Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Colleges & Universities) for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 12):
The 1862 Morrill Act gave states federal acreage to sell for school funds, leading to the creation of 69 of these
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ian Torres, a video game developer from Redwood City, California
|Karen Bland, an online English teacher from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (17-day total: $472,096)
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Correct response: What are land-grant universities?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The US federal government, with the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890, sought to fund educational institutions that focused on teaching agriculture, science, military science, and engineering, in contrast to many of the existing liberal arts colleges of the era. Following a precedent set at the state level (especially in Michigan and Pennsylvania with Michigan State and Penn State University), federally controlled land was granted to these institutions (hence the name land-grant).
Kansas State University was the first land-grant institution created as a result of the Morrill Act. Others include The Ohio State University, Clemson University, Cornell University, and the University of Arkansas.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Karen $2,200 + $200 = $2,400
Ian $12,200 – $1,337 = $10,863 (What are
agric charter universities?)
Jason $27,600 + $2,400 = $30,000 (18-day total: $502,096)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) READ ANY BESTSELLERS LATELY? $800 (15th pick)
Jason 6000 +3000 (Ian 1200 Karen 600)
2) THAT’S OLD NEWS $2000 (3rd pick)
Jason 15000 -4000 (Ian 2200 Karen 1800)
3) WORD ORIGINS $1600 (7th pick)
Jason 14600 +3000 (Ian 2200 Karen -200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 44
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 37 (3.08 per episode average)
Jason $28,000 Coryat, 31 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Ian $12,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Karen $2,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,400
Lach Trash: $3,000 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
525 correct, 41 incorrect
31/34 on rebound attempts (on 66 rebound opportunities)
48.52% in first on buzzer (474/977)
32/40 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $92,305)
11/18 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,567
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
19 games: 85.599%
Avg. streak: 23.944 games.
- Jason becomes the 8th person in Jeopardy! history to win $500,000 or more on Jeopardy! (including tournaments.)
- Much of the earlist airing on WAKA was pre-empted. Full statistics will be posted by 7:15 PM Eastern.
- Jason passes Matt Jackson (514) for #6 all-time in terms of number of correct responses. David Madden sits 5th at 542.
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