Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 20, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Futuristic Fiction) for Friday, July 20, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 225):

Fear of the social reorganization represented by an auto tycoon’s innovations inspired this 1932 novel

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Dave Mattingly, a director of technology from Old Forge, Pennsylvania
Dave Mattingly on Jeopardy!
Emily Moore, a consultant from Atlanta, Georgia
Emily Moore on Jeopardy!
Ryan Fenster, a student from SeaTac, Washington (6-day total: $127,397)Ryan Fenster on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Brave New World?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Brave New World is Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel satirising some of the utopian works of H. G. Wells. Around the time of its publication, many lived in fear of losing individual identity, and parts of Brave New World played on that, including the fact that in the World State of the novel, only 10,000 last names are in use.

The calendar in Brave New World, instead of AD (Anno Domini), is labeled AF (After Ford), dating from the October 1908 introduction of the Model-T Ford. The novel opens in AF 632 (AD 2540).


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

Scores going into Final:
Dave $26,200
Ryan $6,000
Emily $4,000


Tonight’s results:
Emily $4,000 + $3,998 = $7,998
Ryan $6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000
Dave $26,200 – $0 = $26,200 (1-day total: $26,200) (What is Atlas Shrugged?)


Dave Mattingly, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 20, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dave $7,200
Emily $2,000
Ryan $800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORY IN EUROPE $1000 (15th pick)
Ryan 4000 -4000 (Dave 2200 Emily 1000)
2) RIVERS $1600 (9th pick)
Ryan 2800 +2800 (Dave 7600 Emily 800)
3) LANGUAGE $1200 (18th pick)
Dave 11200 +3000 (Ryan 5600 Emily 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 27


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


Game Stats:
Dave $24,400 Coryat, 30 correct, 2 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer
Ryan $8,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Emily $4,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $37,200
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800


Ryan Fenster, final stats:
178 correct, 50 incorrect
37.45% in first on buzzer (188/502)
7/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
8/9 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,289


Dave Mattingly, stats to date:
30 correct, 3 incorrect
49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,400


Dave Mattingly, to win:
2 games: 77.64%
3: 60.28%
4: 46.81%
5: 36.34%
6: 28.22%
Avg. streak: 4.473 games.


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 20, 2018"

  1. Was a question about the Colorado River, I believe you needed to name the body of water it emptied into. I thought I heard Emily more say gulf of Mexico, If so, was that answer considered correct Or incorrect? Because the Colorado river empties into the gulf of California. The house was pretty noisy and I could not hear her answer very well or whether she was correct or incorrect.

  2. Mark Nichols | July 21, 2018 at 6:37 pm |

    Thanks for this clarification. I had the same confusion!

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