Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 28, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Authors) for Monday, May 28, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 186):

This author whom Helen Keller could identify by his cigar scent was the first to call Anne Sullivan a “Miracle Worker”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Dev Thakur, a psychiatrist from West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Dev Thakur on Jeopardy!
Andrea Schuelke, a tutor from St. Paul, Minnesota
Andrea Schuelke on Jeopardy!
Virginia Cummings, a geriatrician from Randolph, Massachusetts(1-day total: $35,201)Virginia Cummings on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Mark Twain?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The term came from a postcard that Twain wrote to Sullivan.


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

Scores going into Final:
Virginia $21,400
Dev $13,400
Andrea $4,400


Tonight’s results:
Andrea $4,400 + $4,000 = $8,400 (Who is Wordsworth Twain)
Dev $13,400 – $13,300 = $100 (Who is Thoreau?)
Virginia $21,400 – $5,401 = $15,999 (2-day total: $51,200) (Who is Charles Dickens)


Virginia Cummings, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 28, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dev $4,700
Virginia $2,000
Andrea $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE STATE SHE GOVERNED $800 (24th pick)
Dev 3200 -500 (Virginia 2000 Andrea 2000)
2) 3-NAMED PEOPLE $1200 (3rd pick)
Dev 5500 +1500 (Virginia 2400 Andrea 2000)
3) MEMORIAL DAY $2000 (25th pick)
Virginia 17200 +3000 (Dev 13000 Andrea 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 29


Unplayed clues:
J! round: SWINGERS OF SPORTS $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000


Game Stats:
Virginia $20,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
Andrea $4,400 Coryat, 7 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.29% in first on buzzer
Dev $13,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,800


Virginia Cummings, stats to date:
36 correct, 3 incorrect
27.93% in first on buzzer (31/111)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200


Virginia Cummings, to win:
3 games: 65.55%
4: 42.97%
5: 28.17%
6: 18.47%
7: 12.11%
Avg. streak: 3.903 games.


Miscellaneous:

  • Thanks to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 28, 2018"

  1. Did you write the correct response before your morning cup of coffee? ‘Who is ?’ as the correct response. Funny.

  2. Dal Higbee | May 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm |

    As of 12:28pm, they never updated the new contestants this week on Jeopardy.com. There must’ve been a problem.

  3. I guess the J! web team got the holiday off. The NY Times clue of the day wasn’t there this morning and “This Week’s Contestants” still shows last week’s folks as I write this.

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