Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Word Origins) for Thursday, November 28, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 59):
From a Sanskrit word for “descent”, it’s the form a god takes on descending to Earth
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Alex Damisch, a data scientist from Chicago, Illinois
|Jamin Speer, an economics professor from Memphis, Tennessee
|Ellen Keane, a librarian from Stoneham, Massachusetts (1-day total: $11,200)
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Correct response: What is avatar?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The word “avatar” originated in Hinduism to describe the concept of a material appearance or incarnation of a Hindu deity on Earth. It’s mostly used to refer to the avatars of Vishnu, who generally descend to empower the good and destroy evil. The Bhagavad Gita describes it thusly: “Whenever righteousness wanes and unrighteousness increases I send myself forth. / For the protection of the good and for the destruction of evil, / and for the establishment of righteousness, / I come into being age after age.”
Its modern usage (referred to in 2005 as “an icon of a user in virtual reality”) was the subject of a Final Jeopardy in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Ellen $6,400 – $6,390 = $10 (What is corporeal?)
Alex $9,788 + $3,013 = $12,801 (1-day total: $12,801) (What is
Jamin $10,600 – $9,000 = $1,600 (What is guru?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) PAMPAS $800 (15th pick)
Alex 1400 -1312 (Jamin 3800 Ellen 1800)
2) MIRANDAS, RIGHT? $2000 (17th pick)
Alex 6088 +2500 (Jamin 6000 Ellen 5200)
3) STATUESQUE AUTHORS $1600 (22nd pick)
Jamin 6400 +3000 (Alex 8988 Ellen 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -6
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 96 (1.63 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Alex $10,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jamin $9,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Ellen $6,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,200
Lach Trash: $21,800 (on 19 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Ellen Keane, final stats:
24 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
19.64% in first on buzzer (22/112)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,900
Alex Damisch, stats to date:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,188)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Alex Damisch, to win:
2 games: 32.963%
Avg. streak: 1.492 games.
- I’ve added an addendum to my How to Bet In Final Jeopardy page regarding betting unusual numbers on Daily Doubles, and why I don’t think it’s a good idea.
- The known record for most Triple Stumpers in one game is 23.
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