Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 20, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic Literary Characters) for Friday, April 20, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 160):

He declares that one of the people he is trying to emulate is a medieval knight known as Amadis of Gaul

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia (Yesterday’s total: $9,000)Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!
Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida from Sarasota, Florida (Yesterday’s total: $7,600)
Hannah Sage on Jeopardy!
William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University from Los Altos, California (Yesterday’s total: $0)
William Scott on Jeopardy!

Remember, this is a two-day total-point affair. Today’s scores get added to yesterday’s to determine the champion!

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Correct response: Who is Don Quixote?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Amadis of Gaul is a literary work dating back to medieval times. The oldest surviving printed work of it dates to 1508. It became a well-loved series of literary works in 16th century Spain, to the point that many Spanish conquistadores used the series as inspirations for place names in the New World (one example being California, which has been said to come from Las sergas de Esplandián.)

The character was parodied by Miguel de Cervantes in 1605’s Don Quixote; Quixote idolizes Amadis.


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

Scores going into Final:
Dhruv $18,200
William $8,800
Hannah $4,600


Tonight’s results:
Hannah $4,600 + $4,600 = $9,200 + $7,600 = $16,800 = $25,000
William $8,800 + $8,001 = $16,801 + $0 = $16,801 = $50,000
Dhruv $18,200 – $19 = $18,181 + $9,000 = $27,181 = $100,000 (Who That’s all folks! [smiley face])


Dhruv Gaur, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 20, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dhruv $10,400
William $5,200
Hannah $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) U.S. FORESTS $1000 (6th pick)
Dhruv 2400 +2400 (Hannah 0 William -200)
2) WORLD GEOGRAPHY $2000 (12th pick)
William 6400 -6400 (Dhruv 15200 Hannah 3000)
3) EXPLORERS $800 (20th pick)
Dhruv 18400 -600 (William 6000 Hannah 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -3


Unplayed clues:
J! round: GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $200


Game Stats:
Dhruv $17,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
William $15,200 Coryat, 23 correct, 5 incorrect, 44.64% in first on buzzer
Hannah $4,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $37,200
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400


Dhruv Gaur, final stats:
86 correct, 11 incorrect
34.67% in first on buzzer (78/225)
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,600)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,300


William Scott, final stats:
94 correct, 10 incorrect
39.56% in first on buzzer (89/225)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,400)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,500


Hannah Sage, final stats:
60 correct, 6 incorrect
25.33% in first on buzzer (57/225)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800


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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 20, 2018"

  1. Congrats to Dhruv! Brown U is singing your praises (in the form of a question, of course).

  2. Ylda Serrano | April 20, 2018 at 8:59 pm |

    Can someone please explain to me why Drhuv won by answering Who That’s all folks! ? Thank you

    • There’s nothing in the rules that forces a player to answer Final Jeopardy correct to win the game.

      Dhruv’s score going into Final was so high that he couldn’t be caught by his nearest opponent. Thus, he chose to bet small and respond with “That’s All, Folks!”

  3. Ylda Serrano | April 21, 2018 at 12:36 am |

    Andy, thanks! I got it. Thanks again for answering me. Kisses

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