Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 22, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Countries of the World) for Monday, August 22, 2022 (Season 38, Game 98):

The only nation in the world whose name in English ends in an H, it’s also one of the 10 most populous

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, Illinois
Rhone Talsma on Jeopardy!
Janice Hawthorne Timm, a music educator & choral director from Ukiah, California
Janice Hawthorne Timm on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (40-day total: $1,382,800)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s game originally aired on January 26, 2022.

“Best of Season 38″‘s encore presentations have entered Week 4; today’s game features the end of Amy Schneider’s streak. As I said back in January, “When your streak reaches these heights, it’s going to be a matter of “when does the unlucky set of circumstances strike?” Jeopardy! has variance baked into its format, especially due to the Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy. Ken, Matt, and James all had an unlucky set of circumstances (in some form or another) to cause their defeat. It’s going to happen at some point with Amy as well.”


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Correct response: What is Bangladesh?


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Bangladesh, located east of India, is the world’s 8th-most populous country. It’s also the most populous country in the world never to have won an Olympic medal. I think that this is a relatively straightforward clue for anyone who knows what the most populous countries in the world are; however, this is also a clue that could potentially trip someone up if they get lost trying to think of too many populous countries. Back in January, I said it would be interesting to see how it plays. It sure was!


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: The Carolinas; Creature Comforts; Cereal; Homophones; 10 Of A Kind; Conference Championship Heroes)

Amy had the best opening round, picking up 14 correct, but Rhone showed flashes of brilliance, even though he got the Daily Double incorrect.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Amy 6 correct 1 incorrect
Rhone 5 correct 1 incorrect
Janice 2 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Amy 14 correct 1 incorrect
Rhone 8 correct 1 incorrect
Janice 5 correct 0 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: That 1770s Show; Book Bindings; OMG!; Alphabet Soup; Celebs Who Appeared On Kids’ TV; E Before I)

The game was trending towards the usual “Amy Schneider runaway” when Rhone found the final Daily Double—and doubled his score. Amy still led, but it wasn’t a runaway. The scores going into the final clue were Amy at $27,600, Rhone at $17,600, and Janice at $3,200.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Amy 28 correct 1 incorrect
Rhone 16 correct 2 incorrect
Janice 8 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 13 (0 today).

Rhone was the only correct player in Final—he becomes a giant killer, ending Amy’s 40-game win streak!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, August 22, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Amy $27,600
Rhone $17,600
Janice $3,200

Tonight’s results:

Janice $3,200 – $500 = $2,700 (What is Syry ?)
Rhone $17,600 + $12,000 = $29,600 (What is Bangladesh?) (1-day total: $29,600)
Amy $27,600 – $8,000 = $19,600 (What is ?)


Rhone Talsma, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 26, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy $7,200
Rhone $3,400
Janice $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) THE CAROLINAS $1000 (clue #6)
Rhone 1400 -1400 (Amy 0 Janice 800)
2) THAT 1770s SHOW $2000 (clue #5)
Amy 10400 +4000 (Janice 2000 Rhone 3800)
3) OMG! $1200 (clue #23, $6400 left on board)
Rhone 7800 +7800 (Amy 24000 Janice 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 38

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 13 (0.13 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Rhone $12,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Amy $25,600 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Janice $3,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800

Amy Schneider, career statistics:

1337 correct, 77 incorrect
60/67 on rebound attempts (on 152 rebound opportunities)
52.77% in first on buzzer (1230/2331)
66/76 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $210,200)
28/41 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,946

Janice Hawthorne Timm, career statistics:

8 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,200

Rhone Talsma, career statistics:

17 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400

Rhone Talsma, to win:

2 games: 56.118%
3: 31.492%
4: 17.672%
5: 9.917%
6: 5.565%
Avg. streak: 2.279 games.

Today’s interviews:

Rhone taught an online dating class for senior citizens at his library.
Janice owns a 1928 Steinway grand piano that was owned by a Nobel Prize winner.
Amy has been taught by her girlfriend Genevieve about pop culture.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Amy $27,600 Rhone $17,600 Janice $3,200)

Amy: Standard cover bet over Rhone is $7,601. (Actual bet: $8,000)

Janice: Not much you can do unless someone overbets. I’d recommend not betting it all, though, just in case Rhone goes all in. (Actual bet: $500)

Rhone: If Amy bets to cover and is incorrect, she falls to $19,999. You must bet at least $2,401. You can safely bet up to $11,199 and still keep Janice locked out. (Actual bet: $12,000)


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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 22, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | August 22, 2022 at 2:09 pm |

    I remember getting this one almost instantly, and being a bit flummoxed that it was a single get.

    • Robert Fawkes | August 22, 2022 at 3:17 pm |

      Yes, at the time, I thought for sure Amy would get this instantly. It only required knowing the top 10 countries by population. Knowing what a vast array of knowledge Amy had, I thought if I know this, surely, Amy will know it. It was a great surprise to me when Rhone was the only one to respond correctly. Don’t misunderstand me, I was not surprised that Rhone responded correctly, I was surprised that Amy didn’t. It was very remindful of the difference between H&R Block and FedEx. 🙂

  2. I don’t think of Bangladesh as being very big, just as being densely populated. It must be bigger than I thought or even more dense than I thought. Maybe that was Amy’s problem, too. (I also got caught up in trying to think of countries that ended in an “ah” sound.)

  3. I do remember getting Bangladesh immediately! My thinking was that ending in “h, there had to be an “s”. . . sh!

  4. It’s tough for me the think under a tenth of the pressure that these contestants must be under. I’m never really surprised even when a great player misses what seems like a gettable question.

  5. I remember when Matt Amodio lost, he just had a bad game and knew it. I think the effect of that realization makes what would be a bad game and unusually bad game. My guess is that had this question been after one of her runaways, Amy gets this question easily.

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