Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, January 14, 2022

Good morning, and happy Friday! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Cemeteries & Memorials) for Friday, January 14, 2022 (Season 38, Game 90):

60,000 are at rest in a National Memorial Cemetery opened in 1949 in the crater of an extinct volcano in this state

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Rachel Ostrow, a full-time parent from Arlington, Massachusetts
Rachel Ostrow on Jeopardy!
Luis Soto, a financial analyst from San Gabriel, California
Luis Soto on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (32-day total: $1,101,600)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Hawaii?

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Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu, Hawaii is the location for the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, established in 1949 as a memorial for those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Since its establishment, numerous World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans have been interred there, and the location is one of Honolulu’s most-visited tourist locations.

Interestingly, Punchbowl Crater’s first known use was as an altar where the indigenous Hawaiian population offered human sacrifices to their gods. The site had been recommended as a cemetery nearly 50 years prior to the establishment of the National Memorial Cemetery, but it was originally rejected; it was not until during World War II that the Hawaiian territorial government offered the site to the federal government and not until 1948 that construction began, after pressure to find a permanent burial site increased. (Previously, thousands of servicemen had been interred on the island of Guam.)

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

Scores going into Final:
Amy $30,200
Rachel $3,800
Luis $3,000

Tonight’s results:
Luis $3,000 – $2,000 = $1,000 (What is Wyoming?)
Rachel $3,800 – $2,201 = $1,599 (What is Oregon?)
Amy $30,200 – $20,000 = $10,200 (What is California?) (33-day total: $1,111,800)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 14, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amy $9,000
Rachel $3,000
Luis $600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WORDS & PHRASES $600 (clue #23)
Amy 5400 +2000 (Luis 600 Rachel 2400)
2) WORLD HISTORY $1200 (clue #3)
Amy 10200 +4000 (Luis 600 Rachel 3000)
3) INTERNATIONAL ORGS. $1200 (clue #14, $21200 left on board)
Amy 19400 +6000 (Luis -1400 Rachel 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 107

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 13 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Amy $21,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Rachel $3,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Luis $3,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 7 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,000
Lach Trash: $14,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
1052 correct, 62 incorrect
52/58 on rebound attempts (on 121 rebound opportunities)
51.41% in first on buzzer (964/1875)
51/59 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $160,600)
24/33 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,945

Luis Soto, career statistics:
10 correct, 8 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,000

Rachel Ostrow, career statistics:
12 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,800

Amy Schneider, to win:
34 games: 92.560%
35: 81.624%
36: 71.235%
37: 64.426%
38: 59.067%
Avg. streak: 41.113 games.

Today’s interviews:
Rachel hired an accordion player to surprise an elderly roommate in Spain.
Luis works for Virgin Hyperloop.
Amy had expectations of potentially winning 3 or 4 games if things went her way.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Amy passes James Holzhauer for the 3rd-longest win streak in Jeopardy! history.
  • With Ken saying “over 1,000 correct responses” and not “1,000 exactly”, it signals to me that the show is counting Final Jeopardy! correct responses in its totals.
  • The prediction model currently gives Amy a 1.209% chance of winning 75 games.
  • Amy’s strongest days of the week thus far have been Monday and Friday; her weakest are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Link to the box score: January 14, 2022 Box Score

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31 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, January 14, 2022"

  1. I visited Ellison Onizuka’s grave when I was there in December of 1999 (for the Honolulu Marathon). It was (and still is) the only cemetery I’ve been to in the crater of a volcano, so I guessed correctly.

  2. I’ve been to Punchbowl and though Hawaii didn’t become a state until 10 more years, the clues about the state being in an extinct volcano/crater and a national memorial were dead giveaways (pardon the pun),

    Will Amy break the tie with James and challenge Matt next week? Should be interesting!

  3. Easy FJ for Hawaii Five-O fans.

  4. After days of difficult FJs, the writers show some mercy. What else would one guess even if one did not know?

  5. I got it….ALWAYS try Alaska and Hawaii on state questions… Usually they are better guesses than choosing between 3-4 lower 48’s

  6. Michael Johnston | January 14, 2022 at 1:58 pm |

    tch I just guessed Washington. Couldn’t pull the clue into anything… But Hawaii does seem like a more intuitive guess in hindsight 🙁
    Amy has been having trouble with FJ lately, Is it just regression to the mean?

    • I think it is a case of the FJ’s being tougher or in areas she is not as strong in compared to earlier FJ’s which had a number of easier questions.

  7. I lived in beautiful Hawaii during the 1990s. So, that was an easy Final for me. Very surprised that it was missed by all three contestants. You never know.

    • I am also surprised that no one got it. The volcano narrows it down and Hawaii has extinct volcanos that people visit. Also with Pearl Harbour in the state.

      • Felt like Pearl Harbor was an easy nudge to guess Hawaii, plus volcanos. Surprised no one got it.

