Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 21, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Americana) for Friday, July 21, 2017:

This official U.S. government song traces its roots to a song about Roderick Dhu, the leader of a Highland clan

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Connie Rudd, a writer from Coweta, Oklahoma
Connie Rudd on Jeopardy!
George Buri, a university instructor from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
George Buri on Jeopardy!
Justin Vossler, a high school history teacher from Homer, New York (1-day total: $27,100)
Justin Vossler on Jeopardy!

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What is “Hail to the Chief”?


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“Hail to the Chief”, the official Presidential Anthem of the United States, was originally the opening words of Walter Scott’s poem “The Lady of the Lake”, which was set to music in the early 19th century. There are Americanized lyrics as well, rarely sung.

The American lyrics to “Hail to the Chief”:

Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,
Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all.
Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation
In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call.

Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander,
This you will do, that is our strong, firm belief.
Hail to the one we selected as commander,
Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 21, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    George $16,800
    Justin $14,400
    Connie $7,500

    Final results:
    Connie $7,500 – $7,500 = $0 (What is ?)
    Justin $14,400 + $13,000 = $27,400 (2-day total: $54,500)
    George $16,800 – $12,001 = $4,799 (What is My Country Tis of Thee?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Connie $7,700
    George $3,600
    Justin $2,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) BIOLOGY $800 (29th pick)
    Connie 5200 +1500 (George 3600 Justin 2000)

    2) CLASSIC NOVELS $1200 (3rd pick)
    Connie 8900 -3000 (George 3600 Justin 2000)
    3) UNCLE SUGAR $1600 (21st pick)
    Justin 10800 +2000 (George 9200 Connie 7100)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 14

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Justin $14,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    George $16,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
    Connie $9,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200

    Justin Vossler, stats to date:
    38 correct
    4 incorrect
    3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    28.95% in first on buzzer (33/114)
    Average Coryat: $13,900

    Justin Vossler, to win:
    3 games: 45.64%
    4: 20.83%
    5: 9.51%
    6: 4.34%
    7: 1.98%
    Avg. streak: 2.840 games.

    With a projected 25 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 0.82569 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.72836).
    An average of 1.3753 4+-time champions (standard deviation 0.88468).

    An early cutoff took place 1.288% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Justin Vossler qualified 14.564% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 74.929% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 21.458% of the time.

  2. Dal Higbee | July 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm |

    Average winnings this week: $26,180.

  3. It’s also the first week of regular play in which no clues were unrevealed in any game since Week 44 of last season (July 11-15, 2016).

  4. Dal Higbee | July 22, 2017 at 2:57 pm |

    The leader five day total is $108,299.

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