Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Women Authors) for Monday, July 15, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 221):
An award for works of horror, dark fantasy & psychological suspense honors this author who came to fame with a 1948 short story
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jeff Lasky, a journalist from San Diego, California
|Christina Harcar, an audiobook seller from The Bronx, New York
|Sam Kavanaugh, a teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota (3-day total: $75,601)
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Correct response: Who is Shirley Jackson?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Established in 2007, the Shirley Jackson Award is presented for outsanding achievement in psychological suspense, horror, and dark fantasy each year at Readercon, an imaginative literature conference.
You can find more information about the awards at shirleyjacksonawards.org.
The award was named after Jackson, the author of the famous 1948 short story The Lottery. It depicts a fictional small town in America that holds a yearly “lottery” that chooses a sacrifical human to be stoned to death, in order to protect the town’s well-being. It was so controversial on its 1948 publication in The New Yorker that the publication received a large amount of hate mail.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jeff $5,200 – $5,199 = $1 (Who is Rand?)
Christina $13,600 + $0 = $13,600
Sam $33,200 + $5,000 = $38,200 (4-day total: $113,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ORGANIZATIONS $600 (22nd pick)
Sam 4400 +4400 (Christina 2600 Jeff 1000)
2) GIVE ME 5-LETTER WORDS $400 (1st pick)
Christina 2600 +2600 (Sam 10600 Jeff 2800)
3) “I” ON SCIENCE $1600 (5th pick)
Sam 13400 +11000 (Christina 5200 Jeff 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 282
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Sam $20,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Christina $11,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Jeff $5,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $36,600
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Sam Kavanaugh, stats to date:
85 correct, 8 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
34.22% in first on buzzer (77/225)
8/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $49,200)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,050
Sam Kavanaugh, to win:
5 games: 77.702%
Avg. streak: 7.485 games.
- The Daily Double ends up in the $400 box in Double Jeopardy!, on average, about once a season. The last time it happened was June 25, 2018.
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