Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Supreme Court Decisions) for Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (Season 38, Game 28):
The first “self-evident” truth in the Declaration of Independence was quoted & found not to apply to this plaintiff
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Anjolie Chidambaram, a financial writer from San Francisco, California
|Jack Hodges, a hotel loyalty analyst from Bethesda, Maryland
|Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida (7-day total: $156,100)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jonathan is now at 7 wins after beating Matt Amodio last Monday. Will he make it to 8? He’ll need to make it past Anjolie and Jack.
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Correct response: Who is Dred Scott?
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Widely considered the worst decision in the entire history of the U.S. Supreme Court, Dred Scott was an African-American who had been enslaved in Missouri, but felt that because his owners had taken him into free Illinois and Wisconsin, that he should be considered free upon his return to Missouri. Roger B. Taney wrote an incredibly racist justification for his decision based on an outdated worldview in both denying Scott his freedom and striking down the Missouri Compromise as unconstitutional.
Meanwhile, after the case, Scott was transferred to new owners, who emancipated him in 1857. The decision also caused widespread economic panic over fears that slavery would be permitted in Western territories. Abraham Lincoln refused to issue a statement after Taney—who became a Confederate sympathizer after the onset of the Civil War—died in 1864.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jack $2,600 + $2,600 = $5,200 (Who is Scott?)
Anjolie $18,800 – $18,000 = $800 (Who is Madison?)
Jonathan $27,200 + $10,500 = $37,700 (Who is Dred Scott?) (8-day total: $193,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BOATS & SHIPS $600 (clue #22)
Jonathan 6600 -1600 (Jack 400 Anjolie 3200)
2) MYTHOLOGY $1600 (clue #8)
Jonathan 13200 +3200 (Jack 2200 Anjolie 3200)
3) THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE $1200 (clue #22, $10000 left on board)
Anjolie 9200 +8000 (Jonathan 21600 Jack 1800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 87
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.11 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Jonathan $27,200 Coryat, 32 correct, 1 incorrect, 54.39% in first on buzzer (31/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jack $2,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Anjolie $12,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,800
Lach Trash: $9,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,000
Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
211 correct, 23 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts (on 33 rebound opportunities)
44.59% in first on buzzer (202/453)
11/14 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,000)
5/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,175
Jack Hodges, career statistics:
8 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,600
Anjolie Chidambaram, career statistics:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000
Jonathan Fisher, to win:
9 games: 72.663%
Avg. streak: 10.658 games.
Anjolie sleeps with her eyes open.
Jack didn’t qualify for his high school quiz bowl team as a sophomore.
Jonathan is a huge fan of LEGO.
- Jonathan’s choice to avoid all-out Daily Double hunting, like today, is going to leave him vulnerable to being defeated in spite of otherwise being dominant during the game.
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