Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 7, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Mammals) for Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 50, encore presentation):

Scientific name Mellivora capensis, this 2-word weasel family member was named “most fearless mammal”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Rohan Kapileshwari, a senior from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Rohan Kapileshwari on Jeopardy!
Emma Arnold, a junior from Owings Mills, Maryland
Emma Arnold on Jeopardy!
Audrey Satchivi, a senior from Carmel, Indiana
Audrey Satchivi on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the honey badger?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The honey badger (named as such before its fondness for honey) is not afraid to get into a fight, which is particularly surprising for its small size (adult, about 11″ in height, 26″ in length, and about 35 pounds.)

Here’s a video of two honey badgers taking on six lions.


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

Scores going into Final:
Emma $18,000
Rohan $15,000
Audrey $12,400


Tonight’s results:
Audrey $12,400 – $12,400 = $0 (What is?)
Rohan $15,000 – $14,998 = $2 (What is a river otter)
Emma $18,000 + $12,001 = $30,001 (Finalist)


Emma Arnold, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 16, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rohan $6,600
Emma $5,600
Audrey $4,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) FICTIONAL PLACES $1000 (24th pick)
Emma 2400 +2000 (Rohan 5200 Audrey 4000)
2) ‘TEENS IN HISTORY $800 (10th pick)
Emma 11200 +2000 (Rohan 8600 Audrey 5800)
3) STATE FACTS $2000 (19th pick)
Audrey 8600 +3000 (Emma 16000 Rohan 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 136


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


Game Stats:
Emma $15,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Rohan $15,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Audrey $11,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebounds
Combined Coryat Score: $42,200
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800


Emma Arnold, stats to date:
33 correct, 0 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
22.81% in first on buzzer (26/114)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600


Rohan Kapileshwari, stats to date:
40 correct, 7 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400


Audrey Satchivi, stats to date:
32 correct, 2 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
23.68% in first on buzzer (27/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • This will be the fifth tournament where the finals is all-woman, after Season 5’s Seniors Tournament and Season 8, 15 and 28’s Teen Tournaments.

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