Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 11, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Exploration Name’s The Same) for Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 153):

The deepest part of the Mariana Trench & a submersible that went there share the name of this space shuttle

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Caroline Trammell, a junior at Furman University from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Caroline Trammell on Jeopardy!
William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University from Los Altos, California
William Scott on Jeopardy!
Rishab Jain, a freshman at Georgia Tech from Memphis, Tennessee
Rishab Jain 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 Challenger?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Challenger Deep is the deepest known point on the Earth’s oceans, over 35,000 feet below sea level; it’s part of the Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific. Only two known descents have ever occurred; the Trieste in 1960 and the Deepsea Challenger (manned by Canadian film director James Cameron). It was named after the British ship the HMS Challenger, which was the first to record its depth in the 1870s.

Also named after the Challenger was the Space Shuttle Challenger, which was the shuttle that broke apart 73 seconds into its flight on January 28, 1986 after a joint in its right solid rocket booster failed, killing all seven of its crew, including teacher Christa McAuliffe.

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

Scores going into Final:
William $15,800
Rishab $13,600
Caroline $11,600

Tonight’s results:
Caroline $11,600 – $5,000 = $6,600 (What Explorer)
Rishab $13,600 + $6,500 = $20,100 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)
William $15,800 + $4,199 = $19,999

Rishab Jain, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 11, 2018 game.)

Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Hannah Sage, $17,000 ($19,000, $3,200)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $23,312 ($22,800, $10,400)
Wednesday: Rishab Jain, $20,100 ($13,600, $2,800)
1) Thatcher Chonka, $21,599 ($10,800, $3,600), 99.997% to advance
2) William Scott, $19,999 ($15,800, $1,800), 99.558% to advance
3) Jordan Goodson, $12,399 ($6,200, $2,200), 46.533% to advance
4) Caroline Trammell, $6,600 ($11,600, $6,000), 0.788% to advance
5) Josie Bianchi, $4,550 ($2,300, $3,200)
6) Sheldon Lewis II, $4,200 ($11,200, $4,800)
Here’s the methodology behind the “% chance to advance” statistic.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Caroline $6,000
Rishab $2,800
William $1,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SPRING BREAK $400 (17th pick)
William 3000 -3000 (Caroline 3000 Rishab 200)
2) TIME FOR CLASS $1200 (15th pick)
William 6200 +2000 (Caroline 9600 Rishab 4800)
3) ARCHITECTURE & BUILDINGS $2000 (28th pick)
Rishab 11600 +2000 (William 13800 Caroline 11200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -85

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

Game Stats:
Rishab $13,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
William $18,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Caroline $11,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $43,200
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,400

Rishab Jain, stats to date:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

William Scott, stats to date:
26 correct, 3 incorrect
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000
Caroline Trammell, stats to date:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 11, 2018"

  1. john blahuta | April 11, 2018 at 11:00 am |

    1 correct. Possible wrong answers: Discovery, Atlantis. Right answer : 1/28/1986

    • I still remember that day, watching live coverage of the Challenger’s blastoff on CNN. R.I.P.

  2. Scott William | April 11, 2018 at 1:48 pm |

    Today’s Jeopardy champion has a personal website, which can be found here:

    His website reveals that unlike yesterday’s champion, the noted distance runner, Richab Jain’s main hobby (other than trivia) seems to be the school’s marching band. It’s nice to be about more than just trivia.

  3. Richard Rolwing | April 11, 2018 at 11:42 pm |

    In the “My Native City” (paraphrased) category, does anyone remember if the first answer, Munchen, had an umlaut over the “u?” I was going to rewind and look because I thought it didn’t but I forgot to–if it didn’t have one it was incorrect, since in German the city (Munich in english, of course) is Munchen with an umlaut over the “u.” Ironically (if it didn’t have the umlaut) Alex still seemed to pronounce it with the umlaut…

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