Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 26, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European History) for Friday, October 26, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 35):

Legend says this, weighing 336 lbs., came from the Holy Land & Kenneth MacAlpin brought it to Perthshire c. 840

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Todd LaPlace, an accountant from Dublin, Ohio
Todd LaPlace on Jeopardy!
Tori Campbell, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois
Tori Campbell on Jeopardy!
Dhruv Srinivasachar, a medical & doctoral student from Richmond, Virginia (1-day total: $17,600)
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Correct response: What is the Stone of Scone (Stone of Destiny)?

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The Stone of Scone, or Stone of Destiny, was the stone upon which all future Scottish kings would be enthroned. It sat in Scone Palace atop Moot Hill.

According to Historic UK, one legend states that the Stone of Scone was originally the stone Jacob used as a pillow at Bethel, and then later became the pedestal of the ark in the Temple. Via Syria, Egypt, Spain, and Ireland, it was then brought to Scotland c. 840 by Kenneth MacAlpin.

It was then forcibly moved to England in 1296 after the victories of Edward I, and was only returned to the Scots on St. Andrews Day 700 years later.

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Scores going into Final:
Todd $11,800
Tori $11,800
Dhruv $10,800

Tonight’s results:
Dhruv $10,800 – $10,799 = $1 (What is Excalibur?)
Tori $11,800 – $9,602 = $2,198 (1-day total: $2,198) (What is the rock on which Kings of England are sit on the throne)
Todd $11,800 – $11,800 = $0 (What is the Rosetta Stone?)

Tori Campbell, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 26, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tori $5,800
Todd $4,400
Dhruv $3,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) PRESIDENTIAL FIRSTS $1000 (16th pick)
Dhruv 1600 +1000 (Todd 2600 Tori 2000)
2) FICTION $1600 (13th pick)
Todd 7600 -1000 (Tori 6600 Dhruv 6400)
3) PEOPLE $2000 (22nd pick)
Tori 10600 -2000 (Todd 11000 Dhruv 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 30

Unplayed clues:
Total $ Left On Board: $5,000

Game Stats:
Tori $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 39.22% in first on buzzer
Dhruv $10,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.37% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Todd $12,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 27.45% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $37,400
Lach Trash: $3,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Dhruv Srinivasachar, final stats:
34 correct, 9 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
33.33% in first on buzzer (35/105)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600

Tori Campbell, stats to date:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
39.22% in first on buzzer (20/51)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

Tori Campbell, to win:
2 games: 39.58%
3: 15.67%
4: 6.20%
5: 2.45%
6: 0.97%
Avg. streak: 1.655 games.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 26, 2018"

  1. It looks like we end the week with a triple stumper.

  2. I believe the clue for the “Stone of Scone” final jeopardy answer was misleading. I had to search long and hard to find any reference to Kenneth McAlpin. Most accounts credited King Edward for brining the stone from the Holy Land. It was far too obscure as proven by all three contestants getting it wrong.

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