Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 1, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Literature) for Monday, October 1, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 16):

In a recent poll of 125 authors, this long 1870s novel about a woman ranked as the greatest work of fiction of all time

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Doug Dodson, a classical singer from Boston, Massachusetts
Doug Dodson on Jeopardy!
Carl Conway, a chef educator from Indianapolis, Indiana
Carl Conway on Jeopardy!
Andrew Knudsen, an environmental lawyer from Washington, D.C. (1-day total: $19,601)
Andrew Knudsen on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Anna Karenina?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The poll was conducted by J. Peder Zane’s “The Top 10″>. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a more-than-800 page work about the affair between Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky, which ends in tragedy.

(Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary finished second.)

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Scores going into Final:
Doug $18,000
Carl $15,400
Andrew $4,600

Tonight’s results:
Andrew $4,600 – $0 = $4,600 (What is Jane Eyre?)
Carl $15,400 – $2,601 = $12,799 (What is Emma?)
Doug $18,000 – $2,000 = $16,000 (1-day total: $16,000) (What is The Scarlet Letter?)

Doug Dodson, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 1, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Doug $6,400
Carl $3,600
Andrew $3,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
Doug 4400 -0† (Andrew 3000 Carl 2200)
2) STARS & CONSTELLATIONS $1200 (12th pick)
Doug 10000 +2000 (Andrew 5800 Carl 5200)
3) AUTOBIOGRAPHIES $1200 (23rd pick)
Carl 11600 +3000 (Doug 14400 Andrew 8200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 46

Daily Double 1 was essentially treated as a non-event by the show, as the judges felt the clue could have been worded better. Doug was not credited with a correct response either; his wager of $2,000 was simply refunded to him.

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: COUNTRY, HIP-HOP & JAZZ $1200 & $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $2,800

Game Stats:
Doug $17,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Carl $13,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Andrew $4,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200

Andrew Knudsen, final stats:
39 correct, 13 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
41.44% in first on buzzer (46/111)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,100

Doug Dodson, stats to date:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
32.73% in first on buzzer (18/55)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200

Doug Dodson, to win:
2 games: 58.59%
3: 34.33%
4: 20.11%
5: 11.78%
6: 6.90%
Avg. streak: 2.415 games.


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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 1, 2018"

  1. And yet “Anna Karenina” only rated 4.03 out of 5 on 🙂

  2. Another triple stumper to start the week.

  3. Enos Williams | October 2, 2018 at 12:02 am |

    I’ll take “8-Letter Words” for $1000.

    Sitting on your couch, getting all the clues right in the fast food category.

    What is ignominy?

  4. “Sister Carrie”, anyone?? Wah, wah, wahhhh…For some reason (??) my brain was just focusing on American fiction…!

  5. Suzanne Shaner | October 2, 2018 at 11:18 pm |

    I am interested in learning more about Austin! He is currently winning on Early Jeopard, , Any LUCK. I know he is from New York, and A bartender. Is he an only child, about how old is he, Our family thinks he is just so special. Just a unique person. Thank you, Suzanne Shaner

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