Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 8, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category London Landmarks) for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 172):

Built in the 1990s, it’s the only permanent structure permitted in London with a thatched roof since the Great Fire of 1666

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Rachel Niegelberg, an elementary school special education teacher from Trumansburg, New York
Rachel Niegelberg on Jeopardy!
Bob Julian, a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher from Phoenix, Oregon
Bob Julian on Jeopardy!
Erika Eason, a K-12 technology teacher from Derwood, Maryland
Erika Eason on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the (Shakespeare’s) Globe Theatre?

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The original Globe Theatre in London was built in 1599 by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (Shakespeare’s playing company). It was once destroyed by fire in 1613 (by cannon fire during Henry VIII) but was rebuilt and stayed open until the 1640s.

The modern Globe was built to the specifications of the original theatre, including the only thatched roof allowed in London since the Great Fire, and opened in 1997. It was built about 200 metres away from the original location in order to ensure that it still sat on the bank of the Thames.

(And for any know-it-alls who want to claim that it’s just called Shakespeare’s Globe: its own website makes reference to the current building as the Globe Theatre.)

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

Scores going into Final:
Erika $11,200
Rachel $10,400
Bob $8,200

Tonight’s results:
Bob $8,200 – $5,800 = $2,400 (What is the Tower Bridge)
Rachel $10,400 + $4,000 = $14,400 (What is the Globe Theater?) (Automatic Semi-Finalist)
Erika $11,200 – $5,600 = $5,600 (What is the Village Inn?)

Rachel Niegelberg, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 8, 2018 episode.)

Wild Card standings:
Monday: Larry Martin, $18,100 ($20,600, $6,200)
Tuesday: Rachel Niegelberg, $14,400 ($10,400, $6,000)
1) Claire Bishop, $13,800 ($14,400, $5,200), 97.455% to advance
2) Erika Eason, $5,600 ($11,200, $2,800), 12.830% to advance
3) Bob Julian, $2,400 ($8,200, $5,600), 0.231% to advance
4) Lee DiGeorge, $0 ($5,200, $4,800), 0.001% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rachel $6,000
Bob $5,600
Erika $2,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NATIONAL PARKS $800 (10th pick)
Bob 2000 +2000 (Rachel 2400 Erika 0)
2) THIRD LETTER “X” $2000 (8th pick)
Rachel 9600 -2000 (Erika 5200 Bob 5200)
3) SHORT STORIES $1600 (29th pick)
Bob 7200 +1000 (Erika 11200 Rachel 10400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 93

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

Game Stats:
Rachel $12,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Erika $11,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Bob $7,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $31,200
Lach Trash: $14,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600

Rachel Niegelberg, stats to date:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400

Erika Eason, stats to date:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200

Bob Julian, stats to date:
17 correct, 5 incorrect
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 8, 2018"

  1. Since The Globe is in Europe, and the contestants are all Americans, I’ll say one or none get the Final. Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair,,,

    • Scott William | May 10, 2018 at 9:18 am |

      Your xenophobic implication is tiresome. The Globe is a popular unique tourist attraction, and Shakespeare plays are a constant presence in theaters all over the world. Many non-Brits are well aware of “The Globe”, and its special architectural features.

      • Richard Rolwing | May 10, 2018 at 4:02 pm |

        Sounded to me like he was denigrating the knowledge of Americans regarding Europe (?)–not sure how that is xenophobic, but it IS very curious…(I have no idea how the Simple Simon quote fits in…??)

        • I thought he was riffing on John Blahuta’s tendency to make predictions.

          • Scott William | May 11, 2018 at 4:34 am |

            That’s a good point, Andy. Like many of your readers, I roll my eyes a bit at “predictions” which hedge by saying “this OR this”. Well, how about I predict “none OR 1 OR 2 OR 3”. I’ll always “predict” correctly, that way. Genius! Anyway, when I said “xenophobic”, I meant I dislike unnecessary implications that people are unaware of the rest of the world outside the borders of their own nation. Why bother painting others as ignorant? It’s unnecessary, and often not true.

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