Today is Day #4 of David Faber’s hosting stint; through 3, $86,400 has been donated thus far to the Robin Hood Foundation. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1930s America) for Thursday, August 5, 2021 (Season 37, Game 224):
Unpopular at the time, the man for whom it is named wasn’t invited to the September 30, 1935 dedication of this landmark
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|James Weldon, an emerging markets investor from Cambridge, Massachusetts
|Ashley Rayner, a librarian from Chicago, Illinois
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (11-day total: $368,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt lost $37,000 in Final Jeopardy! yesterday; I think the most interesting thing about that will be if there are any knock-on effects from having done so. If Matt is able to avoid dwelling on what happened, he should be just as dominant. However, if that loss in yesterday’s episode affects his play today, he could be at risk of being taken down by one of today’s challengers.
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Correct response: What is the Hoover Dam?
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Oh, the irony of Jeopardy! talking about something unpopular the day after Variety leaked a potentially unpopular decision from the show.
Onto the subject of this Final: The dam now known as the Hoover Dam was originally named after the sitting president, Herbert Hoover, at the beginning of its construction in 1930. However, before its completion in 1935, it was renamed to Boulder Dam. Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, who was behind the name change, was not a fan of the previous President, especially as Hoover had shouldered most of the blame for the Great Depression. The name “Hoover Dam” was restored to the structure in Black Canyon in 1947.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
James $6,000 – $6,000 = $0 (What is Mt. Rushmore?)
Ashley $9,000 – $3,001 = $5,999 (What is Washington)
Matt $23,000 + $3,000 = $26,000 (What is
Mt. Rushmore? Hoover Dam) (12-day total: $394,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ETYMOLOGY $1000 (clue #3)
Matt 1000 +1000 (Ashley 0 James 0)
2) A POET LAUREATE $1200 (clue #3)
Matt 8600 -4000 (Ashley 4200 James 2400)
3) AROUND THE WORLD $1600 (clue #4, $29600 left on board)
Matt 4600 +4000 (Ashley 4200 James 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 140
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 209 (0.93 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Matt $24,600 Coryat, 28 correct, 4 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Ashley $9,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
James $6,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
371 correct, 47 incorrect
19/23 on rebound attempts (on 46 rebound opportunities)
53.05% in first on buzzer (357/673)
22/26 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $86,600)
8/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,883
Ashley Rayner, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000
James Weldon, career statistics:
12 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000
Matt Amodio, to win:
13 games: 88.917%
Avg. streak: 20.023 games.
- $115,400 has been donated thus far to the Robin Hood Foundation; $2,776,026 has been donated on behalf of all hosts.
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