Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 4, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Classical Musicians) for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 148):

The father of this future composer was a French teacher at the Warsaw Lyceum, where the child would later attend

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Michael Boss, a physicist from Broomfield, Colorado
Michael Boss on Jeopardy!
Lydia DiSabatino, a data analyst from Chicago, Illinois
Lydia DiSabatino on Jeopardy!
Jack Dickey, a journalist from New York, New York (1-day total: $30,401)
Jack Dickey on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Frédéric Chopin?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Frédéric Chopin’s father Nicolas was French, and he had immigrated to Poland in the late 18th century and eventually became known as a teacher of French in 19th century Poland. Shortly after the birth of Frédéric, the family moved to Warsaw, where Nicolas became a teacher of French at the Warsaw Lyceum.

Frédéric Chopin eventually became known as a classical music prodigy and moved to France in the early 1830s. Most of his compositions are for solo piano and is still a leading symbol of the Romantic era.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jack $14,200
Lydia $8,200
Michael $2,000


Tonight’s results:
Michael $2,000 + $1,998 = $3,998
Lydia $8,200 + $8,199 = $16,399
Jack $14,200 + $2,201 = $16,401 (2-day total: $46,802)


Jack Dickey, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 4, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jack $8,600
Michael $4,400
Lydia -$800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) VIRGINIA GOVERNORS $800 (9th pick)
Jack 3200 +2000 (Michael 1000 Lydia -800)
2) ENTREPRENEURS $1200 (13th pick)
Lydia 8000 -3000 (Jack 11800 Michael 5600)
3) BRIDGES $2000 (30th pick)
Michael 6000 -4000 (Jack 14200 Lydia 8200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -42


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


Game Stats:
Jack $13,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Lydia $11,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Michael $6,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $30,200
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,800


Jack Dickey, stats to date:
40 correct, 4 incorrect
30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000


Jack Dickey, to win:
3 games: 59.53%
4: 35.44%
5: 21.10%
6: 12.56%
7: 7.48%
Avg. streak: 3.471 games.


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

  1. Scott William | April 4, 2018 at 10:12 am | Reply

    This is a good example of a Final Jeopardy that has multiple layers to the clue. Developing the ability to see connections and make juxtapositions between different bits of knowledge is a crucial step to advanced skill at “Jeopardy!”. Above all, these mental puzzles are fun to solve. In this case, the sub-clues are:
    1) Warsaw is in this country [Poland]
    2) This notable 19th century composer grew up in Poland [Chopin]
    3) This composer from Poland has a French Connection [Chopin]

    • I was happy that they all have classical music knowledge.

    • Scott,

      You are absolutely right about the clues in Final Jeopardy. However, all the clues in the world do one no good if you’re totally clueless about 19th century composers as I am. Now Chuck Berry? That I can handle… LOL!

  2. One other thing… I don’t want to curse him, but one look at Jack’s stats and you can see he may have the ability to go far. Would love to see a 10 or 20 game victor!

  3. john blahuta | April 4, 2018 at 2:41 pm | Reply

    T am pleasantly surprised that there was a triple solve. Usually when it comes to European AND combined with classical music clues the rate is rather 1 out of 3 (what I expected). Happy that I was wrong. I guess Chopin is TOO famous. After all, he is synonymous with classic piano/Poland.
    You say “Polish composer ” or most famous “piano composer” and Chopin comes to mind,though “piano was not in the clue. Congratulations Jack, nice 2 day haul, though he only got 1 DD today (all 3 yesterday). Seems to have the making to go on, I agree with Roy here!I would say that Jack’s big plus is that he does not ring in when he does not know the answer. In 2 games he was rarely wrong when buzzing in first.

    • True about Chopin. Don’t know much about classical music, but have always seemed to know he was the Polish composer with the French name, so seeing “French” and “Warsaw” in a classical music clue was kind of a no-brainer for this know-nothing.

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