Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 8, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Leaders) for Quarterfinal #2 of the 2018 Teen Tournament on Thursday, November 8, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 44):

One of his many horses was named Roitelet & was ridden on the way home from Russia in 1812

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Caleb Richmond, a sophomore from Bedford, New Hampshire
Caleb Richmond on Jeopardy!
Isabella Pagano, a freshman from Libertyville, Illinois
Isabella Pagano on Jeopardy!
Rotimi Kukoyi, a freshman from Hoover, Alabama
Rotimi Kukoyi on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Napoleon Bonaparte?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

France’s Napoleon Bonaparte was said to have had over 150 horses that he rode, including different ones that he had on his exiles in Elba and Saint Helena. His attempt at an invasion of Russia in 1812 did not go well, especially as winter set in, Napoleon was forced to retreat, and the failed Russian campaign became a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars.

Over a century later, Hitler had the same issues when it came to the Russian winter during World War II.

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

Scores going into Final:
Caleb $20,200
Isabella $8,000
Rotimi $7,600

Tonight’s results:
Rotimi $7,600 – $7,599 = $1 (Who is Tolstoy? Hey Carlos & Tra )
Isabella $8,000 – $8,000 = $0 (Who is Czar Nicholas?)
Caleb $20,200 + $0 = $20,200 (Automatic Semi-Finalist) (Who is Napoleon Bonaparte?)

Caleb Richmond, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 8, 2018 game.)

Wild card standings:
Wednesday: Maya Wright, $26,200 ($18,200, $6,600)
Thursday: Caleb Richmond, $20,200 ($20,200, $11,200)
1) Emma Arnold, $18,400 ($15,400, $2,200), 99.552% to advance
2) Anish Maddipoti, $3,600 ($6,400, $6,200), 1.507% to advance
3) Rotimi Kukoyi, $1 ($7,600, $3,400), 0.003% to advance
4) Isabella Pagano $0 ($8,000, $3,600), 0.0001% to advance


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Caleb $11,200
Isabella $3,600
Rotimi $3,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD GEOGRAPHY $800 (2nd pick)
Caleb 200 +1000 (Rotimi 0 Isabella 0)
2) HEALTH & MEDICINE $1600 (12th pick)
Rotimi 4600 -1400 (Caleb 11600 Isabella 4400)
3) AT MY SAFETY SCHOOL $1600 (16th pick)
Caleb 13600 -3000 (Isabella 4800 Rotimi 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 48

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

Game Stats:
Caleb $23,000 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer
Rotimi $9,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Isabella $8,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $40,000
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800

Caleb Richmond, stats to date:
27 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,000

Rotimi Kukoyi, stats to date:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000

Isabella Pagano, stats to date:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 8, 2018"

  1. Mark Barrett | November 8, 2018 at 11:31 am |

    Emma’s chances to advance at 99.552% are now more pure than Ivory soap.

  2. In the category, “Time to take the S_A_T”, don’t the two underscores indicate that there are one or more letters in each location? One of the responses was “splat”, which has no letters between the A and T. Isabella responded correctly anyway, but it could have caused one or more contestants to respond slightly more slowly…

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