Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 8, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Capitol Art) for Monday, October 8, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 21):

Of the 23 lawgivers depicted on marble portraits over doors in the U.S. House chamber, he’s the only one in the Bible

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Lee Glazer, a director of a college research center from Waterville, Maine
Lee Glazer on Jeopardy!
Alex Schmidt, a writer & comedian from Pasadena, California
Alex Schmidt on Jeopardy!
Adam Francois Watkins, a stay-at-home dad & lawyer from Atlanta, Georgia (1-day total: $25,706)
Adam Francois Watkins on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Moses?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The 23 busts in the U.S. House Chamber range from Hammurabi and Moses to George Mason and Thomas Jefferson; they are over each of the 23 doors of the gallery. Moses himself was chosen for having received the Ten Commandments from God.

You can find information about all 23 at the website of the Architect of the Capitol.


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

Scores going into Final:
Adam $20,000
Alex $18,600
Lee $8,200


Tonight’s results:
Lee $8,200 + $8,199 = $16,399
Alex $18,600 + $2,198 = $20,798 (1-day total: $20,798)
Adam $20,000 – $17,201 = $2,799 (Who is Solomon Justinian [vote!])


Alex Schmidt, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 8, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alex $7,800
Adam $6,000
Lee $4,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) AT LEAST 20 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS $1000 (25th pick)
Alex 5400 +2000 (Adam 6000 Lee 2400)
2) ASTRONOMY $1200 (7th pick)
Adam 6000 +4000 (Alex 10200 Lee 5000)
3) BRITISH PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS $1600 (14th pick)
Alex 15800 -2000 (Adam 10000 Lee 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 91


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Alex $19,600 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Lee $8,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Adam $17,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $45,000
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000


Adam Francois Watkins, final stats:
47 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
38.94% in first on buzzer (44/113)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,100)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,000


Alex Schmidt, stats to date:
26 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,600


Alex Schmidt, to win:
2 games: 60.24%
3: 36.29%
4: 21.86%
5: 13.17%
6: 7.94%
Avg. streak: 2.515 games.


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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 8, 2018"

  1. good question (i didn’t get)….. that’s what FJ should be about, tying together knowledge from more than one area……. BTW, since i said “wow, FJ’s have been really easy recently”, i’ve gone stone cold. don’t mock the jeopardy gods )

    • It’s only easy if you know it. I thought today was going to be a clean sweep, probably because I’ve seen The Ten Commandments so many times…it’s on every Easter I think. It was either Moses or Charlton Heston.

  2. Murphy's Law | October 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm |

    I thought Moses and then thought “that’s too easy”, switched to Solomon and then switched back. It’s a good thing I didn’t have to write all that on the screen.

  3. How ’bout some love for Hammurabi? (Possibly not in the Bible, though)

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