Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Ancient Texts) for Monday, October 26, 2020 (Season 37, Game 31):
Developed in the 18th century B.C. & named for a ruler, it aimed to “settle all disputes & heal all injuries”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Jonathan Lee, a financial regulator from Sherman Oaks, California
|Ariel Saland, a wine tasting room host from Sonoma, California
|Brian Adams, an educator from Big Bear Lake, California (1-day total: $17,201)
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Correct response: What is the Code of Hammurabi?
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Babylonian king Hammurabi, who reigned from 1792 to 1750 B.C., is most famous today for his code of laws, which was claimed to have been received by Hammurabi from Shamash, the Babylonian god of justice. It is also a famous example of a legal doctrine called “lex talionis” (better known as “an eye for an eye”). The code detailed 282 different laws and edicts, including one that put tavern-keepers to death if they short-changed customers on beer.
The stele which contained the code had been part of war spoils in the 12th century B.C. and recovered in 1901 as part of an archaeological dig of Susa, the Elamite capital located in modern-day Iran (its location is known today as Shush, a city of just over 50,000 people).
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Ariel $2,800 – $0 = $2,800 (What is the ?)
Jonathan $9,000 + $600 = $9,600 (What is the code of Hammurabi)
Brian $13,200 + $5,000 = $18,200 (What is Hamarabi’s Code?) (2-day total: $35,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A QUIET PLACE $800 (clue #25)
Brian 6400 +3200 (Ariel 3000 Jonathan 4400)
2) A 5-MARTINI LIBRARY $1200 (clue #6)
Ariel 4600 -2200 (Brian 10000 Jonathan 3800)
3) AIRPLANE MODE $1200 (clue #23)
Jonathan 8600 +4000 (Brian 15200 Ariel 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 49
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: COMPOSERS $400 AIRPLANE MODE $400 A 5-MARTINI LIBRARY $400 SOUNDS LIKE MONEY TO ME $400 $1200
Total Left On Board: $2,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 65 (2.10 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Brian $10,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer (16/52), 1/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Jonathan $6,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 7 incorrect, 44.23% in first on buzzer (23/52), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Ariel $5,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.38% in first on buzzer (8/52), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $22,000
Lach Trash: $14,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,600
Brian Adams, career statistics:
35 correct, 8 incorrect
2/5 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
31.19% in first on buzzer (34/109)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400
Ariel Saland, career statistics:
8 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
15.38% in first on buzzer (8/52)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000
Jonathan Lee, career statistics:
18 correct, 7 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
44.23% in first on buzzer (23/52)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200
Brian Adams, to win:
3 games: 36.429%
Avg. streak: 2.573 games.
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