Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 10, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Cabinet Departments) for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 152):

This Cabinet department traces its roots back to the Manhattan Project & efforts to develop the atomic bomb

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jordan Goodson, a senior at Columbia University from McLean, Virginia
Jordan Goodson on Jeopardy!
Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia
Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!
Thatcher Chonka, a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Thatcher Chonka on Jeopardy!

Remember, this week, just like most Jeopardy! tournaments, the 4 best non-winning scores also advance to the semi-finals as wild cards!


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Correct response: What is the Department of Energy?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Even though it only became its own Cabinet department in 1977, the Department of Energy traces its lineage back to the Manhattan Project during World War II. After the war, Congress created the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), which took over the Manhattan Project’s complex.

The energy crisis of the early-to-mid-1970s caused the federal government to bring most of its federal energy activities under one umbrella, including the AEC.

You can learn more about the history of the Department of Energy at its website.

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

Scores going into Final:
Dhruv $22,800
Thatcher $10,800
Jordan $6,200

Tonight’s results:
Jordan $6,200 + $6,199 = $12,399
Thatcher $10,800 + $10,799 = $21,599
Dhruv $22,800 + $512 = $23,312 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)

Dhruv Gaur, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 10, 2018 game).

Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Hannah Sage, $17,000 ($19,000, $3,200)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $23,312 ($22,800, $10,400)
1) Thatcher Chonka, $21,599 ($10,800, $3,600), 99.964% to advance
2) Jordan Goodson, $12,399 ($6,200, $2,200), 53.244% to advance
3) Josie Bianchi, $4,550 ($2,300, $3,200), 0.208% to advance
4) Sheldon Lewis II, $4,200 ($11,200, $4,800), 0.006% to advance
Here’s the methodology behind the “% chance to advance” statistic.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dhruv $10,400
Thatcher $3,600
Jordan $2,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) HAMLET $400 (16th pick)
Dhruv 5000 +3000 (Thatcher 1800 Jordan 1400)
2) NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS $800 (8th pick)
Dhruv 12400 +2800 (Thatcher 5600 Jordan 3000)
3) B.C.-ING YOU $2000 (19th pick)
Dhruv 20400 +1200 (Thatcher 7600 Jordan 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 88

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

Game Stats:
Dhruv $19,000 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Thatcher $10,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Jordan $6,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800

Dhruv Gaur, stats to date:
27 correct, 2 incorrect
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,000

Thatcher Chonka, stats to date:
15 correct, 2 incorrect
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Jordan Goodson, stats to date:
13 correct, 3 incorrect
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 10, 2018"

  1. What releases more “energy” than an atomic bomb? Gotta be 3 for 3 (or 2 for 2, or 1 for 1). Unless you don’t know there IS a dept. of energy.

    • john blahuta | April 10, 2018 at 10:56 am |

      After yesterday’s debacle I seriously doubt a 3/3. ONE correct, if that. Possible wrong answers : DoD (created 1947, even State Department would not surprise me, existing since 1789. Clues have been misread before.)

      • Mark Barrett | April 10, 2018 at 11:06 am |

        Either John or Jim is right. Hint: The scores totaled 39,800 going into the FJ! round.

        • I won! (Unless your hint was bogus Mark…$39,800 means three exceptional young’ens!) 🙂

          • john blahuta | April 10, 2018 at 11:21 am |

            Well, you can play an exceptional game and FJ can still trip you up. But I agree, it’s gonna be all or nothing.

      • But the defense department “traces its roots” to the war department, which was also 1789.

  2. My mother worked at Argonne National Laboratory and her first boss was involved with the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago. I also worked there in the 1960s. My paycheck came from the AEC.

  3. Alex Trebek’s intro to the “pre-rec” category was imprecise. He stated verbatim: “Each correct response will be a word from the dictionary that appears before rec.”

    His phrasing might have allowed words beginning with A, B, C……through Q. In fact all the correct responses began with the letter R.

    • Technically you’re right, but this type of category has been used several times before, and I think it’s safe to assume the contestants knew the responses would begin with ra or re.

  4. That moment you feel old seeing three college kids who are clueless that Breakfast Club was directed by John Hughes.

    Still not as depressing as yesterday’s tragedy with a baseball category.

    • Richard Rolwing | April 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm |

      As far as the “tragedy” with the baseball category, I think you’re referring to the category SAVES? I don’t think that guy ever figured out that the category was going to be exclusively about baseball, otherwise he wouldn’t have kept picking it (and not even choosing to ring in with an “educated guess” regarding the clue!) when he obviously knew nothing about baseball–not a crime!

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