Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 12, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Landmarks) for Thursday, April 12, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 154):

In 1546 architect Pierre Lescot began rebuilding King Francis I’s palace, which is now this museum

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Carsen Smith, a senior at Vanderbilt University from Jacksonville, Florida
Carsen Smith on Jeopardy!
Rebecca Rosenthal, a sophomore at Swarthmore College from Ridgewood, New Jersey
Rebecca Rosenthal on Jeopardy!
Harry Kioko, a senior at the University of Chicago from Princeton, New Jersey
Harry Kioko 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 Louvre?

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Lescot’s knowledge of architecture from illustrations in books and from Roman ruins in France, some sources claim that he did visit Italy, but others dispute this. He began his rebuilding of the Louvre in 1546 and was influenced by classical elements. Lescot designed part of the “Old Louvre” part of the complex, which served as a French royal residence before Versailles.

It currently serves as the home of the world’s most famous art museums.

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

Scores going into Final:
Rebecca $26,000
Carsen $6,200
Harry $600

Tonight’s results:
Harry $600 – $200 = $400 (What is L’Orangerie)
Carsen $6200 – $4,200 = $2,000 (What is Versailles?)
Rebecca $26,000 + $0 = $26,000 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)

Rebecca Rosenthal, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 12, 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)
Thursday: Rebecca Rosenthal, $26,000 ($26,000, $3,600)
1) Thatcher Chonka, $21,599 ($10,800, $3,600), 100% to advance
2) William Scott, $19,999 ($15,800, $1,800), 100% to advance
3) Jordan Goodson, $12,399 ($6,200, $2,200), 83.538% to advance
4) Caroline Trammell, $6,600 ($11,600, $6,000), 8.875% to advance
5) Josie Bianchi, $4,550 ($2,300, $3,200)
6) Sheldon Lewis II, $4,200 ($11,200, $4,800)
7) Carsen Smith, $2,000 ($6,200, $1,400)
8) Harry Kioko, $400 ($600, $-600)
Here’s the methodology behind the “% chance to advance” statistic.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rebecca $3,600
Carsen $1,400
Harry -$600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) I WILL NOT SERVE… $1000 (21st pick)
Harry -1600 +1000 (Rebecca 2400 Carsen 1200)
2) BROADWAY MUSICALS $1600 (2nd pick)
Rebecca 5600 +5000 (Carsen 1400 Harry -600)
3) TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS $1200 (20th pick)
Rebecca 23000 +3000 (Carsen 5400 Harry -1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 202

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

Game Stats:
Rebecca $20,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 4 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Carsen $6,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 7 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Harry $600 Coryat, 6 correct, 4 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $27,600
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,600

Rebecca Rosenthal, stats to date:
26 correct, 4 incorrect
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,800

Carsen Smith, stats to date:
17 correct, 8 incorrect
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200

Harry Kioko, stats to date:
6 correct, 4 incorrect
10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $600

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

  1. I question the photo they used for the clue for “washout”. The picture looked like the road was simply covered with high water—when the water recedes, the road will likely be fine. I’m used to the term “washout” meaning that the road, or at least part of it, was actually removed by the flow of water. So this photo would not be a washout. What are your thought?

    • john blahuta | April 13, 2018 at 2:18 am |

      @ Bill
      Have to agree. “Washout” rather refers to permanent. When somebody “rings the bell” at training camp, he washes out of the Marines for good e.g !! Was not the first time that a clue was sort of ambiguous though, wouldn’t you say??

    • Richard Rolwing | April 17, 2018 at 6:50 am |

      It’s a wash…

  2. Richard Rolwing | April 13, 2018 at 9:45 pm |

    Didn’t Rebecca say she wanted to be a museum curator? Talk about a final right in her wheelhouse! Actually though, when you think museum in France, don’t you think about a half-second later==Louvre!! Maybe the other two over-thought it…

  3. Jill Heydel | April 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm |

    Why did Princeton contestant wear a University if Chicago sweatshirt instead of a Princeton sweatshirt?

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