Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Artists) for Monday, October 2, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 16):
This artist from Iowa once said, “All the really good ideas I’d ever had came to me while I was milking a cow”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Bonnie Leih, an administrative assistant from Plumas Lake, California
|Veryl Gambino, a prosecutor from Berwyn, Illinois
|Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York (4-day total: $123,100)
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Who is Grant Wood?
Grant Wood, most famous for “American Gothic”, came to this realization after spending a couple of years in Paris. He had remarked in 1936:
…I came back because I learned that French painting is very fine for the French people and not necessarily for us, and because I started out to analyze what it was I really knew. I found it. It’s Iowa, … I realized that all the really good ideas I’d ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. So I went back to Iowa.
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Scores going into Final:
Bonnie $2,400 – $400 = $2,000 (Who was Whistler?)
Veryl $9,400 – $3,000 = $6,400 (Who is
Austin $42,800 + $22,800 = $65,600 (5-day total: $188,700)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TRAVEL & TOURISM $600 (19th pick)
Veryl 1800 +1800 (Austin 3800 Bonnie 800)
2) THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE $1200 (9th pick)
Austin 8200 +6500 (Veryl 7800 Bonnie 3200)
3) MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS $1600 (19th pick)
Austin 18700 +15700 (Veryl 11000 Bonnie 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 263
J! round: IRREGULAR VERBS $1000
DJ! Round: HISPANIC AMERICANS $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $4,600
Austin $23,400 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 42.59% in first on buzzer
Veryl $8,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
Bonnie $2,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 5 incorrect, 25.93% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200
Austin Rogers, stats to date:
9/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $59,300)
5/5 in Final Jeopardy
45.45% in first on buzzer (125/275)
Average Coryat: $17,760
Austin Rogers, to win:
6 games: 84.61%
Avg. streak: 10.498 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
- $65,600, in regular play, is the 3rd-highest single game score of all time, after Roger Craig’s $77,000 on September 14, 2010 and Ken Jennings’ $75,000 on July 23, 2004. Andy Richter scored $68,000 in a celebrity game on September 17, 2009 and Skyler Hornback scored $66,600 in a Kids Week game on July 31, 2013. Including pre-doubled dollar values, Jerome Vered scored $34,000 ($68,000 if doubled) on May 21, 1992.
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