Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 9, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidents) for Monday, July 9, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 216):

Of the Presidents who served more than 4 years, but less than 2 full terms, he served the longest: 7 years, 9 months, 8 days

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Ray Coshow, a landscaper from Sacramento, California
Ray Coshow
Wes Hazard, a standup comic & storyteller from Stoughton, Massachusetts
Wes Hazard on Jeopardy!
Lauren Kiehna, a writer from Steeleville, Illinois(1-day total: $31,601)
Lauren Kiehna on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Harry S. Truman?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt died less than three months into his fourth term as U.S. Presidents; Harry Truman took over and served the remainder, followed by another full term.

Theodore Roosevelt served 3 years, 5 months, and 18 days of William McKinley’s term after McKinley’s assassination (followed by another full term).


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

Scores going into Final:
Lauren $15,800
Wes $14,600
Ray $7,000


Tonight’s results:
Ray $7,000 – $0 = $7,000 (Who was James Garfield?)
Wes $14,600 – $200 = $14,400 (1-day total: $14,400) (Who is Teddy Roosevelt)
Lauren $15,800 – $13,401 = $2,399 (Who is Nixon?)


Wes Hazard, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 9, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lauren $5,400
Wes $5,400
Ray $3,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MNEMONICS $600 (18th pick)
Lauren 800 +800 (Wes 3600 Ray 200)
2) UNFURL THE STATE FLAG $2000 (10th pick)
Lauren 7800 -2000 (Wes 5800 Ray 5000)
3) ANCIENT ROME $1200 (13th pick)
Lauren 6600 +1200 (Wes 5800 Ray 5400)Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 73


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


Game Stats:
Wes $14,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Ray $7,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
Lauren $17,600 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $39,200
Lach Trash: $11,600(on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200


Lauren Kiehna, final stats:
53 correct, 4 incorrect
39.47% in first on buzzer (45/114)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,000


Wes Hazard, stats to date:
15 correct, 1 incorrect
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600


Wes Hazard, to win:
2 games: 48.21%
3: 23.24%
4: 11.21%
5: 5.40%
6: 2.60%
Avg. streak: 1.931 games.


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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 9, 2018"

  1. As Alex likes to often say, savvy wagering by Wes pays off handsomely today. Surprised it was 0 for 3 on the final today though.

    • I’m not surprised, it was a tough question…I think most people were trying to think, like me, of situations where Presidents lost time off of their respective tenures at the LATTER end of their (overall) time in office, i.e., survived only shortly into their second terms, like McKinley and Lincoln (neither of whom I must admit occurred to me at the time of actual FJ) and not in the initial stages of their tenure in office, like Truman, whose “theoretical” beginning of his term, so to speak, was truncated due to FDR living three months into it…In this vein, Alex lamenting how we have all forgotten Harry Truman was a bit misplaced IMO since it was a clue where he didn’t even seem to enter into the pool of possible solutions, at least for me, due to this circumstances I outline above…

  2. Lauren didn’t gain anything from the 3 DDs she picked up and ultimately, made the game more closer and competitive for Wes and Ray. But wow was FJ! really a doozy. The last time something like this “kind” of occured was on Ashok Poozhikunnel’s 4th game, instead on this FJ!, it’s not record holder, it’s a president who served the longest for more than 4 years. These kind of FJs where presidents and math combined can fool with you if you don’t calculate correctly.

    Jimmy Carter – 31 years after leaving the office
    Harry Truman – 7 years, 9 months, 8 days while serving more than 4 years with less than 2 terms

    I seriously can’t think of any other past FJs where both Presidents, Math, and record holders were a factor. Anyone knows?

  3. We start off the week with a triple stumper in Final Jeopardy.

  4. Congrats to Wes. I like to see people bet defensively in the Final. Sometimes it seems like contestants try to see how much they can win rather than putting themselves in the best position to win.

    Wes knew he couldn’t win if Lauren got it right, so he just made sure he would beat Ray. Smart bet by Ray too. Unfortunately for him, Wes knows how to play the game.

  5. Ed Davids | July 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm |

    Somebody needs to explain how FDR is the correct FJ! Answer when the question said (presidents who “served more than three years, but less than two terms…” FDR served more an THREE terms. Clarify?

  6. Margaret Nielsen | July 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm |

    On the show July 9th. The answer to the question Alex said it was FDR! But on the internet, it says it was Truman. What is the correct answer and did the make mistake on July 9th program?

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