Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 2001 News) for Tuesday, August 4, 2020 (Season 18, Episode 174):
In 2001 the zinc industry was up in arms over Rep. Jim Kolbe’s bill calling for the phasing out of these
This episode originally aired on May 2, 2002.
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(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kate Waits, a law professor at the University of Tulsa from Tulsa, Oklahoma
|Brad Rutter, a network administrator from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
|Claudia Perry, a sports copy editor from Jersey City, New Jersey
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Correct response: What are pennies?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In the United States, pennies contain 2.5% copper with the balance zinc, explaining why the zinc lobby is so dead-set on keeping the penny. Rep. Jim Kolbe has introduced multiple bills over the years to eliminate the penny, including in 1990, 2001, and 2006. The main case for elimination: as of 2018, it costs 2.06 cents to mint a penny. Additionally, the face value of the raw materials in a penny is worth more than one cent, meaning that there is a risk of illegally melting the coinage for raw materials.
Canada, for what it’s worth, ended distribution of the penny without issue in 2013.
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Scores going into Final:
Kate $4,200 – $4,200 = $0 (What are
Claudia $12,400 + $5,000 = $17,400 (What is the penny?)
Brad $17,800 + $7,001 = $24,801 (What are pennies?) (Semi-Finalist)
Wild card standings:
Monday: Bob Harris, $20,000
Tuesday: Brad Rutter, $24,801
1. Claudia Perry, $17,400
2. Rachael Schwartz, $12,401
3. Frank Spangenberg, $6,799
4. Kate Waits. $0
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MY FAVORITE FILMS $600 (clue #5)
Kate 1200 +1200 (Claudia 1000 Brad 200)
2) BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID $1200 (clue #16)
Brad 11800 +1200 (Claudia 9600 Kate 5000)
3) MIDDLE AGE FOLKS $800 (clue #25)
Claudia 11200 +2000 (Brad 17000 Kate 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 128
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Brad $17,800 Coryat, 26 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Claudia $11,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 8 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Kate $3,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,600
Lach Trash: $8,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,800
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