Final Jeopardy: 1-8 to 1-12-18

Here are the Final Jeopardy questions and answers for the week of January 8 through January 12, 2018.

Mon, January 8 – Correct answers: 2
He became an ex-President while flying over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri. show

Tue, January 9 – Correct answers: 2
Letters written by this Roman recount the events of a natural disaster, like the death of his uncle, a famous scholar. show

Wed, January 10 – Correct answers: 0
The last names of these 2 current Senators, one from Virginia & one from Massachusetts, are anagrams of each other. show

Thu, January 11 – Correct answers: 1
It’s the first Oscar nominee for Best Picture to be produced by an internet streaming service. show

Fri, January 12 – Correct answers: 2
With more than 90 million people it’s Africa’s third most populous country, though it’s more than 90% desert. show

If you missed any of the games, click on the date for the recap with the Daily Doubles and a triple stumper or two. More clues from this week’s games are on Fikkle Fame’s archive.

Wednesday’s FJ clue was voted the hardest of the week and it was the only triple stumper. There was a problem with Thursday’s clue that affected the responses enough to get one player invited back. We think it’s a tossup between Monday and Friday for the easiest clue.

Jeopardy! champs for the week of January 8, 2018

Brandon Brooks returned on Monday and won his second game. He was dethroned on Tuesday by Lindsay Resnick. On Wednesday, Gilbert Collins became the champ and won every game the rest of the week. He’ll be back for his fourth game on Monday.

In a week where no one won close to $20K, Brandon’s $16,600 was the biggest payday. So no one got on the Top 10 Daily Payouts of the season.

Here is a video clip from Friday’s chat that Jeopardy! put up on its twitter channel, showing one of Gilbert’s sons in the audience. What a cutie!

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8 Responses

  1. rhonda says:

    How precious Gilbert’s son is, what a cutie!
    I hope that Gilbert continues to win.

  2. Cece says:

    VJ, you dissed Venus (Freya) in favor of two Thors above. (This is a test, lol!)

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    We hope somebody gets a $20K+ payday during the week of 1/15-1/19.

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