Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 8, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Bestselling Novels) for Thursday, March 8, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 129):

This 1990 novel made into a blockbuster film says the Hammond Foundation “has spent $17 million on amber”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Liz McCarthy, a communications director from South Orange, New Jersey
Liz McCarthy on Jeopardy!
Hannah Ewing, a teacher from Stamford, Connecticut
Hannah Ewing on Jeopardy!
Lane Flynn, a business owner from Atlanta, Georgia (1-day total: $19,198)
Lane Flynn on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Jurassic Park?

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Michael Crichton’s bestselling novel, Jurassic Park, had its film rights purchased by Universal Studios before the book had even been published. The book was very successful, as was the 1993 Steven Spielberg film adaptation, which has since led to three film sequels and one novel sequel, The Lost World.

The novel depicts a collapsing amusement park that showcased genetically-recreated dinosaurs.

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Scores going into Final:
Lane $10,000
Liz $9,600
Hannah $6,200

Tonight’s results:
Hannah $6,200 + $3,401 = $9,601
Liz $9,600 + $5,000 = $14,600
Lane $10,000 + $9,201 = $19,201 (2-day total: $38,399)

Lane Flynn, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 8, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lane $7,400
Hannah $5,000
Liz $4,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
Hannah 3600 +1400 (Lane 5200 Liz 2400)
2) WEIRD WORDS $2000 (11th pick)
Lane 8600 -3000 (Liz 4000 Hannah 3800)
3) MUSIC TERMS $1200 (24th pick)
Liz 10400 -2000 (Lane 8000 Hannah 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -15

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000

Game Stats:
Lane $13,000 Coryat, 26 correct, 4 incorrect, 51.79% in first on buzzer
Liz $11,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Hannah $5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $30,200
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,000

Lane Flynn, stats to date:
43 correct, 4 incorrect
39.45% in first on buzzer (43/109)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,300

Lane Flynn, to win:
3 games: 30.39%
4: 9.24%
5: 2.81%
6: 0.85%
7: 0.26%
Avg. streak: 2.437 games.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 8, 2018"

  1. Today’s full stats will be delayed.

  2. Aaron Birnbaum | March 8, 2018 at 7:33 pm | Reply

    Wasn’t 2000 technically the last year of the 20th century, making the world series clue Mets and Yankees?

    • The clue said “its last World Series”, not “the last World Series”. It was a reference to the 1918 Series between the Cubs and Red Sox. Neither team won a Series after 1918 until the 21st century (whether or not you count 2000).

      • Scott William | March 9, 2018 at 8:28 am | Reply

        I agree with Andy. The question was correctly worded, and I knew immediately what they were getting at – the long droughts suffered by both the Red Sox and the Cubs. Much ink has been spilled over the remarkably long wait endured by those two fanbases, before their teams returned to the Promised Land of World Series victory.

        For baseball fans, an achievable correct answer, even for those who had no idea who played in the 1918 WS.

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