Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 7, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geographic History) for game #2 of the final of the 2018 Teachers Tournament (encore presentation) on Friday, September 7, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 180):

230 miles long, it defined a boundary between a colony founded by Quakers & one founded by Catholics

(This episode originally aired on May 18, 2018.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Steve Mond, a 9th & 10th grade math teacher from Midvale, Utah (Yesterday’s total: $2,600)
Steve Mond on Jeopardy!
Larry Martin, a 2nd grade teacher from Kansas City, Missouri (Yesterday’s total: $11,799)
Larry Martin on Jeopardy!
Claire Bishop, a high school Latin teacher from Lexington, Kentucky (Yesterday’s total: $1,400)
Claire Bishop on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Mason-Dixon Line?


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So this one will be much easier than yesterday’s “plumbago” debacle.

Whie the Mason-Dixon line has now been co-opted to speak of the border between North and South (and the border separating “slave” from “free” states before the Missouri Compromise), it originated as the southern border of Pennsylvania (jutting south to also be the western border of Delaware). It was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, as a way of settling the longstanding border dispute between William Penn’s colony (the Quakers) and Lord Calvert’s colony (the Catholics)


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Scores going into Final:
Larry $20,000
Claire $14,700
Steve $9,000


Tonight’s results:
Steve $9,000 – $4,501 = $4,499 + $2,600 = $7,099 = $25,000 (What is the Ohio River?)
Claire $14,700 + $4,501 = $19,201 + $1,400 = $20,601 = $50,000
Larry $20,000 + $0 = $20,000 + $11,799 = $31,799 = $100,000


Larry Martin, winner of the 2018 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament (and the September 7, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Claire $5,500
Larry $5,000
Steve $3,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE SCHOOL YEAR $800 (15th pick)
Claire 3800 -1500 (Larry 2200 Steve 1800)
2) ISLANDS $1200 (3rd pick)
Claire 6300 +2000 (Larry 5000 Steve 3400)
3) HAUTE FOR TEACHER $2000 (22nd pick)
Larry 13000 +5000 (Claire 12300 Steve 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 31


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


Game Stats:
Larry $17,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect. 33.33% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Claire $15,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Steve $9,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $41,400
Lach Trash: $5,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000


Larry Martin, stats to date:
86 correct, 8 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts
34.65% in first on buzzer (79/228)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,200)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,650


Claire Bishop, stats to date:
79 correct, 10 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
33.77% in first on buzzer (77/228)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,500)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,450


Steve Mond, stats to date:
70 correct, 16 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
33.33% in first on buzzer (76/228)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$100)
1/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,300


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