Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 23, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Historic Sites) for game #1 of the final of the 2018 College Championship (encore presentation) on Thursday, August 23, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 159):

Its official seal includes the year 1864 for when it was established, a folded flag & a scroll inscribed “our most sacred shrine”

(This episode originally aired on April 19, 2018.)

Remember, today’s scores get added to tomorrow’s to determine the tournament champion!

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia
Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!
Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida from Sarasota, Florida
Hannah Sage on Jeopardy!
William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University from Los Altos, California
William Scott on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Arlington National Cemetery?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Arlington National Cemetery was built during the Civil War because the country’s previous military cemetaery, the United States Soldiers’ Cemetery in Washington, was nearing its capacity. The site at Arlington House was selected, additionally because it had been the home of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and there were political considerations behind denying Lee the use of his home after the war.

Today, Arlington is the final resting place of nearly 400,000 veterans and active duty service members. All U.S. Presidents are eligible for burial at Arlington due to their role as commander-in-chief.
the seal of Arlington National Cemetery, as used during Final Jeopardy on April 19, 2018.

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Scores going into Final:
Dhruv $18,000
William $16,600
Hannah $15,600

Tonight’s results:
Hannah $15,600 – $8,000 = $7,600 (What is the Lincoln Memorial?)
William $16,600 – $16,600 = $0 (What is the Gettysburg Memorial?)
Dhruv $18,000 – $9,000 = $9,000 (What is Gettysburg? Tomb of the Unknown S)

Final scores of the Jeopardy! game on April 19, 2018.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dhruv $7,800
William $5,000
Hannah $3,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) GETTING HISTORICAL $1000 (24th pick)
Dhruv 2800 +2800 (William 5000 Hannah 3600)
2) STRAIGHT “A”s IN SCIENCE $1600 (4th pick)
Dhruv 9000 +3000 (William 5000 Hannah 4400)
3) WORLD PLAYS $1600 (12th pick)
William 7800 +6000 (Dhruv 10000 Hannah 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 210

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round:
Total $ Left On Board: $600

Game Stats:
Dhruv $14,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer
Hannah $15,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
William $12,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $42,600
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,400

Dhruv Gaur, stats to date:
65 correct, 8 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
35.50% in first on buzzer (60/169)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600

Hannah Sage, stats to date:
50 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
27.81% in first on buzzer (47/169)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,867

William Scott, stats to date:
70 correct, 5 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
37.87% in first on buzzer (64/169)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,933


  • Due to the fact that tomorrow’s scores may be doubled in Final Jeopardy, Dhruv has an effective lead of $700 over Hannah and $4,500 over William.

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