Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 22, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Places in the News) for Monday, October 22, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 31):

In a hint of the future, in 1973 Marjorie Post gave it to the U.S. government as a warm-weather presidential retreat, but it was returned

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Joanna Rom, a docent from Washington, DC
Joanna Rom on Jeopardy!
Mike Jenkins, an environmental consultant from Ewing, New Jersey
Mike Jenkins on Jeopardy!
Erik Agard, a puzzlemaker from Gaithersburg, Maryland (1-day total: $25,201)
Erik Agard on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Mar-A-Lago?

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Mar-A-Lago was built in the 1920s by Marjorie Post, who was the heiress to General Foods, Inc. at the time. Upon her death in 1973, it was bequeathed to the United States Government; however, because it was in the flight path to Palm Beach Airport, it was considered too difficult to secure the facility and the government returned it to the Post Foundation in 1981. It was purchased by Donald Trump in 1985.

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Scores going into Final:
Erik $15,800
Joanna $3,600
Mike $1,200

Tonight’s results:

Mike $1,200 – $1,100 = $100 (What is Mar)
Joanna $3,600 + $66 = $3,666
Erik $15,800 – $1,000 = $14,800 (2-day total: $40,001) (What is you doing baby?)

Erik Agard, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 22, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Erik $8,400
Joanna $6,400
Mike $1,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) A EUROPEAN HOLIDAY $400 (19th pick)
Joanna 2400 +2400 (Erik 7200 Mike 600)
2) SUPREME COURT CASES $1600 (11th pick)
Erik 15600 -3500 (Joanna 7200 Mike 1200)
3) VENOM $1600 (17th pick)
Erik 13700 +500 (Joanna 7600 Mike 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 126

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round: CLASSICAL RAPPERS $1600 & VENOM $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $4,200

Game Stats:
Erik $20,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 45.28% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Joanna $1,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer
Mike $1,200 Coryat, 5 correct, 1 incorrect, 9.43% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $23,200
Lach Trash: $16,600 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000

Erik Agard, stats to date:
48 correct, 7 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
43.12% in first on buzzer (47/109)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,100

Erik Agard, to win:
3 games: 50.39%
4: 25.39%
5: 12.80%
6: 6.45%
7: 3.25%
Avg. streak: 3.016 games.

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 22, 2018"

  1. The actress, Dina Merrill, was Post’s daughter and did a special on Mar-A-Lago several years before Trump bought it. She had fond memories of living there as a child.

  2. Is 13 Triple Stumpers high for a standard episode?

    • I don’t know, but that must have been a record for most consecutive triple stumpers. That was painful to watch (I’m sure it was more painful for the players).

  3. I didn’t know the answer, but the name Marjorie Post rang a bell with me. When I graduated from high school in 1956, I decided to attend C.W. Post College, named for MP’s father, only 3.5 miles from my home on Long Island, NY. It was only two years old, however, and didn’t have enough courses, so after a year I transferred to the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University to study Journalism. It’s now LIU Post and very big. I worked with the Journalism chairman Dr. Jaffe to found the annual George Polk Memorial awards for excellence in Journalism.

  4. I felt uncomfortable with the pie-in-the-face threat that Alex made toward Eric and thought it beneath Alex. Why the audience wanted it to happen is beyond my comprehension.

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