Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 19, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 18th Century Americans) for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 8):

In a famous 1775 speech, he said, “Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jordan Moore, a librarian from Atlanta, Georgia
Jordan Moore on Jeopardy!
Jonathan Lau, an actuarial consultant from Jersey City, New Jersey
Jonathan Lau on Jeopardy!
Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado (5-day total: $107,602)
Kyle Jones on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Patrick Henry?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

This March 23, 1775 speech was made by Patrick Henry to the Second Virginia Convention and its much more famous quote was its closing words: “Give me liberty or give me death!”

The “our chains are forged” quote is in reference to the fact that Henry thought that war with British was “inevitable” and it was “too late to retire from the contest”.

You can find the full text of the speech here.

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

Scores going into Final:
Kyle $10,000
Jordan $9,800
Jonathan $7,000

Tonight’s results:
Jonathan $7,000 – $3,500 = $3,500 (Who is Revere?)
Jordan $9,800 + $6,999 = $16,799
Kyle $10,000 + $9,601 = $19,601 (6-day total: $127,203)

Kyle Jones, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 19, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jordan $4,600
Jonathan $2,600
Kyle $2,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SAY IT 3 TIMES $800 (22nd pick)
Kyle 800 +1000 (Jordan 3600 Jonathan 3400)
2) AWARDS & HONORS $1600 (14th pick)
Kyle 13800 -3000 (Jordan 4600 Jonathan 1400)
3) HERE’S YOUR METAL $1200 (18th pick)
Jordan 5400 +2000 (Kyle 8800 Jonathan 1800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 115

Unplayed clues:
J! round: WHERE “YU” GOIN’? $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: POETS & POETRY $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,400

Game Stats:
Kyle $12,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.42% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Jordan $9,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Jonathan $7,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.96% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $28,800
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800

Kyle Jones, stats to date:
131 correct, 12 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts
36.97% in first on buzzer (122/330)
7/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,533

Kyle Jones, to win:
7 games: 55.80%
8: 31.14%
9: 17.38%
10: 9.70%
11: 5.41%
Avg. streak: 7.263 games.


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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 19, 2018"

  1. Edward Palumbo | September 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm |

    It annoys me that some contestants raise their voice as in a yes/no/either/or question which makes that person sound unsure. One does not normally raise his/her voice at the end of a question with who/which/ what/ when.

  2. I always get Patrick Henry confused with Nathan Hale for some reason…I suppose because they’re both early patriots well known for quotes about life and death. Pat or Nat…never quite sure.

    • Don’t forget Thomas Paine and all the other usual suspects–I actually guessed Washington…(Probably a pretty bad guess in retrospect since George wasn’t known to get too fiery–maybe it was the word “forged” in the clue that made me think of Valley Forge?!?

  3. How interesting that Kyle won while buzzing in first only a quarter of the time. And in a Double Jeopardy rally, to boot!

    Really like his style — a law-key, calm and quietly confident player.

    • Funny you should mention that because I remember him getting in first on almost that whole Football Hall of Fame category…or was that a different show (I’ve been binging a lot of episodes recently)??

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