Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 22, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World City Names) for Monday, January 22, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 96):

Novosibirsk, the 3rd-largest city in Russia, translates as this “city”: the 1st word for its more recent founding, the 2nd for its location

(correct response beneath the contestants)


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Today’s contestants:

Adrianne Woodward, an office assistant from Rancho Cucamonga, California
Adrianne Woodward on Jeopardy!
Gerard Simonette, a retired mental health professional from Northampton, Massachusetts
Gerard Simonette on Jeopardy!
Rachel Lindgren, a fire lookout from Bend, Oregon (1-day total: $24,800)
Rachel Lindgren on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is New Siberia?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The chief city of Western Siberia, Novosibirsk was founded on the opposite bank of the Ob River from Krivoshchekovo when Krivoshchekovo was chosen as the Ob River crossing of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Originally named Novonikolayevsk in honor of Tsar Nicholas II, it was renaed Novosibirsk (“New Siberia”) in 1925.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Rachel $14,600
Adrianne $8,700
Gerard $1,700


Tonight’s results:
Gerard $1,700 + $1,699 = $3,399
Adrianne $8,700 + $7,000 = $15,700
Rachel $14,600 + $2,801 = $17,401 (2-day total: $42,201)


Rachel Lindgren, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 22, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rachel $6,000
Adrianne $5,500
Gerard $400



Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MYOPIC BIOPIC $1000 (24th pick)
Adrianne 3800 +1500 (Rachel 4600 Gerard -200)
2) ANOTHER FINE MEZZO $800 (16th pick)
Gerard 1600 -1500 (Adrianne 9900 Rachel 7600)
3) LIGHT HEADED $800 (21st pick)
Rachel 8000 +3000 (Adrianne 6300 Gerard 1700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 2
Unplayed clues:
J! round: CAMPBELLS $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: FURNITURE $1200, $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $6,600


Game Stats:
Rachel $12,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer
Adrianne $8,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.46% in first on buzzer
Gerard $3,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 19.23% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $23,800
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,200


Rachel Lindgren, stats to date:
41 correct, 3 incorrect
33.03% in first on buzzer (36/109)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400


Rachel Lindgren, to win:
3 games: 48.43%
4: 23.45%
5: 11.36%
6: 5.50%
7: 2.66%
Avg. streak: 2.939 games.


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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 22, 2018"

  1. Count me under “well, the first is clearly New, but what ‘place’ does the name Siberia come from? North? Arctic? East?”

    • john blahuta | January 22, 2018 at 5:48 pm |

      Etymology unknown.But Sibirsk can only mean (in) Siberia, so the solution was one of the most obvious I’ve ever seen on J., you don’t even have to speak Russian. “Novo” in some form means “new” in at least a dozen languages , add Siberia and that’s it. Would the part “city” or “town” be included, then “grad” would show up in Russian, like Novosibirgrad or Novosibirskgrad = new city in Siberia.

  2. Maurine Gutowski | January 22, 2018 at 11:53 am |

    Good for all of them! I had no idea, except for the “new” part possibly.

    • john blahuta | January 22, 2018 at 5:52 pm |

      Though it’s in West Siberia it is still too far east to have been considered a venue for the 2018 World Cup, the location on the Russian Trans-Sib. notwithstanding.Gotta fly between the cities to see all groups, Russia is INCREDIBLY big. Makes Texas look like Liechtenstein. (No offense to Texas or Liechtenstein!)

  3. Gerard was screwed on his answer of “Byelorussia.” The correct answer was “Belarus,” but I have seen Gerard’s answer on many maps, and Wikipedia says they’re the same place.

    • The term “Byelorussia” has never been used properly to refer to the post-1991 country currently known as “Belarus”, thus, I feel that the judges were correct.

  4. I think Gerard was also screwed on another answer, but I am unsure of the clue. I wonder if anyone else has it. I thought it was a book title, “Am Kamp,” which is Swedish for what? Gerard said “battle,” but the correct answer was struggle. I immediately thought of “Mein Kampf,” which is often translated as “My Struggle,” but could easily also be understood as “my battle,” according to Wiki. Like I said, what was the clue? Thanks.

    • It was referring to Karl Ove Knausgård’s “Min Kamp”, which translates solely in this case to “My Struggle”.

    • I had never heard of Min Kamp. I also thought of Mein Kampf, which I know is “my struggle”, but I wouldn’t have buzzed in to guess it. Perhaps understandably, I wouldn’t want to provide that particular answer and be wrong.

  5. When I pull up New Siberia on my Microsoft World Map, it shows an island to the North of Russia. Novosibrisk does show up North of Kazakhstan on the path of the Orient Express.

  6. Jennifer Lynch | January 23, 2018 at 10:10 am |

    But Andy, I don’t think the clue said anything about post-1991. Did it?

    “The term “Byelorussia” has never been used properly to refer to the post-1991 country currently known as “Belarus”, thus, I feel that the judges were correct.”

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