Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 4, 2021

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 17th Century Writing) for Friday, June 4, 2021 (Season 37, Game 180):

This 17th century work quotes the Book of Job, “Behold the giants groan under water, and they that dwell with them”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Whitney Sorensen, a content strategist from Draper, Utah
Whitney Sorensen on Jeopardy!
Susie O’Gorman, a homemaker from Mobile, Alabama
Susie O'Gorman on Jeopardy!
Julia Markham Cameron, an attorney from Brooklyn, New York (1-day total: $16,450)
Julia Markham Cameron on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: The very expressive Julia Markham Cameron, who was very thrilled to be named Jeopardy! champion yesterday, returns today to defend her title. She was very strong on the signalling device, but did give three incorrect responses; she’ll be hard-pressed to win a second time unless that incorrect response count goes down.

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Correct response: What is Leviathan

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Leviathan is Thomas Hobbes’ well-known political treatise first published during the English Civil War in the 1650s. It is known for stating that life “in the state of nature” (i.e. before societies) was “nasty, brutish, and short” and that a strong undivided government (ruled by a sovereign) was the best way of avoiding this “state of nature”. At the time, the Biblical Leviathan was thought to be a combination of many creatures (the word “leviathan” derives from Hebrew words meaning “connected” and “dragon”); thus, Hobbes took the name because his political Leviathan idea was said to be a combination of the interests of many, collectively agreeing to be governed by a sovereign instead of every person for themselves.

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Scores going into Final:
Julia $12,800
Susie $7,600
Whitney $7,100

Tonight’s results:
Whitney $7,100 – $3,333 = $3,767 (What is The Tempest?)
Susie $7,600 – $3,000 = $4,600 (What is Gulliver’s Travels?)
Julia $12,800 – $3,000 = $9,800 (What is The Decameron?) (2-day total: $26,250)

Julia Markham Cameron, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 4, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Julia $6,000
Susie $4,400
Whitney $4,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) BEHIND THE SONG $1000 (clue #5)
Susie 1400 +1400 (Julia 0 Whitney 600)
2) CINEMATIC CITIES & TOWNS $1200 (clue #3)
Whitney 5000 +2500 (Julia 6000 Susie 4800)
3) EARS TO YOU $1200 (clue #19, $14400 left on board)
Susie 6800 -4000 (Julia 9200 Whitney 8300)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 91

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.07 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Julia $12,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Susie $11,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Whitney $5,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,800
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400

Julia Markham Cameron, career statistics:
42 correct, 7 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
36.04% in first on buzzer (40/111)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,500

Susie O’Gorman, career statistics:
17 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200

Whitney Sorensen, career statistics:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800

Julia Markham Cameron, to win:
3 games: 43.537%
4: 18.955%
5: 8.252%
6: 3.593%
7: 1.564%
Avg. streak: 2.771 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $98,752 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and $1,598,877 has been donated to all charities.

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27 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 4, 2021"

  1. Strange that two Final Jeopardy clues pertaining to the 17th century would appear on consecutive days. Today’s clue is harder than yesterday’s.

  2. I knew the creature being spoken of was the Leviathan, but I didn’t realize there was a work of that title.

  3. Debbie Stover | June 4, 2021 at 10:02 am |

    I thought it the easiest FJ I’d seen in ages.

    • Debbie Stover | June 4, 2021 at 10:04 am |

      But then I missed yesterday’s FJ, about which the general consensus was that nailing it was like falling off a log.

  4. Leviathan didn’t even cross my mind. I heard 17th century + underwater creatures and went directly to The Compleat Angler and never looked back. Boo hiss.

    • Wow, that was a clever connection to make, even though it was incorrect.

      Today’s FJ is what I call a “Protestant” clue, because it involves a reference to the Bible, something Protestants know a lot about. Yesterday’s FJ was a “Catholic” clue (pope, cardinal).

  5. This champ has a goofy demeanor, but apparently the fan-i-verse likes her. Go figure. And our Guest Host needs a fashion consultant….., although she is otherwise doing a good job.

    • I think Ms. Bialik looks quite nice. And I think she’s doing a wonderful job.

    • I think Julia, is refreshing, enthusiastic, and adorable and I hope she keeps winning.

      • I agree with Richard’s comment and she brings some energy and excitement to the game. Does John really need to comment on Mayim’s fashion? She is really doing a good job hosting and obviously loves the game putting her amongest the top contenders for host.

  6. Today’s clue was probably bible related though leviathan didn’t really come to me. You have to be a bible scholar to know this one. But then again, we haven’t seen that many bible categories for final jeopardy.

    • Debbie Stover | June 4, 2021 at 5:18 pm |

      Disagree. Political science and/or literature would get you to the answer just as surely as Biblical knowledge.

    • Bill Watterson, who to my knowledge is not religious, named Calvin and Hobbes after John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes due to their respective views of human nature.

  7. I have enjoyed Mayim’s hosting but I was disappointed in her statement that she was surprised that Susie knew Dude Looks Like A Lady. It struck me as ageist.

    • It may have been that she didn’t think that Susie looked like someone who would enjoy rock music. Aerosmith has been around and well known since the 70’s.

  8. Brad (not Rutter) | June 4, 2021 at 9:59 pm |

    Our champion seemed a bit less animated today. That also seemed like the friendliest game of jeopardy I’ve ever seen.

  9. The question about Great Britain was answered incorrectly.
    The answer given was Wales, Scotland and Ireland but the correct answer should be Wales, Scotland and England. Amazed they did not pick up on that.

  10. Nick (different one) | June 5, 2021 at 2:04 am |

    It seemed like she almost said Ireland, but changed it mid-word into England.

  11. Mark Hirschfeld | June 5, 2021 at 7:46 am |

    The quote in final jeopardy had a biblical sound so 16th Century I immediately thought of John Bunyan and Pilgrim’s Progress, ignoring the whale reference. In jeopardy you have to carefully read all the “answer”

  12. Doug Bowden | June 5, 2021 at 10:56 am |

    I am enjoying Mayim’s hosting as much as any of the guest hosts to this point, this may be more up her alley than any of her acting gigs (which are also very good). I’d say she belongs on the contenders list for the permanent job.

  13. James M. Bailey | June 5, 2021 at 4:07 pm |

    Political theory and the Bible (even as literature) are big holes in today’s contestants’ knowledge base. I usually blame mediocrity on the writers. Not today. “Behold Leviathan…the first of the ways of God.”

  14. The whole time I’ve resisted the urge to say “Let’s stop the auditions now and just name so-and-so as the new permanent host”. But have to say seeing Mayim’s first week reduced my resolve to the lowest point all year. She absolutely should be seriously considered and also rule out about half of her predecessors now.

    Julia as a champion is winning me over because quite honestly, were I able to get it together to be on the show and win, I’d probably have the same nervous energy and expressiveness.

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