Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 10, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Agriculture) for Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 217):

Turkey is the world’s largest producer of these fruits; its town of Cerasus was famous for them

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Doug Dworkin, a business & technology consultant from New York, New York
Doug Dworkin on Jeopardy!
Becky Wilson, an operations engineer from Aurora, Colorado
Becky Wilson on Jeopardy!
Wes Hazard, a standup comic & storyteller from Stoughton, Massachusetts(1-day total: $14,400)
Wes Hazard on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are cherries?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Remembering that a hazelnut is botanically not a fruit (it is a true nut), the cherry originates from the Cerasus area of Turkey (currently known as Giresun), even providing the scientific name of the sour cherry (Prunus cerasus). The cherry was first exported from Cerasus in the first century BCE.


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

Scores going into Final:
Becky $18,400
Wes $13,200
Doug $3,800


Tonight’s results:
Doug $3,800 – $3,800 = $0 (What are dates?)
Wes $13,200 – $805 = $12,395 (2-day total: $26,795) (What are figs)
Becky $18,400 – $8,001 = $10,399 (What are dates?)


Wes Hazard, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 10, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Becky $4,000
Wes $3,600
Doug -$200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE FBI’S 10 MOST WANTED LIST $1000 (14th pick)
Becky 2200 +1000 (Doug 2000 Wes 1200)
2) LITERARY TYPES $2000 (6th pick)
Becky 8000 +2000 (Wes 4000 Doug -200)
3) ENDANGERED ANIMALS $800 (9th pick)
Doug 600 +2000 (Becky 10400 Wes 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 170


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


Game Stats:
Wes $13,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Becky $18,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer
Doug $2,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 5 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $7,400(on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400


Wes Hazard, stats to date:
31 correct, 3 incorrect
26.55% in first on buzzer (30/113)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,900


Wes Hazard, to win:
3 games: 45.52%
4: 20.72%
5: 9.43%
6: 4.29%
7: 1.95%
Avg. streak: 2.835 games.


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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 10, 2018"

  1. Picked the wrong Latin root and thought “what fruit might be mistaken for having a waxy cover?” and went dates.

  2. I know the upcoming contestants in a tournament don’t watch the games, for obvious reasons, but does the same hold for regular games? Wes has won two days in a row in amazingly similar fashion, so if the same FJ! scenario we’re to unfold omorrow, the leader might just be tempted to wager low or not at all.

  3. “Cerasus” = cherry in Latin.
    Second strike out in as many games.
    Second win by Wes with a smart/sneaky bet, I wonder if he can jump on the ToC list with a third win?? Those sneaky bets don’t always work, eventually somebody is going to come up with a right answer in FJ this week I hope…..

  4. i don’t understand the reference to hazel nuts in the explained answer on this page.

  5. Another triple stumper in Final Jeopardy today. I hope we won’t go 0 for 9 tomorrow or there will be chaos.

  6. A fairer category title would have been Agricultural Genuses. How many Americans think of Turkey as a big cherry producer. If you have to know Latin in order to get the answer, the category title should hint at that.

  7. To anyone coming to the site inquiring about phrasing:

    I listened to this game with headphones on. I can say with absolute 100% certainty that proper phrasing was given on every single clue.

    Comments regarding this can be considered incredibly disrespectful towards contestants, especially in tonight’s case, and thus are in violation of the Site Comment Policy.

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