Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 12, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1970s Bestsellers) for Thursday, July 12, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 219):

The author of this novel thought of calling it “Silence in the Water”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Johanna Schaufeld, a piano technician & woodworker from The Bronx, New York
Johanna Schaufeld on Jeopardy!
Michelle Cabral, an elementary school music teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michelle Cabral on Jeopardy!
Wes Hazard, a standup comic & storyteller from Stoughton, Massachusetts (3-day total: $51,196)
Wes Hazard on Jeopardy!

Now that he’s won 3 games, Wes is onto the ToC Tracker, currently right at the bottom of Page 1. See how he compares with the others here!

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Correct response: What is Jaws?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Before Jaws was a 1975 blockbuster film, it was a smash-hit 1974 book by Peter Benchley.

According to Benchley’s 2006 obituary in The Independent, the book was originally titled Silence in the Water. Jaws definitely sounds like a better name.

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

Scores going into Final:
Michelle $15,200
Johanna $14,400
Wes $6,400

Tonight’s results:
Wes $6,400 + $6,399 = $12,799
Johanna $14,400 – $14,000 = $400 (What is The Hunt for Red Octob)
Michelle $15,200 + $3,200 = $18,400 (1-day total: $18,400)

Michelle Cabral, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 12, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Wes $4,800
Michelle $4,000
Johanna $3,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) AD COUNCIL CLASSICS $800 (9th pick)
Michelle 1400 -200 (Wes 1200 Johanna -400)
2) MATH & SCIENCE $2000 (4th pick)
Johanna 3800 +3800 (Wes 4800 Michelle 4000)
3) COLORFUL PLACES $2000 (26th pick)
Johanna 10400 +4000 (Michelle 13600 Wes 6000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 124

Unplayed clues:
J! round: THE MONTH OF JULY $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000

Game Stats:
Michelle $15,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
Wes $6,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
Johanna $10,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $14,200(on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400

Wes Hazard, stats to date:
71 correct, 5 incorrect
29.65% in first on buzzer (67/226)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,550

Michelle Cabral, stats to date:
18 correct, 2 incorrect
32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400

Michelle Cabral, to win:
2 games: 50.12%
3: 25.12%
4: 12.59%
5: 6.31%
6: 3.16%
Avg. streak: 2.005 games.

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 12, 2018"

  1. Strange bet by Michelle, actually by Johanna as well. Michelle was lucky that Johanna was wrong, but congratulations anyway!
    I guess that’s it for Wes’ hopes for the ToC. His #15 spot will be gone probably even before the summer break.

    • The wagers were not what I was expecting, but it worked out for Michelle. Sometimes when the wagers are unconventional, I have to wonder if the players are engaging in third or even fourth level gamesmanship — “conventional bet for opponent would be A to cover me in case I double, so I’ll bet X instead, but if opponent predicts that their wager will be B, so I’d better put down Y, unless that’s what they’re expecting, so I’ll go with Z instead.” That’s way too much for me; first or second level is as far as I would go.

  2. Is everyone on vacation? Is the comments section working?

  3. It’s working for me, Maurine! I’d say many jeopardy fans are doing summer activities, though…

  4. Richard Rolwing | July 13, 2018 at 9:19 pm |

    When Alex mentioned Peter Benchley’s “humorist” father and what he suggested for the title, I was thinking, “ROBERT Benchley could not have still been alive at that time (he was a notorious high-liver, which literally wasn’t good for his “liver,” and a founder of the Algonquin Round Table)!! But his father (and Robert’s son) was actually Nathaniel Benchley (a LOT less well-known than Robert I am thinking, who had literally more exposure due to the funny movie shorts he used to do in the 30s and 40s) And sadly, Robert Benchley’s liver only held up until 1945…

  5. Vader47000 | July 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm |

    I love whenever there’s a Jaws clue because it brings to mind the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy sketch with “Sean Connery” saying “That would be Jaws(h)”

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