Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American History) for Tuesday, August 18, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 152):

A 1711 bill cleared the names of 22 people who were tried in this town, including Rebecca Nurse, Giles Corey & John Proctor

This episode originally aired on April 7, 2020.

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Today’s contestants:

Nathaniel Miller, a sophomore at Yale University from Miami, Florida
Nathaniel Miller on Jeopardy!
Kayla Kalhor, a sophomore at the University of Florida from Longwood, Florida
Kayla Kalhor on Jeopardy!
Sophie Casarico, a junior at Florida State University from St. Augustine, Florida
Sophie Casarico on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Salem, Massachusetts?

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These people all were accused of witchcraft in the early 1690s in the Salem witch trials. Giles Corey’s death was especially gruesome, as he was tortured to death by pressing as he refused to enter a plea. In fact, the nature of Corey’s death may have led some Salem residents to rethink their support. Many of the descendants of the wrongfully accused, including Corey’s descendants, received compensation from the 1711 bill.

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

Scores going into Final:
Nathaniel $20,000
Kayla $12,000
Sophie $3,200

Tonight’s results:
Sophie $3,200 + $3,200 = $6,400 (What is Salem, Massachusetts)
Kayla $12,000 + $4,501 = $16,501 (What is Salem, Massachusetts?)
Nathaniel $20,000 + $4,001 = $24,001 (What is Salem?) (Semi-Finalist)

Nathaniel Miller, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 18, 2020 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Marshall Comeaux, $17,599
Tuesday: Nathaniel Miller, $24,001
1. Kayla Kalhor, $16,501, 97.869% to advance
2. Emma Farrell, $6,799, 8.025% to advance
3. Sophie Casarico, $6,400, 0.985% to advance
4. Sirad Hassan, $100, 0.00004% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Nathaniel $8,400
Kayla $4,600
Sophie $1,200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NAME THE SPEAKER $600 (clue #11)
Nathaniel 5200 +800 (Sophie 1000 Kayla 1400)
2) HEALTH & MEDICINE $1600 (clue #3)
Kayla 8600 -3000 (Sophie 1200 Nathaniel 8400)
3) BRITISH LIT $1200 (clue #7)
Nathaniel 11600 -2000 (Sophie 1200 Kayla 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -37

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 332 (2.18 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Nathaniel $21,800 Coryat, 26 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kayla $15,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Sophie $3,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,000
Lach Trash: $4,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400

Sophie Casarico, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,200

Kayla Kalhor, career statistics:
20 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000

Nathaniel Miller, career statistics:
27 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,800

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