Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Symbolic Objects) for Monday, September 30, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 16):
To complete one of its regular trips, in 1948 it took a boat across the English Channel; in 1952 it took a plane en route to Finland
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jason Marsden, a nonprofit executive from Denver, Colorado
|Jennifer Kinyak, a freelancer from Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Laurel Lathrop, a graduate student from Tallahassee, Florida (1-day total: $31,201)
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Correct response: What is the Olympic torch?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
While an on-site Olympic flame was introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, the Olympic Torch relay was designed by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis for the 1936 Summer Olympics as a way to demonstrate the growing influence of the Third Reich, as well as reinforce his beliefs about classical Greece being an Aryan forerunner of his German Reich. The initial relay required new roads to be built in order to access Olympia in Greece (where the torch was lit) and went through Greece, Bulgary, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, and Czechoslovakia on its 12-day, 11-night route to Berlin.
Somehow, this early history has been glossed over, and the tradition has carried on for each Olympic Games since.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jennifer $15,200 – $1 = $15,199 (What is the World Cup?)
Jason $16,400 + $14,001 = $30,401
Laurel $17,600 + $15,201 = $32,801 (2-day total: $64,002)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) “S”EVEN-LETTER SCIENCE $800 (6th pick)
Jennifer 1600 +1600 (Laurel 1000 Jason 0)
2) EUROPEAN JOBS $1200 (19th pick)
Jason 6600 +5000 (Jennifer 13200 Laurel 9200)
3) IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON $2000 (25th pick)
Laurel 11600 +4000 (Jason 14400 Jennifer 13200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 210
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 43 (2.69 per episode average)
Laurel $15,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jason $12,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jennifer $14,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,600
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Laurel Lathrop, stats to date:
42 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
35.78% in first on buzzer (39/109)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,100
Laurel Lathrop, to win:
3 games: 59.185%
Avg. streak: 3.450 games.
- In case anyone was wondering if Jeopardy! would be permanently altered by James Holzhauer, this game answered with a resounding “no”. Contestants who are more comfortable going top-to-bottom will still do so. There will be contestants who play the same way that James did, but it seems that every contestant won’t.
- A score of -$2,200 after the Jeopardy! round is not a record; my records show at least two instances of -$3,200 after the opening round.
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