Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Firsts) for Tuesday, June 2, 2020 (Season 36, Game 182):

John Ledyard, sailing on Captain Cook’s last voyage in search of the NW Passage, was the 1st American to land at what are now these 2 states

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jenna Hall, high school English teacher from Seaside, California
Jenna Hall on Jeopardy!
Amanda Baltimore, 7th grade science teacher from Cocoa Beach, Florida
Amanda Baltimore on Jeopardy!
Meggie Kwait, middle school humanities teacher from New York, New York
Meggie Kwait on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are Alaska & Hawaii?

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Connecticut’s John Ledyard served as a British marine on Captain Cook’s third and final voyage from 1776 to 1780; the four year voyage, which began in England and headed east, was ostensibly a voyage to return Omai (a famous Tahitian who visited Europe) to his home, but was also an attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. Cook was killed after he attempted to take the Hawaiian king hostage (the locals had stolen one of Cook’s small boats). While on this voyage, though, Ledyard became the first American to set foot on both Hawaii and Alaska, which ended up becoming the 50th and 49th states, respectively, in 1959.

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Scores going into Final:
Meggie $24,400
Amanda $4,800
Jenna $3,800

Tonight’s results:
Jenna $3,800 + $3,800 = $7,600 (What are Hawaii & Alaska?)
Amanda $4,800 + $2,222 = $7,022 (What are Alaks & Hawaii)
Meggie $24,400 – $18 = $24,382 (What are California & Oregon?) (Finalist)

Meggie Kwait, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 2, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Meggie $11,000
Amanda $2,000
Jenna $1,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) HEAVEN OR HELL $800 (clue #11)
Meggie 3000 +3000 (Amanda 1200 Jenna 600)
Jenna 5800 -2000 (Meggie 24200 Amanda 3600)
3) DOCUMENTARIES $2000 (clue #29)
Meggie 27400 -5000 (Amanda 4800 Jenna 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 47

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (1.99 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Meggie $27,200 Coryat, 31 correct, 3 incorrect, 56.14% in first on buzzer (32/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jenna $5,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Amanda $4,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,800
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Meggie Kwait, career statistics:
57 correct, 6 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
45.61% in first on buzzer (52/114)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,300

Amanda Baltimore, career statistics:
37 correct, 6 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200

Jenna Hall, career statistics:
22 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
5.26% in first on buzzer (6/114)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,900

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 2, 2020"

  1. Bob Chang | June 2, 2020 at 11:53 am |

    Meggie proved she will be a force to be reckoned with in the finals, with a great chance to win! My speculation is the Jeopardy producers choose this all women semifinals, because they wanted to insure a strong woman made the finals, but this degree of a runaway likely very few anticipated or predicted.

  2. I guessed Alaska and Maine. Wow! I thought this would be hard fought between Amanda & Meggie. Meggie blew them out of the water! I think the finals are going to be exciting!

  3. As expected , a rather lopsided game. The same will happen tomorrow. All players were top in game one….

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | June 2, 2020 at 4:57 pm |

    Wow! Meggie is a BEAST, but I have a bone to pick with her because she didn’t know my favorite movie, Hoop Dreams.

  5. Congrats to Meggie for a dominant performance and extra cudos for showing her disapproval of “Magic” Mike Pompeii!

  6. Sorry for auto correct, obviously should say “Magic” Mike Pompeo!

  7. I hope Meggie wins it all, she is quite a character!

  8. center ice | June 3, 2020 at 2:23 am |

    Mega win by Meggie — a great personality and player!

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