Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Art) for Monday, December 18, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 71):
Perhaps bought from a Sears catalog, a window for an 1880s farmhouse inspired the name of this 1930 painting
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kate O’Connor, an insurance salesperson from Florence, New Jersey
|Ben Cosman, a research consultant from Rochester, New York
|Denise Littlejohn, a project manager from West Hollywood, California (1-day total: $21,601)
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What is “American Gothic”?
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The house in Grant Wood’s famous painting “American Gothic” is known as “Dibble House” and is also on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
It was the big gothic window on the second story that struck Wood in 1930, when he was driving through Eldon with a friend. The intricate window, ordered from a Sears catalog, looked out of place in the modest house on the prairie. Wood immediately wanted to paint the plain house and its fancy frill.
“He saw it as humorous,” said R. Tripp Evans, author of “Grant Wood: A Life.” “It embodied everything that was both comical and endearing about Midwestern culture.”
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Scores going into Final:
Denise $10,600 + 7,000 = $17,600
Kate $11,200 + $9,800 = $21,000 (1-day total: $21,000)
Ben $12,200 – $0 = $12,200 (What is Guernica?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE PERKS OF BEING A WILDFLOWER $600 (26th pick)
Denise 4000 – 600 (Kate 2600 Ben 1800)
2) STATE FLAGS $1600 (8th pick)
Kate 5400 +3000 (Denise 5000 Ben 200)
3) PHILIP K. DICK $1600 (17th pick)
Ben 2200 +800 (Kate 10000 Denise 7000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 77
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: CAMERAS $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Kate $9,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Denise $11,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Ben $13,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 6 incorrect, 44.64% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400
Denise Littlejohn, final stats:
34 correct, 4 incorrect
27.03% in first on buzzer (30/111)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,100
Kate O’Connor, stats to date:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
17.86% in first on buzzer
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Kate O’Connor, to win:
2 games: 37.69%
Avg. streak: 1.605 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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