Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 16, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Landmarks) for quarterfinal #4 of the 2018 College Championship (encore presentation) on Thursday, August 16, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 154):

In 1546 architect Pierre Lescot began rebuilding King Francis I’s palace, which is now this museum

(This episode originally aired on April 12, 2018.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Carsen Smith, a senior at Vanderbilt University from Jacksonville, Florida
Carsen Smith on Jeopardy!
Rebecca Rosenthal, a sophomore at Swarthmore College from Ridgewood, New Jersey
Rebecca Rosenthal on Jeopardy!
Harry Kioko, a senior at the University of Chicago from Princeton, New Jersey
Harry Kioko on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Louvre?

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Lescot’s knowledge of architecture from illustrations in books and from Roman ruins in France, some sources claim that he did visit Italy, but others dispute this. He began his rebuilding of the Louvre in 1546 and was influenced by classical elements. Lescot designed part of the “Old Louvre” part of the complex, which served as a French royal residence before Versailles.

It currently serves as the home of the world’s most famous art museums.

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

Scores going into Final:
Rebecca $26,000
Carsen $6,200
Harry $600

Tonight’s results:
Harry $600 – $200 = $400 (What is L’Orangerie)
Carsen $6200 – $4,200 = $2,000 (What is Versailles?)
Rebecca $26,000 + $0 = $26,000 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)

Rebecca Rosenthal, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 16, 2018 game.)

Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Hannah Sage, $17,000 ($19,000, $3,200)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $23,312 ($22,800, $10,400)
Wednesday: Rishab Jain, $20,100 ($13,600, $2,800)
Thursday: Rebecca Rosenthal, $26,000 ($26,000, $3,600)
1) Thatcher Chonka, $21,599 ($10,800, $3,600), 100% to advance
2) William Scott, $19,999 ($15,800, $1,800), 100% to advance
3) Jordan Goodson, $12,399 ($6,200, $2,200), 83.538% to advance
4) Caroline Trammell, $6,600 ($11,600, $6,000), 8.875% to advance
5) Josie Bianchi, $4,550 ($2,300, $3,200)
6) Sheldon Lewis II, $4,200 ($11,200, $4,800)
7) Carsen Smith, $2,000 ($6,200, $1,400)
8) Harry Kioko, $400 ($600, $-600)
Here’s the methodology behind the “% chance to advance” statistic.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rebecca $3,600
Carsen $1,400
Harry -$600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) I WILL NOT SERVE… $1000 (21st pick)
Harry -1600 +1000 (Rebecca 2400 Carsen 1200)
2) BROADWAY MUSICALS $1600 (2nd pick)
Rebecca 5600 +5000 (Carsen 1400 Harry -600)
3) TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS $1200 (20th pick)
Rebecca 23000 +3000 (Carsen 5400 Harry -1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 202

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

Game Stats:
Rebecca $20,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 4 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer, 2/4 on rebound attempts
Carsen $6,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 7 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Harry $600 Coryat, 6 correct, 4 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $27,600
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,600

Rebecca Rosenthal, stats to date:
26 correct, 4 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,800

Carsen Smith, stats to date:
17 correct, 8 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200

Harry Kioko, stats to date:
6 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $600

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 16, 2018"

  1. Jiovanni Maltese | August 17, 2018 at 7:47 am |

    It’s not fair for contestants to start a category across the bottom ie: so and so for $ 2,000.00 ….
    And scooping up all the high amounts leaving $ 100.00s $ 200.00s for the other players! unable to accumulate larger amounts of $$$ !
    Start at the top dollar amounts and go down!!! Love Jeopardy but it’s not correct to allow it!!!

    • I don’t think you understand how patently absurd this argument is.

      The dollar amounts don’t change based on when people select them. Every single board has 6 clues at each dollar amount, and each contestant has the same chance at the clue, regardless of when it’s picked.

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