Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 3, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Capitals) for Friday, November 3, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 40):

The world’s highest international airport, at an elevation of over 13,000′, serves this South American capital city

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Nicole Jarvis, a graduate student from Seattle, Washington
Nicole Jarvis on Jeopardy!
Kara Chandler, a stay-at-home mom from Berwyn, Illinois
Kara Chandler on Jeopardy!
Monica Ashar, an attorney from Washington, DC (1-day total: $12,801)
Monica Ashar on Jeopardy!


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What is La Paz, Bolivia?


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El Alto International Airport (not to be confused with La Paz International Airport in Mexico), is located about 13 miles west of one of Bolivia’s capitals, La Paz. Bolivia’s terrain is very mountainous, and La Paz is the capital city with the highest elevation in the world.

Bolivia’s altitude is well-known in soccer circles as well, as visiting teams often say that Bolivia has an unfair advantage in home World Cup qualifying matches (its national stadium’s altitude is almost 12,000 feet above sea level.) In fact, FIFA, for a few months in 2007, attempted to ban World Cup qualifying matches at Bolivia’s national stadium, but that ban was short-lived.

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Scores going into Final:
Kara $16,200
Nicole $9,800
Monica $9,200

Tonight’s results:
Monica $9,200 – $7,001 = $2,199 (What is Caraca Santiago?)
Nicole $9,800 – $4,900 = $4,900 (What is Quito)
Kara $16,200 – $3,401 = $12,799 (1-day total: $12,799) (What is Santiago?)

Kara Chandler, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 3, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kara $5,200
Nicole $3,400
Monica $1,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) MISSISSIPPI $1000 (30th pick)
Kara 7200 -2000 (Nicole 3400 Monica 1200)
2) OUT ON THE TOWN IN THE 1600s $800 (18th pick)
Kara 11600 +1000 (Nicole 9000 Monica 6400)
3) IDIOMS, ANNOTATED $2000 (25th pick)
Kara 16200 -2000 (Nicole 9800 Monica 9200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -32

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

Game Stats:
Kara $20,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Nicole $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Monica $9,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $39,000
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600

Monica Ashar, final stats:
30 correct
7 incorrect
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
29.63% in first on buzzer (32/108)
Average Coryat: $9,100

Kara Chandler, stats to date:
23 correct
4 incorrect
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
Average Coryat: $20,000

Kara Chandler, to win:
2 games: 54.56%
3: 29.77%
4: 16.25%
5: 8.86%
6: 4.84%
Avg. streak: 2.201 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 3, 2017"

  1. Frank Smith | November 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm |

    Santiago was a reasonable guess that would’ve also been mine. I hope Kara doesn’t get rusty while the ToC (I can’t wait!) happens.

    • I said Quito — I knew a bunch of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers are played at altitude and I picked the wrong country.

      Stupid Messi hat trick in Ecuador a few weeks back putting Quito at the front of my brain.

      • john blahuta | November 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm |

        Do you call the hat trick stupid or Messi, Andy. He is just the best football player in the world (soccer in America). Not even Ronaldo,Suarez or Neymar can hold a candle to him. And Messi was handicapped physically at about 13, when Barcelona picked him up. They saw his talent, gave him years and years of treatment, including hormone therapy, since he suffered from a growth hormone deficiency in Spain, before he started playing. He has a 7th, not a 6th sense for that sport. Always knowing what to do and when to do it.If you were calling Messi stupid I would take exception. He is anything but, and not just in football. Barca gave him a good education as well and Messi is not only knowledgeable but also intelligent. 2 different things.
        And by the way:Nicole’s wager was kind of strange. If anything she should have bet 3.000, thus winning by one $ if Kara had stayed put.But since it was a triple miss anyway it did not affect the outcome.
        HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!!!! Aloha from sunny Maui (80 F).

        • I called it “stupid” in jest. It was one of the greatest clutch performances in the history of sports, to be honest.

          • john blahuta | November 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm |

            glad to hear it, since i am a big fan of messi.
            also, when i was still living in europe my job took me all over the place. i visited games in england (the old “empire”wembley stadium, white hart lane,anfield,stamford bridge,old trafford, and that was just england.
            other stadiums included vienna (duh!),munich,frankfurt,berlin,paris,rome,milan,madrid,barcelona,budapest,athens,belgrade,prague,rotterdam,brussels…..
            that was one benefit of my job that it took me all over europe and since the iron curtain was still up and no tourism to be had from there, i visited the eastern countries on my own time.
            i could write a book about memorable games in some of those places,BUT: it’s in the past now and just a memory, albeit a very pleasant one.i also feel different when i watch games on tv surprisingly you have the english, german,french,spanish and italian top leagueas here in hawaii, go figure. and when i see a game played in a stadium i had been, its a special feeling, even so everything has been renovated or rebuilt (wembley).
            again, have a great weekend!!

          • john blahuta | November 4, 2017 at 2:35 am |

            Andy, you should have seen 2 Champions League finals. One was in Barcelona, 1999, M.U. vs Bayern. The Germans scored after 6 minutes and held until after 91 and 93 minutes ManU equalized and then won. They had started to engrave the cup already with Bayern’s name…
            The second was 2005 in Istanbul. AC Milan vs Liverpool.Milan was ahead at halftime 3:0. Game over, right? Well,within 6 MINUTES Liverpool scored 3 goals. 3:3. Extra time, no goals. Penalty shootout: Liverpool got 3 in, Milan only 2. So Liverpool won. Both referees, Collina (It.) in Barcelona and Gonzalez (Esp.) at the Istanbul game called their games the most exciting and memorable games in their career. I am not surprised that they did say so.

  2. Christopher Denault | November 3, 2017 at 6:38 pm |

    I thought Quito right away as well… that city’s got to be the most common wrong answer for this one.

    • john blahuta | November 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm |

      Lima is also quite high. I guess it helps when you are a football (soccer) fan!As Andy mentioned, FIFA even issued a temporary ban for WC qualifiers to be played in La Paz because of the altitude and therefore “thin” air.

      • john blahuta | November 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm |

        and ironically, since Santiago is located in a valley, its altitude is only about 1700 ft. or just above 500 m, the average altitude of Chile notwithstanding.They obviously thought “the country is high, so the capital has to be high up as well.

  3. This final jeopardy answer is incorrect. La Paz is not the capital of Bolivia. Sucre is the capital, as defined by the Bolivian constitution. Look it up.

  4. john blahuta | November 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm |

    @ Andy

    should have been “it’s” a special feeling. was typing too, until the ToC!!

  5. Fred Vaughn | November 4, 2017 at 9:32 am |

    Knowledge of international soccer made this easy (for me, at least). I didn’t watch until late last night, and paused the DVR just far enough into FJ! to see “South A-” (DVR progress bar was blocking part of the clue), so I was prepared to say Johannesburg (which, to be fair, is a “bit player” to all of this at 5500 ft) until I watched it play out, then my answer changed within 2 or 3 seconds!

  6. Bob Timmermann | November 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm |

    Relevant data for this:
    Quito International Airport – 7484 ft
    Jorge Chavez International Airport (Lima) – 113 ft

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