Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category National Historic Sites) for Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (Season 38, Game 212):

Less than 100 yards north of the J. Edgar Hoover Building is this notorious location

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jake Marvin, a banking analyst from Charlotte, North Carolina
Jake Marvin on Jeopardy!
Suzy Garver, an elementary school teacher originally from Eugene, Oregon
Suzy Garver on Jeopardy!
Yungsheng Wang, a public defender from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $22,800)
Yungsheng Wang on Jeopardy!

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Yungsheng Wang of Los Angeles won yesterday’s game after being the only player to get Final Jeopardy! correct. During yesterday’s game, per the box scores, he attempted to signal on 45 clues! That’s quite a high number, but he also gave six incorrect responses. If he can be incorrect less, he could go on a bit of a run!

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Correct response: What is Ford’s Theatre?

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Just across E St. NW from the north side of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC sits Ford’s Theatre, the location where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

Being Canadian, I’m not sure if there’s really a way in to this other than “name a notorious site in Washington, DC”. I’m sure some commenters will certainly tell me otherwise if I’m wrong, though!

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: It Happened in July; A Number Between 1 & 100; Animal Sounds?; A Novel Death; The III; Stuck in the Middle with “Q”)

Yungsheng definitely kept the incorrect responses down today, getting 9 correct (and 0 incorrect) in Single Jeopardy! to have a big lead after 30 clues! Jake had a strong opening to the game, but missed a True Daily Double just after the break to drop his score back to $0.

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: A Dip in the Bay; Economics; Actresses in the Show; 19th Century Technology; The Arts; Tool Words & Phrases)

Both Jake and Yungsheng got to play Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy—Jake for $3,500 to jump out to a big lead, and then Yungsheng reeled him in with $3,000 on his own! The scores going into Final were Yungsheng at $15,800, Jake at $12,500, and Suzy at $4,600.

Yungsheng was the only correct respondent today in Final Jeopardy!, which means he’s now a 2-day champion! He goes for win #3 tomorrow!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Yungsheng $15,800
Jake $12,500
Suzy $4,600

Tonight’s results:

Suzy $4,600 – $4,599 = $1 (What is the grassy knoll?)
Jake $12,500 – $12,500 = $0 (What is Watergate?)
Yungsheng $15,800 + $9,201 = $25,001 (What is Ford’s Theater?) (2-day total: $47,801)

Yungsheng Wang, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 5, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Yungsheng $6,400
Jake $2,200
Suzy $1,000

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) A NUMBER BETWEEN 1 & 100 $600 (clue #19)
Jake 2400 -2400 (Yungsheng 3400 Suzy 1800)
2) A DIP IN THE BAY $2000 (clue #7)
Jake 5800 +3500 (Yungsheng 4400 Suzy 1000)
3) 19th CENTURY TECHNOLOGY $2000 (clue #18, $13600 left on board)
Yungsheng 8800 +3000 (Suzy 4200 Jake 9300)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -6

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Yungsheng $14,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Suzy $4,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jake $13,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400

Yungsheng Wang, career statistics:

42 correct, 7 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200

Suzy Garver, career statistics:

13 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,600

Jake Marvin, career statistics:

19 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,100)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400

Yungsheng Wang, to win:

3 games: 44.972%
4: 20.225%
5: 9.096%
6: 4.091%
7: 1.840%
Avg. streak: 2.817 games.

Today’s interviews:

Jake was part of a game show sketch in college.
Suzy dreamed of being on opera star.
Yungsheng was taught Chinese by his grandmother playing mah jongg.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Yungsheng $15,800 Jake $12,500 Suzy $4,600)

Yungsheng: Standard cover bet over Jake is $9,201. However: If you think Jake knows really advanced betting strategy, or you really dislike the category, you could take a chance on a bet of $0—this is the famous “Faith Love” betting scenario today. (Actual bet: $9,201)

Suzy: If Yungsheng bets to cover, he falls to $6,599. Thus, your absolute minimum bet today needs to be $2,000. Going all-in isn’t a terrible idea, just in case Jake bets exactly $3,300 (or even an ill-advised $3,301). (Actual bet: $4,599)

Jake: If you limit your bet to $3,299, you are guaranteed to stay ahead of Suzy for second place. (Actual bet: $12,500)

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19 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 5, 2022"

  1. I live in DC so this was easy. However in 30 years I never heard anyone refer to the location as notorious. Sometimes tragic.

