Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 27, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American History) for Friday, July 27, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 230):

The last survivor of this battle that started a war died in 1854 & more men marched at his funeral than fought with him

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jerry Tsai, a data scientist from Los Angeles, California
Jerry Tsai on Jeopardy!
Karla Nickels, a retired business and property manager from Newcastle, Oklahoma
Karla Nickels on Jeopardy!
Rick Terpstra, an aspiring English teacher from Havertown, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $23,201)
Rick Terpstra on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Battle of Lexington?

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The Battle of Lexington (part of the Battles of Lexington and Concord) was fought on April 19, 1775, and were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The last veteran of the Battle of Lexington was Jonathan Harrington, a fifer, who lived until 1854. (A different Jonathan Harrington was actually killed at Lexington.) His funeral was attended by the governor of Massachusetts and 18 military companies (more soldiers than had fought at Lexington and Concord combined.)

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

Scores going into Final:
Jerry $18,200
Rick $17,400
Karla $5,600

Tonight’s results:
Karla $5,600 – $0 = $5,600 (What is?)
Rick $17,400 – $801 = $16,599 (2-day total: $39,800) (What is Bunker Hill?)
Jerry $18,200 – $16,801 = $1,399 (What is Fort Sumter?)

Rick Terpstra, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 27, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jerry $5,200
Rick $4,200
Karla $2,400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) QUICK BOOKS $600 (11th pick)
Rick 1600 +1600 (Karla 1600 Jerry 1400)
2) AROUND THE BODY $1200 (4th pick)
Jerry 6000 +3000 (Rick 5000 Karla 2400)
3) DEFUNCT SPORTS FRANCHISES $2000 (12th pick)
Rick 7800 +2000 (Jerry 12200 Karla 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 176

Unplayed clues:
J! round: KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,800

Game Stats:
Rick $16,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound opportunities
Karla $5,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 9.09% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound opportunities
Jerry $16,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 6 incorrect, 47.27% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound opportunities
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $5,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200

Rick Terpstra, stats to date:
39 correct, 7 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts
32.11% in first on buzzer (35/109)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,100

Rick Terpstra, to win:
3 games: 49.90%
4: 24.90%
5: 12.42%
6: 6.20%
7: 3.09%
Avg. streak: 2.996 games.


  • Over the 200 regular play games of Season 34, winning contestants won $3,987,850.
  • 124 of the 200 regular play games in Season 34 saw at least 1 clue remaining on the board, seven games fewer than Season 33.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 27, 2018"

  1. ZERO correct. The season will end on a triple stumper.

  2. A.C. Thomas | July 27, 2018 at 11:38 am |

    Non-American asking: Would they have accepted “Lexington and Concord”?

    • I don’t think so. Then they would have had to add Lincoln , Cambridge and Menotomy (today Arlington) as well.

      Re: triple whiff: told you so.What does it tell you that a player- and a future or “aspiring” teacher to boot- wagered so low in “American History”????
      Obviously not too confident. Well,Rick will start the new season with 2 wins, but his total is only an average of 19.900 . Times 3 = 59.700. tHAT WOULD PUT HIM BEHIND kATE AND NOT ON THE tOc LIST. hE WOULD HAVE TO WIN SUBSTANTIALLY MORE TO BE SOMEWHAT SAFE OR WIN A 4TH GAME.

      • re: What does it tell you that a player- and a future or “aspiring”” teacher to boot- wagered so low in “American History”????”

        I think you’re being just a bit harsh toward Rick. He apparently assumed that Jerry would wager big (to cover his doubled score), and the only way he could win was if Jerry missed. And maybe he wasn’t confident enough to risk a bit more (while still staying above Karla’s potential doubled score).

        I don’t think that his being an “aspiring” English teacher requires him to be an expert in American History. He made a conservative but acceptable wager and will be back on the air in September.

        Sadly for Jerry, he was on the one game this week with a difficult (or at least tricky) Final Jeopardy clue.

        And as far as the next ToC is concerned, I’d be surprised if ANY of the 3-game winners were still on the list when it’s finally held.

        • Right on, Art. Rick’s wager was pretty smart and the previous snide insinuation that it reflected poorly on his stated career aspirations is utterly ridiculous.

      • I think the others here have told you how ridiculous your assertion is here, Doris.

      • I have a Social Studies Education degree and I still missed the question. It happens.

    • According to what Jerry has posted on JBoard, yes, the show would have accepted “Lexington and Concord”, but not just Concord.

  3. High Five, Jim!

  4. We end the season with a triple stumper for the second straight year.

  5. What will this website be doing all summer as Jeopardy runs tournament repeats?

  6. Paul Condit | July 28, 2018 at 4:15 pm |

    Thanks for the answer to the July 27th 2018 question. Just before the answer was given a hough lightning bolt hit a tree next to our house and knocked our TV!
    PS I had the Battle of Bunker Hill for my answer. I am therefore about as smart as Rick!

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