Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 19, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The U.S. Government) for Monday, March 19, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 136):

Before signing the bill creating this, President George W. Bush noted its “nearly 170,000 employees” & “a new kind of war”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Regis Michelena, a civil engineer from Casper, Wyoming
Regis Michelena on Jeopardy!
Lisa Mueller, a technical services librarian from Naperville, Illinois
Lisa Mueller on Jeopardy!
Rahul Gupta, a data engineer from Midlothian, Virginia (1-day total: $12,399)
Rahul Gupta on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Department of Homeland Security?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The American Presidency Project, hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara, has George W. Bush’s Remarks on Signing the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created the Department of Homeland Security.

From Bush’s remarks:

The new Department will analyze threats, will guard our borders and airports, protect our critical infrastructure, and coordinate the response of our Nation to future emergencies. The Department of Homeland Security will focus the full resources of the American Government on the safety of the American people.

Since its creation, it has expanded to over 240,000 employees, and was originally headed by Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania. The current United States Secretary of Homeland Security is Kirstjen Nielsen, who was confirmed by the Senate 8 days prior to this episode being taped.


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

Scores going into Final:
Lisa $16,800
Rahul $8,000
Regis $6,000


Tonight’s results:
Regis $6,000 – $5,999 = $1 (What is the Department of Homeland Seurit NSA?)
Rahul $8,000 + $4,000 = $12,000
Lisa $16,800 + $0 = $16,800 (1-day total: $16,800)


Lisa Mueller, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 19, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lisa $3,000
Rahul $2,800
Regis $0


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) CALENDARS $800 (25th pick)
Regis 3200 -3200 (Lisa 3000 Rahul 2800)
2) MUST SEA TV $1200 (14th pick)
Rahul 10800 -4800 (Lisa 5400 Regis 2400)
3) SUNNY QUOTES $1200 (20th pick)
Lisa 5400 +5400 (Rahul 7600 Regis 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -44


Unplayed clues:
J! round: THE FLIES OF THE LORD $200, WORLD OF SOUP $200, ART & ARTISTS $200, INFAMOUSLY EPONYMOUS $200
DJ! Round: ON-SCREEN ROMANCES $400, “HIT” & “MISS” $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600


Game Stats:
Lisa $12,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.45% in first on buzzer
Rahul $12,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.41% in first no buzzer
Regis $9,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.45% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,600
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800


Rahul Gupta, final stats:
39 correct, 7 incorrect
35.85% in first on buzzer (38/106)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$9,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000


Lisa Mueller, stats to date:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
27.45% in first on buzzer (14/51)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600


Lisa Mueller, to win:
2 games: 54.93%
3: 30.18%
4: 16.58%
5: 9.11%
6: 5.00%
Avg. streak: 2.219 games.


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 19, 2018"

  1. I’m still here, Andy. I’ll never leave you. You’re my only friend . . .

  2. Did anyone else have to rewind their DVRs to figure out why one of Regis’s responses in the Art and Artists category was not accepted? The correct response was “Who are Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera?” Regis responded “Who are Frido Kahla and Diego Rivera?”, “spoonerizing” her name. The confused expression on his face when his response wasn’t accepted was the same on mine, until I replayed it. I’m sure the ruling must have been explained to him at some point, so might not it have behooved the show to offer the audience the same explanation, especially those watching in real time without the benefit of a playback? I couldn’t have been the only one to have mentally accepted Regis’s response as correct.

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