Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 4, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Songs & U.S. History) for Thursday, August 4, 2022 (Season 38, Game 35):

Victory in 1805’s Battle of Derna on the coast of North Africa inspired a lyric in this song made official in 1929

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Wren Romero, a Ph.D candidate from Evanston, Illinois
Wren Romero on Jeopardy!
Emily Robinson, a political strategist from Brooklyn, New York
Emily Robinson on Jeopardy!
Tyler Rhode, a healthcare data specialist from New York, New York (2-day total: $35,301)
Tyler Rhode on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Marines’ Hymn?

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The Marines’ Hymn has been the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps since 1929. The opening lines of the Marines’ Hymn are “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli”, referencing the Battle of Chapultepec in the Mexican-American War and the Battle of Derna in the First Barbary War. The lyrics are set to music by Jacques Offenbach.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Scary Everyday Halloween Stories; Skyscraper City; Foul Play; Presidents Who Weren’T Born In The United States; 5, 5; Landscaping)

Tyler had the best time of things in the Jeopardy! Round, picking up 17 correct responses. It was Emily who got to play the Daily Double, and she did the right thing by making it a True Daily Double! Wren sat third going at the midpoint of the game.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Tyler 11 correct 0 incorrect
Wren 3 correct 0 incorrect
Emily 1 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Tyler 17 correct 1 incorrect
Emily 5 correct 2 incorrect
Wren 5 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Landscape-Ing; The Villain Of The Piece; Words From Quechua; Non-Medical Fevers; Satellites; Musical Touring Companies)

Double Jeopardy! absolutely belonged to Wren, and even dropping $3,000 on a Daily Double didn’t faze her, either—she picked up another $4,800 over the final seven clues to prevent Tyler from having a runaway.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Tyler 25 correct 1 incorrect
Wren 17 correct 4 incorrect
Emily 12 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 3 (0 today).

Tyler was the only correct player in Final Jeopardy! today, and that means he picks up victory #3!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, August 4, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Tyler $18,000
Wren $11,400
Emily $10,400

Tonight’s results:

Emily $10,400 – $10,398 = $2 (What is the Star Spangled Banner)
Wren $11,400 – $11,400 = $0 (What is the Battle Hymn of the R)
Tyler $18,000 + $5,000 = $23,000 (What is the Marines Hymn?) (3-day total: $58,301)

Tyler Rhode, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 4, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Tyler $9,600
Emily $4,000
Wren $800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) SKYSCRAPER CITY $800 (clue #24)
Emily 2000 +2000 (Tyler 8200 Wren 2000)
2) SATELLITES $1600 (clue #16)
Emily 3600 +2000 (Tyler 17600 Wren 4000)
3) WORDS FROM QUECHUA $1200 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
Wren 9600 -3000 (Tyler 18000 Emily 5600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 124

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.09 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Tyler $18,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Emily $8,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Wren $14,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800

Tyler Rhode, career statistics:

68 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
39.41% in first on buzzer (67/170)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,600

Emily Robinson, career statistics:

12 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800

Wren Romero, career statistics:

17 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400

Tyler Rhode, to win:

4 games: 57.819%
5: 33.430%
6: 19.329%
7: 11.176%
8: 6.462%
Avg. streak: 4.371 games.

Today’s interviews:

Wren is writing her dissertation on ghosts in American literature.
Emily had an internship teaching English in Honduras after high school.
Tyler wrote a prize-winning thesis on Roman love elegy.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: The name of this satellite that scared the West is Russian for “traveling companion”; in the category Satellites. The correct response: What is Sputnik?

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Tyler $18,000 Wren $11,400 Emily $10,400)

Tyler: Standard cover bet over Wren is $4,801. (Actual bet: $5,000)

Emily: If Tyler covers Wren and is incorrect, he falls to $13,199. Thus, you should bet $2,801 at an absolute minimum. If Wren bets to cover you and is incorrect, she falls to $1,999. Consider limiting your bet to $8,399 to increase your chances of finishing second. (Actual bet: $10,398)

Wren: Standard cover bet over Emily is $9,401. (Actual bet: $11,400)

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 4, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | August 4, 2022 at 11:01 am |

    No ambiguous memory here! I definitely got this one right the first time 😉

    Between Seasons streak: 4W

  2. Putnik means traveler. The preposition C (pronounced like an ‘s’) means with. So literally, Sputnik is ‘with traveler’.

  3. Pretty sure I made the same mistake the first time through here as I did last night. I knew the song I was going for, but I didn’t know the proper title. I could only come up with “The Marine Corps Anthem” which probably wouldn’t have cut it.

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