Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 14, 2016


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Today’s contestants:

Ben Almoite, a government and law librarian from Richmond, VA
Ellen Huber, a human resources director from Morrisville, PA
Amelia Hershberger, a management analyst from Albany, NY

I haven’t been able to count negs yet, but I suspect that there were a lot of them! Lots of Triple Stumpers too!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Amelia $6,000
Ben $3,000
Ellen $2,000

Final Jeopardy! category: ADVENTURE LITERATURE

Final Jeopardy! clue: In Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, explorers enter an Icelandic volcano & emerge on this island off Sicily

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What is Stromboli?



Ellen 2000 – 2000 = 0 (No answer)
Ben 3000 – 3000 = 0 (Corsica)
Amelia 6000 – 0 = 6000 (Corsica) (3-day total: $43,000)

This was a really difficult Final, too! Interesting that Amelia decided to take her chances on a tiebreaker rather than go for the win outright. We haven’t had a 4-time champion since Matt Jackson; will Amelia be the first tomorrow?

As Keith pointed out in his video last night as well, “Stromboli” came up in LearnedLeague back in August. I didn’t get it then, either.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 14, 2016"

  1. I’ve been searching the internet for information about a question about a dwelling with 61 bathrooms. The episode aired January 14, 2016.

    • Andy Saunders | January 15, 2016 at 12:05 am |

      There was definitely a clue; I don’t remember its specific wording. I’ll check J! Archive in the next couple of days.

  2. It was San Simeon, Hearst’s castle – and I couldn’t come up with it 🙁

  3. Yes, it was San Simeon. And I SHOULD have gotten it – I’ve actually been there (albeit many many years ago)! I guess my brain was just caught up being under those bright Jeopardy! lights at the moment. But that answer could have perhaps helped my cause at the end…

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