Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 23, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 18th Century America) for Monday, April 23, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 161):

Congress met in June 1778 to sign these but found errors in the official copy; it had to reconvene with a new set in July

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Rex Moroux, a commercial real estate broker from Lafayette, Louisiana
Rex Moroux on Jeopardy!
Kate Jovin, a social worker from Somerville, Massachusetts
Kate Jovin on Jeopardy!
Kristin Robbins, an attorney from Red Bank, New Jersey (2-day total: $44,994)
Kristin Robbins on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are the Articles of Confederation?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

According to the Library of Congress, the Articles of Confderation and Perpetual Union were adopted in November 1777 and sent to the states for ratification. Once ratification occurred by the states, the Articles were ordered to be engrossed on June 26, 1778. Unfortunately, the first engrossed copy was found to be incorrect the next day. A second engrossed copy was produced and was signed and ratified by eight states on July 9, 1778.

The Articles of Confederation were the original constitution of the United States, but there were immediately issues with it, as the central government’s power as quite limited, especially in terms of enforcement powers. The United States’ current constitution was drafted in 1787, ratified by 1788, and the government began operations under its new form on March 4, 1789.


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

Scores going into Final:
Kate $14,400
Kristin $12,400
Rex $9,000


Tonight’s results:
Rex $9,000 + $6,500 = $15,500
Kristin $12,400 + $12,400 = $24,800
Kate $14,400 + 14,399 = $28,799 (1-day total: $28,799)


Kate Jovin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 23, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kate $8,400
Kristin $3,800
Rex $200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) EUROPEAN HISTORY $600 (24th pick)
Kristin 1800 +1800 (Kate 7400 Rex -800)
2) 5-LETTER LANDS $1600 (21st pick)
Kristin 15400 -3000 (Kate 12800 Rex -1000)
3) TURNING PHILOSOPHICAL $1600 (28th pick) ($3600 remaining on the board)
Rex 5000 +4000 (Kate 14400 Kristin 12400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 161


Unplayed clues:
J! round: PLACES TO STAY IN VEGAS $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: ANYTHING TO “DE”CLARE? $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $3,400


Game Stats:
Kate $14,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.74% in first on buzzer
Kristin $14,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.93% in first on buzzer
Rex $6,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 5 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score $35,200
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400


Kristin Robbins, final stats:
56 correct, 6 incorrect
30.25% in first on buzzer (49/162)
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,467


Kate Jovin, stats to date:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
40.74% in first on buzzer (22/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400


Kate Jovin, to win:
2 games: 47.62%
3: 22.68%
4: 10.80%
5: 5.14%
6: 2.45%
Avg. streak: 1.909 games.


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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 23, 2018"

  1. Hmm. I’m not sure what to make of the FJ wagers today. It seems like all three wagered too much money – or were they just that confident in their knowledge of the category? 🙂

    • Don’t know about the other two, but Kate’s wager is the head scratcher for me.

      • To be quite honest, if you know your opponents are going to bet rationally, “all but $1” isn’t a terrible play under these scores, as it just about maximizes your winnings if you’re correct.

      • I’m guessing Kate simply liked the category. In a very limited sample size so far, she appears to have a broad knowledge base.

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