Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Constitutions of the World) for Friday, January 10, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 90):
This country’s 1979 constitution forbids amendments altering its official ideology or religion
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jack McGuire, a travel & tourism consultant from San Antonio, Texas
|Alek Van Houghton, an environmental consultant from Los Angeles, California
|Katie Needle, a retail supervisor from Brooklyn, New York (1-day total: $36,001)
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Correct response: What is Iran?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Once again, the Jeopardy! writers are prescient. Today’s episode was taped on October 23. Because of this week’s news, I would anticipate this Final Jeopardy! playing easier at home than in-studio.
Iran’s constitution was rewritten in 1979 after the Iranian Revolution overthrew the Shah (the Pahlavi dynasty) and Ruhollah Khomeini became the country’s supreme leader. Among the parts that may not be amended include the country’s official religion of Islam and the Islamic character of the government and laws.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jack $5,800 + $5,200 = $11,000
Alek $8,800 – $3,000 = $5,800 (What is China)
Katie $12,400 + $5,201 = $17,601 (2-day total: $53,602)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TOYS $600 (15th pick)
Katie 3800 +1000 (Alek 1800 Jack 400)
2) AMERICAN HISTORY $800 (16th pick)
Katie 7600 +2000 (Alek 8400 Jack 3400)
3) BOOK MARKS $800 (20th pick)
Jack 5000 -2000 (Katie 9600 Alek 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 13
J! round: None!
DJ! round: BOOK MARKS $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $3,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 159 (1.77 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Katie $10,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Jack $7,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 6 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunities)
Alek $8,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,400
Lach Trash: $16,000 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Katie Needle, stats to date:
36 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
27.68% in first on buzzer (31/112)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,500
Katie Needle, to win:
3 games: 52.390%
Avg. streak: 3.100 games.
- Say what you will about the large number of unplayed clues this season, but the contestants have generally been good at making sure that unplayed clues are in the top row. (Unlike today).
- Although no explanation was provided on-air by Alex or the judges, it appears as though the judges elected to refund Katie’s response, originally ruled incorrect, on the 30th clue of the Jeopardy! round (WHERE’S THAT CHURCH $200), likely as a way out of the geopolitical maelstrom the show painted itself into. Readers are reminded that this is a fan site and comments on this situation will not be entertained; you can provide feedback to Jeopardy via its own website. Statistics compiled for this match are treating Katie’s response to this clue as a non-event. A correction was published on January 13, 2020.
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