable for the category LL?

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