Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Authors) for Friday, June 12, 2020 (Season 36, Game 190):
On this woman’s passing in 2019, Oprah Winfrey called her “a magician with language, who understood the power of words”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Matt Napolitano, a sports update anchor from Franklin Square, New York
|Kelly Lake, an animation producer from Altadena, California
|Zach Newkirk, an attorney from Alexandria, Virginia (3-day total: $65,674)
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Correct response: Who is Toni Morrison?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison is best known for 1987’s Beloved, which won her the Pulitzer. When she died in 2019, Oprah memorialized her in an Instagram post, saying, “She was a magician with language, who understood the power of words. She used them to roil us, to wake us, to educate us and help us grapple with our deepest wounds and try to comprehend them.”
Also, because the show has come under fire from some quarters for not doing this in the past, I would like to point out that this Final Jeopardy!, featuring a Black woman author, was simply categorized under “Authors”.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Matt $7,400 + $6,100 = $13,500 (Who is Toni Morrison?)
Zach $10,000 + $9,995 = $19,995 (Who is Toni Morrison?) (4-day total: $85,669)
Kelly $13,400 – $6,601 = $6,799 (Who is Angelou?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WORDS & PHRASES $800 (clue #25)
Zach 3200 -1600 (Kelly 8000 Matt 1000)
2) COLORFUL CITIES $2000 (clue #11)
Zach 10400 -4000 (Kelly 9000 Matt 3800)
3) TROOP-POURRI $1600 (clue #17)
Zach 8000 -2000 (Kelly 9800 Matt 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -113
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 381 (2.01 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles
Zach $17,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Matt $7,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Kelly $13,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $9,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600
Zach Newkirk, career statistics:
76 correct, 10 incorrect
9/11 on rebound attempts (on 20 rebound opportunities)
29.17% in first on buzzer (63/216)
4/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,300
Kelly Lake, career statistics:
20 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Matt Napolitano, career statistics:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400
Zach Newkirk, to win:
5 games: 53.756%
Avg. streak: 5.162 games.
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