Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 17, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Novels) for Monday, September 17, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 6):

“I’ve killed my brother” is said near the end of this 1952 book with a Biblical title & a plot echoing a Biblical story

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Reese Wallace, an editor from Orlando, Florida
Reese Wallace on Jeopardy!
Christine O’Donnell, a philanthropic advisor from Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Christine O'Donnell on Jeopardy!
Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado (3-day total: $58,800)
Kyle Jones on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is East of Eden?

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John Steinbeck’s 1952 novel East of Eden deals with two families: the Trask and Hamilton clans and was originally written because Steinbeck wanted to describe California’s Salinas Valley in detail (for his two children).

It is also an analogue to the Cain and Abel story from the Book of Genesis; in East of Eden, it was indirect: when Cal revealed to his brother Aron that their mother was a prostitute, Aron was so devastated that he enlisted in World War I (where he died).

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

Scores going into Final:
Kyle $17,600
Reese $12,400
Christine $9,000

Tonight’s results:
Christine $9,000 – $8,998 = $2 (What is The Grapes of Wrath?)
Reese $12,400 – $12,400 = $0 (What Cain and Abel)
Kyle $17,600 + $7,201 = $24,801 (4-day total: $83,601)

Kyle Jones, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 17, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kyle $8,800
Christine $3,600
Reese $3,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) STATE SONGS $800 (4th pick)
Kyle 1200 +1200 (Christine 0 Reese 0)
2) SPECIFIC GENERAL HISTORY $1200 (3rd pick)
Christine 4400 -1000 (Kyle 8400 Reese 3600)
3) STRIPES ON THE FLAG $800 (12th pick)
Reese 3200 +3200 (Kyle 11600 Christine 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 177

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Kyle $17,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Christine $10,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Reese $10,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $37,200
Lach Trash: $12,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

Kyle Jones, stats to date:
91 correct, 7 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
38.29% in first on buzzer (85/222)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,950

Kyle Jones, to win:
5 games: 62.53%
6: 39.10%
7: 24.45%
8: 15.29%
9: 9.56%
Avg. streak: 5.669 games.


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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 17, 2018"

  1. Little in the way of commentary on this board since Jeopardy’s return after the conclusion of the various tournaments. Where has everyone gone?

  2. I am a avid reader, so I knew I had to come up with the right answer. I can’t believe I got it right. Loved that book.

  3. Maybe because everything has been repeats. I HAVE been watching and remembering winners, and checking this site, to see what-all is on.

  4. Can someone tell me the question/answer in the ‘regional’ category that was about calling the beach going to the coast?

    • Answer:
      Folks in Portland, Oregon may not go to the beach or to the shore but to this— presumably the left one.
      What is the coast?

  5. Portland is inland on th Columbia River. It is very cool on the Pacific Ocean all summer because the Japan Current circles down from further north. Seattle gets long, rainy winters. I lived in both WA and OR for years a long time ago, but recent climate changes are wreaking havoc. The same is happening in Norway, where I also taught.

  6. I guessed “Absalom, Absalom.”

  7. Pizza Face Fred | September 18, 2018 at 10:40 pm |

    I guessed “Exodus” by Leon Uris, published in 1958,,,

  8. Why no editing out Christine singing The LoveBoat theme…I would assume it’s copyrighted. Not enough notes sung?

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