Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Leaders Address Congress) for Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (Season 37, Game 112):
The 2 to address 3 joint sessions are Churchill & this leader, his non-European country’s longest-serving PM, in 1996, 2011 & 2015
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Michele Friedlander, a family law attorney from Encino, California
|Jeff Noblitt, a university administrator from Northridge, California
|Jon Spurney, a musician & screenwriter originally from New York, New York (1-day total: $37,201)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jon picked up a lot of money yesterday after getting Final Jeopardy! correct from the lead. He may need to get slightly better on the buzzer if he wants to put a long run together; I’d say at least 20 times in first would be a good target for him.
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Correct response: Who is Benjamin Netanyahu?
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Benjamin Netanyahu has served as Prime Minister of Israel on two separate occasions, from 1996 to 1999 and since 2009, and is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history. His third speech was not without controversy, though; Republican leaders, attempting to undermine the Obama administration’s Middle Eastern foreign policy, invited Netanyahu to speak—without consulting with Obama—in the hope that Congress would impose further sanctions on Iran.
Adding in some Canadian flavor regarding addressing Joint Sessions of Congress: Three Canadian leaders have done so—Governor General Vincent Massey in 1954, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1977, and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1988.
One further thing that I’ve noticed in trivia—and it certainly cropped up last week in LearnedLeague: A lot of people skip over the Middle East when thinking of Asia (Yes, I know it just says non-European in the clue). It’ll be interesting to see if anyone gets to Netanyahu within 30 seconds today. (Yes, I know that my thoughts today are coming from all directions. Sometimes I just feel that I need to do that.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jeff $8,400 – $8,000 = $400 (Who is Tony Blair?)
Michele $11,400 – $11,399 = $1 (Who is Fidel Castro)
Jon $22,400 + $401 = $22,801 (Who is Netenyahu?) (2-day total: $60,002)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MOUNTAINS $400 (clue #30)
Michele 2800 +1000 (Jon 6800 Jeff 1600)
2) ALTERNATE HISTORY NOVELS $2000 (clue #15)
Michele 8600 +2000 (Jon 12000 Jeff 6000)
3) COMPOUNDS $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Jon 20400 +2000 (Jeff 6400 Michele 11400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 69
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.38 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Jon $21,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 5 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $8,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Michele $10,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,800
Lach Trash: $8,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600
Jon Spurney, career statistics:
48 correct, 6 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (48/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,900
Jeff Noblitt, career statistics:
8 correct, 2 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400
Michele Friedlander, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800
Jon Spurney, to win:
3 games: 67.267%
Avg. streak: 4.055 games.
- I was left disappointed by the Daily Double wagering in this game; each one felt too conservative for the respective situations.
- Michele is probably going to end up on ESPN after her miss on the SPORTS TROPHIES & AWARDS $400 clue.
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