Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 19, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Historic Sites) for Thursday, April 19, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 159):

Its official seal includes the year 1864 for when it was established, a folded flag & a scroll inscribed “our most sacred shrine”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia
Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!
Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida from Sarasota, Florida
Hannah Sage on Jeopardy!
William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University from Los Altos, California
William Scott on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Arlington National Cemetery?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Arlington National Cemetery was built during the Civil War because the country’s previous military cemetaery, the United States Soldiers’ Cemetery in Washington, was nearing its capacity. The site at Arlington House was selected, additionally because it had been the home of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and there were political considerations behind denying Lee the use of his home after the war.

Today, Arlington is the final resting place of nearly 400,000 veterans and active duty service members. All U.S. Presidents are eligible for burial at Arlington due to their role as commander-in-chief.
the seal of Arlington National Cemetery, as used during Final Jeopardy on April 19, 2018.


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

Scores going into Final:
Dhruv $18,000
William $16,600
Hannah $15,600


Tonight’s results:
Hannah $15,600 – $8,000 = $7,600 (What is the Lincoln Memorial?)
William $16,600 – $16,600 = $0 (What is the Gettysburg Memorial?)
Dhruv $18,000 – $9,000 = $9,000 (What is Gettysburg? Tomb of the Unknown S)


Final scores of the Jeopardy! game on April 19, 2018.


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dhruv $7,800
William $5,000
Hannah $3,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) GETTING HISTORICAL $1000 (24th pick)
Dhruv 2800 +2800 (William 5000 Hannah 3600)
2) STRAIGHT “A”s IN SCIENCE $1600 (4th pick)
Dhruv 9000 +3000 (William 5000 Hannah 4400)
3) WORLD PLAYS $1600 (12th pick)
William 7800 +6000 (Dhruv 10000 Hannah 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 210


Unplayed clues:
J! round: SNIPPETS FROM MY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS $200 & $400
DJ! Round:
Total $ Left On Board: $600


Game Stats:
Dhruv $14,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer
Hannah $15,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
William $12,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $42,600
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,400


Dhruv Gaur, stats to date:
65 correct, 8 incorrect
35.50% in first on buzzer (60/169)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600


Hannah Sage, statistics to date:
50 correct, 4 incorrect
27.81% in first on buzzer (47/169)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,867


William Scott, stats to date:
70 correct, 5 incorrect
37.87% in first on buzzer (64/169)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,933


Miscellaneous:

  • Due to the fact that tomorrow’s scores may be doubled in Final Jeopardy, Dhruv has an effective lead of $700 over Hannah and $4,500 over William.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 19, 2018"

  1. When I read the clue, my first (and only) thought was Gettysburg. Assuming FJ isn’t 3/3, I wouldn’t be surprised if they had the same thought.

  2. Dal Higbee | April 19, 2018 at 2:13 pm |

    I thought it was going to be 3/3 today.

  3. Dom Ferrari | April 19, 2018 at 9:02 pm |

    Dhruv will be the College Champion.

  4. A folded flag is given to a loved one at a military funeral. Been to a couple. Very moving ceremony, maybe because I’m a veteran and eligible for one myself. Didn’t think of Gettysburg, but I thought it was a better guess. Incredible how knowledgeable these kids are at their age. All I cared about was getting high and chasing girls. Glad to see they stepped up the difficulty level in this game…

  5. Well…looks like your prediction about Dhruv is starting to be true. He snagged 2 of the 3 DDs when you said he needs 4 of the 6. So, looks like you’re halfway there, Andy. But likewise, seeing William trying to do the same trick twice by going large didn’t work. At this late in the game, William is probably gonna have to pull a Buzzy Cohen and pretty much play a clean game to win the whole thing.

  6. Richard Rolwing | April 20, 2018 at 8:15 pm |

    I had a bit of an issue with the clue (I forget the category) where the German play “Fruehlings Erwachen” was cited and then it continued, that the play “came to be known as____” when it was recently presented on Broadway (or somewhere) for English-speaking audiences…The correct response was “Spring Awakening” which is in fact an EXACT translation of the German title (Fruehling=Spring, Erwachen=Awakening). It was a case where knowing what the German meant was almost a disadvantage, since to my mind “came to be known as” implied that the English title was somehow a deviation from the original German title…

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