Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 20, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Greek Mythology) for semifinal #1 of the 2018 College Championship (encore presentation) on Monday, August 20, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 156):

In one version Thetis killed 6 of her children in her attempts to make them immortal; this warrior was her seventh

(This episode originally aired on April 16, 2018.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jordan Goodson, a senior at Columbia University from McLean, Virginia
Jordan Goodson on Jeopardy!
William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University from Los Altos, California
William Scott on Jeopardy!
Rebecca Rosenthal, a sophomore at Swarthmore College from Ridgewood, New Jersey
Rebecca Rosenthal on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Achilles?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

There are differing stories as to what specifically caused Achilles’ near-invulnerability, with Achilles being dipped in the river Styx by Thetis being the most famous one, but the common thread is that Thetis had to hold baby Achilles by the heel. Thus, that heel was the only part of him unable to be protected.

In the myths surrounding the Trojan War, Achilles died as a result of a poisoned arrow striking him in that vulnerable heel.

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Scores going into Final:
William $22,400
Rebecca $21,800
Jordan $2,200

Tonight’s results:
Jordan $2,200 + $2,199 = $4,399
Rebecca $21,800 + $21,800 = $43,600
William $22,400 + $21,201 = $43,601 (Finalist)

William Scott, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 20, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
William $10,400
Rebecca $5,000
Jordan $3,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) YES, MAMMAL! $1000 (10th pick)
William 2800 +2800 (Rebecca 2000 Jordan 200)
2) THE DEANS LIST $800 (11th pick)
Jordan 1400 +1200 (William 14800 Rebecca 9800)
3) FIRST IN YOUR CLASS $1600 (25th pick) ($7600 remaining on the board)
Rebecca 14200 +8000 (William 19200 Jordan 1400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 216

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

Game Stats:
William $20,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Rebecca $15,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Jordan $1,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $37,800
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400

William Scott, stats to date:
53 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
43.86% in first on buzzer (49/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,300

Rebecca Rosenthal, final stats:
47 correct, 6 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts
38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,100

Jordan Goodson, final stats:
23 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
19.30% in first on buzzer (22/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000

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