Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 29, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The 1960s) for Monday, January 29, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 101):

It was already a crime to alter one of these; a 1965 law passed 393-1 in the house criminalized burning one too

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Maria Pecoraro, a teacher & learning support specialist from New Haven, Connecticut
Maria Pecoraro on Jeopardy!
Ryan Fenster, a banker from SeaTac, Washington
Ryan Fenster on Jeopardy!
Jennifer Tomassi, a freelance writer from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $20,401)
Jennifer Tomassi on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is a Selective Service card (draft card)?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Selective Service Act was instituted in 1948 by the United States, which required all male American citizens to register with their local draft board at the age of 18. Due to the possibility of fraud, it was a crime to alter one’s Selective Service Card, which was required to be kept on one’s person at all times. However, in the face of Vietnam War protests, where many protesters would burn their Selective Service card, the US Congress amended the act, also criminalizing the act of “knowingly” destroying or mutilating the card.

One court case regarding the constitutionality of the amendment, United States v. O’Brien, reached the United States Supreme Court (as the First Circuit Court of Appeals believed that it violated the First Amendment for singling out “persons engaging in protest for special treatment”.) The Supreme Court disagreed, and upheld the constitutionality of the law in 1968.


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

Scores going into Final:
Ryan $16,800
Maria $6,000
Jennifer $200


Tonight’s results:
Jennifer $200 + $0 = $200 (What is the American flag a draft card)
Maria $6,000 + $5,000 = $11,000
Ryan $16,800 + $4,199 = $20,999 (1-day total: $20,999)


Ryan Fenster, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 29, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ryan $5,200
Maria $1,200
Jennifer $200



Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MYTHOL-“O”-GY $600 (12th pick)
Jennifer 200 +1000 (Ryan -1000 Maria -1400)
2) NATIVE SONS $2000 (6th pick)
Jennifer 1000 -1000 (Ryan 4800 Maria 1200)
3) BALLET COMPANIES $800 (7th pick)
Jennifer 0 -1000 (Ryan 4800 Maria 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 0
Unplayed clues:
J! round: WINTER OLYMPICS PREVIEW $800 & FRUITS & VEGETABLES IN FRENCH $600, $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: BALLET COMPANIES $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,200


Game Stats:
Ryan $16,800 Coryat, 26 correct, 6 incorrect, 59.62% in first on buzzer
Maria $6,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 11.54% in first on buzzer
Jennifer $1,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 6 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $24,600
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000


Jennifer Tomassi, final stats:
29 correct, 8 incorrect
27.52% in first on buzzer (30/109)
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $-1,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,000


Ryan Fenster, stats to date:
27 correct, 6 incorrect
59.62% in first on buzzer (31/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,800


Ryan Fenster, to win:
2 games: 54.95%
3: 30.19%
4: 16.59%
5: 9.12%
6: 5.01%
Avg. streak: 2.220 games.


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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 29, 2018"

  1. This was easy for me as I remember it very well. I didn’t know anyone who burned their’s.

  2. Maurine Gutowski | January 29, 2018 at 6:55 pm |

    I had no idea. My brother volunteered for the Marines and served in Vietnam, and the rest of my siblings were female.

  3. It was the big issue when I was 18 and lived through it. My ex was a protester against the Vietnam war. Many were burning their draft cards at that time. I have all the respect for the people that served and got a bum rap when they came home.

  4. my two brothers and I did not burn our cards and my youngest brother served in the Army(big red one) in Viet Nam and died from the exposure to agent orange. Our involvement in foreign wars is stupid. We should let the people of each Country fight their own wars. We don’t need to put thousands of young troops on the ground. We have the best intelligence agencies in the world. God, please save our young people from this madness. Train them, teach them, get them real jobs.PLEASE

  5. john blahuta | January 29, 2018 at 10:36 pm |

    And the leftovers are back, fortunately no DD today among them.

  6. The draft ended in 1973; I volunteered in the Army in 1974…

  7. Enos Williams | January 30, 2018 at 12:07 am |

    “And if you decide to burn your draft card, then burn your birth certificate at the same time. From that moment on, I have no son!”

  8. It looked like Ryan’s final jeopardy! response did not contain a question mark.

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