Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 24, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Presidents) for Monday, April 24, 2017:

Though he graduated from high school in 1901 & later graduated to the Presidency, he never graduated from college

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Alan Ln, a software engingeer from Santa Barbara, California
Emma Florio, a library assistant from Hoffman Estates, Illinois
David Rigsby, a Social Security Administration attorney from Alexandria, Virginia (1-day total: $8,200)

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Who is Harry Truman?


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Missourian Harry Truman, while he did attend Spalding’s Commercial College in Kansas City, studying bookkeeping, shorthand, and typing, he left after one year. An attempt to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point failed due to Truman’s notoriously poor eyesight. He also took night courses towards a law degree at the Kansas City Law School in the 1920s, but did not finish when he lost his county judgeship re-election bid. He is the most recent President not the graduate from college or university.

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 24, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Alan $27,600
    Emma $11,800
    David $3,800

    Final results:
    David $3,800 + $3,000 = $6,800
    Emma $11,800 – $4,000 = $7,800 (no legible response)
    Alan $27,600 – $3,600 = $24,000 (Who is Eisenhower?) (1-day total: $24,000)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Alan $8,800
    Emma $7,000
    David $2,200

    Galapagos Great Escape word: Tortoise

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) IT’S A TRAP! $600 (30th pick)
    Emma 5000 +2000 (Alan 8800 David 2200)

    2) WRITERS $800 (3rd pick)
    Alan 9200 +5000 (Emma 7400 David 2200)
    3) BRASIL, BRASIL! $1200 (20th pick)
    Alan 22600 +3000 (Emma 13800 David 3000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    Alan $21,600 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer
    Emma $10,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    David $3,800 Coryat, 7 correct, 0 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200

    David Rigsby, final stats:
    24 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    21.43% in first on buzzer (24/112)
    Average Coryat: $6,500

    Alan Lin, stats to date:
    27 correct
    3 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    47.37% in first on buzzer
    Average Coryat: $21,600

    Alan Lin, to win:
    2 games: 72.52%
    3: 52.59%
    4: 38.14%
    5: 27.66%
    6: 20.06%
    Avg. streak: 3.639 games. #Jeopardy
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $88,750

    ToC projection update:
    With a projected 79 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 2.9836 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3506).
    An average of 4.5509 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.6653).

    An early cutoff took place 12.738% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Alan Lin qualified 32.283% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 63.828% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 22.530% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 5.299% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 1.544% of the time.

    (Note: Due to the possibility of a WGA strike, I feel that it is more accurate for ToC projections to add 20 games to the end of the previous projected qualifying period.)

  2. john blahuta | April 24, 2017 at 7:24 pm |

    1. Again a new champion.
    2. Again a wrong answer won the game.
    3. Again the leader got FJ wrong.

    Is your computer still predicting 2 – 3 5 timers, Andy? :):):)

  3. Wow Alan! We have another Matt Jackson or Arthur Chu here. Maybe Keith could come back around and update his streaks of futility it’s been 26 games since we had a 3 time champion

    • A very impressive win — broad range of knowledge, exceptionally quick on the buzzer (first to ring in almost half the time, forsooth). He could be in for a long run, though we’ve been fooled before by impressive first-game winners who hit a bad board and crash in their second game. Will be watching tonight with great interest!

  4. Delphia L. Kazee | April 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm |

    I have enjoyed Jeopardy almost daily.

  5. Robert Garrison | April 24, 2017 at 8:13 pm |

    I want to enter the Galopigos challenge but do not see how to enter today’s clue, tortoise? Help!

  6. Robert Garrison | April 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm |

    I want to enter today’s Galapagos clue – tortoise – but do not see where to enter it. Help please

  7. Robert Garrison | April 24, 2017 at 8:17 pm |

    How do I contact the show to enter the Galopogus contest. I do not see it on the site.

    • It was on the website last I looked.

      I just looked again. It is the top graphic on their home page, above the fold. Click “Learn More” to enter.

  8. Dal Higbee | April 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm |

    Nine games in a row where the leader got the wrong answer in FJ!

  9. Roberto Perez | April 24, 2017 at 10:54 pm |

    love Jeopardy, have learned a lot watching over the years. even regular guys like me can absorb a percentage of all the information the show shares.Try not to miss ashow, even when I’m working out of town

  10. Penny Arnold | April 26, 2017 at 10:17 am |

    I missed the word for the Galapagos tour on the Jeopardy game on he night of the 24th. I purchased a New York Times on the 25th but I still cannot find the word. Please help me.

  11. Sandra Maley | April 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm |

    I’m trying to enter April 24th and 25th word entries for the Galapolos Great Escapes Sweepstakes and I can’t find where to put them. April 24 was – Tortoise, and April 25 was Expedition

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