Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American History) for Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 111):
After statesman & banker Robert Morris turned down a job offer from George Washington, this man took the job
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Danyelle Long-Hyland, a scientist from Ranson, West Virginia
|Kristyna Ng, a corporate strategist from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Vinny Byju, a student from Cambridge, Massachusetts (1-day total: $3,399)
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Correct response: Who is Alexander Hamilton?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
After Congress authorized the creation of the Treasury Department, Washington first offered Robert Morris the secretaryship; Morris declined, however, recommending Alexander Hamilton instead for the job (Hamilton took the job, and the rest is history.) Hamilton ended up on the $10 bill and being the subject of a smash hit Lin-Manuel Miranda musical.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Vinny $5,600 + $4,201 = $9,801
Kristyna $9,200 + $2,001 = $11,201
Danyelle $9,800 + $3,612 = $13,412 (1-day total: $13,412)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TIME ZONE CITIES $1000 (21st pick)
Kristyna 2200 +2000 (Danyelle 3600 Vinny 0)
2) “M”EN OF THE PAST $1200 (9th pick)
Vinny 5800 -3000 (Danyelle 7800 Kristyna 7000)
3) I WRITE A SYMPHONY $1600 (12th pick)
Kristyna 8600 +1000 (Danyelle 7800 Vinny 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 51
J! round: None!
DJ! round: DAY JOB VU $400; MAGIC IN LITERATURE $800; ITALIAN LOANWORDS IN ENGLISH $400 & $800; I WRITE A SYMPHONY $400
Total $ Left On Board: $2,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 229 (2.04 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Danyelle $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.92% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kristyna $8,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Vinny $8,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.69% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,200
Lach Trash: $16,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400
Vinny Byju, stats to date:
28 correct, 7 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
27.36% in first on buzzer (29/106)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200
Danyelle Long-Hyland, stats to date:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.92% in first on buzzer (14/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Danyelle Long-Hyland, to win:
2 games: 33.403%
Avg. streak: 1.502 games.
- Remember, to go from a correct response to an incorrect one, the money taken away is twice the value of the clue (+2000 to -2000 is a difference of 4000, for example.)
- Having heard Kristyna say “Lawensa”, I believe that the judges were correct to rule against Kristyna.
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