Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Children’s Literature) for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 93):
Einstein’s theory of relativity & Max Planck’s quantum theory inspired this book that won a 1963 Newbery Medal
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Oishee Shemontee, a tutor from Arcadia, California
|Laura Thomason, an English professor from Lizella, Georgia
|Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon (2-day total: $52,000)
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Correct response: What is A Wrinkle in Time?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle on Time is the first book in her Time Quintet series which follows Meg Murry, her youngest sister Charles Wallace, and her friend Calvin O’Keefe as they travel through space and time in an attempt to save Meg’s father. (Injecting something personal: It was my personal favorite science fiction novel in middle school.) Most recently, it was adapted into a 2018 Ava DuVernay film starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who (three astral beings), respectively.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Oishee $6,600 + $6,599 = $13,199
Laura $8,000 – $5,800 = $2,220 (What is The Fault in Our Stars)
Veronica $10,400 + $5,601 = $16,001 (3-day total: $68,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) FAMOUS & HISTORIC WOMEN $800 (4th pick)
Laura 1200 -600 (Veronica 0 Oishee 0)
2) COMPOSERS $800 (15th pick)
Veronica 8800 +3000 (Laura 7200 Oishee 5000)
3) BORDER RIVERS $1600 (29th pick)
Veronica 13400 -3000 (Laura 8000 Oishee 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -38
J! round: None!
DJ! round: U.S. REPRESENTATIVES $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 163 (1.75 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Veronica $11,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Oishee $6,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Laura $8,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect., 33.93% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,400
Lach Trash: $17,000 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, stats to date:
65 correct, 6 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
32.93% in first on buzzer (55/167)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,267
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, to win:
4 games: 52.574%
Avg. streak: 4.109 games.
- A reminder: Regardless of what you may think of an incorrect response to Final Jeopardy, writing anything down—no matter how incorrect it may be—is still better than leaving your response blank.
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