Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Novelists) for Thursday, October 31, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 39):
In a 1952 novel, he wrote, “But there were dry years too, & they put a terror on the valley. The water came in a thirty-year cycle”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Andrew Thomson, a journalist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Miriam Manber, an attorney from New York, New York
|Steve Moulds, a playwright from Louisville, Kentucky (3-day total: $85,603)
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Correct response: Who is John Steinbeck?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
That quote comes from Chapter 1 of John Steinbeck’s work East of Eden, in which he describes the Salinas Valley: “Five or six wet and wonderful years”, “six or seven pretty good years”, and then the dry years. “It never failed that during the dry years that people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years”. The novel was originally for the author’s young sons; Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley in detail for them. There are Biblical themes intertwined throughout the work; the title itself comes from Genesis 4:16: “And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden”.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Miriam $8,600 + $8,500 = $17,100
Steve $12,000 – $12,000 = $0 (Who is
Andrew $13,400 + $10,601 = $24,001 (1-day total: $24,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HOBBIES $1000 (16th pick)
Miriam 1800 +1800 (Steve 3000 Andrew 200)
2) “H”ISTORY $1200 (1st pick)
Andrew 1400 +2000 (Steve 6400 Miriam 3800)
3) FICTIONAL FLAGS FLYING $1600 (20th pick)
Steve 12400 -4000 (Miriam 8200 Andrew 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 168
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.26 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Andrew $12,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Miriam $7,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Steve $16,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,400
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600
Steve Moulds, stats to date:
87 correct, 9 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (80/228)
4/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,600)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,900
Andrew Thomson, stats to date:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
- The most recent Kentuckian to win at least 4 games on Jeopardy! was Chris Miller in April 2004 (who won 5).
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