Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 18th Century Americans) for Monday, November 16, 2020 (Season 37, Game 46):
One eulogizer of this man noted, he “was able to restrain thunderbolts & tyrants”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Andy Wood, a writer originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan
|Kelly Hogan, a clinical trial project manager from Laguna Hills, California
|John Bussard, a Marine aviator originally from Ringoes, New Jersey (1-day total: $26,200)
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Correct response: Who is Benjamin Franklin?
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The famed eulogy from the clue was from France’s Count Mirabeau, noting Ben Franklin’s famed research regarding electricity, lightning rods, and Franklin’s noted printing business, from which he was a champion of freedom of the press and freedom of speech. In 1729, Franklin bought The Pennsylvania Gazette, which soon became the most successful newspaper in the colonies. On Franklin’s 1790 death, assemblies in both the United States and France went into mourning.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kelly $7,000 – $6,500 = $500 (Who is George Washington?)
Andy $20,400 + $6,399 = $26,799 (Who is Franklin?) (1-day total: $26,799)
John $24,200 – $17,000 = $7,200 (Who is George Washington?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MASKS $1000 (clue #30)
John 7800 +2000 (Kelly 3800 Andy 3800)
2) A BUSY BODY $2000 (clue #10)
Andy 8200 +5000 (John 12600 Kelly 5000)
3) FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES $800 (clue #24)
Andy 12400 +8000 (John 18200 Kelly 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 151
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 112 (2.43 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Andy $10,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
John $23,200 Coryat, 27 correct, 0 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Kelly $7,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600
John Bussard, career statistics:
58 correct, 2 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
42.98% in first on buzzer (49/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,300
Kelly Hogan, career statistics:
13 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,000
Andy Wood, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Andy Wood, to win:
2 games: 68.916%
Avg. streak: 3.217 games.
- I thought that it was cool of Alex to point out the specific rule as to who goes first in Double Jeopardy when two players are tied for second-the player whose lectern is closest to him.
- Hindsight is obviously 20/20, but a True Daily Double would have given Andy the lead going into Final Jeopardy. (It does goes to show that even what appears to be a very aggressive bet on a Daily Double might not be aggressive enough.)
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