Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 17, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Russian Culture) for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 157):

This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Eric Thorpe, a senior at Dartmouth College from Laguna Niguel, California
Eric Thorpe on Jeopardy!
Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida from Sarasota, Florida
Hannah Sage on Jeopardy!
Thatcher Chonka, a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Thatcher Chonka on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is The Nutcracker?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

America was very familiar with Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker prior to its first American full performance by the San Francisco Ballet company on Christmas Eve 1944; the Nutcracker Suite of eight songs from the ballet (including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”) was very popular worldwide, to the point that it had been included in Disney’s Fantasia in 1940.

Today, performances of The Nutcracker are so popular around Christmastime that the revenues from its performances often cover a ballet company’s yearly expenses.


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

Scores going into Final:
Hannah $18,200
Thatcher $14,200
Eric $10,200


Tonight’s results:
Eric $10,200 + $10,200 = $20,400
Thatcher $14,200 + $14,200 = $28,400
Hannah $18,200 + $10,201 = $28,401 (Finalist)


Hannah Sage, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 17, 2018 game.)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Eric $5,000
Thatcher $4,600
Hannah $3,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) ELEMENTARY $400 (7th pick)
Thatcher 1800 -1800 (Eric 800 Hannah 600)
2) ART $1600 (4th pick)
Hannah 5000 +2000 (Thatcher 5400 Eric 5400)
3) HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY $1200 (7th pick)
Thatcher 7400 +4000 (Hannah 7000 Eric 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -6


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


Game Stats:
Hannah $17,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 correct, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Thatcher $13,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Eric $10,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600


Hannah Sage, statistics to date:
35 correct, 3 incorrect
28.95% in first on buzzer (33/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,500


Thatcher Chonka, final stats:
37 correct, 4 incorrect
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000


Eric Thorpe, final stats:
34 correct, 8 incorrect
30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,100


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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 17, 2018"

  1. Scott William | April 17, 2018 at 10:53 am |

    “Russian Culture” “popular” “first performed on Christmas Eve”.

    If they don’t go 3 for 3, I will be surprised. Seems like a relatively easy clue (not that there’s anything wrong with that, in the College Championship).

  2. Maurine Gutowski | April 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm |

    Interesting that Hannah went from last place at J! to first. Must have run some good categories. Have to watch how.

  3. Bill Sommer | April 17, 2018 at 8:10 pm |

    Hannah is from Bradenton Not Sarasota

  4. I’m stupid — what is coryat?

  5. Yay Hannah! Congratulations. Had to come to this internet site to find out who won and the correct answer since CBS interrupted the last 30 seconds for breaking news that Barbara Bush had died. I loved Barbara Bush and think she was a wonderful woman and role model, but CBS certainly could have waited 30 seconds for the show to be over before they interrupted the final Jeopardy answer. They certainly made sure all of the commercials got their full airing. Poor timing. And a huge disappointment to the Jeopardy fans.

  6. I am so glad to find the Jeopardy site tonight 4.17.18. There was special bulletin and we did not see final Jeopardy. I got it right by the way. Thank you.

  7. Thanks for the info!

  8. Shari Dahm | April 18, 2018 at 3:22 pm |

    I agree with Dottie. CBS could have certainly waited the 30 seconds. We were so disappointed not to see finish.

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