Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Ancient World) for Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (Season 37, Game 62):
He got to propose his own sentence & joked that since he was actually a benefactor of the state, he should get free meals!
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Cody Lawrence, an assistant editor from Sherman Oaks, California
|Kristen Thomas-McGill, a graduate student originally from Louisville, Kentucky
|John Vigna, a communications manager from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $11,199)
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Correct response: Who is Socrates?
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In 399 B.C.E., Socrates was brought up on charges in Athens of not believing in the gods of the state, of introducing new gods, and of corrupting the young. The jury, prejudiced by the depiction of Socrates in Aristophanes’ Clouds, found Socrates guilty; the prosecution wished for the death penalty, and Socrates was given the opportunity to propose an alternative punishment. This alternative punishment: pension—free meals as a benefactor of the state, much like they would an Olympic champion. Then, Socrates proposed a token fine; Socrates’ suggestions offended the jury to the point that more jurors voted for death than voted for guilt. Socrates was forced to drink hemlock.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
John $7,000 + $6,000 = $13,000 (Who is Socrates?)
Cody $11,400 – $2,601 = $8,799 (Who is Brutus?)
Kristen $15,800 + $7,001 = $22,801 (Who is Socrates?) (1-day total: $22,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) COLLABS $800 (clue #21)
Cody 4600 -4600 (John 3600 Kristen 2800)
2) ENERGY $1600 (clue #15)
John 6200 -2400 (Kristen 7800 Cody 8600)
3) AUTHORS’ ALMA MATERS $1200 (clue #26, $2800 left on board)
Kristen 11000 +4000 (John 6200 Cody 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -102
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 115 (1.85 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Kristen $13,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
John $9,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Cody $16,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400
John Vigna, career statistics:
41 correct, 5 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (36/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000
Kristen Thomas-McGill, career statistics:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,000
Cody Lawrence, career statistics:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000
Kristen Thomas-McGill, to win:
2 games: 48.952%
Avg. streak: 1.959 games.
- Even though it didn’t work out for him score-wise, it’s still a very good idea to go all-in on the Jeopardy! round Daily Double. As Cody showed, he recovered well from his miss and held or was close to the lead through most of Double Jeopardy.
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