Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Leaders) for Friday, May 8, 2020:
Tall, lanky Joel Barlow was an ambassador carrying messages between these 2 world leaders, both mocked for being short
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Brad Rutter, an actor & producer from Los Angeles, California (yesterday’s total: 14,400)
|Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington (yesterday’s total: 40,000)
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (yesterday’s total: 44,314)
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Correct response: Who are Napoleon and James Madison?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Barlow was the U.S. Minister to France from 1811 until his 1812 death; working during the time of the five-foot-four James Madison and five-foot-six Napoleon (though he would have have been listed as five-foot-two according to the longer French foot. No wonder they were championing the metric system!)
Though it is difficult to find a source for his height, there are sources that describe the man as “tall and bony”.
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Scores going into Final:
Brad -3,600 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Ken 21,200 – 3,800 = 17,400 (Who are Napoleon and Monroe?)
James 22,800 + 15,300 = 38,100 (Who are Napoleon and Madison?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Daily Double locations:
1) NAME THE DECADE 1000 (clue #4)
Brad 800 +1000 (James 1600 Ken 0)
2) I JUST TOOK A DNA TEST 1600 (clue #1)
Brad 3800 -3800 (James 6400 Ken 6800)
3) “G”EOGRAPHY 1600 (clue #3)
James 8400 +8400 (Ken 6800 Brad 0)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: 0
James 16,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Ken 21,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Brad 200 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: 37,400
Lach Trash: 6,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 10,600
James Holzhauer, career statistics:
1400 correct, 51 incorrect
41/44 on rebound attempts (on 87 rebound opportunities)
55.15% in first on buzzer (1279/2319)
81/87 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 699,988)
39/41 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 28,732
Ken Jennings, career statistics:
3028 correct, 302 incorrect
113/141 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
58.09% in first on buzzer (2926/5037)
146/176 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 473,799)
57/87 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 26,207
Brad Rutter, career statistics:
741 correct, 87 incorrect
42/45 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
39.80% in first on buzzer (702/1764)
44/54 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 59,500)
17/28 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 18,129
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