Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Welcome to June! Today is Day 2 of Mayim Bialik’s hosting stint. I thought that she did an excellent job yesterday. Thus far, $28,201 has been donated to the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Around the World) for Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (Season 37, Game 177):

In the 1860s a zoologist proposed that this island was once part of a lost continent he dubbed Lemuria

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Dominic Rios, a teacher from San Diego, California
Dominic Rios on Jeopardy!


Robin Lozano, a hospitality executive from San Antonio, Texas
Robin Lozano on Jeopardy!
Kevin Hirsh, an attorney from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1-day total: $25,201)
Kevin Hirsh on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Ft. Lauderdale’s Kevin Hirsh defeated a 3-day champion in Amanda Ganske yesterday, picking up over $25,000. Once again, we don’t know who the challengers are, as the Jeopardy! web team apparently had a great Memorial Day weekend and have yet to fix the issues plaguing their website.


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Correct response: What is Madagascar?


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In the 1860s, when the scientific community was still unaware about the concept of continental drift, zoologist Philip Sclater noticed lemur fossils on both Madagascar and India, but not Africa or the Middle East. In order to explain this, Sclater proposed a sunken continent—Lemuria—between the two locations in the Indian Ocean. Once Alfred Wegener’s continental drift theory became accepted—Madagascar and India were neighbors on the supercontinent of Pangaea according to Wegener’s theory—most theories regarding sunken continents became regarded as unscientific.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Robin $8,600
Kevin $6,300
Dominic $5,600


Tonight’s results:
Dominic $5,600 – $3,500 = $2,100 (What Galapagos)
Kevin $6,300 + $6,300 = $12,600 (What is Madagascar?)
Robin $8,600 + $4,001 = $12,601 (What is Madagascar?) (1-day total: $12,601)


Robin Lozano, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 1, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Robin $6,000
Dominic $2,400
Kevin $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) SCIENTISTS $400 (clue #12)
Robin 4400 -2000 (Kevin -800 Dominic 0)
2) U.S. HISTORY $1600 (clue #8)
Kevin 4400 +1500 (Robin 8800 Dominic 3600)
3) AUTHORS WHEN YOUNG $2000 (clue #29, $400 left on board)
Robin 11600 -3000 (Kevin 6300 Dominic 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -37


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 188 (1.06 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Robin $13,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kevin $6,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Dominic $5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,600
Lach Trash: $16,400 (on 16 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000

Kevin Hirsh, career statistics:
33 correct, 4 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (28/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Robin Lozano, career statistics:
21 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

Dominic Rios, career statistics:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,600

Robin Lozano, to win:
2 games: 29.040%
3: 8.433%
4: 2.449%
5: 0.711%
6: 0.207%
Avg. streak: 1.409 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $43,802 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 1, 2021"

  1. Even if I hadn’t seen the movie, I’d like to think I would have still gotten this one.

  2. This was an easy one since madagascar was my favorite pixar movie growing up. The leader curse is still ongoing till someone breaks it.

  3. Alex talked about people’s lack of history knowledge these days, and I think he would have been disappointed today. For none of the three to recognize the quote from the Gettysburg Address is pretty amazing.

  4. I cannot believe The Senate and Gettysburg Address were a triple stumpers in the US history category.

    That is just basic history and Jeopardy contestants should know that.

    • Gettysburg in the QUOTATION category, not US history

      • I don’t think the category misidentification changes the disappointment that many of us felt that such canonical clues were stumpers. While I’d ‘forgive’ Andy and all his fellow Canadians, I was amazed that Americans would stare at a quote from the Gettysburg address. All in all – with 16 stumpers – this was not an outstanding performance.

  5. Not a high scoring game, but Robin appeared to have the signaling device down. That could work in her favor tomorrow.

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