Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Statues) for Friday, January 22, 2021 (Season 37, Game 85):
Statues honoring this man who was killed in 1779 can be found in Waimea, Kauai & in Whitby, England
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|Jack Weller, a law student from Stanford, California
|Maggie Houska, a prospect researcher from Chanhassen, Minnesota
|Brian Chang, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois (3-day total: $50,502)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Brian had had three very similar scores in his first three games — the standard deviation in the prediction model is surprisingly low. Two of his games have been runaways. With his scores so far, the chances are that Brian would need two more wins for Tournament of Champions qualification. Will Maggie and Jack be able to dethrone him?
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Correct response: Who is Captain James Cook?
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English explorer Captain James Cook was killed in Hawaii in 1779 while attempting to kidnap Hawaiian monarch Kalaniʻōpuʻu; previously, he had gained acclaim in England for his mapping of many islands in the Pacific. Cook had served an apprenticeship in the Whitby area in the 1740s.
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Scores going into Final:
Maggie $10,000 – $10,000 = $0 (Who is Crispus Attucks?)
Jack $18,800 + $18,800 = $37,600 (Who is
Brian $18,800 + $18,800 = $37,600 (Who is Cook?) (4-day total: $88,102)
Tiebreaker category: HISTORY
Tiebreaker clue: In October 1961 Stalin’s body was removed from display in this other man’s tomb
Tiebreaker correct response: Who is (Vladimir) Lenin?
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) DISASTROUS TEAMS? $1000 (clue #27)
Brian 4800 +1000 (Maggie 2400 Jack 4800)
2) LIT-POURRI $1200 (clue #18)
Jack 7600 +4000 (Brian 13600 Maggie 8000)
3) DUNGEONS & DRAGONS $1200 (clue #21, $12800 left on board)
Jack 13200 +4000 (Brian 13600 Maggie 8000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 104
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 150 (1.76 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Jack $13,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Brian $18,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Maggie $10,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,000
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Brian Chang, career statistics:
97 correct, 11 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
41.96% in first on buzzer (94/224)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,700)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,850
Maggie Houska, career statistics:
13 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000
Jack Weller, career statistics:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200
Brian Chang, to win:
5 games: 52.262%
Avg. streak: 5.095 games.
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