Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The 50 States) for Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 42):

In 1840 this New England state was home to 24 of the 100 most populous U.S. urban places; now, its capital is its only one in the top 100

This episode originally aired on November 5, 2019.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Rachel Lindgren, an astronomy interpreter from Bend, Oregon
Rachel Lindgren on Jeopardy!
Dhruv Gaur, a student at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia
Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!
Rob Worman, an engagement manager from Edina, Minnesota
Rob Worman on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Massachusetts?

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The places ranged in population from the 93,383 of Boston (5th in the US at the time) to Barnstable on Cape Cod (#97 at 4,301). Some of these 24 places, such as Charlestown, Roxbury, Dorchester, became part of Boston; many others are still Boston suburbs. Growth outside of New England, though, caused Massachusetts to only have 12 of the top 100 by 1890. Currently, Worcester is second in Massachusetts and 136th in the United States.

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Scores going into Final:
Dhruv $13,600
Rachel $10,000
Rob $400

Tonight’s results:
Rob $400 + $399 = $799 (What is VA MA)
Rachel $10,000 + $3,601 = $13,601
Dhruv $13,600 + $6,401 = $20,001 (Semifinalist)

Dhruv Gaur, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 7, 2020 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Gilbert Collins, $16,801 ($9,000, $7,400)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $20,001 ($13,600, $6,000)
1. Kyle Jones, $16,800 ($8,400, $1,200), 99.707% to advance
2. Rachel Lindgren, $13,601 ($10,000, $3,600), 85.864% to advance
3. Anneke Garcia, $4,799 ($11,400, $3,400), 1.898% to advance
4. Rob Worman, $799 ($400, $2,200), 0.003% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dhruv $6,000
Rachel $3,600
Rob $2,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS $1000 (11th pick)
Dhruv 5800 -3000 (Rachel 2000 Rob -800)
2) FICTIONAL CHARACTERS $800 (10th pick)
Rob 5400 -5400 (Dhruv 7600 Rachel 7200)
3) THE DARK AGES $2000 (11th pick)
Rob 0 -2000 (Dhruv 7600 Rachel 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -252

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.10 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Dhruv $16,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Rachel $10,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Rob $7,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 6 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,400
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Dhruv Gaur, stats to date:
107 correct, 12 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
34.04% in first on buzzer (96/282)
7/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,600)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,560

Rachel Lindgren, stats to date:
117 correct, 16 incorrect
7/11 on rebound attempts (on 28 rebound opportunities)
28.65% in first on buzzer (110/384)
3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,400)
3/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,143

Rob Worman, stats to date:
137 correct, 28 incorrect
8/11 on rebound attempts (on 48 rebound opportunities)
33.17% in first on buzzer (136/410)
9/11 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $28,800)
5/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,500

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