Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Mythological Beasts) for Friday, March 16, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 135):
Hesiod said it fawns on all who enter “with actions of…tail & both ears”, but when people try to exit it “eats them up”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Rahul Gupta, a data engineer from Midlothian, Virginia
|Dan Lee, a math professor from New York, New York
|Peter Karamitsos, a software salesman from Elmhurst, Illinois (2-day total: $51,000)
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Correct response: What is Cerberus?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Cerberus, in Greek mythology, is the famous three-headed hound of Hades who guarded the gates of the Underworld and prevented the escape from the Underworld.
Hesiods said this in his Theogeny:
“And before them [the halls of Haides and Persephone] a dreaded hound (deinos kunos) [Kerberos (Cerberus)], on watch, who has no pity, but a vile stratagem : as people go in he fawns on all, with actions of his tail and both ears, but he will not let them go back out, but lies in wait for them and eats them up, when he catches any going back through the gates.”
You can find more information about Cerberus at the Theoi Project.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Peter $4,000 – $3,999 = $1 (Who is the Minotaur?)
Dan $6,200 – $6,200 = $0 (Who is the Minotaur?)
Rahul $12,400 – $1 = $12,399 (Who is the Sphinx?) (1-day total: $12,399)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BOOK TALK $800 (20th pick)
Dan 2400 -2000 (Rahul 6400 Peter -200)
2) IN A STORM $1600 (7th pick)
Rahul 8800 -4800 (Dan 2600 Peter 0)
3) MOUNTAINS $1200 (12th pick)
Peter 800 +2000 (Dan 4600 Rahul 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -38
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: AFTER THE VICE PRESIDENCY $2000 & AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE $800
Total $ Left On Board: $2,800
Rahul $17,200 Coryat, 23 correct, 3 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer
Peter $3,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 3 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer
Dan $8,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $28,600
Lach Trash: $13,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000
Peter Karamitsos, final stats:
42 correct, 7 incorrect
24.85% in first on buzzer (41/165)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400
Rahul Gupta, stats to date:
23 correct, 4 incorrect
41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200
Rahul Gupta, to win:
2 games: 41.32%
Avg. streak: 1.704 games.
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