Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Planned Cities) for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (Season 38, Game 58):
A recent immigrant, Lady Denman, wife of the Governor-General, announced the name of this new national capital at a 1913 ceremony
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|David Miller, a communications director from Decatur, Georgia
|Jaimie Carlson, a robotics scientist from Boston, Massachusetts
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (10-day total: $380,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Yesterday, Amy Schneider became the 12th ultra-champion in the history of the show when she won her 10th game; amazingly, she’s the third ultra-champion this season. How long will her streak go? The fact that she’s had 8 runaways in 10 games, and is 9-for-10 in Final Jeopardy!, will very much work in her favor, at least in terms of run longevity.
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Correct response: What is Canberra, Australia?
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The name of Canberra, Australia’s capital, was announced at the foundation ceremony, a few weeks after construction began on the planned city. Following a protracted dispute between Sydney and Melbourne, the site of Canberra was agreed to as it was more than 100km from Sydney. The Australian Minister of Home Affairs at the time, King O’Malley, oversaw the planning stage, and eventually took aspects of multiple plans that were submitted in a design contest. Construction of the capital took a significant amount of time, as both World Wars and the Great Depression took resources away from construction.
You can find a photograph of the naming of Canberra at the website of the National Archives of Australia.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jaimie $3,800 – $1 = $3,799 (What is Cophenhagen?
David $10,200 + $2,000 = $12,200 (What is
Amy $31,000 + $10,000 = $41,000 (What is Canberra?) (11-day total: $421,200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 17 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES $800 (clue #17)
Amy 5600 -4000 (Jaimie 1000 David 1600)
2) WRITERS, WITH STYLE $1600 (clue #2)
Amy 6600 +3000 (Jaimie 1400 David 3400)
3) EUROPEAN HISTORY $1200 (clue #8, $25200 left on board)
Amy 15200 +5000 (Jaimie 1400 David 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 7
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $29,800 Coryat, 32 correct, 2 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
David $10,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jaimie $3,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,800
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
330 correct, 17 incorrect
21/23 on rebound attempts (on 46 rebound opportunities)
47.19% in first on buzzer (294/623)
16/19 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $44,600)
10/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,055
Jaimie Carlson, career statistics:
8 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,800
David Miller, career statistics:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Amy Schneider, to win:
12 games: 90.640%
Avg. streak: 20.684 games.
David graduated from Michigan State and has a picture with Magic Johnson.
Jaimie put together a quiz bowl AI while in college.
Amy writes for a sketch comedy group in the Bay Area.
- Today is the 179th known occasion of a player winning at least $40,000 in a game on Jeopardy!.
- Amy moves to #7 in all-time regular play winnings, and #17 in all-time winnings (including tournaments).
- At 330, Amy moves to 23rd all-time in terms of number of known correct responses given on the show, tied with Eric Newhouse.
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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