    • Yes, I could see somebody saying The Watergate based on the word “notorious.” Hopefully they will all get it. For anyone who is planning to visit D.C., and hasn’t seen Ford’s Theater, it’s a good place to relive some history. I caught a stage performance there many years ago. The theater is still in use.

      • Good point about the Watergate. Another bluff answer would be the Washington Hilton, where Reagan was shot; but it is north of Dupont Circle, over a mile from the FBI building. As a Ford’s usher for ten years, I had no problem with this one.

      • Watergate was my immediate guess. But I don’t know D.C. intimately.

        • Diganta Das | July 5, 2022 at 11:48 am |

          Living in the DC area forever, this was a gimme, but I can see the contestants making all the other “guesses” you came up with.

        • The Washington Hilton was my guess, though in any event I doubt it’s an “official” historic site

      • In all seriousness – do they still ever perform ‘Our American Cousin’ there? Or anywhere?

  2. Easiest one I have seen in a long time – they should all know it.

  3. Michael Johnston | July 5, 2022 at 9:58 am |

    “name a notorious site in Washington, DC”
    That’s how I got it. I know that Ford’s is close to the White House, but I was clueless about it’s proximity to the JEH Bldg.

    Current FJ streak: 2W

  4. As a frequent vacationer to DC I knew ford’s theater because it is very close to the white house although I would love to see the JEH building one of these days. Easy final. Congrats to Yungsheng again on a spectacular win. Lincoln was assassinated there years ago!

    • I don’t know if they allow tours of the Hoover building but it’s an ugly stalin-esque monstrosity along Pennsylvania avenue
      A few years ago there was talk of moving the FBI to the suburbs and tearing down this hideous building

      • The JEH building is anything but stalinesque (search for “stalinesque architecture” to see which style the term actually refers to). That monstrosity is an example of brutalist architecture, with its roots in the UK, which emerged in the mid-1950s, some years after Stalin’s demise.

  5. I’ve been to Ford’s Theater but have no idea where JE Hoover building is so I tanked this one.

  6. Robert Fawkes | July 5, 2022 at 4:52 pm |

    Living within 18 miles of Ford’s Theater made this an easy one. This would have been a great final for some of those recent Maryland and D.C. contestants. Too bad they missed it by a few shows.

  7. Fred Stone | July 5, 2022 at 8:05 pm |

    Having lived in the DC area on-and-off for a long time, I can remember when you could tour the FBI building. I did the tour a few times with houseguests and, I’ll admit, the idea of taking the tour was much better than the actual tour. About all I remember is the shooting range.

  8. I got this one. I did not know where the JEH building is in relation to it even though I attended ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at Ford’s Theatre in the late ’70s. However, I figured the next most likely would be the Watergate and since it was built much later, I figured it would have to be further out. [To be clear, the FBI building and the Watergate were built around the same time, but I assumed that the public corporation building the Watergate would have had to acquire the property and that the Federal government would have already had a place available further in, near buildings from the 1800s. I could be wrong about that, but, hey, it got me to the right response!]

  9. Judy Lichtman | July 5, 2022 at 10:32 pm |

    My husband and I both got this one. We have both lived in the DC suburbs our entire lives. I saw Godspell there when I was in junior high on a field trip. I vaguely remember going on a tour of FBI offices in elementary school because a classmate’s father worked there but that was before they moved to the Hoover Building. I guess I’m old.

  10. For Final Jeopardy, the first part to be decoded was “J. Edgar Hoover” building and that it’s the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. It took me 10-15 seconds to figure it out, having been to Washington D.C. many years ago and visited both on the same walking trip (as well as the historic home across the street from the theater where Lincoln was taken after the shooting and ultimately died. Whether I could have figured it out on stage with the Final Jeopardy music playing is another matter. 🙂

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