Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Food & Drink in the Bible) for Thursday, September 23, 2021 (Season 38, Game 9):
In the King James Version, these creatures are a plague in Exodus 10, but deemed okay to eat in Leviticus 11
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Guhan Venkatesan, an undergrad student and EMT from New Providence, New Jersey
|Caroline Minkus, an ophthalmologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (26-day total: $929,401)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt Amodio has dropped significant amounts of money on a missed Daily Double two games running, but he’s managed to survive both of these games, with runaways to boot. Whether Matt gets to $1 million today, tomorrow, Monday, or even at all will definitely depend on how he does on the four major betting clues a game.
Meanwhile: I think that Mayim Bialik’s hosting style this week is being unfairly criticized in a number of spaces online. A number of the actions that some viewers are choosing to criticize are things that Alex Trebek would do all the time when he hosted. It feels to me as though these viewers are using this criticism as a proxy for their own biases.
PSA: The best way to keep COVID-19 at bay (and keep Jeopardy! producing new episodes) is for everybody to get their vaccinations as soon as they are able to. When wearing a mask, ensure that your mask covers both your nose and your mouth.
Are you going on the show and looking for information about how to bet in Final Jeopardy? Check out my new Betting Strategy 101 page!
(Content continues below)
Correct response: What are locusts?
More information about Final Jeopardy: (The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2021 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)
In the King James Version: Exodus 10 talks about the well-known plague of locusts brought upon Egypt, the eighth of ten disasters brought upon Egypt in order to convince the Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Further on in the Bible, Leviticus 11:21-23 reads: “Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth; Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind. But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.”
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Caroline $9,200 + $8,000 = $17,200 (What are locusts?)
Guhan $11,500 + $11,493 = $22,993 (What are locusts?)
Matt $26,800 – $1,000 = $25,800 (What are frogs
locusts?) (27-day total: $955,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SPORTS VENUE NICKNAMES $600 (clue #25)
Guhan 3400 +1500 (Matt 5800 Caroline 2200)
2) SUPERLATIVES $800 (clue #12)
Caroline 2800 +2800 (Matt 10000 Guhan 9500)
3) REVIVAL $1600 (clue #15, $19200 left on board)
Matt 10400 +10400 (Caroline 4800 Guhan 9500)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 244
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 $18,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Guhan $10,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Caroline $7,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 2/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,800
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
860 correct, 88 incorrect
46/53 on rebound attempts (on 98 rebound opportunities)
52.92% in first on buzzer (807/1525)
52/60 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $198,800)
19/27 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,719
Caroline Minkus, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200
Guhan Venkatesan, career statistics:
18 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Matt Amodio, to win:
28 games: 90.754%
Avg. streak: 39.560 games.
- Especially with Matt ending the previous season as an 18-day champion, contestants absolutely need to have prepared themselves to play Matt’s game in order to have the best chance of beating him. To me, it is a gross failure in preparation to play a more “normal” game (i.e. selecting first-row clues with Daily Doubles still unseen and failing to take full advantage of Daily Doubles) when there is a very good chance that you’ll be facing a defending champion that’s won nearly $1 million. The $1,900 that Guhan left on the table on the first Daily Double cost Guhan today’s win by the end of it.
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
When commenting, please note that all comments on The Jeopardy! Fan must be in compliance with the Site Comment Policy.
If you are going to quote any information from this page or this website, attribution is required.