Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 11, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Bible Books) for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 67):

The title of this Old Testament book is from the Greek for “Song sung to a harp”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

John Henning Schumann, a physician from Tulsa, Oklahoma
John Henning Schumann on Jeopardy!
Nicole Cocklin, a travel agent from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nicole Cocklin on Jeopardy!
Francesco Caporusso, a technical support analyst from Lititz, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $24,801)
Francesco Caporusso on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Psalms?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

With the Greek for “song sung to a harp” being “psalmos”, the Psalms were originally written not as poems, but for songs to be sung as hymns. In the Jewish and Western Christian tradition, there are 150 psalms; I would venture that the 23rd Psalm (which opens “The Lord is my shepherd”) is the most well-known.


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

Scores going into Final:
Nicole $11,000
Francesco $10,000
John $9,500


Tonight’s results:
John $9,500 – $1,501 = $7,999 (What is Ecclesiastes)
Francesco $10,000 + $9,500 = $19,500
Nicole $11,000 + $9,001 = $20,001 (1-day total: $20,001)


Nicole Cocklin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 11, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
John $4,400
Nicole $2,600
Francesco $0


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE BIG BATTALIONS $800 (30th pick)
Francesco 2400 -2400 (John 4400 Nicole 2600)
2) INITIAL INITIALS $2000 (10th pick)
John 7200 +3500 (Nicole 3800 Francesco 2800)
3) POSTHUMOUS BOOKS $1200 (13th pick)
John 10500 -3000 (Nicole 3800 Francesco 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -80


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: BORN IN 1818 $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $1,200


Game Stats:
Nicole $11,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer, 1/1 om rebound attempts
Francesco $12,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
John $12,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400


Francesco Caporusso, final stats:
33 correct, 3 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts
24.55% in first on buzzer (27/110)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,500


Nicole Cocklin, stats to date:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000


Nicole Cocklin, to win:
2 games: 37.25%
3: 13.88%
4: 5.17%
5: 1.93%
6: 0.72%
Avg. streak: 1.594 games.


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 173 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.8131 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8369).
An average of 8.7175 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.2821).

An early cutoff took place 34.107% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Nicole Cocklin qualified 2.348% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 37.389% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 14.883% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 3.434% of the time.
Kyle Becker qualified 0.063% of the time.


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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 11, 2018"

  1. Great game at the end. The lead changed three times in the last three clues. John had it, then Nicole, then Francesco, and finally Nicole again. Love it when it’s close like that.

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