Today's Final Jeopardy! answer: Thursday, April 18, 2024

A still from Jeopardy! (Image via Jeopardy.com)
A still from Jeopardy! (Image via Jeopardy.com)

Jeopardy! is all set to return with a new episode on Thursday, April 18, 2024, continuing the brilliant 40th season after its long round of delays this year. The game show has certainly had an interesting week since Alison Betts stepped in, recently joining the big league of five-time champions.

In the upcoming round of the game show, five-day champion Alison Betts, a writer & creative executive originally from San Jose, California, will face off against her two new competitors, Rob Blumenstein, a paralegal originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Marko Saric, a math professor from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Betts had another impressive game last night, bringing her total earnings to $121,500, which is impressive even for some of the most successful figures in this timespan.

Jeopardy! is one of the oldest and most renowned game shows in the history of American television. It began its journey in 1964 and, though not continuously, has aired 40 seasons up to now. The game show has a massive fanbase that extends beyond America, thanks to its unique and engaging format. Moreover, the final round of the game show also plays an important part in this game show's ever-growing popularity.

Among other exciting elements, the final round of Jeopardy! allows viewers to participate from the comfort of their homes. They can do this by guessing the correct answer to the final question ahead of the episode's air time. Over the years, this has become a common practice for the fans of the show. However, it can still be a long and complicated process. To ease this, we have compiled the question, answer, and other relevant details from the upcoming episode below.


April 18, 2024, Thursday: Today's Final Jeopardy! question

The final question for the upcoming round of the game show reads:

"Until Alabama became the 22nd state, this one was first alphabetically."

This question is from the "Alphabetical America" category, which is one of the more interesting topics we've seen recently. It has a familiar ring to it, but it's a welcome twist that should make the round more exciting.

Notably, in the final round of the game show, participants are provided with the solution and must figure out the question.


Jeopardy! final solution: Thursday, April 18, 2024

The clue and solution to the upcoming round's final question read as follows.

Clue: Until Alabama became the 22nd state, this one was first alphabetically.

Solution: Connecticut.

Alabama was the first of the four states in the US, starting with alphabet A to gain statehood. This was followed by Arkansas, Arizona, and Alaska. Hence, before 1819, Connecticut was the first state in alphabetical order. California and Colorado also gained statehood later.


Jeopardy! contestants today: Thursday, April 18, 2024

The three contestants for the upcoming round of the game show are Alison Betts, a writer & creative executive originally from San Jose, California, Rob Blumenstein, a paralegal originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Marko Saric, a math professor from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Catch them in action on the upcoming round of Jeopardy! on your local networks.

Edited by Babylona Bora
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