Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 6, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Games) for Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 193):

Names used in other languages for this chess piece include malka, rainha & rouva

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Sharron Jenkins, an online E.S.L. teacher from Missouri City, Texas
Sharron Jenkins on Jeopardy!
Michelle Rosen, a Ph.D. candidate from Cambridge, Massachusetts
Michelle Rosen on Jeopardy!
Joe Castro, a comptroller from Pasadena, California (1-day total: $9,384)
Joe Castro on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the queen?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

“Malka” is Hebrew, “Rainha” is Portuguese, and “Rouva” is Finnish. Many European languages use some form of “Dame”/”Dama”/”Dam” to represent the queen.

Chess-poster.com has a list of the chess pieces in 43 different languages. One thing I find interesting: in Russian, “Queen” is Ferz’; I find that surprising because so many female proper names in Russian end in the letter A (which happened to be my path into getting this clue correct playing along at home.)


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

Scores going into Final:
Michelle $13,600
Joe $9,200
Sharron $8,000


Tonight’s results:
Sharron $8,000 + $5,700 = $13,700
Joe $9,200 + $9,199 = $18,399
Michelle $13,600 + $4,801 = $18,401 (1-day total: $18,401)


Michelle Rosen, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 6, 2018 game)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Michelle $7,800
Sharron $1,600
Joe $800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD HISTORY $1000 (7th pick)
Michelle 1800 +1000 (Sharron 600 Joe 200)
2) LITERARY OOPS! $1200 (3rd pick)
Joe 2000 +2000 (Michelle 7800 Sharron 1600)
3) THE SCIENCE OF MECHANICS $2000 (23rd pick)
Michelle 8600 +3000 (Joe 8800 Sharron 8000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 190


Unplayed clues:
J! round: COMIC RELIEF $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: COMICS RELIEF $800, $1200 & $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $5,400


Game Stats:
Michelle $12,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer
Joe $8,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.92% in first on buzzer
Sharron $8,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.92% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $29,000
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800


Joe Castro, final stats:
34 correct, 7 incorrect
32.38% in first on buzzer (34/105)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,500


Michelle Rosen, stats to date:
19 correct, 2 incorrect
30.77% in first on buzzer (16/52)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600


Michelle Rosen, to win:
2 games: 45.05%
3: 20.29%
4: 9.14%
5: 4.12%
6: 1.85%
Avg. streak: 1.820 games.


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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 6, 2018"

  1. Wouldn’t be surprised about another triple whiff. If somebody has an idea of Hebrew or Portuguese, maybe one. Rook will come up as at least one wrong answer because of the “R”s.

  2. “Reine” is queen in French, so if you know that, you’ll likely get the clue. I’m thinking two will get this. Also I believe many languages put an “a” at the end of a feminine noun, another clue.

  3. Michael P. | June 6, 2018 at 10:43 am |

    Much easier than the last couple of days…only 6 choices…I believe all 3 contestants should get this FJ

  4. Most high schools in America have foreign language classes still, the most popular probably being Spanish and French, so with reina(Spanish) and reine(French…thank you Mike), the writers definitely threw the contestants a bone today.

  5. Cheryl Siegel | June 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm |

    This was so easy … even my 10 year old daughter got it. She takes French in school so that helped.

  6. What was the Answer to the “Who is Aquaman?” I missed it!!!

  7. Maurine Gutowski | June 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm |

    I recognized the Portuguese version of the Spanish word for queen. I’ve poked into Hebrew and Finnish during my many years of linguistics but not far enough to know the word for queen.

  8. Geno Raimondi | June 7, 2018 at 7:56 am |

    In the June 6 episode, a clue read 1780-1788(?) but Alex said 1980-1988. Did anyone notice that. I believe it was the World History Category.

    • Alex literally noticed it himself about ten seconds later and said so on the episode itself (when Michelle was about to bet on the first Daily Double).

      (By the way: The clue said 1720-1788 and he said 1920-1988.)

      • I was kind of surprised they didn’t do a correction, and remove it from the show and broadcast. After all, the error may have caused the non-responding contestants to be led away from he correct answer.

        • Contestants are told that Alex can screw up sometimes and that if he screws up, they’ll usually re-tape during a commercial break, and that the clue on the screen is official, as it were.

  9. Mark Barrett | June 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm |

    Some more about the clue that was passed along to me to share: The Queen is referred to as Farzi in Hindi, Firz in Arabic, Vazeer in Persian, and Vezir in Azerbaijani, which are all equivalent to Minister, not Queen in those respective languages.

  10. Pizza Face | June 7, 2018 at 1:32 pm |

    I don’t want the Finals to be “easy” . . .

    • I 100% disagree with this take.

      The possibility of an “easy” Final keeps the strategy honest. If Final Jeopardy! never had the chance of being “easy”, then you’d see a lot more players betting more conservatively in Final (especially leaders) and the game would be worse off for it.

  11. I don’t want the Finals to be “easy” . . .

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