Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 17, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Special Days) for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 93):

A 1954 act amended a 1938 one by striking out this word & replacing it with “Veterans”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Did you hear? Alex Trebek returned to the studio this week to tape new episodes; he had been on medical leave since mid-December after suffering a subdural hematoma.


Today’s contestants:

Lee Quinn, a teacher from Raleigh, North Carolina
Lee Quinn on Jeopardy!
Amanda Griggs, a librarian from Iron Mountain, Michigan
Amanda Griggs on Jeopardy!
Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, New Jersey (5-day total: $84,201)
Gilbert Collins on Jeopardy!

Gilbert is on a streak! See where he lands on our ToC Tracker!


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Correct response: What is Armistice?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Following World War I, Armistice Day was observed (on November 11) to commemmorate the armistice that ended World War I. It was made a legal holiday in 1938. Following World War II, however, Alabama World War II veteran Raymond Weeks had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. General Eisenhower supported this; when he became President, the amendement changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day was approved in 1954.


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

Scores going into Final:
Lee $21,200
Gilbert $9,400
Amanda $6,600


Tonight’s results:
Amanda $6,600 – $6,000 = $600 (What is servicemen?)
Gilbert $9,400 + $3,801 = $13,201
Lee $21,200 + $1,200 = $22,400 (1-day total: $22,400)


Lee Quinn, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 17, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lee $7,200
Gilbert $6,200
Amanda $3,800



Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE “IS” STORM $800 (5th pick)
Gilbert 800 +1000 (Lee 600 Amanda -200)
2) WORLD CAPITALS $1200 (6th pick)
Gilbert 7800 -4000 (Lee 6000 Amanda 4200)
3) IN THE “D” TALES $800 (15th pick)
Lee 12400 +4000 (Gilbert 7400 Amanda 4200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 81


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Lee $18,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Gilbert $13,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Amanda $6,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $37,800
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600


Gilbert Collins, stats to date:
106 correct, 17 incorrect
32.32% in first on buzzer (106/328)
6/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,533


Lee Quinn, stats to date:
24 correct, 2 incorrect
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000


Lee Quinn, to win:
2 games: 67.20%
3: 45.16%
4: 30.34%
5: 20.39%
6: 13.70%
Avg. streak: 3.049 games.


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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 17, 2018"

  1. Great news about Alex Trebek’s return! And a fine run by Gilbert comes to an end. I’m looking forward to seeing Gilbert again in the Tournament of Champions.

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