Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 7, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year) for Thursday, December 7, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 64):

Since “Man of the Year” became “Person of the Year” in 1999, only 1 individual woman has won: this European for 2015

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Joe Gaspard, an operations specialist from Brooklyn, New York
Joe Gaspard on Jeopardy!
Katia Noll, a director of global food safety from Milford, Connecticut
Katia Noll on Jeopardy!
Kyle Becker, a research scientist from Nashville, Tennessee (3-day total: $43,601)
Kyle Becker on Jeopardy!


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Who is Angela Merkel?


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Recognized by TIME for her leadership in the Greek debt crisis and European migrant crisis, Angela Merkel has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. Other individual women who have won the award: Wallis Simpson (1936), Queen Elizabeth II (1952), and Corazon Aquino (1986).

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

Scores going into Final:
Kyle $14,400
Katia $9,600
Joe $4,000

Tonight’s results:
Joe $4,000 + $3,999 = $7,999
Katia $9,600 + $9,599 = $19,199
Kyle $14,400 + $5,801 = $20,201 (4-day total: $63,802)

Kyle Becker, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 7, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kyle $8,000
Katia $2,200
Joe $1,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE 19th CENTURY $800 (29th pick)
Kyle 5000 +2000 (Katia 2200 Joe 1800)
2) DESERTS $1200 (9th pick)
Katia 5400 -1400 (Kyle 8400 Joe 3400)
Joe 3000 +1000 (Kyle 12400 Katia 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 47

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: “I” LOVE OPERA $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000

Game Stats:
Kyle $13,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Katia $11,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer
Joe $4,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 5 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $28,400
Lach Trash: $16,400 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200

Kyle Becker, stats to date:
71 correct, 10 incorrect
28.44% in first on buzzer (62/218)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,900

Kyle Becker, to win:
5 games: 42.43%
6: 18.00%
7: 7.64%
8: 3.24%
9: 1.37%
Avg. streak: 4.737 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 7, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | December 7, 2017 at 10:23 am |

    As usual: Europe minus 1, politics (and female) minus 1, so ONE correct answer.

  2. So, in the movie quote category, with the Pulp Fiction quote, Alex read it a bit too proper by saying chapter and verse when referencing the Bible, even though in Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson just recites the numbers (“Ezekiel twenty-five seventeen”). Not that it affected anything, but maybe a case of Alex being a bit too proper when reading off the card (or maybe just being cute with it — after all they did cut down the actual quote quite a bit to fit the clue space). It was certainly a weird reading for anyone who is a fan of the film, as the quote when recited properly has a definite cadence to it (also, while it is a real Bible verse, Quentin Tarantino embellished it a lot for the movie).

    • Denise Buxton | December 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm |

      I agree! I was reciting it, just like the movie, while he was reading it.

    • You are so right. I was hoping trebek would at least try to do his best impersonation of Samuel l jackson. What a disappointment.

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