Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 30, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Flags & The Bible) for Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 59):

The central image on the flag of this nation is a symbol of strength in Psalm 92 & a prized building material in I Kings 5

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Lisa Kristina, a freelance musician from Chicago Heights, Illinois
Lisa Kristina on Jeopardy!
Lily Gebrenegus, an accounting manager from Seattle, Washington
Lily Gebrenegus on Jeopardy!
Matt Preston, a assets protection leader from Harvest, Alabama (2-day total: $25,998)
Matt Preston on Jeopardy!

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What is Lebanon?

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Psalm 92 reads:

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

I Kings 5 says:

And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.

(Hiram I of Tyre furnished the cedar timbers for the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.)

Of course, the Cedar of Lebanon features prominently on the flag of Lebanon.

The flag of Lebanon, as featured during Final Jeopardy on November 30, 2017.


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

Scores going into Final:
Lisa $15,800
Matt $7,800
Lily $5,000


Tonight’s results:
Lily $5,000 – $0 = $5,000 (What is steel?)
Matt $7,800 – $2,201 = $5,599 (What is Ethiopia?)
Lisa $15,800 + $100 = $15,900 (1-day total: $15,900)


Lisa Kristina, today's Jeopardy! champion (for the November 30, 2017 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Matt $3,400
Lisa $2,800
Lily $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) SOME CHOICE WORDS $1000 (15th pick)
Lisa 1600 -1600 (Matt 3000 Lily 600)
2) MOZART $1600 (11th pick)
Lisa 6000 +2000 (Matt 4200 Lily 1800)
3) CEREMONIES $1600 (29th pick) ($2000 left on the board)
Lisa 14400 +1400 (Matt 7800 Lily 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -57


Unplayed clues:
J! round: BABY, YOU’RE A RICH MAN $400 & $600
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000


Game Stats:
Lisa $17,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
Matt $7,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer
Lily $5,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $30,000
Lach Trash: $12,600 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400


Matt Preston, final stats:
47 correct, 11 incorrect
29.76% in first on buzzer (50/168)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,267


Lisa Kristina, stats to date:
19 correct, 1 incorrect
25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200


Lisa Kristina, to win:
2 games: 53.36%
3: 28.47%
4: 15.19%
5: 8.11%
6: 4.32%
Avg. streak: 2.144 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 30, 2017"

  1. Friendly reminder:

    Please only comment about this game in this comment thread. Comments about other games (especially future ones) are in violation of the Site Comment Policy and may be removed.

    • Sorry, but Thursday was up late, so I gave my prediction. At least I was right with 1 correct and the answer. Didn’t know that “steel” was a country…????

      • 1) The comment in question came in at 4:30 AM Eastern; that doesn’t really count for “up late”. Moreover, it could have given a prediction without actually spoiling the Final Jeopardy response.

        2) People often misread clues up on stage. That was clearly a mis-read.

        • When I checked it was at a time when next day’s clue/answer are already up, so it WAS late for me. And given the difference in time zones (I am 5, during DST 6 hours behind Eastern Time) MAY have been the cause why it was late today, as I said above. I usually check at the same time and there it is, which was NOT the case today.
          Again, sorry, but you deleted my answer and the correct prediction of 1 anyway.I was not aware that you were not supposed to give a prediction. But in general: out of a possible 3/3: when it comes to foreign geography or history I deduct 1 for each category: so: 3 minus 1 for foreign=2, minus one for geography in a wider sense: again minus 1 = 1 correct. That is and will always be my prediction when it comes to a FJ category that pertains to foreign geography, history or even politics. And that 1 is optimistic. If I could I would give it an average of 0.5 correct. Just so everybody knows what my prediction would be in those FJ categories, unless you will delete this response as well.
          Have a nice day and aloha from Maui, Hawaii!

          • I’ve never banned predictions.

            But for the sake of those who want to be able to read my website without being spoiled on results for games they haven’t seen yet, it goes without saying that you need to wait for the information about a certain game to come onto this website for you to be able to talk about it (and in that section only.)

  2. What was the 5th question about Mozart? I never heard of the guy.

  3. Johnny Gilbert categories are always a treat.

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