Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 2, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. History) for Thursday, November 2, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 39):

Only 4 men have been both VP & President & served in both houses of Congress; 2 of them shared this last name

(correct response beneath the contestants)


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Today’s contestants:

Kelvin Smith, a Ph.D student from Birmingham, Alabama
Kelvin Smith on Jeopardy!
Monica Ashar, an attorney from Washington, DC
Monica Ashar on Jeopardy!
Jenny Wrigley, a yoga instructor from Olive Branch, Mississippi (1-day total: $22,401)
Jenny Wrigley on Jeopardy!

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What is Johnson?

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Andrew Johnson served in the House from 1843 to 1853, in the Senate from 1857 to 1862 (and again briefly in 1875), as Vice-President for just over a month in 1865, after which acceded to the Presidency after Lincoln’s assassination.

Lyndon Johnson served in the House from 1937 to 1949, in the Senate from 1949 to 1961, as Vice-President from 1961 to 1963, and as President from 1963 to 1969.

The other two people: John Tyler (House 1816-1821, Senator 1827-1836, VP 1841, President 1841-1845) and Richard Nixon (House 1947-1950, Senate 1950-1953, VP 1963-1961, and President 1969-1974).


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

Scores going into Final:
Jenny $12,800
Monica $7,800
Kelvin $4,000


Tonight’s results:
Kelvin $4,000 – $1,199 = $2,801 (What is Clinton)
Monica $7,800 + $5,001 = $12,801 (1-day total: $12,801) (What is Harri Johnson)
Jenny $12,800 – $2,801 = $9,999 (What is Adams?)


Monica Ashar, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 2, 2017 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jenny $7,400
Monica $4,600
Kelvin $1,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) HEAVENLY BODIES $600 (18th pick)
Jenny 2400 +2000 (Monica 5400 Kelvin -400)
2) CHAIR FORCE $2000 (12th pick)
Monica 7800 -1200 (Jenny 8600 Kelvin 1200)
3) BRIDGE ACROSS THE “C” $1200 (23rd pick)
Jenny 11000 +1000 (Monica 7800 Kelvin 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 77


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: OOH, GOETHE GUMDROPS $400, $800, $1200, $2000 & BASEBALL RECORDS $400, $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $6,800


Game Stats:
Monica $9,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 37.25% in first on buzzer
Jenny $11,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.29% in first on buzzer
Kelvin $4,000 Coryat, 5 correct, 2 incorrect, 11.76% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $24,600
Lach Trash: $13,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600


Jenny Wrigley, final stats:
45 correct
8 incorrect
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
39.25% in first on buzzer (42/107)
Average Coryat: $15,600


Monica Ashar, stats to date:
18 correct
5 incorrect
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
37.25% in first on buzzer (19/51)
Average Coryat: $9,000


Monica Ashar, to win:
2 games: 30.89%
3: 9.54%
4: 2.95%
5: 0.91%
6: 0.28%
Avg. streak: 1.447 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 2, 2017"

  1. I thought the correct response was Adams as well. I remembered that John (number 2) and John Q. Adams (number 6) were both Presidents, and that Adams 2 was the first VP. I don’t know about their other political history, but I’m glad somebody got it right.

    • Unless you know the fact cold (and who does?), the best way to approach this clue is to look at the 5 duplicate names (Adams, Harrison, Johnson, Roosevelt, and Bush) and basically start eliminating things.

      If you don’t start there, you’re in trouble, because the process of elimination takes awhile. I got there at about the 20 second mark.

      Also remember that George and DeWitt Clinton, while they certainly were never President, were huge in early American politics.

  2. They all did the math and came up with the “correct” bets. Kelvin made a bet based on Monica betting just enough to tie or take the lead; if they both had given incorrect responses, Kelvin would’ve moved ahead of her by $1-$2 for second place. Monica made the bet (which Kelvin predicted) to take a $1 lead over Jenny with a correct response, which is what happened. And Jenny bet enough to guarantee a win with a correct response, which, unfortunately for her, she didn’t get.

    So good betting, everybody!

    • Yes, finally this week some “normal” or “correct” bidding!! Andy, have you ever tried out or been on the show? If not, you should.

      • As it turns out, I have an audition in a couple of weeks!

        • Good luck! Let us know how it goes, please.

        • In the words of Béla Károlyi, “You can do it!” A dream episode of Jeopardy! would find you and Blahuta pitted against each other in an epic struggle for trivia supremacy. Triviaphiles the world over would recount the tale for centuries, long after the Jeopardy! podiums crumbled to dust in the annals of game show history. Good luck, Andy…

  3. Nelson Campbell | November 3, 2017 at 8:51 am | Reply

    I had to take the dog out and missed why Jenny’s score was corrected.Can you fill me in ?

  4. Andy, I did the same, but luckily started with Johnson and ran out of time. Roosevelt was tempting, as was Adams, but I knew at least one if them had no legislative time. Helps to read great biographies and watch excellent mini-series!

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