Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, May 29, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidential Libraries & Museums) for Friday, May 29, 2020 (Season 36, Game 180):

Of the 15 U.S. Presidential Libraries or Museums, 3 are in this state, more than any other

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Allison Thomas, 7th grade civics teacher from Port St. Lucie, Florida
Allison Thomas on Jeopardy!
Anne Pulju, high school English teacher from Sandy Spring, Maryland
Anne Pulju on Jeopardy!
Jong Ho Kim, high school math teacher from Lombard, Illinois
Jong Ho Kim on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Texas?


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The concept of the Presidential Library originated with Franklin Roosevelt, who, during his second term, realized he had a vast quantity of paperwork that he and his staff had accumulated. Realizing that many past records had been lost, ruined, destroyed, or sold for profit, he decided that a better alternative would be to establish a public archive of his records to preserve the evidence of his Presidency for future generations. Every past president from Hoover onwards now has a library/museum.

The only state with three is Texas: Lyndon Johnson’s in Austin, George H. W. Bush’s in College Station, and George W. Bush’s in Dallas. California has two: Nixon’s in Yorba Linda and Reagan’s in Simi Valley, while the Gerald Ford library and museum are in two different Michigan locations: the library in Ann Arbor and the museum in Grand Rapids.

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Scores going into Final:
Jong Ho $25,512
Anne $13,800
Allison $3,200


Tonight’s results:
Allison $3,200 – $3,200 = $0 (What is Virginia?)
Anne $13,800 – $2,201 = $11,599 (What is Virginia?)
Jong Ho $25,512 – $2,142 = $23,370 (What is Ohio California?) (Semi-Finalist)


Jong Ho Kim, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 29, 2020 game.)


Wild card standings:
Monday: Amanda Baltimore, $17,600
Tuesday: Meggie Kwait, $21,601
Wednesday: Will Satterwhite, $22,400
Thursday: Ben Henri, $23,678
Friday: Jong Ho Kim, $23,370
1. Katie Labarge, $18,400
2. Jenna Hall, $16,500
3. Sam Matson, $16,402
4. Lauren Schneider Lipton, $14,001
5. Anne Pulju, $11,599
6. Matt Joyal, $9,400
7. Peter Gouveia, $6,399
8. Mary Kate Trausch, $3,199
9. Allison Thomas, $0
10. Ivory Johnson, $0


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jong Ho $9,656
Anne $3,400
Allison $1,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) LAB PARTNERS $1000 (clue #21)
Jong Ho 6600 +3456 (Anne 1600 Allison 2400)
2) SAILING THE 5 SEAS $1200 (clue #3)
Allison 2800 -2000 (Jong Ho 9656 Anne 3400)
3) DESCRIBING THE ADJECTIVE $1200 (clue #20)
Jong Ho 20456 +3456 (Anne 8600 Allison 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -2


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (2.02 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Jong Ho $20,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Anne $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Allison $5,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,800
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

Jong Ho Kim, career statistics:
25 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,912)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,800

Anne Pulju, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

Allison Thomas, career statistics:
11 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, May 29, 2020"

  1. Bob Chang | May 29, 2020 at 12:17 pm |

    What’s with Jong Ho’s two successful $3456 DD wagers! Guessing his two identical wagers not ending in “00” is a first!

    Also congrats to Anne for nailing the last wildcard!

  2. As I always do, I’ve made semi-final match-ups predictions for next week. They are:

    Lauren, Meggie, Jong Ho
    Sam, Amanda, Will
    Jenna, Katie, Ben

    If these are accurate, I would expect to see Ben, Amanda, & Meggie or Jong Ho in the finals. What are y’alls predictions?

    • Bob Chang | May 29, 2020 at 7:05 pm |

      Seems reasonable, except I wouldn’t bet against Will making finals regardless of matchups.

  3. Brad (not Rutter) | May 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm |

    Unlike the college tournament, I don’t think a wildcard will win the title. The 5 winners were all pretty strong. Should be exciting.

  4. We end the week with a triple stumper.

  5. R. B. Smada | May 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm |

    Wow no day 5 wildcards. That’s too bad, I like it when that happens.

  6. Vader47000 | May 30, 2020 at 12:53 am |

    I knew it was Texas immediately, but then again I have a presidential libraries pass. I’ve been to LBJ’s and Bush 41’s. Bush 43’s wasn’t open yet last time I was in the state.

    Being from Calif. I’ve been to both of the ones here several times. Nixon’s had a nice Apollo 11 exhibit last year, and I was planning to go to Reagan’s again in March but had to cancel when it shut down due to coronavirus

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