Happy Thursday! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Colonial America) for Thursday, September 2, 2021 (Season 37, Game 169):
Milestones along the eastern end of the Mason-Dixon Line were marked on either side with the crests of these 2 men
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ben Henri, a choral music director from Grosse Pointe, Michigan
|Kevin Walsh, a story analyst originally from Williamstown, New Jersey
|MacKenzie Jones, a STEM programming coordinator from Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Correct response: Who are William Penn & Lord Baltimore?
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The Mason-Dixon line was created to survey and mark the border between Maryland to the north (and east), whose land was granted to the Calverts (Lord Baltimore’s family), and what became Pennsylvania and Delaware. Pennsylvania was granted to William Penn; Penn was leased the land of the “Lower Counties of the Delaware” by King James II. While the Calverts had a competing claim to the area, the dispute was not resolved until nearly a century later when both sides agreed to the Mason-Dixon survey.
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Scores going into Final:
Ben $2,800 – $2,800 = $0 (Who are George III & Cromwell)
MacKenzie $9,000 – $0 = $9,000 (Who are Mason & Dixon?)
Kevin $16,000 – $0 = $16,000 (Who are Washington & Adams?) (Semi-Finalist)
Wild card standings:
Monday: Ryan Bilger, $32,405
Tuesday: Karen Farrell, $16,200
Wednesday: Jennifer Quail, $20,650
Thursday: Kevin Walsh, $16,000
1. Jason Zuffranieri, $18,800 (100% to advance)
2. Nibir Sarma, $12,199 (100% to advance)
3. Ryan Hemmel, $11,600 (89.751% to advance)
4. MacKenzie Jones, $9,000 (30.228% to advance)
5. Steve Moulds, $4,800
6. Paul Trifiletti, $100
7. Sarah Jett Rayburn, $0 ($9,800)
8. Ben Henri, $0 ($2,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE CONSTITUTION $1000 (clue #26)
Kevin 3800 +2800 (MacKenzie 4400 Ben 2600)
2) THAT’S MY AIRPORT $1200 (clue #14)
Ben 7000 -7000 (MacKenzie 9000 Kevin 11400)
3) BATTLES $800 (clue #26, $1600 left on board)
Kevin 12200 +3000 (MacKenzie 9000 Ben 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -2
Kevin $12,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
MacKenzie $9,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Ben $9,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,800
Lach Trash: $13,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800
MacKenzie Jones, career statistics:
191 correct, 22 incorrect
10/11 on rebound attempts (on 37 rebound opportunities)
33.39% in first on buzzer (185/554)
8/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $42,200)
8/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,020
Kevin Walsh, career statistics:
152 correct, 21 incorrect
5/8 on rebound attempts (on 28 rebound opportunities)
38.62% in first on buzzer (151/391)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,400)
3/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,171
Ben Henri, career statistics:
113 correct, 13 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
37.81% in first on buzzer (107/283)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,400)
2/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,760
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Does anyone else think those responses to be odd? Mason & Dixon were mentioned in the clue, in Colonial America Adams (Massachusetts) and Washington (Virginia) would not connect to the clue and I don’t recall any Colonial Cromwell association.
I realize they are under intense pressure and that I would collapse like a cheap umbrella in a hurricane but those seem like odd choices.
If I hadn’t already known two men’s names I would have leaned toward Ben Franklin and Charles Carroll or John Hanson.
Given she wagered zero and maybe had no clue, Mason and Dixon seem like a response that Ms. Jones would give. She was always delightful that way.
I thought William Penn and Lord Delaware. And I live in this immediate vicinity!
FYI. Jeopardy James said on Twitter that his dislike of Richards was the way Richards treated people backstage. In another Tweet he posted a cartoon video of Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.
Not gonna lie, the second one got a good laugh out of me.
…Well on September 13th apparently we only have to sit through 5 episodes of Mike Richards hosting Jeopardy! and reading the Jeopardy! board. We can get through that. I’m sure we will.
In the meantime we can all be rooting for Matt Amodio to possibly win his 19th game and tie Jason Z. But that is two weeks away. Let’s enjoy the rerunning of the ToC with Buzzy.