Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 14, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Cabinet Departments) for quarterfinal #2 of the 2018 College Championship (encore presentation) on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 152):

This Cabinet department traces its roots back to the Manhattan Project & efforts to develop the atomic bomb

(This episode originally aired on April 10, 2018.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jordan Goodson, a senior at Columbia University from McLean, Virginia
Jordan Goodson on Jeopardy!
Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia
Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!
Thatcher Chonka, a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Thatcher Chonka on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Department of Energy?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Even though it only became its own Cabinet department in 1977, the Department of Energy traces its lineage back to the Manhattan Project during World War II. After the war, Congress created the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), which took over the Manhattan Project’s complex.

The energy crisis of the early-to-mid-1970s caused the federal government to bring most of its federal energy activities under one umbrella, including the AEC.

You can learn more about the history of the Department of Energy at its website.

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

Scores going into Final:
Dhruv $22,800
Thatcher $10,800
Jordan $6,200

Tonight’s results:
Jordan $6,200 + $6,199 = $12,399
Thatcher $10,800 + $10,799 = $21,599
Dhruv $22,800 + $512 = $23,312 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)

Dhruv Gaur, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 14, 2018 game).

Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Hannah Sage, $17,000 ($19,000, $3,200)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $23,312 ($22,800, $10,400)
1) Thatcher Chonka, $21,599 ($10,800, $3,600), 99.964% to advance
2) Jordan Goodson, $12,399 ($6,200, $2,200), 53.244% to advance
3) Josie Bianchi, $4,550 ($2,300, $3,200), 0.208% to advance
4) Sheldon Lewis II, $4,200 ($11,200, $4,800), 0.006% to advance
Here’s the methodology behind the “% chance to advance” statistic.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dhruv $10,400
Thatcher $3,600
Jordan $2,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) HAMLET $400 (16th pick)
Dhruv 5000 +3000 (Thatcher 1800 Jordan 1400)
2) NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS $800 (8th pick)
Dhruv 12400 +2800 (Thatcher 5600 Jordan 3000)
3) B.C.-ING YOU $2000 (19th pick)
Dhruv 20400 +1200 (Thatcher 7600 Jordan 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 88

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

Game Stats:
Dhruv $19,000 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Thatcher $10,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Jordan $6,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800

Dhruv Gaur, stats to date:
27 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,000

Thatcher Chonka, stats to date:
15 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Jordan Goodson, stats to date:
13 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200

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