Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Presidential Campaigns) for Thursday, February 18, 2021 (Season 37, Game 104):
The first campaign of this man, who at 36 was the youngest major party nominee ever, was supported by the silver mining industry
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|Leah Friedman, a content marketer originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Alan Johnson, a software engineering manager from Metuchen, New Jersey
|Andy West, a medical information officer from Fishersville, Virginia (1-day total: $1,999)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Andy survived a deceptively difficult Triple Stumper yesterday after his two opponents both overbet in Final Jeopardy. Today, in Ken Jennings’ penultimate game as guest host (at least in this stint), will things work out better for our players?
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Correct response: Who is William Jennings Bryan?
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William Jennings Bryan famously ran in the 1896 Presidential election as the Democratic candidate; at 36, he is still the youngest-ever Presidential candidate on a major party ticket. A major plank of his platform was the concept of “free silver” (the unlimited coinage of silver into money on demand); in decrying the gold standard, Bryan gave a well-known speech called the “Cross of Gold speech” at the 1896 Democratic National Convention: “you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold”. Needless to say, Bryan’s silver support gained him allies in the silver industry, but it was not enough to defeat William McKinley that fall; the United States went onto the gold standard in 1900.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Leah $6,000 – $5,000 = $1,000 (Who is Johnson?)
Andy $9,200 – $8,601 = $599 (Who is William Jennings Bryant)
Alan $17,800 – $3,000 = $14,800 (Who is Garfi) (1-day total: $14,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ALL FAIRS $600 (clue #14)
Alan 2400 -2400 (Andy 1400 Leah 200)
2) FACTS ABOUT COUNTRIES $1200 (clue #4)
Alan 3200 +3000 (Andy 6000 Leah 1400)
3) PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS $1600 (clue #16, $19200 left on board)
Leah 6600 +3000 (Andy 9200 Alan 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 39
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.48 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Alan $18,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Leah $4,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 9 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Andy $9,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,200
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,200
Andy West, career statistics:
36 correct, 7 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,500
Alan Johnson, career statistics:
23 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,400
Leah Friedman, career statistics:
15 correct, 10 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,600
Alan Johnson, to win:
2 games: 54.448%
Avg. streak: 2.195 games.
- The judges were absolutely correct to rule against Andy in Final Jeopardy!; “Bryant” is clearly a different name than “Bryan”. This is a long-standing rule and debate will not be entertained on this point on this website this evening.
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