Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 14, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Cities in Literature) for Monday, May 14, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 176):

In “Gone with the Wind”, Rhett Butler says this city named for a monarch “is the South, only intensified”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Erika Eason, a K-12 technology teacher from Derwood, Maryland
Erika Eason on Jeopardy!
Scott Montanaro, a high school history & psychology teacher from Portland, Oregon
Scott Montanaro on Jeopardy!
Steve Mond, a 9th and 10th grade math teacher from Midvale, Utah
Steve Mond on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Charleston?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

In Gone with the Wind, Charleston is the home city of Rhett Butler; the city was founded in 1670 to honor King Charles II of England.


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Scores going into Final:
Steve $14,900
Erika $12,600
Scott $1,200


Tonight’s results:
Scott $1,200 – $1,200 = $0 (What is Charlottesville?)
Erika $12,600 – $10,000 = $2,600 (What is Atlanta Savanna?)
Steve $14,900 – $10,301 = $4,599 (What is Atlanta Charlotte?)


Steve Mond, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 14, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Erika $7,000
Steve $6,800
Scott $1,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STAND & DELIVER $600 (9th pick)
Steve -400 +1000 (Erika 1800 Scott 200)
2) 10-LETTER WORDS $800 (22nd pick)
Scott 4200 -3000 (Erika 12600 Steve 12400)
3) SUPER CONDUCTORS $1200 (25th pick)
Steve 14400 -1500 (Erika 12600 Scott 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 18


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


Game Stats:
Steve $16,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 6 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer
Erika $12,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Scott $4,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800


Steve Mond, stats to date:
42 correct, 7 incorrect
38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,000


Erika Eason, stats to date:
29 correct, 5 incorrect
24.56% in first on buzzer (28/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,900


Scott Montanaro, stats to date:
25 correct, 5 incorrect
18.42% in first on buzzer (21/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200


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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 14, 2018"

  1. I was in junior high school when I saw the movie. I would not have gotten this right.

    • The name of the category “Cities in Literature” is definitely apropos. Familiarity with the book, rather than just the film, in this case would have been quite helpful. I’m pretty sure it’s mentioned in the movie where Rhett is from, more than once, but his Charleston roots are definitely explored and discussed extensively in the book.

      • I was maybe 12 or 13 and not a history buff at that time. What was memorable was that the movie was so long that there was an intermission in the middle at a time when movies were much shorter. LOL. And I never read the book.

        • I saw a 50th anniversary showing of the film in 1989 at Radio City Music Hall, with Butterfly McQueen (Prissy) there…she spoke to the audience, in that same amazing voice after all those years. It was great fun!

    • Scott William | May 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm | Reply

      The contestants may have gotten lost in the words stating that the correct response “is the South, only intensified”. The answers which they gave have a certain “recent events” flair to them, as if they were trying to think of an “intense” location in “the South”.

      Clever and tough Final Jeopardy.

  2. I neither read the book nor have I seen the movie in its entirety, and I got the Final. Bwahaha! Hahaha! I’m very immature for my age 🙂

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