Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The First Century A.D.) for Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 87):
Letters written by this Roman recount the events of a natural disaster, like the death of his uncle, a famous scholar
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Matt Brannagan, a high school history teacher from Bowie, Maryland
|Lindsay Resnick, an archivist from Atlanta, Georgia
|Brandon Brooks, an HR manager from Chicago, Illinois (2-day total: $27,401)
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Correct response: Who is Pliny (the Younger)?
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More information about Final Jeopardy:
Pliny the Younger’s letters recount the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which led to the death of his uncle, Pliny the Elder. His famous letters are known as the Epistulae. The Vesuvian letters recount Pliny the Elder’s scholarly efforts to observe the eruption that caused his death by the eruption.
You can read Pliny the Younger’s letters here. The two dealing with Vesuvius are Book 6, letters 16 and 20.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Matt $2,600 + $2,600 = $5,200 (Who is Pliny?)
Lindsay $7,000 + $3,001 = $10,001 (Who was Pliny?) (1-day total: $10,001)
Brandon $9,600 – $4,401 = $5,199 (Who is Socrates?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BUGS MEANIE $400 (19th pick)
Brandon 1200 +1200 (Matt 2200 Lindsay 1800)
2) WHAT IN TARNATION? $2000 (20th pick)
Lindsay 9000 -2000 (Brandon 8800 Matt 600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 78
J! round: LAX LUTHER $200, $400 & $600
DJ! Round: A BIT OF LIT $1200, $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $6,000
Lindsay $9,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.38% in first on buzzer
Matt $2,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 6 incorrect, 40.38% in first on buzzer
Brandon $8,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $20,400
Lach Trash: $16,800 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800
Brandon Brooks, final stats:
49 correct, 13 incorrect
35.44% in first on buzzer (58/158)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$300)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,467
Lindsay Resnick, stats to date:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
15.38% in first on buzzer (8/52)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000
Lindsay Resnick, to win:
2 games: 26.18%
Avg. streak: 1.355 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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