Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, March 27, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Chemical Names) for Monday, March 27, 2023 (Season 39, Game 141):

The name of this pungent gaseous compound is ultimately derived from the top god of the ancient Egyptians

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Kevin Manning, an engineer from Kansas City, Missouri
Kevin Manning on Jeopardy!
Nicole Rudolph, an associate dean from Williston Park, New York
Nicole Rudolph on Jeopardy!
Tamara Ghattas, an editor from Chicago, Illinois (1-day total: $15,601)
Tamara Ghattas on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Welcome to another week on Jeopardy!; after her win on Friday, Chicago’s Tamara Ghattas returns as champion. She’ll be facing off today against Long Islander Nicole Rudolph and Kansas City’s Kevin Manning.

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Correct response: What is ammonia?

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The well-known gaseous substance ammonia got its name from the Egyptian worshippers of the god Amun—the Ammonians. A temple to Amun was built near Siwa, Egypt, near a large amount of ammonium chloride (a substance that the Ammonians used in their rites). When the Romans began extracting the ammonium chloride, they named it sal ammoniacus in honor of the Egyptian god. When ammonium chloride is exposed to heat, it gives off ammonia gas; Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman coined the term “ammonia” in the 18th century.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: The Statue Of Liberty; You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bowl; British To American Language Translator; Fantasy Sports; I Led What Cabinet Department?; Number “One” Movies)

We nearly had a 3-way tie after 13 clues; unfortunately, Kevin got the Daily Double incorrect. Nicole jumped out to a bit of a lead with strong play after the interviews.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Nicole 5 correct 2 incorrect
Tamara 4 correct 1 incorrect
Kevin 4 correct 2 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Nicole 9 correct 2 incorrect
Kevin 10 correct 2 incorrect
Tamara 6 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: What A Bunch Of Caricatures!; The Bible; Figures Of Speech; We Quote Mr. Ts; Islands Of The Far North; I Like American Music)

Tamara had the best time of things early in Double Jeopardy, but a “Know Your Canada” issue on the Daily Double brought both Nicole and Kevin back into play. Nicole found her game again, and $3,000 on a late Daily Double helped cement a runaway going into Final! Scores going into Final were Nicole at $16,800, Tamara at $7,800, and Kevin at $7,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Nicole 18 correct 3 incorrect
Tamara 14 correct 3 incorrect
Kevin 19 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 19 (0 today).

Kevin was the only player correct; Nicole’s runaway makes her the new Jeopardy! champion! She’ll return tomorrow to defend.

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, March 27, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Nicole $16,800
Tamara $7,800
Kevin $7,000

Tonight’s results:

Kevin $7,000 + $801 = $7,801 (What is Ammonia?)
Tamara $7,800 – $6,201 = $1,599 (What is ozone?)
Nicole $16,800 – $0 = $16,800 (What is radon?) (1-day total: $16,800)

Tamara Ghattas, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 27, 2023 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Nicole $5,800
Kevin $3,000
Tamara $2,400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) THE STATUE OF LIBERTY $800 (clue #13)
Kevin 1000 -1000 (Tamara 2000 Nicole 2000)
2) ISLANDS OF THE FAR NORTH $2000 (clue #8)
Tamara 11600 -5000 (Nicole 3800 Kevin 1000)
3) WE QUOTE MR. Ts $1600 (clue #23, $3600 left on board)
Nicole 12600 +3000 (Tamara 7400 Kevin 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -119

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Tamara 3 4 5 2 3 4
Nicole 1 1 2 5
Kevin 3 3 4*

DJ! Round:
Tamara 3 4 5 3 3 4 5* 2† 3 3
Nicole 2 4 5 1 5 5 4*
Kevin 4 2 5 3 4 2

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Nicole 3.18
Kevin 3.33
Tamara 3.50

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 19 (0.13 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Nicole $15,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Kevin $8,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Tamara $12,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,200
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400

Tamara Ghattas, career statistics:

29 correct, 10 incorrect
4/6 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
25.23% in first on buzzer (28/111)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000

Nicole Rudolph, career statistics:

18 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400

Kevin Manning, career statistics:

20 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000

Nicole Rudolph, to win:

2 games: 54.805%
3: 30.036%
4: 16.461%
5: 9.021%
6: 4.944%
Avg. streak: 2.213 games.

Today’s interviews:

Kevin is an expert of getting out of traffic tickets.
Nicole won a “name the nail polish” contest as a teen.
Tamara is part of a choral ensemble.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Nicole $16,800 Tamara $7,800 Kevin $7,000)

Tamara: Standard cover bet over Kevin is $6,201. (Actual bet: $6,201)

Nicole: Limit your bet to $1,199. (Actual bet: $0)

Kevin: Bet between $1,601 (in case Tamara bets small) and $5,399. (Actual bet: $801)

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, March 27, 2023"

  1. Nope. I assumed it would be a compound with Sulphur in it so sent with Sulphur Dioxide.

  2. Michael Johnston | March 27, 2023 at 9:24 am |

    I never heard that word origin story before, but quickly got ammonia from “Amon” after discarding “Ra”.

    • I also had never heard the story, but I got stuck on Aten, thinking who would be higher than a Sun God? But I forgot about Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom. [Amun eventually merged with the ancient sun god to become Amun-Ra and I had also forgotten that Ra was another name for Aten.]

      I guessed Chlorine gas hoping that there was some Egyptian god (or Greek or Latin name for one of them) that could account for the name of that gas. Unfortunately I tend to think of Ammonia as a LIQUID used to clean oven racks, but I guess many people would think of Chlorine as the granules you use to sanitize the swimming pool 😉

      • One issue is that Chlorine is not a compound, it’s an element. Otherwise, I like your reasoning.

        • True, but I was assuming that a pungent gaseous compound of Chlorine could just be called Chlorine, too, like nitrous oxide is frequently just called nitrous (although in that case, the nitrous component itself is a compound).

          • or Ammonium Chloride which isn’t just pungent but has killed people who thought well, “if ammonia cleans well and bleach cleans well, I bet they’d clean really well together”. and kill you.

  3. Jeopardy fans complaining of burnout certainly didn’t seem to say much when the GOAT tournament happened. If you want to tell burnout try being a wrestling fan. Hulu is a great place to catch up on jeopardy specials if you don’t want to watch a ton of jeopardy in one day.

  4. Amon is a sun god which I learned from playing where in Time is carmen sandiego during the egypt case of queen hatsheptsut. So ammonia was the obvious response here for me. So glad that kevin got this one. Nicole seems to have a good potential to get a streak going.

    • Unfortunately, I’d gotten my familiarity with Egyptian gods from ‘Stargate’ 😁. I have since then seen a few museum exhibitions and several PBS shows about ancient Egypt, but tended to only slightly notice the names in common and not pay that much attention to any others, mostly just paying attention to events and artifacts [mummified baby alligators, anyone?].

  5. I’m not concerned about burnout. An easy antidote to burnout is just to not watch the “specials”. The one coming up is fine with me since the players are at the top of their game, they play aggressively, and the clues are more difficult. What I absolutely hate are the dumbed-down, slow-paced, fluffers, like the celebrity tourneys. The latter are painful to watch.

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