Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 21, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidential Irony) for Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 53):

1 of the 2 Presidents who offered Daniel Webster the VP slot; he declined both, thinking the job went nowhere

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Abby Roughton, a lawyer from Boston, Massachusetts
Abby Roughton on Jeopardy!
Casey Amspacher, a senior data engineer from Brooklyn, New York
Casey Amspacher on Jeopardy!
Mary Ann Borer, a a marketing coordinator from Pomona, California (2-day total: $53,400)
Mary Ann Borer on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who are William Henry Harrison or Zachary Taylor?

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Daniel Webster was seen in the 19th century as one of the leading constitutional experts of the era, and often was instrumental in shaping the Supreme Court’s thoughts. When offered the Vice Presidency by Zachary Taylor, Daniel Webster was reported as saying, “I do not propose to be buried until I am really dead and in my coffin.” He later became a Whig politician and twice served as Secretary of State (for the Harrison-Tyler presidencies and then again for Millard Fillmore).

Of course, the irony is that both William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor, the first two U.S. Presidents to die in office (in 1841 and 1850 respectively), wanted Webster as their VP, a position that while Webster thought was dead-end, would have elevated Webster to the Presidency.

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Scores going into Final:
Mary Ann $19,400
Casey $5,600
Abby $800

Tonight’s results:
Abby $800 – $790 = $10 (Who is A)
Casey $5,600 + $3,999 = $9,599 (Who was Zachary Taylor?)
Mary Ann $19,400 – $5,000 = $14,400 (3-day total: $67,800) (Who is Lincoln?)

Mary Ann Borer, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 21, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mary Ann $8,000
Casey $2,600
Abby $1,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY $800 (26th pick)
Casey 2800 -1200 (Mary Ann 7000 Abby 1600)
2) 5 SAINT’S DAYS $1200 (23rd pick)
Mary Ann 16000 +3000 (Casey 9400 Abby 800)
3) U.S. LAKES & RIVERS $800 (30th pick)
Casey 12600 -7000 (Mary Ann 19400 Abby 800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -80

Unplayed clues:
J! round: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY $200 & $400
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $600

Game Stats:
Mary Ann $17,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 4 incorrect, 52.73% in first on buzzer
Casey $13,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Abby $800 Coryat, 6 correct, 2 incorrect, 12.73% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $32,200
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600

Mary Ann Borer, stats to date:
76 correct, 11 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
45.18% in first on buzzer (75/166)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,467

Mary Ann Borer, to win:
4 games: 72.07%
5: 51.94%
6: 37.44%
7: 26.98%
8: 19.45%
Avg. streak: 5.581 games.

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