Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Cabinet Positions) for Monday, January 20, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 96):
Of the 4 jobs in George Washington’s cabinet, the 2 that have been filled by women in the 230 years since
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Traci Mack, a media executive from Campbell, California
|Matthew Neff, a CFO from Chicago, Illinois
|Dennis Coffey, a bartender from Old Orchard, Maine (1-day total: $21,601)
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Correct response: What are Secretary of State and Attorney General?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
George Washington’s original cabinet contained four members: Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph. (As an aside, I find these types of clues that require multiple steps really enjoyable; of course, my write-ups for these clues here at The Jeopardy! Fan are more likely to be plagiarized by others.) There have been three women Secretaries of State: Madeleine Albright (Bill Clinton), Condoleezza Rice (George W. Bush), and Hillary Clinton (Barack Obama). There have been two women Attorney Generals: Janet Reno (Bill Clinton) and Loretta Lynch (Barack Obama).
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Scores going into Final:
Matthew $7,800 – $7,600 = $200 (What are Secretrary of State, Treasury)
Dennis 10,100 + $7,501 = $17,601 (2-day total: $39,202) (What are Secretary of State + Attorney Genl)
Traci $17,600 – $2,601 = $14,999 (What is Secretary of State & Speaker of the House)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LITERATURE: THE SUBTITLE $600 (15th pick)
Matthew 1200 +1200 (Traci 4000 Dennis -400)
2) THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS $1600 (22nd pick)
Dennis 6200 +3500 (Traci 15000 Matthew 6600)
3) LIBRARIES $800 (25th pick) ($3,600 remaining on the board)
Traci 16200 +1000 (Dennis 9700 Matthew 8200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 162
J! round: None!
DJ! round: FRENCH ARTS & CULTURE $400; LIBRARIES $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 170 (1.77 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Dennis $8,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Traci $17,400 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.64% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Matthew $7,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200
Dennis Coffey, stats to date:
31 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
27.03% in first on buzzer (30/111)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,700
Dennis Coffey, to win:
3 games: 47.424%
Avg. streak: 2.902 games.
- Dennis may have been fortunate that he ran out of time at the right time, but “Attorney Genl”, is in my opinion, an acceptable abbreviation of “general” and I feel as though the judges made a correct ruling on Dennis’ Final Jeopardy! response.
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