Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American History) for Friday, October 1, 2021 (Season 38, Game 15):
The April 26, 1906 edition of The Call, a newspaper in this city, reported on the heroic death of hoseman James O’Neil
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Samantha Wells, a graduate student from Urbana, Illinois
|Thomas Dai, a Ph.D student from Cambridge, Massachusetts
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (32-day total: $1,212,401)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt Amodio could become only the 2nd person in Jeopardy! history today to win at least 33 regular season games. Ken Jennings won 74 in 2004; James Holzhauer lost going for #33 in 2019. Will Matt surpass James today? Not if Thomas or Samantha have anything to say about it. Interestingly, Mondays and Fridays have generally been Matt’s weakest days—it takes time to find buzzer timing at the start of the week, and he gets tired by the end of the week.
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Correct response: What is San Francisco?
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In April 1906, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the city of San Francisco; the earthquake and the resulting fires levelled most of the city. According to The Call, O’Neil’s “body was found beneath the ruins of the engine house at the corner of Howard and Third streets.”
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Thomas $2,200 – $2,199 = $1 (What is Pittsburgh?)
Samantha $5,200 – $500 = $4,700 (What is Boston?)
Matt $35,400 + $20,000 = $55,400 (What is San Francisco?) (33-day total: $1,267,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 1871–150 YEARS AGO $1000 (clue #1)
Matt 0 +1000 (Thomas 0 Samantha 0)
2) THAT’S A BIG BOOK $800 (clue #11)
Matt 23600 +6000 (Thomas 4200 Samantha 2000)
3) NAME CALLING $1600 (clue #15, $16800 left on board)
Matt 30800 -5000 (Thomas 4200 Samantha 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 109
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 $35,200 Coryat, 41 correct, 3 incorrect, 70.18% in first on buzzer (40/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Samantha $5,200 Coryat, 6 correct, 0 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Thomas $2,200 Coryat, 6 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,600
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
1083 correct, 103 incorrect
50/57 on rebound attempts (on 113 rebound opportunities)
54.63% in first on buzzer (1020/1867)
65/75 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $256,600)
25/33 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,376
Thomas Dai, career statistics:
6 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,200
Samantha Wells, career statistics:
6 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200
Matt Amodio, to win:
34 games: 92.484%
Avg. streak: 47.043 games.
- 33 games is the second-longest win streak of all time on Jeopardy!
- $55,400 is the 35th-highest one-day total of all time on Jeopardy!
- $35,200 is the 21st-highest Coryat score of all time.
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