Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Mountains) for Friday, January 21, 2022 (Season 38, Game 95):
First scaled in 1829, this 17,000-foot mountain has caused excitement by the supposed discovery of wood high up on it
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Koré Carey, an office manager from Avondale Estates, Georgia
|Avinash Rajendra, a PhD student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (37-day total: $1,253,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Yesterday, Amy won her 37th game with her highest one-day total yet at $71,400, moving to 1 win behind Matt Amodio for 2nd all-time. As I mentioned yesterday, nobody who has won 10 or more games on Jeopardy! has ever had their winning streak end on a Friday.
Today is the fifth day of the JEOPARDY! Explore Alaska Sweepstakes. Winners will discover iconic, wild Alaska on an expedition aboard one of Lindblad’s 100-guest sister ships, National Geographic Quest or National Geographic Venture, accompanied by a team of naturalists, certified photo instructors, an undersea specialist and a wellness instructor.
To enter the JEOPARDY! Explore Alaska Sweepstakes, viewers are invited to tune-in to JEOPARDY! every weekday and enter the daily Final Jeopardy! category (today’s is Mountains) on the sweepstakes entry webpage, sweepstakes.jeopardy.com. Then, they will be entered for a chance to win an expedition for two exploring authentic Alaskan coastal wilderness from the unique vantage of a small ship. Each winner and their guest will receive round-trip coach-class air transportation from the winner’s closest major gateway airport, $1,000 US spending cash, as well as all shipboard accommodations, meals (excluding alcoholic beverages), and activities for travel valid in 2022 or 2023.
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Correct response: What is Mt. Ararat?
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Mount Ararat, in far eastern Turkey near its borders with Armenia, Iran, and Azerbaijan, is famous to Biblical scholars as the supposed final resting place of Noah’s Ark. Thus, many Biblical archaeological teams over the years have made claims about the discovery of wood on the mountain. The most recent excitement appears to have occured in 2010, when a group discovered wood about 13,000 feet up the mountain and claimed that carbon-dating placed the wood at the time of the Ark’s existence. However, most archaeological experts that work in the area immediately dismissed the claims, as it would have been hydrologically impossible to flood Turkey to the extent required.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Koré $4,200 – $4,000 = $200 (What is the Matterhorn?)
Avinash $5,400 – $3,001 = $2,399 (What is Kilimanjaro?)
Amy $34,000 + $20,000 = $54,000 (What is Mount Ararat?) (38-day total: $1,307,200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WHO “E” $800 (clue #28)
Avinash 2800 +1000 (Amy 6800 Koré 3400)
2) EXPLORERS $1200 (clue #2)
Amy 9200 +2000 (Avinash 3800 Koré 3400)
3) PHILOSOPHIC & RELIGIOUS -ISMS $1600 (clue #11, $21200 left on board)
Amy 17600 +4000 (Avinash 3800 Koré 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 80
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
Amy $30,800 Coryat, 35 correct, 2 incorrect, 61.40% in first on buzzer (35/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Avinash $5,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Koré $4,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 0 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,200
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
1236 correct, 72 incorrect
58/64 on rebound attempts (on 141 rebound opportunities)
52.55% in first on buzzer (1135/2160)
61/71 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $189,800)
27/38 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,721
Avinash Rajendra, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200
Koré Carey, career statistics:
7 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,200
Amy Schneider, to win:
39 games: 92.747%
Avg. streak: 48.010 games.
Koré got to attend the Grammies one year with her father.
Avinash is a self-taught chess expert.
Amy had an older sister, Katie, who died a few days after birth, but Amy thinks Katie’s still looking out for her.
- Amy ties Matt Amodio for #2 in terms of consecutive games won on the show.
- The strategy where Amy’s been starting at $800 in Double Jeopardy! (until the Daily Doubles are found) is a strategy that has been encouraged by 2014 Tournament of Champions winner Ben Ingram for a very long time.
Link to the box score: January 21, 2022 Box Score
Link to the box score: January 20, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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