Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The 21st Century) for Thursday, September 16, 2021 (Season 38, Game 4):
In 2009 this 11-year-old started posting on BBC’s Urdu language website under the screen name Gul Makai
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Keisha Virtue, a senior retail research analyst from Boca Raton, Florida
|Emily Sharp-Kellar, a medical school director of admissions from Chicago, Illinois
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (21-day total: $740,001)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Thus far in his run, Matt Amodio’s performances have tailed off slightly near the end of a week (compared to the beginning of a week); I would venture that he is slightly more likely to lose on a Thursday or a Friday as he starts to tire.
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Correct response: Who is Malala Yousafzai?
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Malala Yousafzai (known worldwide mononymously as Malala) is a Pakistani activist and winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Malala is best known for her advocacy regarding the education of women worldwide; the Taliban in Pakistan at times barred her and others from receiving education, going as far as to have her shot at and nearly killed on a school bus in 2012. Her blog was started in 2009 to talk about her life during the Taliban’s occupation of the Swat district in Pakistan.
Gul Makai is also the name of a 2020 biopic about Malala’s life so far.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Keisha $5,800 + $5,700 = $11,500 (Who is Malala?)
Emily $11,800 + $0 = $11,800 (Who is Malala?)
Matt $30,400 + $5,000 = $35,400 (Who is Malala?) (22-day total: $775,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MOTORCYCLES $800 (clue #20)
Matt 5400 -5400 (Emily 2600 Keisha 1400)
2) LET’S VISIT CENTRAL EUROPE $800 (clue #12)
Matt 10600 +10600 (Emily 7000 Keisha 5000)
3) THE FIRST NAME THEIR MOM CHOSE $1600 (clue #21, $6000 left on board)
Matt 27200 +2000 (Emily 10200 Keisha 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 7
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Matt $25,600 Coryat, 29 correct, 6 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Emily $11,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Keisha $5,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,200
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
701 correct, 75 incorrect
35/40 on rebound attempts (on 77 rebound opportunities)
53.47% in first on buzzer (663/1240)
44/50 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $167,600)
16/22 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,673
Emily Sharp-Kellar, career statistics:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Keisha Virtue, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800
Matt Amodio, to win:
23 games: 92.443%
Avg. streak: 34.233 games.
- Matt becomes the 31st player since October 2004 to win a regular-play game after being below $0 going into Double Jeopardy; the most recent before him was Zach Newkirk on June 9, 2020.
- I was worried about today’s game when I saw that Good Morning America had done a piece about Matt.
- Matt has now passed David Madden for 4th in all-time winnings on the program.
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