Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Constitutional Amendments) for Friday, January 3, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 85):
Until a 1913 amendment allowed this, 1/3 of U.S. government revenue came from liquor
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Shayna O’Neill, a stage manager from Columbia, Maryland
|Mat Gargano, a web developer from Staten Island, New York
|Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Woodbridge, Virginia (6-day total: $115,603)
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Correct response: What is income tax?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Even though the original United States constitution did permit federal taxation, it was difficult to determine whether income taxes were direct or indirect taxes (with direct taxes required to be distributed to states in proportion to each state’s population). Prior to the 16th Amendment, an income tax was attempted but was rendered impractical by the Supreme Court ruling in Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co.; that case held that taxes from the use of property were direct and had to be apportioned to states. Due to the near-impossibility of being able to separate such income from non-property income, income taxes did not return to the United States until the 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Shayna $2,000 – $0 = $2,000 (What is property tax?)
Mat $7,800 + $200 = $8,000
Karen $22,600 + $1,600 = $24,200 (7-day total: $139,803)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE MOTH $1000 (13th pick)
Mat 4600 -1000 (Karen 3400 Shayna -200)
2) CRIMINAL SLANG $1200 (1st pick)
Shayna 800 +2000 (Karen 7200 Mat 4600)
3) ROCK BANDS $1200 (6th pick)
Karen 8000 +3000 (Mat 4600 Shayna 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 116
J! round: CALENDARS $200; “AFTER” $200; THE MOTH $200; PODCASTS $400
DJ! round: IT’S A HAND! IT’S MICHIGAN! $400; CRIMINAL SLANG $400; ROCK BANDS $400; PROTESTS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $2,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 147 (1.73 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Karen $20,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 0 incorrect, 44.90% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Mat $8,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 32.65% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Shayna $1,200 Coryat, 5 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.20% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,800
Lach Trash: $13,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Karen Farrell, stats to date:
164 correct, 15 incorrect
10/13 on rebound attempts (on 37 rebound opportunities)
39.89% in first on buzzer (150/376)
6/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,500)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,143
Karen Farrell, to win:
8 games: 60.406%
Avg. streak: 8.526 games.
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