Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Good morning! Today is Day 3 of Mayim Bialik’s hosting stint. Thus far, $43,802 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Newspaper Names) for Wednesday, June 2, 2021 (Season 37, Game 178):

Used as a newspaper name from New York to San Diego, it was an ancient Roman official who represented the people’s interests

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(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lydia Glaw, a biomedical engineer from Gaithersburg, Maryland
Lydia Glaw on Jeopardy!
John Alba Cutler, an English professor from Wilmette, Illinois
John Alba Cutler on Jeopardy!
Robin Lozano, a hospitality executive from San Antonio, Texas (1-day total: $12,601)
Robin Lozano on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Tribune?

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During the times of the Roman Republic, tribunes were elected officials; the most important was a group known as the plebeian tribune, who provided the most important check on the power of the Roman Senate, having the power to veto actions (thus protecting the plebeians as a class in Roman society). In today’s society, the name Tribune is a popular newspaper name; the New York Tribune was founded in the mid-19th century by Horace Greeley. After merging with the Herald in the 1920s, the Herald-Tribune lasted until a series of strikes felled the paper in the 1960s. The most famous current Tribune-named newspaper is published in Chicago.

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Scores going into Final:
Robin $13,000
John $11,000
Lydia $2,800

Tonight’s results:
Lydia $2,800 + $1,241 = $4,041 (What is Tribune?)
John $11,000 + $8,700 = $19,700 (What is a tribune?) (1-day total: $19,700)
Robin $13,000 – $9,001 = $3,999 (What is Senator?)

John Alba Cutler, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 2, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Robin $7,000
John $4,400
Lydia -$800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) EUROPEAN HISTORY $600 (clue #8)
John 2600 -2000 (Robin -400 Lydia -400)
2) IT’S ALL ABOUT HER $2000 (clue #16)
Robin 9800 +2000 (John 8000 Lydia -800)
3) ART MOVEMENTS $800 (clue #19, $15200 left on board)
John 9600 +3000 (Robin 11800 Lydia -800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -25

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 189 (1.06 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
John $10,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Lydia $2,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 7 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Robin $13,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,600
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,600

Robin Lozano, career statistics:
43 correct, 9 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
37.50% in first on buzzer (42/112)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,300

John Alba Cutler, career statistics:
20 correct, 4 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Lydia Glaw, career statistics:
9 correct, 7 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,800

John Alba Cutler, to win:
2 games: 34.787%
3: 12.101%
4: 4.210%
5: 1.464%
6: 0.509%
Avg. streak: 1.533 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $66,502 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 2, 2021"

  1. Usually if I know the answer, guaranteed all 3 contestants will, too 🙂

  2. Tribune reminded me of the Home and News Tribune the newspaper of New Jersey. I used to read a lot of that before moving to connectiuct. I am guessing that all will get this one too since reading the newspapers is a part of everyday life.

    • I don’t know in what part of New Jersey you live, but The Record (formerly Bergen Evening Record), is the newspaper of New Jersey.

  3. This FJ seemed too easy to miss, but you never know.

  4. I guess you might need to know a little about ancient Rome in order to get this. The Gracchi were two famous brothers who were tribunes of the plebs. They were assassinated by the aristocracy for seeking to redistribute the wealth. In the 1960 film “Spartacus,” Charles Laughton’s character of Gracchus is based on this idea.

  5. No it wasn’t necessary to know anything about ancient Rome. It was extremely easy.

  6. I noticed a slight change of syllable stress between Tribune and the Union-Tribune. Very interesting.

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