Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Natural Geographic Features) for Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 13):
Timely for 2018, in 1866 Mark Twain wrote of this landmark’s “sputtering jets of fire” & “heat from Pele’s furnaces”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Gairen Wallace, a technology consultant from Goffstown, New Hampshire
|Ted Berg, a sportswriter from New York, New York
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (18-day total: $502,096)
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Correct response: What is Kīlauea?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Kīlauea is the most active of five volcanoes that make up Hawaiʻi (the big island) and has been traditionally been considered the sacred home of the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele.
Twain wrote about the volcano in 1866 for the Sacramento Daily Union; Twain found viewing the volcano (now in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) to be much better at night than during the day.
In May 2018, an eruption began in Kīlauea’s East rift zone; 13.7 square miles had been covered by lava flows and 700 houses were destroyed.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Gairen $11,800 – $11,799 = $1 (What is Old Faithful?)
Ted $13,200 – $10,401 = $2,799 (What is Mt. Vesuvius?)
Jason $30,400 – $0 = $30,400 (19-day total: $532,496) (What is Old Faithful?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) “MAN” UP $400 (25th pick)
Ted 4800 +3000 (Jason 7600 Gairen 3400)
2) BOOKS ABOUT CHINA $2000 (11th pick)
Jason 12200 +5000 (Gairen 11000 Ted 10000)
3) NON-GENEVA CONVENTIONS $1600 (18th pick)
Jason 19200 +4000 (Ted 11600 Gairen 11000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 124
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 37 (2.85 per episode average)
Jason $25,000 Coryat, 26 correct, 0 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Ted $10,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Gairen $11,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $47,400
Lach Trash: $5,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,000
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
551 correct, 42 incorrect
33/36 on rebound attempts (on 68 rebound opportunities)
47.97% in first on buzzer (496/1034)
34/42 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $101,305)
11/19 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,589
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
20 games: 86.300%
Avg. streak: 25.299 games.
- Jason ties David Madden for the 4th-longest winning streak of all time on Jeopardy.
- At $532,496, he moves to $22,704 behind Roger Craig for 7th on the all-time winnings list. Note that the Jeopardy! web site, for some reason, has failed to note the prize money for Team Austin, Team Buzzy, and Team Julia from the All-Star Games.
- Jason passes David Madden for 5th all-time in terms of number of correct responses given on the show. Julia Collins sits 4th at 584.
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