Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Awards) for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (Season 38, Game 68):
The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award honors influential people from this state, including Western author Louis L’Amour
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Deborah Steinberger, an associate professor of French literature at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware
|Gary Hollis, a chemistry professor at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia
|Ed Hashima, a history professor at American River College in Sacramento, California
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Today’s game should see fireworks—Ed, Gary, and Deborah were all very strong in their respective quarterfinals, though Ed was the strongest of the three on the buzzer. Ed should probably be the favorite to make the finals, but Final Jeopardy can always derail someone who’s been dominating—much like Lewis Hamilton got derailed at the end on Sunday after dominating most of the proceedings in the Formula 1 race.
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Correct response: What is North Dakota?
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The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award is awarded in North Dakota as the 26th President spent many of his formative years in the state; Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the North Dakota Badlands was also named for him.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Deborah $4,200 – $0 = $4,200 (What is Texas?)
Gary $10,200 – $8,000 = $2,200 (What is New Mexico?)
Ed $15,600 – $5,000 = $10,600 (What is Wyoming?) (Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) PREQUELS & SEQUELS $800 (clue #14)
Gary 800 +800 (Ed 3600 Deborah -400)
2) WORLD CITIES $1600 (clue #11)
Deborah 3400 -2000 (Ed 6000 Gary 8200)
3) CZECHS $1200 (clue #18, $12400 left on board)
Ed 12400 +1200 (Gary 7000 Deborah 1800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 31
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 11 (0.16 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Ed $15,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 5/6 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Deborah $6,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Gary $10,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 6 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,000
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,400
Ed Hashima, career statistics:
54 correct, 8 incorrect
7/8 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (48/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,300
Gary Hollis, career statistics:
41 correct, 8 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (38/114)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Deborah Steinberger, career statistics:
28 correct, 6 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (24/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600
Deborah teaches at Joe Biden’s alma mater and also teaches at the first US school with a study abroad program.
Gary has been coaching Roanoke’s quiz bowl team since 1995.
Ed owns a pair of Beatles records with great personal significance.
- Ed should have bet no more than $4,801.
- I understand that contestants are briefed on the rules, but it’s stressful under the lights. I believe that the host should remind players that they can bet up to maximum value on the board. Mayim has failed to do so for the third time this tournament. Not only that, an extra $200 for Gary would have taken this game from a “crush” game to a “two-thirds” game.
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