Happy Opening Day! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Buildings) for Monday, September 14, 2020 (Season 37, Game 1):
This Rome building with a name from the Greek was described by Michaelangelo as coming from “angelic and not human design”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Franki Butler, a TV writer from Los Angeles, California
|Jeff Rich, an astronomer from Glendale, California
|Cory Barger, an orchestra musician from Riverside, California
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Correct response: What is the Pantheon?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Originally built during the reign of Augustus and rebuilt by Hadrian in the early 2nd century AD, the Pantheon is a former Roman temple whose name comes from the Greek word Pantheion, which refers generally to the full set of Greek gods. The building was given in 609 to Pope Boniface IV when it became named for St. Mary and the Martyrs; it is now a basilica.
Paris’ Panthéon, built in the 18th century, was named after and inspired by the Roman building; however, Paris’ is a mausoleum.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Franki $11,600 – $11,550 = $50 (What is St. Peter’s Basilica)
Cory $12,300 + $11,500 = $23,800 (What is the Pantheon) (1-day total: $23,800)
Jeff $21,600 – $8,400 = $13,200 (What is the forum)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CROSS EXAMINATION $600 (clue #20)
Cory 2000 +1500 (Jeff 3400 Franki 800)
2) 1 WORD, 2 MEANINGS $1600 (clue #5)
Jeff 7200 +2000 (Cory 4300 Franki 2400)
3) THIS AMERICAN CITY $2000 (clue #17)
Jeff 17600 +2000 (Cory 6300 Franki 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 114
J! Round: CROSS EXAMINATION $200 SIDE BAR $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 2 (2.00 per episode average)
Cory $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $21,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer (22/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Franki $11,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,200
Lach Trash: $3,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400
Cory Barger, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400
Jeff Rich, career statistics:
22 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
40.00% in first on buzzer (22/55)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,200
Franki Butler, career statistics:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600
Cory Barger, to win:
2 games: 40.173%
Avg. streak: 1.671 games.
- These episodes were taped with no audience. Any audience noises were added in post-production.
- Kudos to Cory for getting what I thought was a difficult Final Jeopardy! to take the win.
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