Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidential Geography) for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 158):
This Midwest city is the burial place of one 19th century President & was named for a relative of another
This episode originally aired on April 15, 2020.
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(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Xiaoke Ying, a sophomore at the University of Southern California from Arcadia, California
|Marshall Comeaux, a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin from Dallas, Texas
|Nathaniel Miller, a sophomore at Yale University from Miami, Florida
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Correct response: What is Cleveland, Ohio?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Cleveland, Ohio was named after its founder, Moses Cleaveland, who was the third cousin thrice removed of U.S. President Grover Cleveland. Its Lake View Cemetery is home fo the James A. Garfield Memorial.
In terms of how to get this one? There was a lot of noise in this clue, you basically needed to think “what Midwest city shares its name with a U.S. President” and hope that it fit all of the parts of the clue.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Xiaoke $10,200 – $2,000 = $8,200 (What is Lincoln?) (Finalist)
Nathaniel $11,800 – $10,800 = $1,000 (What is Lincoln?)
Marshall $12,200 – $11,401 = $799 (What is Lincoln, Nebraska)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS $1000 (clue #22)
Nathaniel 5600 -800 (Marshall 3200 Xiaoke 2200)
2) POETRY $2000 (clue #3)
Marshall 5000 +5000 (Nathaniel 5800 Xiaoke 3800)
3) THE ELEMENTS WITH STYLE $2000 (clue #15)
Marshall 12400 -3000 (Nathaniel 10200 Xiaoke 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 62
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: WORLD OF VIDEO GAMES $400 THE ELEMENTS WITH STYLE $400 A FULL RIDE $400
Total Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 335 (2.12 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles
Xiaoke $10,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Nathaniel $12,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (18/54), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Marshall $12,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer (19/54), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,200
Nathaniel Miller, career statistics:
46 correct, 8 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
37.84% in first on buzzer (42/111)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200
Marshall Comeaux, career statistics:
37 correct, 12 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
35.14% in first on buzzer (39/111)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800
Xiaoke Ying, career statistics:
23 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
19.82% in first on buzzer (22/111)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,300
- When this episode originally aired, one of the things that surprised me the most was the number of people who didn’t think that Ohio was a Midwestern city. The fact that the US Census Bureau very clearly classifies Ohio as Midwest notwithstanding, to me, Ohio-Michigan-Indiana-Illinois-Wisconsin are the five states I’ve most thought of as Midwestern for my entire life. I am utterly mystified by those who think otherwise.
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