Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 1, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic World Buildings) for Friday, December 1, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 60):

Rome’s Colosseum may have gotten its name because of a colossal circa 65 A.D. statue of this emperor erected nearby

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Melissa Fall, a writer from Los Angeles, California
Melissa Fall on Jeopardy!
Tal Kedem, an attorney from New York, New York
Tal Kedem on Jeopardy!
Lisa Kristina, a freelance musician from Chicago Heights, Illinois (1-day total: $15,900)
Lisa Kristina on Jeopardy!


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Who is Nero?


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The Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) got its colloquial name because the large statue of the Colossus of Nero that was moved near it in the early 2nd century. It was a 98 foot tall bronze statue.

It stopped being used for entertainment in the early medieval era; the statue of Nero eventually fell as well.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Tal $20,000
Lisa $15,200
Melissa $3,800

Tonight’s results:
Melissa $3,800 – $3800 = $0 (Who is Caesar?)
Lisa $15,200 + $5,000 = $20,200 (2-day total: $36,100)
Tal $20,000 – 10,401 = $9,599 (Who is Augustus)

Lisa Kristina, today's Jeopardy! champion (for the December 1, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tal $9,200
Lisa $5,600
Melissa $200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) FITNESS $1000 (23rd pick)
Tal 6400 +1200 (Lisa 3200 Melissa 200)
2) PAINTERS ON FILM $1600 (3rd pick)
Tal 10000 +2000 (Lisa 6000 Melissa 200)
3) THAT ISLAND IS OURS! $1600 (29th pick) ($2000 left on the board)
Tal 22000 -2000 (Lisa 15200 Melissa 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 30

Unplayed clues:
Total $ Left On Board: $3,000

Game Stats:
Lisa $15,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer
Tal $20,800 Coryat, 30 correct, 4 incorrect, 54.55% in first on buzzer
Melissa $3,800 Coryat, 6 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.55% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $39,800
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400

Lisa Kristina, stats to date:
37 correct, 2 incorrect
26.36% in first on buzzer (29/110)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200

Lisa Kristina, to win:
3 games: 52.73%
4: 27.80%
5: 14.66%
6: 7.73%
7: 4.08%
Avg. streak: 3.115 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 1, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | December 1, 2017 at 11:55 am |

    Well, my general prediction as outlined yesterday has proven correct again. From a possible 3/3 deduct one for foreign =2 and one for history= 1 correct response.

  2. Harris Stutman | December 1, 2017 at 9:04 pm |

    As always, what YOU know always seem obvious and what you don’t know is obviously hard. I thought this FJ was ‘easy’ but then I’m familiar with Roman history at the turn of the common era. I knew nothing about the Colossus of Nero but the first 6-7 Roman emperors – gee, doesn’t everyone know them? 😉

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