Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Landmarks) for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (Season 36, Game 183):

As described in an 1831 book, it has “three recessed and pointed doorways…immense central rose window…two dark and massive towers”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lauren Schneider Lipton, a high school health teacher from Seattle, Washington
Lauren Schneider Lipton on Jeopardy!
Sam Matson, a high school English teacher from Cookeville, Tennessee
Sam Matson on Jeopardy!
Ben Henri, a 7th-12th grade vocal music teacher from St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Ben Henri on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Notre-Dame (de Paris)?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, France, completed in 1345, is a famous Catholic cathedral; general interest in the cathedral expanded greatly after Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame was published (the description in the clue came from Hugo’s work).

Unfortunately, the cathedral caught fire in April 2019 while undergoing renovations; the current hope is that the reconstruction can be finished by 2024.

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Scores going into Final:
Ben $20,800
Lauren $15,000
Sam $7,200

Tonight’s results:
Sam $7,200 + $7,199 = $14,399 (What is Notre Dame?)
Lauren $15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000 (What is Notre Dame?)
Ben $20,800 + $9,201 = $30,001 (What is Notre Dame?) (Finalist)

Ben Henri, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 3, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ben $8,400
Lauren $5,000
Sam $2,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) POLITICS: WHO SAID IT? $800 (clue #2)
Lauren 600 +1000 (Ben 0 Sam 0)
2) BACK IN THE 20th CENTURY $800 (clue #1)
Sam 2400 +2400 (Ben 8400 Lauren 5000)
3) FOUNTAINS $1600 (clue #29)
Lauren 17000 -2000 (Ben 18800 Sam 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 188

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (1.98 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Ben $20,800 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Lauren $16,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Sam $5,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,200
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400

Ben Henri, career statistics:
60 correct, 7 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
50.88% in first on buzzer (58/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,900)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,000

Sam Matson, career statistics:
27 correct, 6 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
21.93% in first on buzzer (25/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,800

Lauren Schneider Lipton, career statistics:
32 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (20/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 3, 2020"

  1. With the 2019 fire, this could be easy.

    • exactly what I thought…the mention of the central rose window which has been made such a big deal of because it survived the fire.

  2. Bob Chang | June 3, 2020 at 11:40 am |

    Congrats to Ben and a great game by Lauren! Finals should be very competitive!

  3. Well, Lauren surprised me by how well she did against Ben. I was expecting a dominant win like yesterday with Meggie. So the finals are Will v Meggie v Ben. This is gonna be good; probably the most evenly matched finals in years. Could go to any one of them.

  4. Marty Cunningham | June 3, 2020 at 2:59 pm |

    Haven’t seen today’s game yet, but Meggie sure seemed dominant on Tuesday and would be the front-runner going in to the Finals. On a taping day, the first three shows are usually taped before lunch, so the Finals will be the two games taped in the afternoon.
    Ben, having just won before lunch, has the challenge to come back and stay strong, but Will and Meggie have both had time to cool down a bit, too.
    The Finals do look like they will be good. Hard to pick a winner at this point.

  5. One of the best teachers tournaments ever. Can’t wait for the finals.

  6. Christine Gill | June 3, 2020 at 8:06 pm |

    Due to a tornado warning, the local station in Philadelphia interrupted and didn’t show the final question, answers and winner. Thank you for the information!

  7. Keith Hosannah | June 3, 2020 at 8:10 pm |

    For a while, Final Jeopardy! responses have been places or words. I find that clues requiring the name of an individual are more difficult. I will be very interested in seeing the categories selected for Final Jeopardy! in the final games.

  8. In Meggie’s semifinal, she blew her competition away on buzzer speed. Her advantage there probably won’t be nearly as pronounced in the finals. Ben may be able to match her buzzer speed, and Will might also. It should be a terrific two days. Hopefully the Final Jeopardy clues will be a little more challenging than the one today. I think about anybody who made it onto Jeopardy would have gotten Notre Dame.

  9. Gary Kevin Ware | June 3, 2020 at 10:15 pm |

    Here in Los Angeles, they are again preempting Jeopardy, for an earthquake in Ridgecrest, and the ‘protests’. However, they almost never preempt Wheel of Fortune, which follows at 7:30PM.

    • Gary Kevin Ware | June 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm |

      As I predicted, they did not preempt Wheel of Fortune last night. Now, they are showing last night’s show here in Los Angeles. I had found last night’s episode on YouTube last night, although the picture was off-center most of the time. Now, I’ll presumably see tonight’s episode on Friday and Friday’s episode on Saturday.

  10. Thought the questions were easy today.
    WPVI in Philadelphia decided to report on an approaching storm moments before final J,
    Had to look here to find how it ended.
    Even the final was easy.

  11. Matthew Yothers | June 3, 2020 at 11:32 pm |

    My thoughts:
    Monday: Will Satterwhite (toss-up between him and Jong Ho Kim) (also because of his runaway in QF3)
    Tuesday: Meggie Kwait (although I thought it was going to be a close match) (and she did really well in QF2)
    Wednesday: Ben Henri (because of his runaway in QF4)

  12. Can anyone offer an explanation as to why the word ‘fittingly’ was used to begin the $1600 daily double clue in fountains? If fittingly were omitted, then the question simply asks who Latona’s son was. Presumably, the writers added ‘fittingly’ to the front of the clue in order to give the contestants another chance to deduce the answer if they didn’t know who Latona was. IMO, this would lead one to guess Neptune. I fail to see how a fountain is more ‘fittingly’ connected to either Latona or Apollo than to Neptune, but perhaps someone else can offer an explanation.

    • It may be because Louis XIV was known as the sun king and Apollo was a god of sun and light.

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