Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category African Surnames) for Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (Season 38, Game 162):
Adetokunbo, “the crown has returned from overseas”, is fitting for the Adetokunbo family who left Nigeria for this country in 1991
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Reya Sehgal, a cultural strategist & performer from Brooklyn, New York
|Nicky Smith, a debate instructor from San Francisco, California
|Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (15-day total: $352,781)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Mattea Roach picked up her 15th win in yesterday’s game and has cleared the $350,000 mark in winnings. (in US dollars!) That is just over $450,000 Canadian.
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Correct response: What is Greece?
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The Adetokumbo family emigrated from Nigeria to Greece in 1991; three years later, their son Giannis was born. Due to Greek citizenship law, Giannis was effectively stateless for many years, unable to obtain Greek citizenship, nor having papers to return to Nigeria. He was only able to obtain citizenship in 2013, two weeks before travelling to that year’s NBA draft. His passport shows the Greek transliteration of Adetokumbo—Antetokounmpo. In his NBA career, the “Greek Freak” has become a 2-time NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP, and an NBA champion in 2021 with the Milwaukee Bucks.
In the words of Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece at the time, who had come under criticism by the fascists in that country: “Giannis didn’t become Greek in ‘papers.’ He fought for it. He went to school. He learned to speak Greek better than many people. Nobody asked him to do it, but he was baptized as an Orthodox Christian. We started from the playgrounds of Athens to find himself in the NBA. He chose to be Greek. He fought for it and he deserves it. He is one of us. He makes us all proud. He is more Greek than those who talk bad about him because of the colour of his skin and then burn our flag. Those people disgrace our country.'”
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Jeopardy! Round categories: General Knowledge; The Middle Ages; I Learned It in the Comic Books; Italian Cuisine; Let’s Talk Science; Mini-“Me”
Mattea got off to a hot start, running THE MIDDLE AGES (including a Daily Double) to start the game; Reya picked up 4 herself in MINI-“ME” and ITALIAN CUISINE to jump into second place. Coming out of the break, Nicky continued their struggle on the signalling device, while Mattea built up her lead.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Colonel Knowledge; TV Shows by Setting; On the Mediterranean; One Big Family; 1870s Literature; ____, ____ & ____
Mattea ran her second category of the game—ON THE MEDITERRANEAN—in this round, and split the Daily Doubles. Unfortunately for Nicky, they didn’t qualify for Final, but they battled to the end and had fun while doing it! The scores going into Final were Mattea at $23,200, Reya at $5,000, and Nicky at -$800.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Nicky -$800 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Reya $5,000 + $4,900 = $9,900 (What is Greece?!)
Mattea $23,200 – $7,000 = $16,200 (What is the United Kingdom?) (16-day total: $368,981)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE MIDDLE AGES $400 (clue #2)
Mattea 200 +1000 (Nicky 0 Reya 0)
2) ____, ____ & ____ $1600 (clue #15)
Mattea 18800 -4000 (Nicky -2400 Reya 4200)
3) ONE BIG FAMILY $1200 (clue #25, $7200 left on board)
Mattea 21200 +2000 (Nicky -2000 Reya 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 88
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 64 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Mattea $25,800 Coryat, 33 correct, 4 incorrect, 56.14% in first on buzzer (32/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Reya $5,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Nicky -$800 Coryat, 5 correct, 4 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,000
Lach Trash: $13,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,600
Mattea Roach, career statistics:
439 correct, 40 incorrect
23/28 on rebound attempts (on 67 rebound opportunities)
45.47% in first on buzzer (412/906)
20/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $41,000)
10/16 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,188
Nicky Smith, career statistics:
5 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$800
Reya Sehgal, career statistics:
10 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000
Mattea Roach, to win:
17 games: 75.985%
Avg. streak: 19.164 games.
Reya got hired to sit inside an art vending machine at the Guggenheim.
Nicky wants to use their winnings to donate to a fund that helps people treat dizziness migraines.
Mattea had her first kiss because she was the lead for Singin’ In the Rain.
- At 439, Mattea moves to 10th all-time in terms of correct responses on the show; Matt Jackson sits 9th at 514.
- Link to the box score: April 26, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Mattea $23,200 Reya $5,000 Nicky -$800)
Mattea: Bet no more than $13,199 and enjoy win #16!
Reya: You might as well bet it all, just in case Mattea overbets.
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