Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Lists) for Monday, December 2, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 61):
“Why does not the Pope…build the Basilica of St. Peter with his own money rather than with the money of poor believers?” is one of these
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Mohammed Ali, a physician from Bear, Delaware
|Joanna LeRoy, an attorney from Boston, Massachusetts
|Alex Damisch, a data scientist from Chicago, Illinois (2-day total: $26,200)
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Correct response: What are the 95 Theses?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The 16th century Catholic church raised significant amounts of money from the selling of “indulgences” in order to temporally absolve people of their sins (according to the teachings of the times, confessing absolves those of eternal punishment, but temporal punishment still needed to be served, otherwise generally by performing acts of mercy). In 1515, Pope Leo X began selling plenary indulgences in order to finance the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and applied to almost any sin, including adultery and theft. Martin Luther felt that this cheapened grace and the concept of repentance and wrote his 95 Theses as a result, Luther was excommunicated and a large schism occurred in the Catholic church.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Alex $5,600 + $1,749 = $7,349 (3-day total: $33,549) (What are Luther’s theses?)
Joanna $8,400 – $2,801 = $5,599 (What is ?)
Mohammed $9,800 – $7,001 = $2,799 (What is Luther’s list of compl)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) I WON’T BE IN TODAY $800 (11th pick)
Mohammed 2000† -1000 (Joanna 3800 Alex 1000)
2) LITERARY WORKS OF THE 1820s $1600 (18th pick)
Alex 6800 -4000 (Mohammed 9800 Joanna 6800)
3) THE ELECTORAL COLLAGE $1200 (19th pick)
Alex 2800 +2800 (Mohammed 9800 Joanna 6800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -9
†(At the time of wager, Mohammad had $400; he was granted a score correction later. Daily Double Efficiency was calculated for his post-correction score in order to maintain consistency with how the score is recorded in J! Archive.)
J! round: None!
DJ! round: LITERARY WORKS OF THE 1820s $400; WHAT A DISASTER! $400 & $800; LINGUISTICS $400; THE ELECTORAL COLLAGE $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $3,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 102 (1.67 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Alex $8,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.61% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Joanna $8,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Mohammed $10,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.61% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,200
Lach Trash: $18,600 (on 16 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Alex Damisch, stats to date:
41 correct, 9 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
24.85% in first on buzzer (41/165)
4/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,488)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,667
Alex Damisch, to win:
4 games: 29.101%
Avg. streak: 3.410 games.
- When you have a correct response as short as “95 Theses”, you don’t need to try to write out anything longer.
- Alex’s 3-day total is the lowest since Dylan Parson won $29,799 from September 22-24, 2015 (Dylan lost to Matt Jackson the next day.)
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