Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 17, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Cities) for Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 28):

The northernmost city with a population over 5 million, it was founded in 1703 & its name was changed 3 times in the 20th Century

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Julie Holzmann, a proofreader and virtual assistant from Columbia, South Carolina
Julia Holzmann on Jeopardy!
Allison Stevens, a woman’s health nurse practitioner from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allison Stevens on Jeopardy!
Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Johns Creek, Georgia (3-day total: $70,801)
Alan Dunn on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Saint Petersburg, Russia?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The city, founded as Saint Petersburg by Peter the Great in 1703, was renamed to Petrograd in 1914, Leningrad in 1924, and back to Saint Petersburg in 1991. With 5,323,300 residents within the city limits and a latitude of 59 degrees, 56 minutes north, it is the northernmost city with a population of at least 5 million (and, for North American comparison, would be at a latitude very close to the northern border of the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and is even farther north than Juneau, Alaska!


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

Scores going into Final:
Alan $13,800
Allison $8,200
Julie $4,200


Tonight’s results:
Julie $4,200 – $4,199 = $1 (What is St. Peterbs)
Allison $8,200 – $5,601 = $2,599 (What is)
Alan $13,800 + $2,601 = $16,401 (4-day total: $87,202)


Alan Dunn, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 17, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Julie $3,000
Allison $3,000
Alan $3,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD WAR I $800 (22nd pick)
Julie 4000 -2000 (Allison 3000 Alan 1400)
2) NUCLEAR PHYSICS $2000 (5th pick)
Alan 5400 +3000 (Allison 3000 Julie 3000)
3) LIFE IN COLONIAL AMERICA $800 (12th pick)
Alan 10400 +3000 (Julie 6200 Allison 4200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 43


Unplayed clues:
J! round: THE FOLGER LIBRARY $800
DJ! Round: BAND BOOKS $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,800


Game Stats:
Alan $10,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer
Allison $8,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.55% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Julie $6,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $25,000
Lach Trash: $17,800 (on 16 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400


Alan Dunn, stats to date:
91 correct, 12 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
39.29% in first on buzzer (88/224)
5/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000


Alan Dunn, to win:
5 games: 55.59%
6: 30.90%
7: 17.18%
8: 9.55%
9: 5.31%
Avg. streak: 5.252 games.


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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 17, 2018"

  1. i got it…….. they’ve gotten easy again (last 5 or so). is there actually a pattern as to difficulty? i thought they purposely mixed them up

    are st petersburg and petrograd actually different? i would have thought one was russian, the other english

    hope i haven’t taunted the J gods with the “easy” comment 🙂

  2. In the contestant interviews, did you catch what Alan Dunn said was his hobby? Alex seemed surprised since it’s usually a young person’s hobby. Just curious

  3. While I am not completely sure of this – I believe the band members name, “Steve Perry” was the answer and Alex said he was the singer for Aerosmith. Aerosmith’s lead singer was Steven Tyler, guitarist was Joe Perry. Steve Perry was lead singer in the band – Journey.

  4. Anybody catch the interview with the woman who does firework shows? When Trebek asked about China being the main supplier of fireworks she said something like it was a blast, and Trebek said everybody is making fun of me. I didn’t get it.

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