Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 20, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 18th Century Americans) for Thursday, June 20, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 204):

“Essays to Do Good” by Cotton Mather inspired Silence Dogood, the newspaper pseudonym of this man

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Audrey Sarin, a senior from Redmond, Washington
Audrey Sarin on Jeopardy!
Sreekar Madabushi, a junior from Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Sreekar Madabushi on Jeopardy!
Jackson Jones, a junior from Louisville, Kentucky
Jackson Jones on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Benjamin Franklin?

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Silence Dogood was a pseudonym created by a 16-year-old Benjamin Franklin in order to get letters published in the New-England Courant, a newspaper published by his older brother James. They amused readers as they poked fun at various parts of life of colonial America, but when James found out that his younger brother was Silence Dogood, it angered the older Franklin; however, Dogood stuck up for James Franklin when the elder brother was briefly jailed for publishing material against the governor of Massachusetts, publishing “Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.”

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Scores going into Final:
Jackson $22,000
Sreekar $14,400
Audrey $8,400

Tonight’s results:
Audrey $8,400 + $8,400 = $16,800 (Who is Benjamin Franklin Franklin)
Sreekar $14,400 + $3,600 = $18,000
Jackson $22,000 – $400 = $21,600 (Automatic Semi-Finalist) (Who is Jonath Jonathan E Edwards?)

Jackson Jones, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 20, 2019 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Teagan O’Sullivan, $25,201 ($19,300, $5,400)
Tuesday: Lucas Miner, $21,000 ($16,400, $6,000)
Wednesday: Justin Bolsen, $25,342 ($25,300, $8,000)
Thursday: Jackson Jones, $21,600 ($22,000, $6,000)
1. Eesha Sohail, $19,787 ($20,200, $6,200), 100% to advance
2. Ryan Presler, $19,301 ($12,600, $7,400), 100% to advance
3. Sreekar Madabushi, $18,000 ($14,400, $2,800), 97.769% to advance
4. Audrey Sarin, $16,800 ($8,400, $1,200), 65.780% to advance
5. Stephanie Pierson, $13,999 ($7,000, $1,400)
6. Sophia Weng, $13,600 ($6,800, $4,400)
7. Alison Purcell, $11,600 ($5,800, $4,200)
8. Rohit Kataria, $0 ($11,400, $3,400)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jackson $6,000
Sreekar $2,800
Audrey $1,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) A GAP YEAR $800 (21st pick)
Sreekar 4600 -2000 (Jackson 2200 Audrey 1000)
2) ANCIENT ROME $1600 (7th pick)
Sreekar 5600 +5600 (Jackson 7200 Audrey 1200)
3) METEOROLOGY $1200 (17th pick)
Jackson 16000 +2000 (Sreekar 12000 Audrey 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 69

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

Game Stats:
Jackson $21,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
Sreekar $12,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Audrey $8,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $42,000
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,000

Jackson Jones, stats to date:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,200

Sreekar Madabushi, stats to date:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400

Audrey Sarin, stats to date:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400


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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 20, 2019"

  1. To me, this is the toughest FJ of the week so far. The others have been things knowledgeable teens might know outright, or could deduce fairly quickly. Silence Dogood is pretty obscure, but maybe they can figure it out by thinking of someone from the time period who was associated with newspapers and used pseudonyms. Alex once lamented that teens don’t seem to know history as well as they once did. This may be a good test of that.

    • Matt Rose | June 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm |

      Except if they saw the Nicolas Cage Action Movie, National Treasure.

      PS. Who would have thought being a Nicolas Cage fan could make you a Jeopardy winner.

  2. If any of the contestants saw the first National Treasure movie, then this would be a piece of cake,

  3. Matt Rose | June 20, 2019 at 5:45 pm |

    On the way these kids are betting, do they knew what previous players from this week scored. As some seem to know they need around $20,000.

    • Vader47000 | June 20, 2019 at 11:41 pm |

      The contestants aren’t allowed to see the other games, but as chronicled on sites like this one, an average of $16k to $17k is usually enough to earn at least a wild card spot. The kids might know that at least. This year the scores seem to be trending higher but we’ll see how the final two runners up do.

      That being said I’m not entirely sure about Sreekar’s not betting to win. Audrey made the bet she had to and Jackson’s conservative bet not to cover Sreekar is understandable given wild card probabilities. Though I have to wonder why he bet anything at all with that strategy, unless it’s some Jamesian numbers game to amuse himself.

      If Sreekar bet the odds to get to $18k he should also know that the $11k he’d have if he were wrong probably wouldn’t be good enough for a wc spot anyway, so he might as well have gone for the win

    • Vader – totally correct on the fact that he should’ve known that if he got it wrong, he most likely wouldn’t be a wildcard so might as well bet more and give a better chance at the wildcard if he got it correct. And now, in hindsight, we see his decision cost him a wildcard spot. but yeah….hindsight is 20/20

  4. Andy, I have a question. With the filming done so far in advance, would any of these kids have seen James play? Thanks!

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