Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 27, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category German Geography) for Monday, November 27, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 56):

Of Germany’s 16 states, these 2 at opposite ends of the country begin with the same letter & are the largest & smallest

A map of Germany, as used during Final Jeopardy on November 27, 2017

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Caity Willox, a course logistics specialist from Skokie, Illinois
Caity Wilcox on Jeopardy!
Hilary Fried, a retired box office cashier from Milford, Connecticut
Hilary Fried on Jeopardy!
Marcus Gresham, a WRAP facilitator from Corydon, Indiana (1-day total: $20,401)
Marcus Gresham on Jeopardy!


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What are Bavaria and Bremen?


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It’s not often that I say this about a clue, but this episode was taped four weeks before the Tournament of Champions; thus, I must ask: why was this Final Jeopardy! not saved for the Tournament? To me, this is unequivocally a Tournament-level Final, as the knowledge required here seems deep and a lot to ask for a regular game.

On with the actual clue: Germany’s 16 states: Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, and Thuringia. Bavaria is the largest in area at about 27,240 square miles, and Bremen is the smallest at 161 square miles. The State of Bremen contains both the city of Bremen and the exclave of Bremerhaven (Bremen’s North Sea port on the east bank of the Weser River).

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

Scores going into Final:
Marcus $15,600
Caity $13,200
Hilary $6,200

Tonight’s results:
Hilary $6,200 – $4,601 = $1,599 What are Bavaria & Brunhilda)
Caity $13,200 – $5,000 = $8,200 (What are Bavaria & Baden)
Marcus $15,600 + $10,801 = $26,401 (2-day total: $46,802)

Marcus Gresham, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 27, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Marcus $6,200
Hilary $4,200
Caity $2,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NOTABLE NAMES $800 (11th pick)
Marcus 2200 -1200 (Hilary 600 Caity 400)
2) A MANIA FOR MANIAS $2000 (25th pick)
Marcus 11800 +2200 (Caity 12400 Hilary 7400)
3) CRIME TIME $2000 (30th pick)
Caity 14800 -1600 (Marcus 15600 Hilary 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -47

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Marcus $16,600 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Caity $14,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Hilary $6,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000

Marcus Gresham, stats to date:
44 correct, 4 incorrect
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400

Marcus Gresham, to win:
3 games: 51.27%
4: 26.29%
5: 13.48%
6: 6.91%
7: 3.54%
Avg. streak: 3.052 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 27, 2017"

  1. This plays a lot easier when you have the picture available, as opposed to the NY Times clue of the day. Still tough to get the second one, but much less so.

    • I still think it’s ToC material, picture or no picture. 🙂

      • No doubt!

        • The writers could have easily saved this Final Jeopardy for the post-ToC tapings, and everyone would have been like “Oh, they’re just burning a ToC Final that they weren’t able to use”, and I think a lot of people would have understood.

          But to run this at a taping four weeks before taping the ToC? I still don’t know how I feel about this.

      • Marcus Gresham | November 28, 2017 at 9:26 am |

        I came up with Bavaria fairly early and then racked my brain. I could tell it was not much more than a city, and the ONLY German city with a “B” other than Berlin, which I knew was incorrect, was Bremen. I was scrambling so late I didn’t even have time to write the question mark.

  2. I think Marcus Gresham are wearing a Hawaii beach shirt on the show.

  3. How many “SERIOUSLY”s can one Jeopardy! episode produce?

  4. I had a dream the other night that Keith Williams made a return to the final wager and he recaped the whole year

  5. You want really tough geography look to Africa. From of a list of 54 countries and capitals I have pinned to the wall of my dank, dark, dingy office, I challenge anyone to name more than, let’s say, 15. Yeah, 15 sounds like a good number!

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