Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 29, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Shakespeare) for Monday, October 29, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 36):

Aptly, Shakespeare used “moon” & “moonlight” more times in this play than in any other

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Neill Mohammad, a healthcare consultant from De Kalb, Illinois
Neill Mohammad on Jeopardy!
Soyia Ellison, a nonprofit communications professional from Decature, Georgia
Soyia Ellison on Jeopardy!
Tori Campbell, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois (1-day total: $2,198)
Tori Campbell on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is A Midsummer Night’s Dream?


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According to Open Source Shakespeare, the word “moon” was used in 23 different speeches in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, compared to only 10 in Love’s Labour’s Lost and the 8 in The Taming of the Shrew. “Moonlight” occurs in 5 speeches A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1 apiece for The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of the Shrew.)


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

Scores going into Final:
Tori $17,800
Soyia $9,800
Neill $9,800


Tonight’s results:
Neill $9,800 + $9,800 = $19,600
Soyia $9,800 + $9,798 = $19,598
Tori $17,800 + $1,801 = $19,601 (2-day total: $21,799)


Tori Campbell, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 29, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tori $5,000
Soyia $4,200
Neill $3,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE STATE-LY COLLEGE $800 (15th pick)
Tori 800 +800 (Neill 1200 Soyia 800)
2) JOUST $1200 (10th pick)
Soyia 6200 +2000 (Neill 7400 Tori 5400)
3) FROGGER $2000 (28th pick) ($3600 remaining on the board)
Tori 17400 +2000 (Soyia 11400 Neill 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 124


Unplayed clues:
J! round: SPEAKING SOME LEGALESE $200, FACTS & FIGURES $200
DJ! Round: MISSAL COMMAND $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,400


Game Stats:
Tori $17,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Neill $9,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.63% in first on buzzer
Soyia $9,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.07% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $36,600
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200


Tori Campbell, stats to date:
42 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
37.14% in first on buzzer (39/105)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800


Tori Campbell, to win:
3 games: 48.80%
4: 23.82%
5: 11.62%
6: 5.67%
7: 2.77%
Avg. streak: 2.953 games.


Miscellaneous:

  • Had Soyia and Neill finished the game tied in second place, Soyia would have had the extra $1,000, by virtue of having a higher score than Neill after the Jeopardy! round.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 29, 2018"

  1. Christopher Denault | October 29, 2018 at 11:03 am | Reply

    With Kate and Petruchio’s “moon and sun” back-and-forth in The Taming of the Shrew, I would’ve gotten hooked on this play and never come around to the right answer.

  2. Tori is 1/2 in Final Jeopardy!, not 0/2.

  3. I remember some years back when someone missed that title because they answered What is “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream”

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