Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Monuments) for Friday, November 13, 2020 (Season 37, Game 45):
More than 100 years after it was first proposed, this monument was dedicated by President Chester Arthur
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|Mary Dang, a gameplay engineer from Belmont, California
|John Bussard, a Marine aviator originally from Ringoes, New Jersey
|Kate Lazo, an assistant athletics director from Menlo Park, California (1-day total: $16,800)
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Correct response: What is the Washington Monument?
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Dating back to the 1780s, the United States government had resolved “That an equestrian statue of George Washington be erected at the place where the residence of Congress shall be established”. Many monuments to George Washington were proposed over the intervening years, but a lack of funds and a lack of agreement on how best to honor the first President delayed progress. Construction began on an obelisk in 1848 but donations again ran out by the mid-1850s. In 1876, funds were apportioned by Congress to complete the monument and it was dedicated shortly before the end of Chester Arthur’s term in 1885. From its completion in 1884 until the completion of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it was the world’s tallest structure.
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Scores going into Final:
Mary $6,200 + $6,000 = $12,200 (What is the Washington Monument?)
Kate $12,800 + $12,775 = $25,575 (What is the Washington Monument?)
John $24,200 + $2,000 = $26,200 (What is the Washington Monument?) (1-day total: $26,200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ABANDONED PLACES $600 (clue #19)
John 7200 +1000 (Kate 800 Mary 400)
2) INVENTORS & INVENTIONS $2000 (clue #26)
John 23000 +2000 (Kate 12800 Mary 6200)
3) A NOVEL CATEGORY $1600 (clue #29)
John 25800 -1600 (Kate 12800 Mary 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 16
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 112 (2.49 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
John $25,400 Coryat, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Kate $12,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Mary $6,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,400
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200
Kate Lazo, career statistics:
34 correct, 2 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
27.68% in first on buzzer (31/112)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800
John Bussard, career statistics:
31 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,400
Mary Dang, career statistics:
10 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200
John Bussard, to win:
2 games: 78.013%
Avg. streak: 4.548 games.
- The further information provided by the show regarding Kate’s mother’s winnings is confirmation that Kate’s mother won three games in June 1987.
- This was the sort of game that could have easily been a runaway with better Daily Double strategy.
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