Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 6, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Central American Geography) for Friday, April 6, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 150):

One active, One dormant, Madera & Concepcion are volcanoes in this body of water that shares its name with a country

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Dominick Fiorentino, a consultant from Washington, DC
Dominick Fiorentino on Jeopardy!
Andrews Landsman, an actor & writer from Sherman Oaks, California
Andrews Landsman on Jeopardy!
Kristin Robbins, an attorney from Red Bank, New Jersey (1-day total: $36,399)
Kristin Robbins on Jeopardy!

Whoever wins this game will have to wait until April 23 to defend their title!


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Correct response: What is Lake Nicaragua?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The two volcanoes form the island of Ometepe which rises from the lake. Concepcion is the active volcano on the northwest half of the island, with its most recent eruption in 2010.

Playing this clue along at home, “Central American Geography” and “shares its name with a country” led me straight to Lake Nicaragua, from a “what else could it be?” perspective, as Lake Nicaragua is easily the largest lake in Central America, and cracks the list of largest lakes in North America.

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

Scores going into Final:
Kristin $8,600
Dominick $3,400
Andrews $1,600

Tonight’s results:
Andrews $1,600 + $868 = $2,468
Dominick $3,400 – $199 = $3,201 (What is the Gulf of Mexico?)
Kristin $8,600 – $5 = $8,595 (What is the Gulf of Honduras?)

Kristin Robbins, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 6, 2018 game).

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kristin $3,800
Dominick $2,600
Andrews $1,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ANCIENT STUFF $600 (8th pick)
Kristin 2600 -1000 (Andrews 200 Dominick -400)
2) WOMEN POETS $1200 (2nd pick)
Andrews 2600 -2600 (Kristin 3800 Dominick 2600)
3) NATIONAL RHYME TIME $1200 (9th pick)
Dominick 5000 -2000 (Kristin 4600 Andrews -2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -178

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: THEIR BIGGEST BILLBOARD HITS $1600 & $2000, IOU “AE” $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $4,800

Game Stats:
Kristin $9,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer
Dominick $5,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 20.75% in first on buzzer
Andrews $4,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 9 incorrect, 45.28% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $19,200
Lach Trash: $15,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,000

Kristin Robbins, stats to date:
38 correct, 5 incorrect
32.41% in first on buzzer (35/108)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600

Kristin Robbins, to win:
3 games: 43.69%
4: 19.09%
5: 8.34%
6: 3.64%
7: 1.59%
Avg. streak: 2.776 games.


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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 6, 2018"

  1. Scott William | April 6, 2018 at 8:58 am |

    I agree with Andy. A solvable clue for those who have made an effort to study notable examples of World Geography. For those who find Geography uninteresting… well, let’s just say that advanced skill at “Jeopardy!” is likely to be a struggle for such people.

    • john blahuta | April 6, 2018 at 9:15 am |

      Plus, you have Lake Nicaragua, Lake Managua and the capital Managua, all having the same last 4 letters-agua, for “water”. Since it is Friday and seems an easy clue I’ll go for 3 correct (or how many players are left for FJ).
      Have a great weekend everybody! Aloha from Maui!

      • john blahuta | April 6, 2018 at 10:48 am |

        Just to be clear : LAKE Nicaragua is the answer, since they are not asking for the country which has also the same last 4 letters.But Andy posted that already anyway.

      • Mark Barrett | April 6, 2018 at 11:11 am |

        The scores going into the FJ! round total $13,600 so do you want to revise your prediction of 3/3. Hint, there were three players still around.

        • john blahuta | April 6, 2018 at 1:22 pm |

          Should have stuck with my first instinct, as I’ve been told before: geography = minus 1, foreign country = minus 1, equals 1 correct. Ah well, there is always next week.:(:(

          • john blahuta | April 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm |

            Plus, judging from the totals and all 3 DDs missed, it was probably not the most stellar game…..

  2. (Yesterday’s Jeopardy) Thanks, Richard! We do have that station in the Cincinnati, Oh area on channel 996. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the cool shows. Just The Partridge Family, Hazel, One Day At A Time, and others I wouldn’t watch. Because there was no high def. at the time, the people are scary big…

  3. Two weeks ago I wouldn’t have gotten this FJ—but having just returned from a long, incredible vacation in Nicaragua, and seeing both of these volcanoes and boating in the Lake, it was pretty easy. 😀

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