Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 18, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Old Testament) for Monday, September 18, 2017:

Consisting of 21 verses, the book of this minor prophet, whose name means “Servant of God”, is the shortest

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Angela Ward, a family assessment writer from Longview, Texas
Angela Ward on Jeopardy!
Andy Hyland, a university communications director from Mission, Kansas
Andy Hyland on Jeopardy!
Ellen Wernecke, a social media analyst from Chicago, Illinois (2-day total: $24,910)
Ellen Wernecke on Jeopardy!


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Who is Obadiah?


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Obadiah is the shortest book of the Old Testament in terms of the number of verses, but it does have 670 words. Other short books of the New Testament are Philemon (445 words, 25 verses), Jude (613 words, 25 verses). 3 John (299 words, 14 verses) and 2 John (303 words, 13 verses). The longest books are Psalms (43,743 words, 2,461 verses), Jeremiah (42,659 words, 1,364 verses), Ezekiel (39,407 words, 1,273 verses), and Genesis (38,267 words, 1,533 verses).

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 18, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Angela $13,900
    Ellen $7,800
    Andy $3,000

    Final results:
    Andy $3,000 – $1,738 = $1,262 (Who is Esau?)
    Ellen $7,800 – $7,800 = $0 (Who is Malachi?)
    Angela $13,900 – $2,100 = $11,800 (Who is Joel?) (1-day total: $11,800)

    Angela Ward, winner of the September 18, 2017 game of Jeopardy!

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Angela $7,500
    Andy $4,200
    Ellen $1,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) STAMPING PHILATELY $800 (29th pick)
    Angela 5000 +1500 (Andy 4200 Ellen 1000)
    2) EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP $2000 (10th pick)
    Andy 5400 -3000 (Angela 6300 Ellen 200)
    3) EXPLORERS $1600 (19th pick)
    Andy 3600 -1000 (Angela 9500 Ellen 1400)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -53

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! Round: LET’S STAY HOME $800
    Total $ Left On Board: $800

    Game Stats:
    Angela $13,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer
    Andy $7,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
    Ellen $7,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,200

    Ellen Wernecke, final stats
    52 correct
    14 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    0/3 in Final Jeopardy
    34.12% in first on buzzer (58/170)
    Average Coryat: $12,333

    Angela Ward, stats to date:
    20 correct
    4 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56)
    Average Coryat: $13,200

    Angela Ward, to win:
    2 games: 43.75%
    3: 19.14%
    4: 8.38%
    5: 3.67%
    6: 1.60%
    Avg. streak: 1.778 games.

  2. So the streak of female champions continues.

  3. @ Dal

    No surprise since on average the ladies make up 2/3 of the contestants. Mulier fere semper vincit.

  4. Marty Anderson | September 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm |

    The info above is incorrect. Philemon and Jude are both in the New Testament.
    Pastor Marty Anderson

  5. mary ann espinosa | September 19, 2017 at 8:42 am |

    does anybody remember the answer to the happy ending movie of 2012 – going crazy trying to remember. Thanks

  6. Second tough Monday FJ in a row. Last season, I was about 85% on Mondays. This season, I’ve started off 0 for 2. Oof.

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