Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 8, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Buildings) for Tuesday, August 8, 2017:

Completed in 1943, this “city within a city” has outer walls over 900 feet long

(This game originally aired on November 17, 2016.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Alec Fischthal, a junior from North Woodmere, New York
Alec Fischthal on Jeopardy!
Emily Lamonica, a senior from Sayreville, New Jersey
Emily Lamonica on Jeopardy!
Connor Pierce, a freshman from Dallas, Texas
Connor Pierce on Jeopardy!

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What is the Pentagon?

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Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Alec $19,200
Emily $17,200
Connor $5,000

Final Results:
Connor $5,000 – $3,000 = $2,000 (What is The emperor’s palace?)
Emily $17,200 – $17,200 = $0 (What is the forbidden city?)
Alec $19,200 – $15,201 = $3,999 (What is Vatican City?)

Scores after the opening round:
Alec $11,200
Emily $5,200
Connor $1,000

(more stats below)

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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ANNUAL EVENTS $1000 (20th clue)
Alec 6400 +2000 (Emily 2200 Connor -200)

2) IT’S AMERICAN LIT $1200 (4th clue)
Emily 6400 -3000 (Alec 10800 Connor 1000)
3) BODY TALK $1600 (28th pick, $2,400 left on board)
Emily 8600 +8600 (Alec 17200 Connor 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 84

Unplayed clues:
None!

Game Stats:
Alec $18,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Emily $13,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
Connor $5,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,400

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Alec Fischthal, stats to date:
51 correct
7 incorrect
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
Average Coryat: $17,700

Connor Pierce, stats to date:
26 correct
5 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
21.05% in first on buzzer (24/114)
Average Coryat: $8,400

Emily Lamonica, stats to date:
49 correct
8 incorrect
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,600)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
43.86% in first on buzzer (50/114)
Average Coryat: $18,600

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 8, 2017"

  1. Friendly reminder:

    “City within a city” is a direct quote. A cursory Google gave me the following book citation for using the quote:

    “Norman Schwartzkopf: Hero with a Heart”, p.80. 2002, Libby Hughes.

    The fact that it is in quotations makes its use in this Final Jeopardy perfectly acceptable.

  2. What was the question right before the one with the answer Mount Kilimanjaro ?

  3. it should be ” city within a COUNTY ” . Arlington , Va . is a county, not a city.

    • Hi, Ed:

      You’re incorrect. Note that “city within a city” was in quotation marks, meaning, it’s a direct quotation. That’s a term that’s been cited in at least a half a dozen works of fiction and non-fiction that can be found in the first 15 search results of Google. God knows how many other citations there are.

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