Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 15, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category African Countries) for Monday, June 15, 2020 (Season 34, Game 90):

With more than 90 million people it’s Africa’s third most populous country, though it’s more than 90% desert

This episode originally aired on January 12, 2018.

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Alisha Mathalikunnel, a medical student from Alhambra, California
Alisha Mathalikunnel on Jeopardy!
Alex Cook, a consultant from Saint Paul, Minnesota
Alex Cook on Jeopardy!
Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, New Jersey (2-day total: $22,798)
Gilbert Collins on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Egypt?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Most of Egypt’s 95 million people live on the Nile River (generally the only arable land in the country). The eastern Sahara Desert takes up most of the rest of Egypt’s land area.

In terms of population, Nigeria and Ethiopia are 1st and 2nd in Africa.

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

Scores going into Final:
Gilbert $10,800
Alex $6,900
Alisha $2,800

Tonight’s results:
Alisha $2,800 – $2,000 = $800 (What is Morrocco?)
Alex $6,900 + $3,901 = $10,801
Gilbert $10,800 + $3,001 = $13,801 (3-day total: $36,599)

Gilbert Collins, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 15, 2020 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alex $4,600
Alisha $4,400
Gilbert $1,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) MUMMY DEAREST $1000 (15th pick)
Alex 3600 -2000 (Gilbert 2400 Alisha 1800)
2) GET WITH THE PROGRAM! $2000 (5th pick)
Alex 7000 -2500 (Alisha 2800 Gilbert 1400)
3) TITLES FROM POETRY $1200 (14th pick)
Gilbert 6600 -3000 (Alex 5300 Alisha 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -137

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: ONE-HIT WONDERS $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $1,200

Game Stats:
Gilbert $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 39.29% in first on buzzer
Alex $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
Alisha $2,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $28,000
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,200

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 15, 2020"

  1. R. B. Smada | June 15, 2020 at 10:52 am |

    Any idea why New York Times has a different clue?

  2. I’m confused. This is supposed to be “big champions, big wins”. Then why not recap Gilbert’s 5th game “blockbuster win” as Alex called it? That game was more exciting and would fit the theme. I thought these episodes were gonna be the player’s best games.

    • Alex Cook | June 19, 2020 at 5:09 pm |

      I’m guessing it’s because Gilbert came back and won from being in 3rd at the 1st break.

  3. Weren’t there episodes taped without an audience? Did they not air?

  4. It was a rough show with 3 wrong answers on the daily double resulted a shutout.

    • Alex Cook | June 19, 2020 at 5:08 pm |

      I did my best but never took archaeology and never applied for a Fulbright 🙂
      Gilbert was a good competitor.

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