Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, April 14, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Women in British History) for Thursday, April 14, 2022 (Season 38, Game 154):

The orphaned future Queen Elizabeth I was devoted to this stepmother who died 2 days before Elizabeth’s 15th birthday

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Joe Grodahl, a non-profit program & events director from Edina, Minnesota
Joe Grodahl on Jeopardy!
Kristen Rucki, a high school English teacher from Astoria, New York
Kristen Rucki on Jeopardy!
Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (7-day total: $168,401)
Mattea Roach on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Catherine Parr?


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Catherine Parr was the last of Henry VIII’s six wives — Queen Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She outlived the King by 20 months and served as Elizabeth’s guardian during that time. One major clue, here, is the word “orphaned”—if you remember “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived”, you’d know that the specific stepmother to go with would be the one who survived—that being Catherine Parr.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: Art, of War; On its Fast Food Menu; Biblical Translations; Music from the Neck Up; Words from Mythology; What Ever

Mattea opened very strong, running MUSIC FROM THE NECK UP en route to getting the first 8 clues correct! She picked up another 10 of the back 22 of Single Jeopardy—including $2,000 on a Daily Double, to hold a commanding lead after 30 clues.

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Celebrities’ Firsts; Geographic Verse; It’s All About Her; Economics; Great Names of Science; Number Words

It took a very long time for the Daily Doubles to come out, and neither of them got picked up for correct responses, with both Kristen and Mattea dropping $2,000 apiece on them. The round generally belonged to our Canadian champion, though, with the scores going into Final at Mattea at $19,400, Kristen at $3,000, and Joe at $2,400.

Considering how the early crew here in the comments has reacted to this clue, it should come as no surprise that today’s Final was a Triple Stumper, but Mattea’s runaway means she’s now an 8-day champion! Here’s hoping the tomorrow is a good Friday for her as she goes for win #9!


Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, April 14, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Mattea $19,400
Kristen $3,000
Joe $2,400


Tonight’s results:
Joe $2,400 – $2,300 = $100 (Who is Catherine)
Kristen $3,000 – $750 = $2,250 (Who is Jane Seymour)
Mattea $19,400 – $5,000 = $14,400 (Who is Jane Seymour?) (8-day total: $182,801)


Mattea Roach, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 14, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mattea $10,200
Joe $2,400
Kristen $1,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS $800 (clue #29)
Mattea 8200 +2000 (Kristen 1400 Joe 1400)
2) NUMBER WORDS $1200 (clue #23)
Kristen 6600 -2000 (Mattea 16600 Joe 2400)
3) GREAT NAMES OF SCIENCE $1200 (clue #27, $5600 left on board)
Mattea 19400 -2000 (Kristen 3000 Joe 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -16


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 64 (0.42 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Mattea $20,200 Coryat, 32 correct, 4 incorrect, 57.89% in first on buzzer (33/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Kristen $5,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Joe $2,400 Coryat, 6 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,600
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600

Mattea Roach, career statistics:
223 correct, 18 incorrect
15/18 on rebound attempts (on 37 rebound opportunities)
45.56% in first on buzzer (205/450)
8/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,000)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,775

Kristen Rucki, career statistics:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000

Joe Grodahl, career statistics:
6 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,400

Mattea Roach, to win:
9 games: 69.547%
10: 48.368%
11: 33.638%
12: 23.394%
13: 16.270%
Avg. streak: 10.284 games.

Today’s interviews:
Joe had lunch with a Dutch princess.
Kristen teaches at a high school for new English-language learners.
Mattea once debated at both Oxford and Cambridge.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Mattea $19,400 Kristen $3,000 Joe $2,400)

Mattea: If you bet between $0 and $13,399, you’ll keep your runaway!

Kristen: Standard cover bet over Joe is $1,801, but exactly $600 is defensible as well, as this is exactly four-fifths between you and Joe, and he has one bet that’s better than most others.

Joe: Bet exactly $1,200—this both wins a Double Stumper with a cover bet from Kristen, plus forces her to make a more aggressive bet.

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21 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, April 14, 2022"

  1. Raul Pinto | April 14, 2022 at 9:38 am |

    My guess was Mary Boleyn who took care of her sisters daughter after her sister was beheaded

    • The clue did reference Elizabeth’s Stepmother. I had guessed the wrong Catherine, going with Howard instead of Parr.

  2. Michael Johnston | April 14, 2022 at 9:46 am |

    tsk Such details of English royalty history were never interesting to me, so I had no clue :/

    Current FJ streak: 1L

    • Agreed. I thought we fought a revolution in the late 1770s so we didn’t have to learn this stuff. I find the kings and queens of Europe to be a very boring (and dark) part of world history.

  3. I tried with Catherine of Aragon (sp?). Wrong Catherine. 🤔

  4. Canada typically does a much better job of educating their children in British history, so I’m guessing that Mattea Roach could have a better chance than most Americans of knowing the answer.

    • Michael Johnston | April 14, 2022 at 1:39 pm |

      I thought Mattea would get this one 😐 I’m glad it didn’t cost her a win!

  5. Missed this one, but that’s Parr for the course.

  6. Henry viii and his wives are so interesting. Watch the series on PBS sometime.

    • I did see it fairly recently but only enjoyed the facts as interesting and didn’t really care to try to remember them in detail. However, I did think the most interesting parts were Jane Seymour and Mary’s relationship and then Elizabeth and her stepmother’s close relationship and I’d noted that half of Henry’s wives were named Catherine, so I was betting it was a Catherine, but could not recall a last name.

  7. Marvin Gregory “Greg” Fuller | April 14, 2022 at 1:45 pm |

    The only knowledge I have of Henry the eighth is from the song.

    • Robert Fawkes | April 14, 2022 at 7:01 pm |

      “I got married to the widow next door
      She’s been married seven times before
      And every one was an Henry (Henry)
      She wouldn’t have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
      I’m her eighth old man, I’m Henry
      Henry the eighth I am.”
      Herman’s Hermits 1965 At the time, the fastest selling single ever.

      That’s it for me, too. Couldn’t get it out of my head at the time. lol

  8. A Canadian TUTOR messed up on a TUDOR clue
    Perhaps next will be a clue about a TWO DOOR sports car

  9. I guessed Jane Seymour just like Kristen and Mattea. What can I say, my British history is rusty.

    Side note, I just want to come up to bat for Lilly (OneEclecticMom on Twitter) after she was falsely accused by a certain on-air personality about creating a controversy about the reuse of certain wardrobes on the show. As somebody who does not go out of her way to criticize said personality, I am ashamed of these tactics in the pursuit of marginally increased relevance. I am proud of the larger Jeopardy internet community for rounding together to denounce this action.

    • wasn’t she just responding to what the talk show host (that she was on to promote some of her other work) had brought up about people on twitter criticizing her fashion? I’d hardly call that a false accusation, nor do I think they called anyone out in particular.
      but maybe I’m wrong, as I don’t really watch that sort of thing. In any case, there certainly has been way too much criticism of her outfits and looks on social media.

      • There’s really only one person known on Jeopardy! Twitter for talking about fashion, and even though they weren’t explicitly named, it was clear as to who she was talking about.

        • if you consider that to be “calling out” that twitter person, then that twitter person was “calling out” Mayim for wearing a blazer repeatedly. so turnabout is fair play. shrug

          • Except that the entire point (and the point that Jeopardy! Twitter has been making all day) was that Lilly wasn’t calling Mayim out whatsoever.

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