Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, May 25, 2020


It’s Day 1 of the 2020 Teachers Tournament! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Geography) for Monday, May 25, 2020 (Season 36, Game 176):

Touching Canada at Boundary County, the northern part of this state’s Panhandle has been referred to as “The Chimney”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Ivory Johnson, a high school social studies teacher from Hollandale, Mississippi
Ivory Johnson on Jeopardy!
Peter Gouveia, a 7th grade English teacher from Rye, New York
Peter Gouveia on Jeopardy!
Amanda Baltimore, a 7th grade science teacher from Cocoa Beach, Florida
Amanda Baltimore on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Idaho?


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A few books and newspaper articles over the years have descriptively referred to the Idaho Panhandle as “the chimney”, as unlike many of the other panhandles (Oklahoma and Florida), Idaho’s juts north, making it look like a chimney. The State Motel in Coeur d’Alene even has a chimney shaped like a map of the state.

The State Motel in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, with a chimney shaped like the state.

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Scores going into Final:
Amanda $15,600
Peter $11,000
Ivory $0

Final results:
Ivory $0
Peter $11,000 – $4,601 = $6,399 (What is Minnesota?)
Amanda $15,600 + $2,000 = $17,600 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)

Amanda Baltimore, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 25, 2020 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Amanda Baltimore, $17,600
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
1. Peter Gouveia, $6,399, 21.339% to advance
2. Ivory Johnson, $0, 0.017% to advance
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Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amanda $5,600
Peter $3,400
Ivory $0

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SAYETH THE BIBLE $1000 (30th pick)
Ivory 3400 -3400 (Amanda 5600 Peter 3400)
2) “C” IN SCIENCE $1200 (13th pick)
Amanda 10800 -2000 (Peter 7000 Ivory 3600)
3) RECENT BESTSELLERS $1600 (29th pick) ($2000 remaining on the board)
Ivory 4400 -4400 (Amanda 15600 Peter 11000)

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Amanda $17,600 Coryat
Peter $11,000 Coryat
Ivory $7,800 Coryat
Combined Coryat Score: $36,400

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, May 25, 2020"

  1. I’m disappointed in myself for not getting this Final correct. When I read the clue I (mentally) ran the map of the US right past Idaho and settled non-confidentally on Minnesota, probably because I conflated the Boundary Waters area with Boundary County.

    I went through Coeur d’Alene on a Greyhound bus over 40 years ago but the only thing I remember was seeing the Coeur d’Amour wedding chapel as we rode through – which likely no longer exists.

  2. John McCleary | May 25, 2020 at 12:10 pm |

    Great way to start off the week!

  3. I wonder what happened to J6!. Normally they have the sixth clue for the game to be aired next up at 3.06 AM EST/EDT on the dot. They are still stuck with the Friday game. The J6! was even on when they did the rerun of the GOAT tournament. I hope J6! is not gone ? Does anybody know what happened???? Can’t be because of the virus, it’s all done online. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    • Just found out. Apparently J6! is now posted about 23 hours later, about well AFTER the corresponding game has aired instead of 20 hours before.At least it’s still there.

  4. Awful start. 3 wrong answers on the daily double resulted a shutout. Let’s hope that tomorrow’s episode will be much better.

  5. Brad (not Rutter) | May 25, 2020 at 6:04 pm |

    Amanda is tough!

  6. Pizza Face Fred | May 25, 2020 at 11:14 pm |

    I’ve lived in Northern Idaho for 25 years and have never heard the Panhandle referred to as “the chimney.”

    • I’m with you. I’ve grown up and lived most of my life in Washington, been in Idaho a bunch of times, and had an uncle live there virtually forever and never heard the panhandle called the chimney.

    • But did you get the answer correct?

  7. I thought it was a little bit of a curious bet by Amanda on the Final. $15,600 will usually get a wildcard. I’m guessing she felt that $13,600 would still leave her in good shape if she missed, or maybe she felt $15,600 would not be enough. A modest $100 bet would have protected against Peter going for $1 more than what she had, which he did. It worked out for her, but $2K just seemed like more of a risk than was necessary to give yourself a good chance at advancing.

  8. Catherine White | May 26, 2020 at 9:38 am |

    What is meant by J6!? I never heard of that term before.

    • J6 is on the Jeopardy website at http://www.jeopardy.com. They prepare more than five clues for each category each day, so an unused clue for each category is posted as part of an interactive quiz daily.

      On the Jeopardy site home page, go to the “Games & More” tab, then select J6. If you have Alexa, you can also just tell Alexa to “play Jeopardy” and you’ll get that day’s J6.

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