Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 15, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.N. Languages) for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 177):

Of the 6 official U.N. languages, it’s the one that is written in a cursive form only

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Claire Bishop, a high school Latin teacher from Lexington, Kentucky
Claire Bishop on Jeopardy!
Rachel Niegelberg, an elementary school special education teacher from Trumansburg, New York
Rachel Niegelberg on Jeopardy!
Judy Tymkiw, an 8th grade English teacher from Fortescue, New Jersey
Judy Tymkiw on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Arabic?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The 6 official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, Spanish, French, and Russian. Of those six, Arabic is the only one written only in cursive (the other five have both block and cursive letter forms).


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

Scores going into Final:
Claire $16,000
Rachel $15,900
Judy $7,600


Tonight’s results:
Judy $7,600 + $7,600 = $15,200
Rachel $15,900 + $10,000 = $25,900
Claire $16,000 + $15,801 = $31,801 (Finalist)


Claire Bishop, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 15, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Claire $10,000
Rachel $6,200
Judy $1,600


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Opening break taken after: clues


Daily Double locations:
1) IT’S ONLY AN ALLUSION $800 (19th pick)
Claire 4200 +3000 (Rachel 5000 Judy -1000)
2) THE KING’S ENGLISH $1600 (3rd pick)
Judy 2000 -2000 (Claire 11200 Rachel 6200)
3) WORLD CAPITALS $1600 (10th pick)
Rachel 7800 +2500 (Claire 13200 Judy 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 3


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


Game Stats:
Claire $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Rachel $15,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Judy $9,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000


Claire Bishop, stats to date:
38 correct, 4 incorrect
32.46% in first on buzzer (37/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,500


Rachel Niegelberg, stats to date:
43 correct, 5 incorrect
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,700


Judy Tymkiw, stats to date:
29 correct, 8 incorrect
28.07% in first on buzzer (32/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000


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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 15, 2018"

  1. Scott William | May 15, 2018 at 10:30 am |

    That’s a brilliant Final Jeopardy clue. What a great example of why I enjoy this show. Trivia which is both interesting, and worth knowing.

    Superior game design by the “Jeopardy!” clue designers, along with Alex Trebek’s exceptionally skilled hosting, is what sets the show so high above the lazy typical bar trivia which I find so dull and uninteresting.

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