Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 25, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Wednesday, January 25, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: RELIGIOUS GROUPS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Their name comes from the Greek word for “Egyptian”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Hugh Dinteman, an architect from Atlanta, Georgia
Stephanie Cornelison, a graduate student in library science from Asheboro, North Carolina
Loren Lee Chen, a basketball podcaster from West Newton, Massachusetts (1-day total: $19,899)


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Who are the Copts?


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The Greek “Aigýptios” (the Greek term for the Egyptian indigenous peoples) turned into the Sahidic “kuptaion”, which, in turn became the Arabic “qubt”, the New Latin “Coptus” and English “Copt”.

Coptic Christianity forms between 10-20% of the population of Egypt and are the largest Christian denomination of that country (as well as neighbouring Syria and Libya). It is said to date back to Saint Mark’s introduction of Christianity in Alexandria.

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8 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 25, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 25, 2017 at 12:28 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Loren $15,400
    Stephanie $2,200
    Hugh -$800

    Final results:
    Stephanie $2,200 + $0 = $2,200 (Who are the Coptics?)
    Loren $15,400 + $739 = $16,139 (Who are the Coptic) (2-day total: $36,038)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Loren $6,800
    Stephanie $1,400
    Hugh $800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) BUSINESSES $800 (25th pick)
    Loren 3000 +3000 (Stephanie 1400 Hugh 800)

    2) THE WORLD AT WAR $1200 (9th pick)
    Loren 10400 -1000 (Stephanie 1800 Hugh 1200)
    3) Unplayed!

    Unplayed clues:
    J! Round: THE YELLOW HORNET $800 & $1000
    $ Left on Board: $7400

    Game Stats:
    Loren $14,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.40% in first on buzzer
    Stephanie $2,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 13.21% in first on buzzer
    Hugh -$800 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 20.75% in first on buzer
    Lach Trash: $21,600

    Loren Lee Chen, stats to date:
    43 correct
    8 incorrect
    3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,600)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    41.67% in first on buzzer (45/108)
    Average Coryat: $15,900

    Loren Lee Chen, to win:
    3 games: 54.93%
    4: 30.18%
    5: 16.58%
    6: 9.11%
    7: 5.00%
    Avg. streak: 3.219 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $67,522


    • At $28,600 this game had the highest total combined Lach Trash & money left on board since October 30, 2015 (combined $31,400).
    • Thanks to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of this game.
  2. Nantucket doesn’t look anything like a pork chop. Block Island does

    • Andy Saunders | January 25, 2017 at 10:15 pm |

      I’m not from MA so I can’t speak to this, however, a good friend of mine is and they mentioned earlier in another forum that both islands are kind of pork chop shaped.

  3. In tonight’s game I missed the answer to a question in Yellow Hornets about a green bees belly and its purpose… Anyone got the question and answer? Thanks

  4. jeannie Savage | January 25, 2017 at 10:42 pm |

    What happened to Hugh? Got distracted, looked up during final jeopardy and he was gone.

    • Andy Saunders | January 26, 2017 at 12:10 am |

      He had a negative score after Double Jeopardy, and by rule, was not a part of Final Jeopardy.

  5. Harold Lichtman | January 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm |

    The $1000 clue in Sports Abbrev. said “Successes…. FGM” Notice it’s plural. Even without specifying a plural FPM stands for field goals made. Loren left off the s and was ruled correct. Jeopardy is usually a real stickler about plurals and non-plurals but this one got through.

    • Andy Saunders | January 27, 2017 at 12:22 am |

      I saw that. I also likened it to RBI, though. Is it “run batted in”? “Runs batted in”? Could it be either? It’s quite possible that the show’s judging staff felt similar.

      You are correct that Jeopardy! is a real stickler about things like that, so I have to assume that the acceptance of it was a conscious decision and not “one that got through”. (Reasonable people can and will have differing opinions, though, on whether it should have been accepted. That, in my opinion, is a big difference from “the judges let one through”.)

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