Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, January 13, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Bible) for Monday, January 13, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 91):

This book of the Bible ends with “Fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan on Jeopardy!
Daniel Sok, a medical student from Atlanta, Georgia
Daniel Sok on Jeopardy!
Katie Needle, a retail supervisor from Brooklyn, New York (2-day total: $53,602)
Katie Needle on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Exodus?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, describes what is known as the Exodus (the return of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to their homeland in Israel), and has generally been ascribed to Moses.

Some notes about this clue: The show, unless it specifies otherwise, generally defaults to the King James Version of the Bible; the specific quote in this Final Jeopardy! comes from Exodus 40:38, “For the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.”

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Veronica $21,000
Katie $10,000
Daniel $4,400

Tonight’s results:
Daniel $4,400 – $0 = $4,400 (What is James?)
Katie $10,000 + $0 = $10,000
Veronica $21,000 + $999 = $21,999 (1-day total: $21,999)

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 13, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Veronica $5,800
Katie $4,000
Daniel $2,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) BEAUTY BRANDS $1000 (30th pick)
Katie 6000 -2000 (Veronica 5800 Daniel 2800)
2) THEIR PEN WENT SILENT $1200 (18th pick)
Veronica 14200 -4000 (Katie 6000 Daniel 2800)
3) COLONIAL AMERICA $800 (25th pick)
Veronica 15800 +4000 (Katie 8000 Daniel 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -36

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $4,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 161 (1.77 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Veronica $21,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Katie $12,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Daniel $4,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,200
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600

Katie Needle, final stats:
54 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
29.34% in first on buzzer (49/167)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,667

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, stats to date:
26 correct, 1 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 21,800

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, to win:
2 games: 66.221%
3: 43.853%
4: 29.040%
5: 19.231%
6: 12.735%
Avg. streak: 2.960 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • There is (still) no known game in Jeopardy! history in which all three players bet $0 in Final Jeopardy.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, January 13, 2020"

  1. Often the final jeopardy clues are not random given when the air date will be. Any synagogue going Jew knows that this week we start reading the book of Exodus (we read the opening paragraphs this morning). So, I’m guessing this clue airing today was not by chance.

    • I’m getting to this late, but if you happen to look back at these comments, Mark, I agree with you. The Jan 9 clue on fingerprints had the category title Law Enforcement. That just happened to be National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

  2. Is it just me or did Katie look a little like Janel Moloney (The West Wing, Donna Moss)?

  3. Brad (not Rutter) | January 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm |

    We keep hearing how more women than men are graduating college these days. Wonder if this is finally trickling down to Jeopardy.

  4. Anyone know which “Caitlin” Daniel was talking about during his interview?

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