Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Geographic History) for Monday, May 21, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 181):
In 1794 George Washington selected this spot, where today 3 states meet, for the site of a new armory
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Gary Waters, a college math teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Kate Fink, a journalism professor from New York, New York
|Josh Hill, a network engineer from North Little Rock, Arkansas (3-day total: $82,886)
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Correct response: What is Harpers Ferry?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In December 2015, there was a Final Jeopardy! clue about Robert Harper starting a ferry where the Potomac River meets the Shenandoah in 1761. In 1794, George Washington selected Harpers Ferry (then in Virginia) for the site of America’s second armory. (Springfield was the location of the first.) The U.S. purchased 125 acres of land in 1796 and the armory was completed in 1799.
When West Virginia split from Virginia during the Civil War, it was decided to be of major strategic importance that the Harpers Ferry crossing remain in Northern hands, especially because the B&O Railroad ran through the town. Thus, Harpers Ferry (which was previously on the Maryland-Virginia border) today sits very near the point where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kate $4,200 – $4,100 = $100 (What is?)
Gary $6,500 – $2,000 = $4,500 (What is West Point?)
Josh $18,400 + $1,244 = $19,644 (4-day total: $102,530)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BIBLE STUDY $800 (21st pick)
Gary 2000 -300 (Josh 1600 Kate 1600)
2) AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPORTS FIRSTS $1200 (14th pick)
Kate 3200 +1000 (Josh 8400 Gary 5700)
3) TRADEMARKS $1200 (19th pick)
Josh 10800 +4000 (Gary 5300 Kate 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 53
J! round: THE 2017 IG NOBEL PRIZES $1000
DJ! Round: BEAUX BRIDGES $2000 & WRITERS NOT WRITING $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,000
Josh $15,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 3 incorrect, 44.44% in first on buzzer
Gary $6,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
Kate $4,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.67% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $26,800
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800
Josh Hill, stats to date:
109 correct, 13 incorrect
48.66% in first on buzzer (109/224)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,850
Josh Hill, to win:
5 games: 83.14%
Avg. streak: 8.930 games.
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