Happy Biden & Harris Inauguration Day! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Western U.S.) for Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (Season 37, Game 83):
About 100 miles apart, they were made state capitals 10 years apart in 1854 & 1864 & both grew rapidly due to precious metals
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|Sarah Cascone, an art journalist critic from New York, New York
|Hannah Pritchett, a payment operations manager from Oakland, California
|Brian Chang, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois (1-day total: $13,201)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Brian had a runaway game yesterday for his first win and took the opportunity for some expert-level trolling of our guest host. If the Daily Doubles fall easier for our players, and Brian can find them, he should have no problem coming up with win number two.
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Correct response: What are Sacramento, California & Carson City, Nevada?
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Sacramento, California and Carson City, Nevada are surprisingly only about 100 miles apart as the crow flies (due to Lake Tahoe, it’s about 130 miles driving distance). Sacramento’s rapid growth happened as a result of the California gold rush, while Carson City’s was as a result of silver (the Comstock Lode was just to the northeast). The California legislature moved to Sacramento in 1854, where it has been ever since, and Carson City was upgraded from Nevada’s territorial capital to state capital when Nevada gained statehood in 1864.
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Scores going into Final:
Sarah $5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000 (What are Sacramento and Carson City)
Hannah $10,500 + $100 = $10,600 (What are Sacramento and Carson City?)
Brian $16,400 + $4,601 = $21,001 (What are Sacramento + Carson City?) (2-day total: $34,202)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD $400 (clue #19)
Hannah 3200 -500 (Brian 2600 Sarah 1800)
2) SCIENCE GLOSSARY $800 (clue #15)
Brian 15200 +2000 (Hannah 6500 Sarah 400)
3) POLY ESTHER $1200 (clue #24, $8800 left on board)
Sarah 2800 +2200 (Brian 16400 Hannah 8500)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 76
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 146 (1.76 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Brian $15,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Hannah $11,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $4,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,200
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400
Brian Chang, career statistics:
48 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
39.47% in first on buzzer (45/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,300
Hannah Pritchett, career statistics:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000
Sarah Cascone, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000
Brian Chang, to win:
3 games: 50.264%
Avg. streak: 3.011 games.
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