Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The 13 Colonies) for Monday, September 13, 2021 (Season 38, Game 1):
Founded by an advocate of religious freedom, it was the site of America’s first Baptist church & oldest synagogue
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Gabbie Kim, a mother of two & doula from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Amdé Mengistu, a legal recruiter from Brooklyn, New York
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (18-day total: $574,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Today is the opening day of Season 38, and, it will be interesting. Matt Amodio returns as an 18-day champion. Unfortunately, his entire run has been overshadowed by the Mike Richards saga; Richards will be hosting this week’s episodes. It will be interesting to see what comes out in the edit. One reference in today’s game that will certainly have aged like milk: the leftmost category in Double Jeopardy! today is FIRST DAY ON THE JOB. Back to our champion, if Matt can regain the buzzer mojo that he had near the end of Season 37, his long run will continue. If he can’t though—things will be wide open this week. There’s nothing to say that he can’t, though: one of the hallmarks of Matt’s first 18 games was his ability to successfully have the perfect timing under multiple hosts.
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Correct response: What is Rhode Island?
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Rhode Island itself was founded by Roger Williams in 1636 after being exiled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; Williams was a staunch proponent of the separation of church and state and fair dealings with Native Americans, going as far as to question colonial charters that failed to acknowledge the fair purchase of indigenous lands.
Williams himself founded the First Baptist Church in 1638 in Providence after holding services in his own home for two years prior. The Touro Synagogue lays claim to being America’s oldest synagogue, with its building in Newport, Rhode Island built in 1763.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Amdé $5,400 – $5,400 = $0 (What is Providence, Rhode Island?)
Gabbie $7,200 + $1,799 = $8,999 (What is Rhode Island?)
Matt $42,800 + $25,000 = $67,800 (What is Rhode Island?) (19-day total: $642,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) IS AN ISLAND $600 (clue #11)
Matt 5400 +5400 (Amdé 0 Gabbie 1600)
2) AUTHORS NOT AUTHORING $2000 (clue #12)
Matt 22000 +6000 (Amdé 3400 Gabbie 4400)
3) FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS $1200 (clue #13, $18400 left on board)
Matt 28000 +4000 (Amdé 3400 Gabbie 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 142
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Matt $31,200 Coryat, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Gabbie $7,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Amdé $5,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,800
Lach Trash: $3,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
607 correct, 65 incorrect
32/36 on rebound attempts (on 72 rebound opportunities)
53.60% in first on buzzer (573/1069)
38/43 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $137,400)
13/19 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,484
Amdé Mengistu, career statistics:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,400
Gabbie Kim, career statistics:
16 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200
Matt Amodio, to win:
20 games: 91.479%
Avg. streak: 29.735 games.
- $67,800 is the 26th-highest one-day total of all time and the 5th-highest that does not belong to James Holzhauer.
- The studio was renamed before this taping in Alex Trebek’s honor. You can find the video at Jeopardy’s YouTube channel.
- Had both places in the clue been in Providence (the synagogue is in Newport), Amdé would have been ruled correct.
- Please note that today’s game will be a few days before it gets into J! Archive due to technical difficulties during a recent database backend upgrade.
- Thanks to Mark Barrett for his assistance getting today’s statistics.
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