Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 9, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Leaders) for Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 22):

He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice & the Literature prize 7 times, winning for the latter in 1953

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Greg Antoine, a programmer from Miami, Florida
Greg Antoine on Jeopardy!
Jen Aronoff, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois
Jen Aronoff on Jeopardy!
Alex Schmidt, a writer & comedian from Pasadena, California (1-day total: $20,798)
Alex Schmidt on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Winston Churchill?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Nobel Prize website details all of Winston Churchill’s nominations. He was nominated 21 times over 7 different years for the Literature prize (in 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953); the latter nominations likely came as a result of Churchill’s six-volume The Second World War, whose first volume, The Gathering Storm. was released in 1948. Churchill also received Peace Prize nominations in 1945 and 1950.

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

Scores going into Final:
Alex $18,800
Jen $8,900
Greg $6,800

Tonight’s results:
Greg $6,800 – $2,101 = $4,699 (Who is Weisel)
Jen $8,900 – $4,701 = $4,199 (Who)
Alex $18,800 + $81 = $18,881 (2-day total: $39,679)

Alex Schmidt, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 9, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alex $10,000
Jen $4,800
Greg $2,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WHAT TREE AM I? $800 (9th pick)
Alex 600 +1000 (Jen 3200 Greg 0)
2) THE FACEBOOK OF JOB $1200 (19th pick)
Jen 10000 +2500 (Alex 16400 Greg 5600)
3) OTHER CONSTITUTIONS $2000 (23rd pick)
Jen 12900 -4000 (Alex 16400 Greg 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 94

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: PEOPLE IN SCIENCE $1600 & $2000 & CROSSWORD CLUES “Y” $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $7,200

Game Stats:
Alex $18,600 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 43.40% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Greg $6,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.42% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Jen $11,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $37,000
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000

Alex Schmidt, stats to date:
51 correct, 5 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
42.73% in first on buzzer (47/110)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,100

Alex Schmidt, to win:
3 games: 62.96%
4: 39.64%
5: 24.96%
6: 15.71%
7: 9.89%
Avg. streak: 3.700 games.

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 9, 2018"

  1. I believe you called Alex “Adam” under “Scores going into Final.”

  2. i got this one after going off on a bit of a mental tangent.

    that is alot of nominations so it rules out a ton of potential people

    is the “literature” victory legit? not a jeopardy inquiry but a Nobel Committee one

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