Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The U.S. Government) for Monday, March 19, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 136):
Before signing the bill creating this, President George W. Bush noted its “nearly 170,000 employees” & “a new kind of war”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Regis Michelena, a civil engineer from Casper, Wyoming
|Lisa Mueller, a technical services librarian from Naperville, Illinois
|Rahul Gupta, a data engineer from Midlothian, Virginia (1-day total: $12,399)
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Correct response: What is the Department of Homeland Security?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The American Presidency Project, hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara, has George W. Bush’s Remarks on Signing the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created the Department of Homeland Security.
From Bush’s remarks:
The new Department will analyze threats, will guard our borders and airports, protect our critical infrastructure, and coordinate the response of our Nation to future emergencies. The Department of Homeland Security will focus the full resources of the American Government on the safety of the American people.
Since its creation, it has expanded to over 240,000 employees, and was originally headed by Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania. The current United States Secretary of Homeland Security is Kirstjen Nielsen, who was confirmed by the Senate 8 days prior to this episode being taped.
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Scores going into Final:
Regis $6,000 – $5,999 = $1 (What is the
Department of Homeland Seurit NSA?)
Rahul $8,000 + $4,000 = $12,000
Lisa $16,800 + $0 = $16,800 (1-day total: $16,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CALENDARS $800 (25th pick)
Regis 3200 -3200 (Lisa 3000 Rahul 2800)
2) MUST SEA TV $1200 (14th pick)
Rahul 10800 -4800 (Lisa 5400 Regis 2400)
3) SUNNY QUOTES $1200 (20th pick)
Lisa 5400 +5400 (Rahul 7600 Regis 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -44
J! round: THE FLIES OF THE LORD $200, WORLD OF SOUP $200, ART & ARTISTS $200, INFAMOUSLY EPONYMOUS $200
DJ! Round: ON-SCREEN ROMANCES $400, “HIT” & “MISS” $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600
Lisa $12,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.45% in first on buzzer
Rahul $12,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.41% in first no buzzer
Regis $9,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.45% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,600
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Rahul Gupta, final stats:
39 correct, 7 incorrect
35.85% in first on buzzer (38/106)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$9,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000
Lisa Mueller, stats to date:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
27.45% in first on buzzer (14/51)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
Lisa Mueller, to win:
2 games: 54.93%
Avg. streak: 2.219 games.
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