Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 5, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Military History) for Friday, October 5, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 20):

Prepared by the Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander, the “COSSAC Plan” outlined the details of this

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Adam Francois Watkins, a stay-at-home dad & lawyer from Atlanta, Georgia
Adam Francois Watkins on Jeopardy!
Maureen Block, a high school English & film studies teacher from Rancho Cucamonga, California
Maureen Block on Jeopardy!
Sara Butner, a communications manager from Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1-day total: $32,700)
Sara Butner on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is D-Day (the 1944 invasion of Normandy)?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Also known as Operation Overlord, D-Day was the 1944 invasion of Normandy during World War II, the successful invasion was a turning point in the Western Front of the war and the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. COSSAC literally stands for “Chief Of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander”, and referred to British Lieutenant-General Frederick E. Morgan.

The US Army has declassified the plan; it can be found on the US Army’s website.


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Scores going into Final:
Adam $25,500
Maureen $10,200
Sara $10,200


Tonight’s results:
Sara $10,200 + $9,950 = $20,150 (What is D-Day)
Maureen $10,200 – $0 = $10,200 (What is ?)
Adam $25,500 + $206 = $25,706 (1-day total: $25,706) (What is the D-Day invasion?)


Adam Francois Watkins, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 5, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Adam $8,800
Maureen $4,600
Sara $3,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) FRIEND LIKE ME $1000 (28th pick)
Adam 5400 +3000 (Maureen 4600 Sara 3400)
2) THE TRIAL’S VENUE $1200 (7th pick)
Adam 9600 +5000 (Maureen 6200 Sara 5000)
3) CONTEMPORARIES $1200 (14th pick)
Adam 21800 +100 (Maureen 6200 Sara 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 108


Unplayed clues:
J! round: UNDER THE SEA $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $200


Game Stats:
Adam $20,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 44.23% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Sara $10,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Maureen $10,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600


Sara Butner, stats to date:
33 correct, 3 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts
24.11% in first on buzzer (27/112)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,600)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400


Adam Francois Watkins, stats to date:
26 correct, 2 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
44.23% in first on buzzer (23/52)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,100)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,800


Adam Francois Watkins, to win:
2 games: 76.47%
3: 58.47%
4: 44.71%
5: 34.19%
6: 26.14%
Avg. streak: 4.249 games.


Miscellaneous:

  • Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 5, 2018"

  1. assumed it had to do with russia.. and also, i may have assumed it had to do with something that never happened. note those are just my own assumptions, the clue is worded adequately…………. FYI, i said “foment overthrow of Russia” but 1) too many words to describe for FJ; 2) if i read Q more closely, the assumption would be that the info was shared with russia

  2. Why was Adam’s response “who is Dreyfus?” accepted?. Miss Julia’s surname is Louis-Dreyfus. Is only half a surname acceptable if it’s hyphenated, and if so, does it have to be the second part? Would “who is Louis” not have been accepted?

    • I remember early in her career her being called Julia Louise Dreyfus at a function, probably an awards show. She politely corrected it I remember.

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