Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 16, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Mythology) for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 178):

Ulysses & Menelaus were among those who emerged from the “womb” of this, called “tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Katherine Saxby, a high school English & French teacher from Alameda, California
Katherine Saxby on Jeopardy!
Jake Allen, a K-12 gifted & talented teacher from Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Jake Allen on Jeopardy!
Larry Martin, a 2nd grade teacher from Kansas City, Missouri
Larry Martin on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Trojan Horse?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Trojan Horse is a famous tale in Greek mythology about how the Greeks managed to enter the city of Troy during the Trojan War to win the war. After 10 years of sieging, the Greeks pretended to withdraw, leaving the horse as a sort of victory trophy. Of course, the Trojans took the bait, took the horse inside the walls, and the Greek warriors inside opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, who proceded to destroy the city of Troy.


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

Scores going into Final:


Tonight’s results:
Larry $21,400
Jake $12,600
Katherine $9,200


Katherine $9,200 – $9,000 = $200 (What is Athena?)
Jake $12,600 – $9,000 = $3,600 (What is Vesuvius?)
Larry $21,400 + $4,000 = $25,400 (Finalist)


Larry Martin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 16, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Larry $6,800
Jake $3,400
Katherine $2,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THOSE DARN ETRUSCANS $600 (3rd pick)
Jake 1000 -1000 (Larry 800 Katherine -800)
2) FLAGS $1600 (7th pick)
Larry 8400 +3000 (Jake 5800 Katherine 3200)
3) CITY OF THE NOVEL $1600 (9th pick)
Katherine 4800 -2000 (Larry 11400 Jake 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -106


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


Game Stats:
Larry $20,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Jake $13,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Katherine $11,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.31% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $44,800
Lach Trash: $3,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800


Larry Martin, stats to date:
49 correct, 4 incorrect
39.47% in first on buzzer (45/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,900


Jake Allen, stats to date:
39 correct, 5 incorrect
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,900


Katherine Saxby, stats to date:
31 correct, 8 incorrect
27.19% in first on buzzer (31/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000


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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 16, 2018"

  1. Plumbago? It’s a plant!
    Plumbum was the old name for lead.

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