Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 17, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Milestones in U.S. History) for Tuesday, December 17, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 72):

Congress declared September 6, 2008 Louisa Swain Day because Louisa did this in Wyoming on that date in 1870

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Dagmar Klein, a systems specialist from Rockville, Maryland
Dagmar Klein on Jeopardy!
Rodolfo Yuichiro Bedoy, an I.T. project manager from New York, New York
Rodolfo Yuichiro Bedoy on Jeopardy!
Kirby Copelin, a data analyst from Cincinnati, Ohio (1-day total: $34,401)
Kirby Copelin on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is vote?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

In 1869, Wyoming Territory passed the Wyoming Suffrage Act, giving women the right to vote. On September 6, 1870, the polls opened in the first election since the passing of the act; Louisa Swain of Laramie gained the distinction of being the first woman voter (as Laramie’s polls opened 30 minutes prior to Cheyenne’s).

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, though, Wyoming’s reason behind giving women voting rights weren’t entirely magnanimous; many in the territory felt that it was necessary to counteract the fact that nonwhite men had been granted voting rights by the 14th and 15th Amendments. Another consideration was the thought that because men outnumbered women 6 to 1 in the territory at that point, that suffrage might attract more women to come to Wyoming.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Dagmar $16,600
Rodolfo $13,800
Kirby $4,400


Tonight’s results:
Kirby $4,400 + $0 = $4,400 (What is voted?)
Rodolfo $13,800 + $4,999 = $18,799 (1-day total: $18,799) (What is become the first woman voter?)
Dagmar $16,600 – $11,111 = $5,489 (What is become elected?)


Rodolfo Yuichiro Bedoy, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 17, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rodolfo $8,600
Dagmar $4,000
Kirby $800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS $800 (26th pick)
Rodolfo 5000 +3000 (Dagmar 4000 Kirby 200)
2) FINAL RESTING PLACES $800 (22nd pick)
Dagmar 10400 +6000 (Rodolfo 14600 Kirby 4000)
3) TONY AWARD WINNERS $1600 (29th pick) ($2000 remaining on the board)
Dagmar 19600 -3000 (Rodolfo 13800 Kirby 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 102


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: TONY AWARD WINNERS $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 111 (1.54 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Rodolfo $11,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Dagmar $14,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Kirby $4,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,400
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200


Kirby Copelin, stats to date:
26 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
23.01% in first on buzzer (26/113)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000

Rodolfo Yuichiro Bedoy, stats to date:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600

Rodolfo Yuichiro Bedoy, to win:
2 games: 44.535%
3: 19.833%
4: 8.833%
5: 3.934%
6: 1.752%
Avg. streak: 1.803 games.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 17, 2019"

  1. This is one I just guessed correctly. If I’d ever heard of the woman, I don’t remember it.

  2. Sadly, after 19 days in a row, the possibility of having the longest reign of females in J! history has stopped short. Still, it’s been nice seeing so many wonderfully intelligent ladies in the past few weeks (Elise, Beth, Ellen, Alex, Stephanie, Jennifer, & Kirby).

  3. The longest reign by Jeopardy! females is 28 episodes, the 20 by Julia Collins, preceded by 2-day Champ Frederique Delapree, preceded by 6-day Champ Sandie Baker!

    • Is Ken Jennings part of the record for men? I know he’d be at the end of it if so.

      • I don’t know what the longest streak of men winning is, but Ken defeated 2-game winner Jerry Harvey, who defeated 4-game winner Anne Boyd so there would only be 2 games to add to Ken’s streak.

  4. Dakota Erdmann | December 18, 2019 at 6:53 am |

    Andy,

    Minor error but above Rodolfo’s stats, it says “to win” instead of “stats to date”.

    Thank you.

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