Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 7, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Cities) for Monday, May 7, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 171):

This city, also the title of a film that won 2 Oscars, was named for a businessman known for 19th century transportation

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Larry Martin, a 2nd grade teacher from Kansas City, Missouri
Larry Martin on Jeopardy!
Lee DiGeorge, a middle school English & technology teacher from Bayside, New York
Lee DiGeorge on Jeopardy!
Claire Bishop, a high school Latin teacher from Lexington, Kentucky
Claire Bishop on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Fargo?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Fargo, North Dakota, the title city of a 1996 double-Oscar winning film, was originally named Centralia, but was later named after William Fargo, director of the Northern Pacific Railway and founder of the Wells Fargo Express Company. The town expanded greatly when Northern Pacific came to town.


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

Scores going into Final:
Larry $20,600
Claire $14,400
Lee $5,200


Tonight’s results:
Lee $5,200 – $5,200 = $0 (What is San Francisco?)
Claire $14,400 – $600 = $13,800 (What is San Antonio)
Larry $20,600 – $2,500 = $18,100 (Automatic Semi-Finalist) (What is KC?)


Larry Martin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 7, 2018 episode.)


Wild Card standings:
Monday: Larry Martin, $18,100 ($20,600, $6,200)
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
1) Claire Bishop, $13,800 ($14,400, $5,200), 91.916% to advance
2) Lee DiGeorge, $0 ($5,200, $4,800), 0.015% to advance
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Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Larry $6,200
Claire $5,200
Lee $4,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STOCK MARKET INDEXES $800 (26th pick)
Claire 2800 +2000 (Larry 6200 Lee 3800)
2) EMPIRES $1200 (3rd pick)
Larry 6600 +3000 (Claire 6400 Lee 4800)
3) COLLEGES OF OXFORD $800 (18th pick)
Larry 15200 -3000 (Claire 13600 Lee 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 97


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


Game Stats:
Larry $21,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
Claire $13,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Lee $5,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000


Larry Martin, stats to date:
24 correct, 3 incorrect
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,800


Claire Bishop, stats to date:
18 correct, 4 incorrect
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200


Lee DiGeorge, stats to date:
9 correct, 2 incorrect
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200


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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 7, 2018"

  1. Scott William | May 7, 2018 at 11:45 am |

    Another 0/3. Is it my imagination, or has the difficulty level of Final Jeopardy increased lately?

    Regardless of whether I got it “right” or not, I’ve noticed a lot of recent incorrect or blank responses by the on-camera contestants. So either the clues are more difficult, or the contestants have not been as skilled recently at finding the correct responses.

    Has something about the difficulty of Final Jeopardy changed?

  2. Maurine Gutowski | May 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm |

    I think as the years go by, so many questions have already been used, so perhaps more and more trivial subjects are used. You can study and prepare, but you can’t know EVERYTHING.

  3. It’s hard to know everything.

  4. Maurine and Chase make great points about not being able to know everything – I got this one in kind of a fluky way, having looked at the Wells Fargo stagecoach logo just last night.

    Fargo‘s two wins at the 69th Academy Awards were for Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand) and Original Screenplay (Joel and Ethan Coen).

  5. Susan V. Kaferle | May 7, 2018 at 8:50 pm |

    Alex Trebek gave the name of Henry Wells and did not give credit to William Fargo!!

  6. I was hoping that a response in “Presidential Possessives” would have been “Reagan’s Ray Guns”. Not to be—oh well.

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