Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Military Slang) for Thursday, May 21, 2020 (Season 36, Game 174):
This word for high-ranking officials comes from a metal used in 19th century military insignia
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Shawn Buell, a civil engineer from Zachary, Louisiana
|Michelle Kanter Cohen, a voting rights attorney from Silver Spring, Maryland
|Nathan Berger, a restauranteur and sommelier from Portland, Maine (1-day total: $11,999)
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Correct response: What is brass?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The term “military brass”, referring to the top officers in the military, dates back to the 19th century when British military insignia contained significant amounts of brass (an alloy of copper and zinc). Over time, the term gained usage in civilian contexts (policing and business), with civilian contexts dating from the mid-20th century.
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Scores going into Final:
Nathan $5,600 + $0 = $5,600 (What is the brass?)
Michelle $12,400 + $400 = $12,800 (What is top brass?)
Shawn $18,800 + $6,001 = $24,801 (What is the brass?) (1-day total: $24,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GEOGRAPHY $800 (clue #22)
Nathan 1000 +1000 (Michelle 1800 Shawn 3200)
2) WORDS THAT RHYME $1600 (clue #4)
Nathan 2800 -800 (Michelle 2800 Shawn 7400)
3) HIGHWAYS $1600 (clue #15)
Shawn 11400 +3000 (Nathan 3600 Michelle 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 98
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (2.09 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles
Shawn $17,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Michelle $12,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Nathan $6,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200
Nathan Berger, career statistics:
29 correct, 7 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (30/114)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400
Michelle Kanter Cohen, career statistics:
18 correct, 1 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400
Shawn Buell, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400
Shawn Buell, to win:
2 games: 61.286%
Avg. streak: 2.583 games.
- Today’s game is the first in 42 regular-play games (since February 25) that there were three correct responses in Final Jeopardy. The streak of 41 regular-play games without a triple-get Final is the longest since at least 2002.
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