Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1960s Novels) for Monday, January 6, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 86):
This book defines its own title as “concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers… was the process of a rational mind”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kristin Carter, an attorney from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Sayeed Akhtar, a student from Fairfax, Virginia
|Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Woodbridge, Virginia (7-day total: $139,803)
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Correct response: What is Catch-22?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The term “catch-22”, from Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel, was defined in Chapter 5 of that work thusly: “There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane, he had to fly them. If he flew them, he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to, he was sane and had to.” The term very quickly entered the general parlance to describe a paradoxical situation from which one cannot escape because of a contradiction of rules or limitations.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Sayeed $2,000 – $19 = $1,981 (What is ?)
Kristin $9,600 – $9,599 = $1 (What is I’m Ok You’re OK?)
Karen $19,800 + $0 = $19,800 (8-day total: $159,603)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TALES OF THE CITY $1000 (3rd pick)
Karen 800 -1000 (Kristin 600 Sayeed 0)
2) THE AGE OF EXPLORATION $1200 (10th pick)
Karen 9600 +2000 (Kristin 6400 Sayeed 800)
3) 3-NAMED PEOPLE $2000 (15th pick)
Karen 14000 +3000 (Kristin 8000 Sayeed -400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -58
J! round: SHUT UP $200; & DEAL THE CARBS $200
DJ! round: THE AGE OF EXPLORATION $400; 3-NAMED PEOPLE $400; FOREIGN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 152 (1.77 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Karen $19,000 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 50.00% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Sayeed $2,000 Coryat, 5 correct, 4 incorrect, 15.38% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Kristin $9,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,600
Lach Trash: $14,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800
Karen Farrell, stats to date:
193 correct, 18 incorrect
11/15 on rebound attempts (on 40 rebound opportunities)
41.12% in first on buzzer (176/428)
8/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,500)
7/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,250
Karen Farrell, to win:
9 games: 61.844%
Avg. streak: 9.621 games.
- I was asked on Friday why Karen’s chances of winning are only in the 60% range. Her scores going into Final Jeopardy haven’t been particularly high. I figure it’s only a matter of time before she finds herself in a game that is closer going into Final. If Final breaks the wrong way in that case, she’ll end up going home.
- Today’s full stats will likely be posted by 7:15 PM Eastern as I will be using tonight’s episode to test my tracking system for the Greatest of All Time matchups.
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