Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Americans) for Tuesday, August 24, 2021 (Season 26, Game 63):
His collection of books suffered disastrous fires at the home called Shadwell in 1770 & at the Library of Congress in 1851
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Sarah Weinschenk, a middle school Latin teacher from San Luis Obispo, California
|Jove Graham, a biomedical engineer from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
|Dave Belote, the base commander from Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas (5-day total: $134,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Season 38 begins September 13 with the return of 18-day champion Matt Amodio; in the interim, Jeopardy! is running four weeks of reruns. The first two weeks will be the 10 “Alex Around the World” episodes that ran in his memory in late December; the 2021 Tournament of Champions, hosted by Buzzy Cohen, will air from August 30 through September 10. Today’s episode featured a category about the Galapagos Islands with Alex on location and originally aired December 9, 2009.
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Correct response: Who is Thomas Jefferson?
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Thomas Jefferson was well-known in early America for holding the largest personal collection of books in the entire country. After the British torched Washington during the War of 1812, Jefferson sold his collection to the Library of Congress to replenish what had been burned.
Unfortunately, fire was a common threat in those days to libraries; a fire on Christmas Eve 1851 destroyed nearly two-thirds of the over 6,000 books purchased from Jefferson.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Sarah $4,200 – $4,000 = $200 (Who was Ben Franklin?)
Dave $17,200 + $8,799 = $25,999 (Who was Thomas Jefferson?)
Jove $17,800 + $16,601 = $34,401 (Who is Jefferson?) (1-day total: $34,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CELEBRATED ON HIS BIRTHDAY $600 (clue #21)
Dave 1600 +1600 (Jove 6000 Sarah -400)
2) ALPHABETIC HOMOPHONES $1600 (clue #5)
Dave 5000 +5000 (Jove 7800 Sarah 600)
3) GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Jove 13800 +4000 (Dave 17200 Sarah 4200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 229
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Jove $15,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Dave $12,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $4,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000
Dave Belote, career statistics:
143 correct, 21 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (144/342)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $23,400)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,800
Jove Graham, career statistics:
23 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400
Sarah Weinschenk, career statistics:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,200
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