May the 4th be with you! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Civil War) for Wednesday, May 4, 2022 (Season 38, Game 168):
A Union soldiers’ song said Gen. McClellan, who let a Confederate army escape after this battle, “was too slow to beat ’em”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jaime Sisson, a fair and responsible banking manager from Madison, Mississippi
|Kelly Flynn, a high school English teacher from Exeter, New Hampshire
|Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (21-day total: $506,584)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: I don’t know about you, but is Mattea Roach feeling 22 (wins?) We’ll find out tonight! Your challengers on this Star Wars Day are New Hampshire English teacher Kelly Flynn and Mississippi banking manager Jaime Sisson.
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Correct response: What is Antietam?
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According to sources, this Union soldiers’ song dates to 1863, and was sung to the tune of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”; per the song, “Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam / Hurrah! Hurrah! / Abe gave him a rest / he was too slow to beat ’em”. McClellan’s inaction following Antietam has been covered by the writers before; as it turns out, it was because the Union general disagreed with the Emancipation Proclamation. (The link to the April 27, 2020 Final above has some incredible historical shade from Lincoln towards his general.)
Jeopardy! Round categories: Keepin’ Up with NASA; New York State History; The Reality of TV; Hundreds; “A” My Name Is; Prefixed Pairs
We got off to a great start today, with all three players getting the first clue incorrect! However, all three players got back on the plus side by clue #15, Mattea’s lead being buoyed by her running “A” MY NAME IS. Coming out of the break, Mattea continued her strong play, finishing the round at more than twice Kelly’s score.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: It’s Your Top 40 Presidential Countdown; Africa; I Created that Fictional Place; World Currencies; These Words Mean No Offense
Mattea picked up 16 correct in this round, including the round’s first Daily Double, while Kelly struggled, picking up 5 incorrect responses (including the last Daily Double) Scores going into Final were Mattea with another runaway at $28,400, with Jaime at $6,600 and Kelly at -$2,600.
Final Jeopardy! saw both remaining players get it correct; Mattea is now a 22-day champion!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Kelly -$2,600 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Jaime $6,600 + $6,600 = $13,200 (What is Antedam?)
Mattea $28,400 + $0 = $28,400 (What is Antietam? (because it rhymes?)) (22-day total: $534,984)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) PREFIXED PAIRS $800 (clue #11)
Kelly 400 +1000 (Mattea 2800 Jaime 0)
2) WORLD CURRENCIES $1600 (clue #5)
Mattea 9000 +3000 (Kelly 2200 Jaime 2600)
3) THESE WORDS MEAN NO OFFENSE $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Kelly -600 -2000 (Mattea 28400 Jaime 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 33
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 67 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Mattea $27,000 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Jaime $6,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Kelly -$800 Coryat, 8 correct, 7 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800
Mattea Roach, career statistics:
608 correct, 56 incorrect
29/34 on rebound attempts (on 83 rebound opportunities)
46.14% in first on buzzer (574/1244)
28/34 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $56,200)
16/22 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,627
Kelly Flynn, career statistics:
8 correct, 7 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$800
Jaime Sisson, career statistics:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600
Mattea Roach, to win:
23 games: 77.396%
Avg. streak: 25.424 games.
Jaime took part in a 24 hour bicycle relay in Minneapolis.
Kelly took tango lessons in Argentina.
Mattea got to sing backup for Rick Astley.
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Mattea $28,400 Jaime $6,600 Kelly -$2,600).
Mattea: Bet no more than $15,199 and enjoy win #22!
Jaime: Not much you can do here—bet whatever you like!
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