Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Women Authors) for Thursday, December 12, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 69):
In 1947 she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee on how the film “Song of Russia” was communist propaganda
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kim Kindya, a freelance writer and editor from Queens, New York
|Brad Cardwell, a communications manager from Baltimore, Maryland
|Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan (6-day total: $171,400)
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Correct response: Who is Ayn Rand?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The 1947 House Un-American Activities Committee led to the blacklisting of a very large number of Hollywood writers deemed unfriendly to capitalism and ruined many of their careers. Among those who testified against these eventually blacklisted writers included Walt Disney and Ayn Rand. In her testimony, Rand focused on Song of Russia, critiquing the film for idealizing life in the Soviet Union and therefore idealizing communism. Today, one’s opinion of Rand is usually dependent on which part of the political spectrum that you most closely identify with.
This also harkens back to a famous Final Jeopardy from October 2017, as Rand’s testimony also aided the FBI’s study in calling It’s A Wonderful Life communist propaganda.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Brad $800 – $800 = $0 (Who is Pearl Buck?)
Kim $13,000 – $12,999 = $1 (What is
Ethel Rosenberg? E. Roosevelt?)
Jennifer $24,000 + $3,000 = $27,000 (7-day total: $198,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE PRESIDENT HAD MONEY TROUBLES $400 (7th pick)
Jennifer 1800 +600 (Brad 0 Kim -1400)
2) BIOLOGY $1600 (11th pick)
Kim 5000 +2000 (Jennifer 13600 Brad 2800)
3) BOOK OF THE YEAR $1200 (19th pick)
Kim 10200 +2000 (Jennifer 19200 Brad 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 93
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 110 (1.59 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Jennifer $23,800 Coryat, 29 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Kim $11,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 6 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Brad $800 Coryat, 5 correct, 2 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,400
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800
Jennifer Quail, stats to date:
198 correct, 23 incorrect
12/16 on rebound attempts (on 31 rebound opportunities)
47.57% in first on buzzer (186/391)
12/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $25,600)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,657
Jennifer Quail, to win:
8 games: 78.588%
Avg. streak: 10.670 games.
- At $198,400, Jennifer moves to #15 all time in terms of regular play winning, passing Ben Ingram, Greg Seroka, Jared Hall, and Tom Walsh. Joon Pahk sits 14th ($199,000).
- Jennifer joins Julia Collins (20) and Stephanie Jass (7) as the only women to win at least seven regular games of Jeopardy!.
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