  8. David John Craven | January 14, 2022 at 2:34 pm |

    I can’t judge if this was a hard question for someone without specialized knowledge. As a Boy Scout I used to go put flags on Graves in Punchbowl (and I had some classmate’s fathers buried in Punchbowl during Viet Nam) so it was, perhaps, the easiest final jeopardy question (for me) I have ever seen….

  9. This was an easy final jeopardy if any one of them is a hawaii Five O fan. Besides, E. Onizuka was buried there after the challenger disaster. My family and I have been to hawaii in summer of 2005 one time and visited Pearl Harbor memorial and the polynesian cultural center there. It was a great trip. Amy seems to be weak at final for tuesdays and wednesdays but happy to see her win again.

  10. According to the box score from Thursday’s game, Amy had exactly 1,000 correct answers.

  11. Steven Sherman | January 14, 2022 at 4:34 pm |

    Dear Andy,
    Hi! I am a long time fan of your site, and, of course, a Jeopardy! Fan. Since the discussion yesterday veered away from the game, and talked about “Reach for the Top” and “SmartAsk”, I have a subject that is also a bit off topic of the current games. My father, Burt Sherman, was a 5 Time Champion from 1968. I have audio recordings of the 5 games, as well as about 4 minutes of 8mm film taken off the TV set, of those games. I also have a full audio of his Tournament of Champions game from 1969. (Jay Wolpert, who eventually became a well known producer was the winner of the Tournament).
    I have broken down each game with a line by line record of each question, to make it possible to figure out the stats for the games.
    I attended the last two of the regular games my father won. I sat in the back row of the studio, next to Don Pardo. I can describe much of the goings on for the shows at that time.
    I can send you an email that includes youtube videos that I have put together of the games, as well as the spreadsheet with the questions broken down for stats.
    I would hope this might be of some interest to followers of your site. Perhaps the games could be added to the archives.
    My direct email is: [email protected]
    Steve Sherman
    Tenafly, NJ

  12. I got this one immediately. I didn’t visit Punchbowl (or I don’t remember visiting it), but I did hike a different extinct volcano, Diamond Head. Interestingly, I went onto Wikipedia and there are apparently extinct volcanos all across the US, including the state I live in, New Jersey.

    • I knew about there being many EXTINCT volcanoes on the U.S. mainland, but figured except in the Northwest most are so old that they have been eroded down to not seem to be volcanoes. Not KNOWING the answer, I mostly (erroneously) ruled out Hawaii due to not having been a state in 1949, with a bit due to the possibility that all its volcanoes might be active — well, anyway, not extinct. [Didn’t some volcano somewhere in the world erupt in 2021 despitehaving been thought to be extinct?]

      So it was funny to me that the three contestants all choose a different wrong state and that it was the exact same three that were my front runners. I had gone with Wyoming due to Washington having Mount St. Helens and Wyoming being (I think) further from Washington than California is.

  13. Kathleen Gawrys | January 14, 2022 at 8:38 pm |

    so wish the football garbage from the boston stations would go away. Go Amy you rock,keep up the goodness.

  14. Very historic week for Amy in exceeding > $1M, exceeding > 1K right responses, and exceeding James’s 32 wins, but a rough week in missing 4 of 5 FJ’s and making “just” $92.2K, with $62K lost in those 4 FJ misses.

    Could next week be as historic? Looking forward to seeing.

  15. There may be time of day effects. Matt Amodio was weaker on Fridays and lost on a Monday, as did James. Amy’s weakness may be fatigue as the morning drags on, before a reset at lunch break.

  16. I learned something this evening.
    I thought that the first use of tanks was at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, so I was surprised to see the reference to the Battle of the Somme in one question (World History?).
    After doing some brief research online, it appears that tanks were indeed first used at the Somme, though the first time tanks were used en masse in a coordinated fashion was at Cambrai.

  17. Pizza Face Fred | January 15, 2022 at 2:21 am |

    Only one correct Final answer (Amy) this week! Like a lot of the people on here, I’ve been watching Jeopardy! for decades. I don’t recall that happening much. I’m sure someone on here will tell me it happens all the time. I don’t think so. I got Monday’s, so I tied with her this week on Finals. Top of the world!

  18. I thought Hawaii almost immediately – extinct volcanic caldera, Pearl Harbor- but what made me doubt it slightly was that Hawaii didn’t become a state until a decade plus later. I was most pleased I knew Queen Beatrix when none of the contestants did. Teeny tiny “victory” for me, haha.

  19. Gary Prinzing | January 15, 2022 at 4:25 am |

    Greetings: I try to catch Jeopardy every day—to keep my mind sharp if nothing else! Today I was pleasantly surprised and amazed that none of the three contestants had a correct answer. It was an easy time for me as I visited that cemetery on December 7th 44 years ago (and one month)—the U.S. bicentennial year. Quite the view from the rim of the volcano!

  20. vincent pellizzi | January 17, 2022 at 8:29 am |

    I immediately got the final jeopardy answer…Hawaii, but I was surprised that Amy didn’t get it. Now, I realize that the question was kind of confusing. Maybe Amy didn’t think it was Hawaii because the year was given as 1949 and Hawaii wasn’t a state until 1959.

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