Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Calendars) for Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (Season 38, Game 18):
Following Messidor, this summer month in the 18th-century French Revolutionary calendar had a name meaning “heat gift”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Casey Brown, a marketing manager from Long Beach, California
|David Garcia, an IT communications strategy team lead from Troy, Michigan
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (35-day total: $1,400,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt has had an incredibly strong week thus far; I’d be shocked if today was the day that he lost. I’m sure Casey and David have something to say about that, though!
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Correct response: What is Thermidor?
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In 1793, during the French Revolution, as part of the overall decimalization of the country, saw the calendar separated into 12 30-day months and five or six extra days, and each month separated into 3 10-day weeks. The 12 months were Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor, and Fructidor. The “new year” was considered to be the autumnal equinox.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
David $3,000 – $0 = $3,000 (What is ??)
Casey $7,200 – $1,000 = $6,200 (What is August?)
Matt $38,600 – $22,000 = $16,600 (What is August?) (36-day total: $1,417,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 1800s U.S. HISTORY $1000 (clue #1)
Matt 0 +1000 (David 0 Casey 0)
2) BY A ONE-NAMED WRITER $800 (clue #4)
Casey 3200 +3200 (Matt 13000 David 3000)
3) PENINSULAS $2000 (clue #7, $26400 left on board)
Matt 15400 +6000 (David 3000 Casey 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 239
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 $34,600 Coryat, 41 correct, 4 incorrect, 75.44% in first on buzzer (43/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Casey $4,800 Coryat, 7 correct, 0 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
David $3,000 Coryat, 6 correct, 0 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,400
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,800
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
1203 correct, 112 incorrect
54/62 on rebound attempts (on 120 rebound opportunities)
55.74% in first on buzzer (1136/2038)
70/80 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $285,200)
27/36 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,917
David Garcia, career statistics:
6 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,000
Casey Brown, career statistics:
7 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800
Matt Amodio, to win:
37 games: 93.404%
Avg. streak: 50.973 games.
- $34,600 is the 24th-best Coryat score of all time on the show.
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