Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Phrase Origins) for Thursday, October 3, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 19):
The OED’s first citation for this phrase referring to a region of the U.S. is from a Durant, Oklahoma newspaper in 1936
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kate Allison, a public defender from Spokane, Washington
|Raghuvansh Ramaswamy, a quality engineer from Cambridge, Massachusetts
|Kevin Boettcher, a university administrator from Binghamton, New York (2-day total: $49,401)
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Correct response: What is the Dust Bowl?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The term “The Dust Bowl” was used to describe the Southern Plains region of the United States during the Great Depression. Severe drought struck the region in the early-to-mid 1930s, turning what had been marginally arable farmland (which had been able to grow crops previously due to what rain did fall) into dust. It devastated the economy of many states, including Oklahoma, which led to mass migration to locations such as California.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term “Dustbowl” first appeared in the Durant Daily Democrat on March 26, 1936.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kate $4,600 + $4,600 = $9,200
Raghuvansh $5,000 – $4,999 = $1 (What is Midwest?)
Kevin $5,600 + $4,401 = $10,001 (3-day total: $59,402)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SHIFT THE STRESS $400 (6th pick)
Kate 1400 +600 (Kevin 1200 Raghuvansh -600)
2) THE WORLD IN 1819 $800 (10th pick)
Raghuvansh 4600 -2000 (Kevin 2000 Kate 1400)
3) AUTHORS: BORN & DIED $2000 (14th pick)
Kevin 4400 -4400 (Raghuvansh 4600 Kate 1400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -101
J! round: SONG ROYALTY & NOBILITY $200, $400, $800, $1000
DJ! round: BASEBALL MANAGERS $400, $1200, $1600, $2000 ; LOVIN’ THE SPIN I’M IN $400
Total $ Left On Board: $8,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 59 (3.11 per episode average)
Kevin $10,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kate $4,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.58% in first on buzzer, 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Raghuvansh $7,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.35% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $21,400
Lach Trash: $13,200 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400
Kevin Boettcher, stats to date:
67 correct, 11 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
41.29% in first on buzzer (64/155)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,267
Kevin Boettcher, to win:
4 games: 50.149%
Avg. streak: 4.006 games.
- The most recent game to have a combined score of $15,200 or less going into Final Jeopardy! was April 25, 2018.
- The most recent game where the leader had $5,600 or less going into Final Jeopardy! was December 3, 2015.
- The most recent game with at least $8,000 left on board was September 24, 2018.
- That being said, sometimes the game material doesn’t hit the contestants. This was one of those days. The players passed the same test that everybody else does.
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