Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 3, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, January 3, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD CITIES

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Named for a saint & built in 1348, Vaclavske Namesti is the main square & center of cultural life in this capital city

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Amanda Berofsky, a quality assurance analyst from Waterford, Michigan
Rebecca Glass, an administrator from New York, New York
Gavin Mulligan, a software engineer from Parker, Colorado (1-day total: $15,800)

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What is Prague?

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Vaclavske Namesti, known in English as Wenceslas Square, is one of the two main squares on Prague (the other being Old Town Square). Wenceslas Square is Prague’s “new town” square. Of course, the word “new” is slightly misleading in this context, as it was constructed in the 14th century and originally served as Prague’s horse market.

Of course, Saint Wenceslas is the patron saint of the Czech Republic, and the story of him going to give alms to a peasant in harsh winter weather on St. Stephen’s Day is the premise of the well-known Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas”.

On a more light-hearted note: how did Good King Wenceslas like his pizza? Deep pan, crisp, and even. (I’m here all week.)

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8 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 3, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Amanda $7,800
    Rebecca $4,800
    Gavin $4,600

    Final results:
    Gavin $4,600 – $4,598 = $2 (What is St. Petersburg)
    Rebecca $4,800 – $4,500 = $300 (What is Moscow)
    Amanda $7,800 – $1,801 = $5,999 (What is Budapest?) (1-day total: $5,999)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Rebecca $4,000
    Amanda $2,600
    Gavin $1,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) AFTER THE CABINET $1000 (23rd pick)
    Rebecca 3000 +1000 (Amanda 1400 Gavin 1000)

    2) ART & ARTISTS $1600 (8th pick)
    Amanda 3800 +2000 (Rebecca 5200 Gavin 600)
    3) ANCIENT BABYLON $800 (18th pick)
    Rebecca 3600 -2000 (Amanda 5400 Gavin 3000)

    Unplayed clues:
    DJ! round: AFTER THE CABERNET $1200 & $2000

    Game Stats:
    Amanda $7,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer
    Rebecca $6,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 6 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer
    Gavin $4,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 6 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer

    Gavin Mulligan, final stats:
    34 correct
    8 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    33.64% in first on buzzer (36/107)
    Average Coryat: $10,700

    Amanda Berofsky, current stats:
    15 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55)
    Average Coryat: $7,400

    Amanda Berofsky, to win:
    2 games: 25.20%
    3: 6.35%
    4: 1.60%
    5: 0.40%
    6: 0.10%
    Avg. streak: 1.337 games.

  2. Basically an unfair queation Requires knowledge of Czech.

    • Andy Saunders | January 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm |

      I disagree.

      Vaclav Havel is routinely a first- or second-row subject on Jeopardy. A train of thought from Vaclavske – Vaclav – Czech Republic – Prague was expected and more than fair.

      I know no Czech and I got Final Jeopardy! within five seconds.

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