Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, January 27, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Poets) for Monday, January 27, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 101):

A Dartmouth dropout, he received 2 honorary degrees from Dartmouth— in 1933 & 1955

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Cheyenne Simmons, a baker & entrepreneur from Albany, New York
Cheyenne Simmons on Jeopardy!
Sarah Frontiera, a graduate student from Santa Monica, California
Sarah Frontiera on Jeopardy!
Heather Nelson, a middle school math teacher from Lake Oswego, Oregon (1-day total: $7,799)
Heather Nelson on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Robert Frost?


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Famed poet Robert Frost found academic routine difficult, leading to his dropping out of both Dartmouth and Harvard. He attempted to support his poetry by raising poultry, botany, and teaching, but it was not until he sold his New England farm and moved to London in 1911 that his writing career took off. Within two years of his arrival in England, both A Boy’s Will and North of Boston were published. Frost’s accolades include the aforementioned two Dartmouth honorary degrees, four Pulitzer Prizes, and a multitude of other honorary degrees. He was also invited to read at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration two years before his 1963 death.


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Scores going into Final:
Sarah $20,000
Heather $13,400
Cheyenne $11,200


Tonight’s results:
Cheyenne $11,200 – $7,500 = $3,700 (Who is Whitman?)
Heather $13,400 – $2,199 = $11,201 (Who is Thoreau?)
Sarah $20,000 + $6,801 = $26,801 (1-day total: $26,801)


Sarah Frontiera, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 27, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Heather $6,200
Sarah $3,600
Cheyenne $1,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE 2019 FORBES GLOBAL 2,000 $800 (21st pick)
Heather 5000 +2000 (Sarah 1200 Cheyenne 1200)
2) DANGEROUS COLORS $800 (20th pick)
Heather 10600 +2000 (Cheyenne 10000 Sarah 8800)
3) WRAP IT UP! $1600 (30th pick)
Sarah 16000 +4000 (Heather 13400 Cheyenne 11200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 84


Unplayed clues:
J! round: BUDDHIST TEMPLES $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 190 (1.88 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Sarah $17,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Heather $11,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 39.29% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Cheyenne $11,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,800
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,000


Heather Nelson, final stats:
35 correct, 9 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
34.51% in first on buzzer (39/113)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,100

Sarah Frontiera, stats to date:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,600

Sarah Frontiera, to win:
2 games: 62.972%
3: 39.655%
4: 24.972%
5: 15.725%
6: 9.903%
Avg. streak: 2.701 games.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, January 27, 2020"

  1. Appropriately, Sarah “wrapped it up” by consecutively nailing both the DD that was the last and final DJ! clue in the “Wrap It Up!”category then the FJ answer!

  2. Tragically ironic though that both – Frost and JFK died in 1963….
    Congrats to yet a new champ, though amazingly many TSs in the “easier” J! round (8 by my count, only 3 TS in the DJ! part).

  3. The years in the Jeopardy final were 1933 and 1955 not 1933 and 1935.

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