Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 26, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Names) for Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 229):

Almost 100 when he died in 2018, this North Carolina man became just the 4th private citizen to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Rick Terpstra, an aspiring English teacher from Havertown, Pennsylvania
Rick Terpstra on Jeopardy!
Ian Flynn, a copyeditor from Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Ian Flynn on Jeopardy!
Burt Westermeier, a Ph.D candidate from New Haven, Connecticut (1-day total: $14,401)
Burt Westermeier on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Billy Graham?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

There are three similar terms that are often confused: lying in state, lying in repose, and lying in honor. According to Donald A. Ritchie from the Senate Historical Office:

When a member of government dies, if their casket is on display in a government building — including the Capitol — they lie in state. If their casket is in any other building, they lie in repose. If the person is not a member of government, they lie in honor.

The three private citizens prior to Billy Graham who had been given this honor: U.S. Capitol Police Officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson (who died in a 1998 attack) and Rosa Parks.

Billy Graham was a noted Baptist preacher who held sermons on radio and television and was also noted for being against racial segregation and providing religious advice to Presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama; Graham was even invited to England on many occasions by the Royal Family.

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Scores going into Final:
Rick $12,800
Burt $11,600
Ian $9,600

Tonight’s results:
Ian $9,600 – $3,300 = $6,300 (Who Armstrong)
Burt $11,600 + $11,600 = $23,200
Rick $12,800 + $10,401 = $23,201 (1-day total: $23,201)

Rick Terpstra, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 26, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ian $6,800
Rick $6,200
Burt $3,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SAINTS ON EARTH $800 (16th pick)
Rick 2000 +2000 (Ian 2800 Burt 1400)
2) THIS CATEGORY IS “P.G.” $1200 (13th pick)
Rick 9800 +3000 (Ian 11200 Burt 3400)
3) IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE $1600 (26th pick, $2,400 left on board, minute-to-go signal given)
Burt 10600 +1000 (Rick 11600 Ian 9600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 140

Unplayed clues:
J! round: NO S ENDING! $800
DJ! Round: 15-LETTER WORDS $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000

Game Stats:
Rick $9,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Burt $12,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 39.63% in first on buzzer
Ian $9,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $31,600
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Burt Westermeier, final stats:
31 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
25.23% in first on buzzer (28/111)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,000

Rick Terpstra, stats to date:
18 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/54)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Rick Terpstra, to win:
2 games: 42.72%
3: 18.25%
4: 7.80%
5: 3.33%
6: 1.42%
Avg. streak: 1.746 games.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 26, 2018"

  1. Burt blew his chance for the ToC at the last DD, when he wagered not enough. 2.500 would have done it and he would still be in the running. As it is, Dave is the last one who qualified before the summer break, currently # 10, passing Ali. So I am sure that we will see both in the ToC they way things have been going this season.J would need six 4 or 4+ game winners, or 3 game winners with more than 77.400 between Sept. and the ToC in Nov. and I doubt that very much. So Dave and Ali will be in the ToC unless J postpones it.

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