Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1950s People) for Monday, December 30, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 81):
In a New Yorker profile, he said, “Where I like it is out west in Wyoming, Montana, & Idaho, & I like Cuba & Paris”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ilene Lederman, a band director from Boynton Beach, Florida
|Scott Firestone, a web developer from Denver, Colorado
|Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Woodbridge, Virginia (2-day total: $35,601)
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Correct response: Who is Ernest Hemingway?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The profile of Hemingway ran in May of 1950 and is still available online. According to the profile, Hemingway, who at the time was certainly in the debate to be considered the greatest living American novelist of the time period, very much disliked New York, much preferring places like Cuba, Paris, and Venice, also saying that Westport (the Connecticut city about 50 miles northeast of NYC) gives him “the horrors”.
Hemingway’s book Across the River and into the Trees was published around this time to negative reviews; his next work, 1952’s The Old Man and the Sea won him a Pulitzer and made him an international celebrity. Unfortunately, a succession of plane crashes in Africa left Hemingway injured for the rest of his life; many erroneous obituaries had been published due to the severity of the crashes.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Scott $2,000 – $500 = $1,500 (Who is Kerouac?)
Ilene $7,000 – $2,999 = $4,001 (Who is John Wayne?)
Karen $20,400 + $1,600 = $22,000 (3-day total: $57,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BEHIND THE LITERATURE $600 (1st pick)
Karen 0 +1000 (Scott 0 Ilene 0)
2) 17th CENTURY HISTORY $1600 (2nd pick)
Karen 10400 -3000 (Ilene 3400 Scott 2000)
3) SPACE SCIENCE $1200 (22nd pick)
Karen 18600 +1000 (Ilene 7000 Scott 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 77
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: THE QUOTABLE RALPH WALDO EMERSON $400 & $800; SPACE SCIENCE $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 133 (1.64 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Karen $23,200 Coryat, 29 correct, 2 incorrect, 46.30% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Ilene $7,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Scorr $2,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,200
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Karen Farrell, stats to date:
72 correct, 10 incorrect
7/10 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
39.51% in first on buzzer (64/162)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$500)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,267
Karen Farrell, to win:
4 games: 53.764%
Avg. streak: 4.163 games.
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