Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 12, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category First Lady Facts) for Monday, March 12, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 131):

In 1982, when Bess Truman died, she had been enrolled in this government program for about 17 years, longer than anyone else

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Zach Dark, an investment analyst from Hoover, Alabama
Zach Dark on Jeopardy!
Ashley O’Mara, a Ph.D. candidate & teaching associate from Baldwinsville, New York
Ashley O'Mara on Jeopardy!
Mark Ashton, a software engineer from Elmhurst, Illinois (1-day total: $29,100)
Mark Ashton on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Medicare?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

In 1965, under the provisions of the Social Security Act, President Lyndon Johnson and Congress enacted Medicare, in order to provide health insurance for people 65 or older, regardless of income or medical history. It was signed into law at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri; Harry and his wife Bess became the first Medicare recipients.

When Medicare payments to physicians, hospitals, and the like became conditional on desegregation of medical facilities in 1966, it led to very quick racial integration of many medical facilities in the United States.

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Scores going into Final:
Zach $24,000
Mark $6,000
Ashley $600

Tonight’s results:
Ashley $600 – $0 = $600 (What is Social Security?)
Mark $6,000 + $0 = $6,000
Zach $24,000 + $5,000 = $29,000 (1-day total: $29,000)

Zach Dark, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 12, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Zach $4,600
Mark $2,000
Ashley $1,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) QUOTH THE AMENDMENT $600 (7th pick)
Ashley 600 -600 (Zach 1000 Mark 400)
2) EDUCATION $1200 (18th pick)
Zach 13000 +3000 (Mark 6400 Ashley 2800)
3) THE LAKE SHOW $1200 (28th pick) ($3600 remaining on the board)
Ashley 3600 -3000 (Zach 22400 Mark 8000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -120

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

Game Stats:
Zach $22,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Mark $6,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Ashley $4,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 4 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400

Mark Ashton, final stats:
38 correct, 7 incorrect
36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200

Zach Dark, stats to date:
23 correct, 1 incorrect
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/54)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,200

Zach Dark, to win:
2 games: 73.61%
3: 54.18%
4: 39.88%
5: 29.35%
6: 21.61%
Avg. streak: 3.789 games.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 12, 2018"

  1. Maurine Gutowski | March 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm | Reply

    Lately there have been almost no comments. Is there an electronic reason for this?

    • I’m not sure, but I think that there weather issues plaguing the Northeast, so I think viewership in general for the show might be down (The number of people on the site was down yesterday as well.)

    • Or maybe contestants have been playing so well, with no mannerisms that upset people and no apparel that people dislike, so commenters have nothing to complain about? Hmmm, based upon what people like to complain about, I don’t think that’s likely. I like Andy’s hypothesis better.

    • Some of the more detailed numbers have come in. There were a good 25-30% fewer people even searching for “Jeopardy!” on Google on Monday compared to a normal day. I’d blame the weather.

  2. No but you’ll find lots of that on twitter unfortunately! 😉

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