Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Color Etymology) for Friday, September 21, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 10):
This word for a gem & a shade of blue derives from the name of a Eurasian country from which gems came to W. Europe
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Dino Alexander, a medical lab scientist from Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Rob Salerno, a writer/actor from Los Angeles, California
|Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado (7-day total: $145,403)
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Correct response: What is turquoise?
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Back the better part of a decade ago, I was at an exhibit at Royal Ontario Museum about gems and gemstones and the exhibit said that “turquoise” comes from the French for the country known as Turkey. Of course, at the time, I said “I’d better remember that, that’s going to be a Final Jeopardy! someday.”
I was right. It became a Final Jeopardy! some day.
The mineral known as turquoise (from which the blue-green color of the same name gets its name) originated in Persia and was brought to Western Europe from Turkey. From that, it got the name turquoise.
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Scores going into Final:
Dino $7,600 – $3,001 = $4,599 (What is Topaz?)
Kyle $10,600 – $5,000 = $5,600 (What is Azure?)
Rob $24,300 – $2,200 = $22,100 (1-day total: $22,100) (What is
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TERMS IN HISTORY $1000 (7th pick)
Kyle 1000 +1000 (Rob 0 Dino -200)
2) COUNTRIES WITH FEWER THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE $2000 (7th pick)
Rob 7000 +3000 (Kyle 3400 Dino 2800)
3) IT’S A BIBLICAL THING $1600 (15th pick)
Rob 13200 +3500 (Kyle 5000 Dino 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 169
J! round: TENDER INSIDE $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000
Rob $21,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Kyle $10,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
Dino $7,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600
Kyle Jones, final stats:
173 correct, 18 incorrect
9/9 on rebound attempts
36.82% in first on buzzer (162/440)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,400)
5/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200
Rob Salerno, stats to date:
21 correct, 1 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,400
Rob Salerno, to win:
2 games: 74.22%
Avg. streak: 3.879 games.
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