Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 5, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Names) for Monday, August 5, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 48, encore presentation):

In the 1870s he wrote that “Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Claire Sattler, a senior from Bonita Springs, Florida
Claire Sattler on Jeopardy!
Autumn Shelton, a junior from Lamar, Missouri
Autumn Shelton on Jeopardy!
Tim Cho, a senior from Champaign, Illinois
Tim Cho on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Charles Darwin?

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This quote did not come from Darwin’s seminal 1859 work On The Origin of Species, but the 1871 work The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, which applied his evolutionary theory to human evolution.

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

Scores going into Final:
Claire $13,600
Tim $13,400
Autumn $11,800

Tonight’s results:
Autumn $11,800 + $11,399 = $23,199
Tim $13,400 + $13,400 = $26,800
Claire $13,600 + $13,201 = $26,801 (Finalist)

Claire Sattler, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 5, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tim $7,000
Claire $3,800
Autumn $3,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) MEDIEVAL TIMES $600 (2nd pick)
Tim 400 +1000 (Autumn 0 Claire 0)
2) BODIES OF WATER $1200 (20th pick)
Claire 11000 +1000 (Tim 11800 Autumn 6600)
3) UNDERSTANDING MONEY $1600 (27th pick) ($3200 remaining on the board)
Autumn 9400 +1600 (Tim 13400 Claire 13200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 126

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

Game Stats:
Claire $13,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
Tim $13,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Autumn $11,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000

Claire Sattler, stats to date:
39 correct, 6 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts
33.33% in first on buzzer (38/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,100

Tim Cho, stats to date:
40 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,900

Autumn Shelton, stats to date:
35 correct, 4 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts
25.44% in first on buzzer (29/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 5, 2019"

  1. Kyle mcKay | August 6, 2019 at 2:27 pm |

    What was the question regarding author Rick Riodan?

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