Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Word Origins) for Monday, November 9, 2020 (Season 37, Game 41):
The word for a type of building or institution comes from Greek for a place sacred to a mythical group of 9
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Ben Lewis, a data scientist from Costa Mesa, California
|Monisha Crisell, a urologist originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Andrew Chaikin, a musician & teacher from San Francisco, California (1-day total: $21,601)
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Correct response: What is museum?
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In Greek mythology, the nine muses—Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (love poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (sacred poetry), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy)—were Greek goddesses who were seen as inspirations in each of those subjects. They also provide inspiration for the words “muse” (a general term for an artist or writer’s inspiration) and “museum” (a term for a place housing a public display of knowledge). The first “Museum” was seen as the Musaeum in Alexandria, Egypt, of which the Library of Alexandria was the most famous part.
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Scores going into Final:
Monisha $10,000 – $0 = $10,000 (What is a pantheon?)
Andrew $22,200 + $2,199 = $24,399 (What is museum?)
Ben $24,200 + $20,201 = $44,401 (What is a museum?) (1-day total: $44,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A NIGHT AT THE OPERA $600 (clue #20)
Andrew 7800 +3000 (Monisha 1200 Ben 4400)
2) AMONG THE 10 LARGEST ISLANDS $800 (clue #11)
Ben 10000 +6000 (Andrew 13800 Monisha 6400)
3) HISTORIC NAMES $1600 (clue #17)
Ben 17200 +5000 (Andrew 19400 Monisha 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 128
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 105 (2.56 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Ben $15,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Andrew $19,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 0 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Monisha $10,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,400
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $800
Andrew Chaikin, career statistics:
54 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
42.98% in first on buzzer (49/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,500
Monisha Crisell, career statistics:
10 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000
Ben Lewis, career statistics:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Ben Lewis, to win:
2 games: 77.445%
Avg. streak: 4.434 games.
- The opening of this episode contained a very heartfelt tribute from Mike Richards to Alex.
- The end credits of this episode contained a title card of “Dedicated to Alex Trebek / Forever in our Hearts / Always our Inspiration”.
- Remember, Jeopardy!’s rules state that contestants are permitted to change their response as long as Alex hasn’t ruled on it. Ben’s changing of his response on AMONG THE 10 LARGEST ISLANDS $1200 was well within the show’s rules.
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