Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category State Name Origins) for Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (Season 37, Game 72):
The names of these 2 states honor a king & his father, who was executed in 1649
(correct response beneath the contestants)
We may have lost Alex, but the show must go on. Alex wouldn’t want it any other way. Please, let’s remember him over this final week of banked episodes, and then afford him the same respect to his successors that we afforded Alex when he replaced Art Fleming in 1984. Alex’s last episode airs Friday, January 8, 2021; Ken Jennings’ first episode as guest host airs on January 11. Please also remember that no permanent replacement has been named as of yet and that we will be seeing multiple guest hosts before the end of the season.
|Manisha Munshi, an attorney from San Francisco, California
|Molly Fisher, a college student from Berkeley, California
|Brayden Smith, a policy intern from Las Vegas, Nevada (5-day total: $115,798)
PSA: The best way to keep COVID-19 at bay (and keep Jeopardy! producing new episodes) is for everybody to abide by physical distancing guidelines and when you are not able to do so, properly wear a mask. Ensure that your mask covers both your nose and your mouth.
Are you going on the show and looking for information about how to bet in Final Jeopardy? Check out my new Betting Strategy 101 page!
(Content continues below)
Correct response: What is North Carolina & South Carolina?
More information about Final Jeopardy: (The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2020 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)
According to Mental Floss, North and South Carolina were named as such because King Charles II, when granting the 1663 charter that formed the Province of Carolina, wished to honor his father Charles I. Charles I had been executed in 1649 during the English Civil War.
One thing that I think we’ve seen a lot more of these days: awkwardly worded Final Jeopardy! clues. Last night’s certainly wasn’t the greatest worded, and I had a similar reaction when I first read tonight’s. This was understandable back at the start of the season when the writers weren’t as used to the working conditions of COVID, but by this point, the writers have had months to figure this stuff out. They really need to do better with the wording of the clues.
We have many new offerings at The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store! Order early for Christmas 2020 as shipping and fulfillment will take longer than usual this year! Here are our top sellers:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Molly $3,800 – $3,799 = $1 (What are Georgia and ?)
Brayden $6,400 – $3,601 = $2,799 (What are Georgia and —–?)
Manisha $10,000 – $2,900 = $7,100 (What are Georgia and Alaba) (1-day total: $7,100)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A REAL PRIZE $800 (clue #19)
Brayden 1600 -1600 (Molly -1600 Manisha 4600)
2) OF THE LAW $2000 (clue #10)
Brayden 2800 +2800 (Molly 200 Manisha 5600)
3) FICTIONAL SCHOOLS $800 (clue #15, $16800 left on board)
Manisha 11600 -4000 (Brayden 3600 Molly 200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -34
J! Round: MAPS $200 ADVERBS $200
DJ! Round: COLORFUL SCIENCE $400 NORWEGIANS $400 FICTIONAL SCHOOLS $400 POSSESSION IS 9/10 $400
Total Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 136 (1.89 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Manisha $14,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 5 incorrect, 41.18% in first on buzzer (21/51), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Brayden $7,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 8 incorrect, 37.25% in first on buzzer (19/51), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Molly $3,800 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 13.73% in first on buzzer (7/51), 1/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,000
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $17,600
Brayden Smith, career statistics:
160 correct, 21 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
47.22% in first on buzzer (153/324)
12/14 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $27,800)
2/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,467
Molly Fisher, career statistics:
7 correct, 5 incorrect
1/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
13.73% in first on buzzer (7/51)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,800
Manisha Munshi, career statistics:
20 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
41.18% in first on buzzer (21/51)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000
Manisha Munshi, to win:
2 games: 32.328%
Avg. streak: 1.478 games.
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
When commenting, please note that all comments on The Jeopardy! Fan must be in compliance with the Site Comment Policy.
If you are going to quote any information from this page or this website, attribution is required.