Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, September 21, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Pioneering Educators) for Monday, September 21, 2020 (Season 37, Game 6):

Before going into education, she graduated from the University of Rome in 1896 & was named assistant doctor at its psych clinic

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Dana Hill, a book dealer & stay-at-home mom from Simi Valley, California
Dana Hill on Jeopardy!
Brian Ross, an attorney from Los Angeles, California
Brian Ross on Jeopardy!
Sarah Twilley, a music teacher from Seal Beach, California (1-day total: $19,801)
Sarah Twilley on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Maria Montessori?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

After finishing her medical degree, Maria Montessori took classes in pedagogy at the University of Rome. She was also inspired by her visits to Rome’s asylums (and the mistreatment of children there) to create her educational method. Essential parts of Montessori’s methods include mixed-age classrooms and a “discovery” model where students learn by working with materials (as opposed to direct instruction).

Her methods are now used in many public and private schools worldwide, especially in India (as Montessori was interned there during World War II.)

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Scores going into Final:
Brian $15,400
Dana $12,600
Sarah $6,400


Tonight’s results:
Sarah $6,400 + $6,400 = $12,800 (Who is Montessori?)
Dana $12,600 + $12,600 = $25,200 (Who is Montessori?) (1-day total: $25,200)
Brian $15,400 – $9,801 = $5,599 (Who is M Curie)


Dana Hill, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 21, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Brian $8,400
Dana $5,000
Sarah $800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) TUNNELS $1000 (clue #30)
Brian 6800 +1600 (Sarah 800 Dana 5000)
2) AMERICAN HISTORY $1600 (clue #11)
Brian 14000 -3000 (Sarah 2000 Dana 5400)
3) Unplayed!
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 2


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: LIL NASDAQ “X” $1200 $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $4,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 16 (2.67 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Dana $12,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer (18/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $6,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.18% in first on buzzer (10/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Brian $17,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800

Sarah Twilley, career statistics:
28 correct, 3 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
22.22% in first on buzzer (24/108)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,100

Brian Ross, career statistics:
20 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,800

Dana Hill, career statistics:
18 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
32.73% in first on buzzer (18/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600

Dana Hill, to win:
2 games: 41.041%
3: 16.844%
4: 6.913%
5: 2.837%
6: 1.164%
Avg. streak: 1.696 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • As was demonstrated by Sarah in LIL NASDAQ “X” $800, yes, “Is it…?” is in the form of a question, and was properly ruled correct.

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, September 21, 2020"

  1. Roberta Gerber | September 21, 2020 at 9:36 am |

    Please, Naples, Florida, preempted your Friday conclusion. Where may I find the results of Friday, 18 September? Thank you.

  2. I have a problem with the clue about hydrogels; creating … “rudimentary versions of the charged organs in these marine animals“ , with the accepted answer as Eels (and then Alex completed as Electric Eels).
    First, Electric eels are fresh water fish not a marine animal. Technically, an electric eel is not an eel, but a type of knife fish.
    No eel has electric generating organs. Most knife fish do.
    Googling hydrogel and electric eels, I see a recent NIH article describing the discovery, but it doesn’t use the word marine and specifically mentions a species of fresh water electric eel, not the generic family of non-electric eels.

  3. Alex and the judges missed an error in the second clue of Double Jeopardy. Sarah pluralized Heart and gave Hearts as an answer which is incorrect.

  4. @Jim Fryza; I replayed that a few times, and do not think she added an “s” to Heart. She said, “who are Heart?” I think it was the way she pronounced and emphasized the “t” at the end that perhaps sounded like she added an “s”.

  5. In the last clue of Double Jeopardy, Sarah did not use “what is”, or otherwise phrase her response as a question. She said “Sirius XM Radio… (pause) Sirius XM Radio”. Alex said, “well that’s an unusual way of phrasing your response, but it is correct, it is Sirius XM, and that wraps it up for the Double Jeopardy round.”

    I thought you could get away without phrasing a response as a question in the Jeopardy round, but that you’d at least get prompted or reminded to do so in Double Jeopardy, and possibly have your response ruled incorrect. Anyone care to illuminate this for me? Thanks

    • Sure, apparently it was ruled that she preceded her response with “is it” (see Andy’s Thoughts above).

      • Also, in Double J! you do get penalized for not phrasing properly, but Alex generally waits a beat or two in silence before he rules against you, as here. She responded with the “is it” on her second try before Alex had chimed in.

  6. @Jim G; Sarah’s “is it” was so quick (before her 2nd reply) that I didn’t catch that she had actually said “is it?” Thanks for your replies.

    • You’re welcome. 🙂 I actually had to rewind and replay it to catch it myself…his statement confused me until I did! I usually watch on DVR later in the evening.

  7. Brian is an attorney in Los Angeles and mentioned living in a studio apartment with his wife and young son. Are housing prices so out of control there that attorneys live in studio apartments?

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