Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 10, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 2-Word World Capitals) for Monday, December 10, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 66):

From 1936 to 1941 this city was the capital of Italian East Africa

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Francesco Caporusso, a technical support analyst from Lititz, Pennsylvania
Francesco Caporusso on Jeopardy!
Swetha Dravida, an M.D./Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut
Swetha Dravida on Jeopardy!
Staci Huffman, a certified public accountant from Nine Mile Falls, Washington (1-day total: $29,201)
Staci Huffman on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Addis Ababa?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, was also the capital of Italian-occupied Italian East Africa for the five years it was occupied. One of only two countries to remain independent through the Scramble for Africa (Liberia being the other), Ethiopia was liberated with the assistance of British troops in 1941.


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

Scores going into Final:
Francesco $14,600
Staci $12,400
Swetha $7,200


Tonight’s results:
Swetha $7,200 + $3,000 = $10,200
Staci $12,400 – $7,900 = $4,500 (What ?)
Francesco $14,600 + $10,201 = $24,801 (1-day total: $24,801)


Francesco Caporusso, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 10, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Francesco $5,000
Staci $3,600
Swetha $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) DESCRIBING THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNER $1000 (5th pick)
Staci 1200 -1200 (Swetha 600 Francesco 200)
2) THE BANK OF THE UNITED STATES $1200 (18th pick)
Swetha 8200 +1000 (Francesco 9000 Staci 7600)
3) UNUSUAL-LOOKING ANIMALS $2000 (28th pick) ($1200 remaining on the board)
Swetha 10400 -4000 (Francesco 14600 Staci 12400)Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -126


Unplayed clues:
J! round: SPRINGS $200
DJ! Round: UNUSUAL-LOOKING ANIMALS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $600


Game Stats:
Francesco $14,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Swetha $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer
Staci $13,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600


Staci Huffman, final stats:
39 correct, 5 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
33.33% in first on buzzer (37/111)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600


Francesco Caporusso, stats to date:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600


Francesco Caporusso, to win:
2 games: 48.24%
3: 23.27%
4: 11.22%
5: 5.41%
6: 2.61%
Avg. streak: 1.932 games.


Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 174 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.8577 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8442).
An average of 8.8008 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.2879).

An early cutoff took place 35.098% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Francesco Caporusso qualified 5.830% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 36.511% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 14.276% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 3.212% of the time.
Kyle Becker qualified 0.069% of the time.


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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 10, 2018"

  1. Weird Al Yankovic and Marcia Brady…!!

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