Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century American Music) for Friday, October 16, 2020 (Season 37, Game 25):
The composer of this 1944 ballet said it “concerned a pioneer celebration …around a newly built farmhouse in the …hills”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Aanchal Ramani, an MBA student originally from San Francisco, California
|Aaron Ballett, an executive assistant from Santa Barbara, California
|Kristin Hucek, an attorney from San Francisco, California (1-day total: $2,700)
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Correct response: What is Appalachian Spring?
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Appalachian Spring is Aaron Copland and Martha Graham’s famous 1944 ballet; Copland said its narrative “concerned a pioneer celebration in spring around a newly-built farmhouse in the Pennsylvania hills in the early part of the 19th century” and “it had to do with the pioneer American spirit, with youth and spring, with optimism and hope”. Graham, one of the pioneers of American modern dance, choreographed the ballet; a 1974 recording of its music was entered into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2013.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Aanchal -$200 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Aaron $5,300 – $5,000 = $300 (What is)
Kristin $8,000 – $2,700 = $5,300 (What is Rodeo?) (2-day total: $8,000)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AMERICAN HISTORY $600 (clue #23)
Aaron 3000 +1500 (Kristin 4000 Aanchal 800)
2) ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE $1600 (clue #21)
Aanchal 3400 -1400 (Kristin 10000 Aaron 5300)
3) THE ENGLISH MONARCH WHEN… $1200 (clue #22)
Aanchal 2000 -1000 (Kristin 10000 Aaron 5300)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -41
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: POETS & POETRY $1600 $2000 THE ENGLISH MONARCH WHEN… $2000
Total Left On Board: $5,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 53 (2.12 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Kristin $8,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.04% in first on buzzer (20/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Aaron $4,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer (17/54), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Aanchal $2,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 5 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer (10/54), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $14,600
Lach Trash: $18,400 (on 17 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,400
Kristin Hucek, career statistics:
34 correct, 9 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
35.78% in first on buzzer (39/109)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,700
Aaron Ballett, career statistics:
14 correct, 6 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
31.48% in first on buzzer (17/54)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,400
Aanchal Ramani, career statistics:
8 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
18.52% in first on buzzer (10/54)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,400)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,200
Kristin Hucek, to win:
3 games: 30.445%
Avg. streak: 2.438 games.
- Kristin’s 2-day total of $8,000 is the lowest since Joanne Platt won $6,999 in her first two wins on September 17-18, 2007.
- On CITY NICKNAMES $600, Alex’s reminder to Aaron constituted a ruling. By rule, because a lack of phrasing in the Jeopardy! round is a warning offense and not a penalty offense, Alex’s ruling preceded Aaron’s later misspeaking in his second response, thus the second response was correctly disregarded by the judges.
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