Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Authors) for Thursday, February 1, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 104):
In his 1958 essay “Essentials of Spontaneous Prose”, he compared a writing technique to a jazz musician’s style
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Justin Earnshaw, an English teacher from Cheyenne, Wyoming
|Sara Helmers, an attorney from Washington, DC
|Ryan Fenster, a banker from SeaTac, Washington (3-day total: $67,399)
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Correct response: Who is Jack Kerouac?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Kerouac was one of the pioneers of the Beat Generation. In “Essentials of Spontaneous Prose”, he recommended “No periods separating sentence-structures already arbitrarily riddled by false colons and timid usually needless commas-but the vigorous space dash separating rhetorical breathing (as jazz musician drawing breath between outblown phrases)”.
When Alex came to my recent audition and did a Q&A with the auditioners, some of the events of this game (it had been taped just 8 days before) were certainly on his mind, and he certainly had many of us in the room laughing as he recounted it for us!
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Scores going into Final:
Sara $6,600 – $6,500 = $100 (Who is Fitzgerald?)
Ryan $11,400 + $11,399 = $22,799 (4-day total: $90,198) (Who is Keruac)
Justin $12,200 – $11,000 = $1,200 (Who is Russell?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LITERARY TERMS $1000 (13th pick)
Ryan 3400 +2000 (Sara 1400 Justin 0)
2) TOTALLY METAL, DUDE $1600 (20th pick)
Sara 9400 -2000 (Ryan 12200 Justin 10200)
3) TV SHOWS IN OTHER WORDS $1600 (29th pick) ($2000 left on board)
Ryan 15400 -4000 (Justin 12200 Sara 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 12
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Ryan $14,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Justin $12,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Sara $8,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,200
Lach Trash: $12,600 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
Ryan Fenster, stats to date:
88 correct, 25 incorrect
43.05% in first on buzzer (96/223)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400
Ryan Fenster, to win:
5 games: 58.55%
Avg. streak: 5.413 games.
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