Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Religion) for Friday, November 1, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 40):
This denomination takes its name from the day, as told in the New Testament, when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jennifer Cooper, a university volunteer coordinator from Sylva, North Carolina
|Christine McKeever, a writer from Los Angeles, California
|Andrew Thomson, a journalist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $24,001)
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Correct response: What is Pentecostal?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Taking its name from Pentecost, celebrated 50 days after Easter Sunday, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles took place during the Feast of Weeks, as described in Acts 2:1–31. The feast is also known as Whitsunday, especially in the United Kingdom.
Pentecostalism is a Protestant denomination with between 200 million and 300 million followers worldwide. The largest Pentecostal denomination is the Assemblies of God, which was founded in 1914, following the success of the Azusa Street Revival (led by William J. Seymour) in Los Angeles.
On a more personal level, I have always found it more difficult to write about organized religion in this space compared with many other topics; while many of my friends have gained great fellowship from their respective religious communities, it’s an experience that I don’t have a particular interest in obtaining. Understanding of religious texts, though, is incredibly important in order to gain an understanding of our culture as a whole, as the amount of Western art and literature inspired by religion is incalculable.
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To date, over $440 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jennifer $10,200 – $10,200 = $0 (What are the 7th Day Adventists)
Christine $11,600 – $11,600 = $0 (What is 7th-Day Adventist)
Andrew $15,000 – $8,201 = $6,799 (2-day total: $30,800) (What is Seventh-Day Adventism?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NAMED FOR A PRESIDENT $1000 (5th pick)
Andrew 1000 +1000 (Jennifer 400 Christine 200)
2) AGRICULTURE $1200 (8th pick)
Andrew 5200 +1500 (Jennifer 7000 Christine 5600)
3) B.C. $1600 (24th pick) ($8000 remaining on the board)
Andrew 10700 +1500 (Jennifer 9800 Christine 8800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 143
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.20 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Andrew $14,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Christine $11,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Jennifer $10,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,600
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000
Andrew Thomson, stats to date:
35 correct, 8 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (36/114)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,700
Andrew Thomson, to win:
3 games: 44.988%
Avg. streak: 2.818 games.
- I’ve been looking at average clue length in an attempt to explain why we haven’t seen an unplayed clue in two weeks (and a large number prior to that). The best I’ve been able to come up with so far is that Alex just had a good week in studio.
- In his interview with Andrew, Alex brought up the Ottawa Journal—a newspaper which closed in 1980 (its closure was one of the closures which led to the Kent Commission, a Royal Commission regarding newspaper closures).
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