Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 27, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidential Homes) for Wednesday, December 27, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 78):

Originally called Rural Retreat, this 19th century presidential home has a name that’s a synonym for “retreat”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Sarah Walsh, a children’s librarian from Rockville, Maryland
Sarah Walsh on Jeopardy!
Kevin Foley, a police captain from Mount Sinai, New York
Kevin Foley on Jeopardy!
Ami Li, a freelance writer from Lyme, Connecticut (1-day total: $14,200)
Ami Li on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Hermitage?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s residence in Tennessee, was originally called “Rural Retreat” when it was purchased from the Hays family in 1804 for $3,400. It was renamed to The Hermitage, quickly upgraded, and became a cotton plantation which became as large as 1,000 acres.

Merriam-Webster gives one of the definitions of “hermitage” as “a secluded residence or private retreat”.


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

Scores going into Final:
Kevin $15,200
Ami $4,400
Sarah $800


Tonight’s results:
Sarah $800 – $800 = $0 (What is Peacefield?)
Ami $4,400 + $4,399 = $8,799
Kevin $15,200 + $800 = $16,000 (1-day total: $16,000)


Kevin Foley, today's Jeopardy winner (for the December 27, 2017 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ami $7,600
Sarah $5,000
Kevin $4,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORIC DATES $600 (15th pick)
Ami 3000 +1000 (Kevin 1800 Sarah 1400)
2) SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK $1200 (9th pick)
Sarah 5000 -5000 (Kevin 8400 Ami 6800)
3) TRANSLATE THE LANGUAGE $1600 (14th pick)
Kevin 11200+4000 (Ami 3600 Sarah 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -31


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: HIP-HOP & R&B 2017 $1200, $1600 & 2000
Total $ Left On Board: $4,800


Game Stats:
Kevin $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
Ami $4,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer
Sarah $5,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 6 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $22,600
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,600


Ami Li, final stats:
32 correct, 10 incorrect
31.19% in first on buzzer (34/109)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,900


Kevin Foley, stats to date:
18 correct, 2 incorrect
27.78% in first on buzzer (15/54)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800


Kevin Foley, to win:
2 games: 42.61%
3: 18.16%
4: 7.74%
5: 3.30%
6: 1.41%
Avg. streak: 1.743 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 27, 2017"

  1. Kevin could have bet up to 6.399 without risk, or 4.800 for an even 20 K. I guess he was just happy with the runaway? It’s not like “rubbing it in” , when you run up the score in sports, J can afford 20 K ..:):):)
    Congratulations anyway!!!
    And again a coincidence: One of the most impressive museums in the world is also called Hermitage (St. Petersburg).That place is INCREDIBLE!!After the USSR crumbled, Russia improved that museum even more, not that it was shabby before. Even the communist regime took care of that piece of history!

  2. Alex really seemed annoyed when Ami went to say what category she wanted to choose as he said “I said hold on”. She was fast though. The girl on the other end really seemed to be having some trouble clicking in on time. I felt like she was doing good in the hip hop category but kept on the Ernest category where I don’t think she got any right.

  3. What was the one question where the answer was “The Star Spangled Banner”, I believe?

    • The clue asked which patriotic song’s second stanza begins “On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep…” The two ladies guessed “God Bless America” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. Kevin didn’t venture a guess.

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