Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 1, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Theater) for Thursday, September 1, 2022 (Season 38, Game 166):

In November 1864 John Wilkes Booth & his brothers were fittingly part of a performance of this Shakespeare play

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Becky Benninghoff, a church organist from Woodbridge, Virginia
Becky Benninghoff on Jeopardy!
Adam Ilgin, a ferryboat deckhand from Lewes, Delaware
Adam Ilgin on Jeopardy!
Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (19-day total: $460,184)
Mattea Roach on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Julius Caesar?


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A scant five months before Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Edwin Booth arranged for a one-night production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Edwin played Brutus, Junius Booth played Cassius, and John Wilkes Booth portrayed Marc Antony. Edwin decided that the performance would be a benefit for the statue of Shakespeare that still stands in Central Park, and didn’t pay his brothers at all for their performances. Five months later, John Wilkes Booth did “what Brutus was honored for” when he assassinated the President; the assassin was a Confederate supporter who had been kicked out of his brother Edwin’s New York apartment for expressing support for Confederate-set fires that had beset New York City the night of the performance—fires that had interrupted the performance of Julius Caesar.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Miami News Clues; You Got Next; Reptiles; From Book To Movie With A Different Title; College Football History; “A.T.”)

Mattea started well, going 3/5 in FROM BOOK TO MOVIE…, but was shut out in both college football and “A.T.”; Becky held a small lead after 15 clues. Coming out of the break, Mattea found the Daily Double and doubled up! It was a good thing she did, too—she only got 7 clues correct in the round, but still held a $2,200 lead over Adam.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Becky 4 correct 1 incorrect
Mattea 3 correct 0 incorrect
Adam 3 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Mattea 7 correct 0 incorrect
Adam 7 correct 0 incorrect
Becky 7 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Congress In The 19Th Century; Around The World; Tea Time; Famous Names; Country Music Song Titles; A Vow Of No Vowels)

Mattea got to both Daily Doubles in this round, but she split them for a net $0. Meanwhile, choosing to finish the Miami category last in the Jeopardy! round led to three unplayed clues in Double, keeping Adam within 50% of Mattea’s score! Scores going into Final were Mattea at $16,200, Adam at $8,400, and Becky at $3,200.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Mattea 19 correct 1 incorrect
Adam 13 correct 1 incorrect
Becky 10 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 67 (3 today).

In Final, a sole get final for Mattea has tied her with Julia Collins; she’s now a 20-day champion!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, September 1, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Mattea $16,200
Adam $8,400
Becky $3,200

Tonight’s results:

Becky $3,200 – $800 = $2,400 (What is Henry V?)
Adam $8,400 – $8,400 = $0 (What is Hamlet?)
Mattea $16,200 + $601 = $16,801 (What is Julius Caesar?) (20-day total: $476,985)


Mattea Roach, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 1, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Mattea $5,800
Adam $3,600
Becky $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) YOU GOT NEXT $800 (clue #19)
Mattea 2200 +2200 (Adam 1400 Becky 2200)
2) AROUND THE WORLD $1600 (clue #13)
Mattea 12200 -3000 (Adam 4400 Becky 4000)
3) TEA TIME $800 (clue #16, $20000 left on board)
Mattea 9600 +3000 (Adam 6400 Becky 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 107

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: COUNTRY MUSIC SONG TITLES $1600 $2000 A VOW OF NO VOWELS $1200
Total Left On Board: $4,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 67 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Mattea $15,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer (17/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Becky $3,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.07% in first on buzzer (13/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Adam $8,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.07% in first on buzzer (13/54), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,200
Lach Trash: $15,800 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200

Mattea Roach, career statistics:

547 correct, 49 incorrect
27/32 on rebound attempts (on 76 rebound opportunities)
45.40% in first on buzzer (513/1130)
25/31 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $49,200)
14/20 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,190

Adam Ilgin, career statistics:

13 correct, 2 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.07% in first on buzzer (13/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400

Becky Benninghoff, career statistics:

10 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
24.07% in first on buzzer (13/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,200

Mattea Roach, to win:

21 games: 75.795%
22: 57.449%
23: 43.544%
24: 33.004%
25: 25.016%
Avg. streak: 23.131 games.

Today’s interviews:

Becky is married to a Marine and has moved 12 times in 18 years.
Adam has a boat named for him out west.
Mattea studied at the University of Toronto.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Mattea $16,200 Adam $8,400 Becky $3,200)

Mattea: Standard cover bet today is $601. Keep your bet there, just in case Adam doesn’t bet enough. (Actual bet: $601)

Adam: You need to get to at least $15,600; your minimum bet is therefore $7,201. (Actual bet: $8,400)

Becky: If Adam’s wrong and bets to give himself a chance to win, he’ll fall to at most $1,200. Make sure you bet no more than $1,999. (Actual bet: $800)


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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 1, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | September 1, 2022 at 10:10 pm |

    Julius Caesar just seemed to jump out to me 🙂

    We got four games with Mattea, which was more than I hoped for. Now I hope we’ll get about as many from Ryan!

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