Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Vice Presidents) for Monday, December 9, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 66):
George H.W. Bush in 1988 was the first sitting Vice President to be elected to the top job since this man 152 years before
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ann Baur, a program manager from Seattle, Washington
|Jeff Kushner, a health care regulator from Baltimore, Maryland
|Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan (3-day total: $90,300)
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Correct response: Who is Martin Van Buren?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
While many Vice Presidents ascended to the Presidency due to the death of the sitting President, it took 152 years between Martin Van Buren and George H.W. Bush for a sitting Vice President to be elected to the Presidency. Van Buren was Andrew Jackson’s second Vice President, serving in that post from 1833 to 1837 after serving as Secretary of State and Ambassador to Great Britain during Jackson’s first term. Van Buren was a founder of the Democratic Party and worked hard to re-establish a two-party system in the United States, counteracting the Whigs. Unfortunately, the Panic of 1837 hampered Van Buren’s presidency (after Van Buren was very popular during the Jackson administration) and he lost in 1840 to William Henry Harrison.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jeff $5,200 – $5,198 = $2 (Who is Jackson)
Ann $15,200 – $8,701 = $6,499 (Who was Jackson?)
Jennifer $21,700 + $11,300 = $33,000 (4-day total: $123,300)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NINE TALES $1000 (25th pick)
Jennifer 8200 +1500 (Ann 3600 Jeff 600)
2) HAVE AN ARTSY CHRISTMASTIME $1600 (13th pick)
Jennifer 14900 +4000 (Jeff 8400 Ann 4200)
3) FROM “C” TO SHINING “C” $2000 (17th pick)
Ann 5000 +5000 (Jennifer 17300 Jeff 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 145
J! round: POKÉMON $1000
DJ! Round: FROM “C” TO SHINING “C” $400 & $800; PSYCHOLOGY JARGON $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $3,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 107 (1.62 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Jennifer $18,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 44.23% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Ann $12,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.69% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $5,200 Coryat, 7 correct 2 incorrect, 15.38% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,200
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000
Jennifer Quail, stats to date:
113 correct, 17 incorrect
6/10 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
47.98% in first on buzzer (107/223)
9/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $23,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,850
Jennifer Quail, to win:
5 games: 77.490%
Avg. streak: 7.443 games. #Jeopardy
- Jennifer’s $123,300 is the 10th-highest total of any champion through four wins on Jeopardy! since the dollar values were doubled in November 2001.
- Jennifer’s Final Jeopardy! wager is what would be termed as a “Lazarus” wager (a term first used by Keith Williams over on The Final Wager), as it would give Jeff a chance to resurrect himself from the dead, as it were.
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