Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 5, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Europe) for Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 62):

This 1814-1815 gathering of leaders prompted Beethoven to compose the cantata “The Glorious Moment”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Kimberly Kist, a retired teacher from Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Kimberly Kist on Jeopardy!
Matthias Clark, a financial software consultant from River Forest, Illinois
Matthias Clark on Jeopardy!
Kyle Becker, a research scientist from Nashville, Tennessee (1-day total: $18,401)
Kyle Becker on Jeopardy!


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What is the Congress of Vienna?


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The Congress of Vienna took place in order to provide a long-term peace plan for Europe in the wake of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Signed nine days before Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo, it caused France to lose most of its recent territorial gains, where Prussia, Austria, and Russia all gained territory. It was meant to seen as a balance between the main European powers, in order to remain at peace. While it did suppress many republican movements in Europe, it was generally seen as successful in its aim in creating long-term stability and peace in much of mid-19th century Europe, as their work prevented a wide-scale European war until 1914.

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

Scores going into Final:
Kyle $12,200
Matthias $6,200
Kimberly $5,400

Tonight’s results:
Kimberly $5,400 – $5,000 = $400 (What is the coronation)
Matthias $6,200 – 5,800 = $400 (What is the Council of N)
Kyle $12,200 – $201 = $11,999 (2-day total: $30,400) (What is the College of Cardinals?)

Kyle Becker, today's Jeopardy winner (for the December 5, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Matthias $2,200
Kimberly $2,200
Kyle -$600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) 9-LETTER WORDS $600 (13th pick)
Kyle -400 +1000 (Matthias 3000 Kimberly 600)
2) THE ELEMENT NAMED FOR… $1600 (4th pick)
Kyle 1000 +2000 (Kimberly 2200 Matthias 1800)
3) FEELING YOUR OATHS $1600 (24th pick)
Kyle 9400 +2000 (Kimberly 5400 Matthias 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 221

Unplayed clues:
J! round: COOKBOOKS $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: POP CULTURE 2000 $400
Total $ Left On Board: $2,200

Game Stats:
Kyle $11,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 24.07% in first on buzzer
Matthias $6,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 7 incorrect, 44.44% in first on buzzer
Kimberly $5,400 Coryat, 7 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.81% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $22,600
Lach Trash: $17,600 (on 18 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600

Kyle Becker, stats to date:
32 correct, 7 incorrect
24.53% in first on buzzer (26/106)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600

Kyle Becker, to win:
3 games: 41.27%
4: 17.04%
5: 7.03%
6: 2.90%
7: 1.20%
Avg. streak: 2.703 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


  • Kyle’s total Daily Double efficiency of 221 is 3rd-highest for all regular-play games since October 4, 2004, behind only Philip Tiu on March 15, 2016 (285) and Jason Zollinger on January 12, 2010 (222).

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21 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 5, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | December 5, 2017 at 10:37 am |

    Prediction: out of 3/3 possible: minus 1 for Europe, minus one for history = 1 correct, though I would not be surprised if it were a total whiff.But let’s stay with ONE correct.
    Now, I have to make that prediction now at 05:35 Hawaiian Standard time. That’s the only window because of the time zones when the question and answers are up, but the results are not yet there.
    Going back to bed…….have a nice day everybody!!!

    • Mark Barrett | December 5, 2017 at 11:17 am |

      John, your predictions are only half of the fun. You have to try to guess the incorrect responses.

      • john blahuta | December 5, 2017 at 12:12 pm |

        I usually do. But being FROM Vienna originally, I could not think of anything else with THIS clue. It was so obvious to me just after the years, I did not even have to go to Beethoven….Napoleons first abdication was 1814, Congress of Vienna, the the infamous “100 days”. And after all, the Austrian emperor Franz II (Holy Roman Empire) which he abolished in 1806 or Franz I of Austria was Napoleons father in law (father of Marie-Louise)….I did my history thesis about Austria-Hungary , so this was too easy for me!

  2. john blahuta | December 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm |

    @ Andy

    Unfortunately your window is 04:00 to 06:30 for me during EST, 03:00 to 05:30 during DST since Hawaii does not observe DST. So I guess I’ll make my predictions when and if I am up that early……!! That’s one of the drawbacks being in Hawaii. When I watch a game from the English Premier League or another major European football league on the weekend I have often to get up at 02:00, or don’t go to sleep until after the game(s)…..

  3. Kimberly and Matthias both ended the day at $400. Do they combine 2nd and 3rd prize money and split it, giving them each $1500? The show hasn’t aired here yet, so Alex may have addressed this on-air. (Interesting to see they were also tied at the end of the Jeopardy! round…I hope 2nd place isn’t determined by who’s on the left!!)

    • This is decided based on who had the lead at various points in the game. Since Matthias had the lead after DJ, he would win the tiebreaker and finish in 2nd.

      (Best source I can find for this in non-tournament play:

      • Thanks, but I still would prefer the way I hypothesized, like they do in golf. If three tie for second they combine the prize money for second third and fourth and split it three ways, and so on down the line. But the show can set its own rules…so be it! 🙂

  4. Tara Jo Box-Walker | December 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm |

    Can you help I want to know the question today that t the answer was iowa. My husband and I were talking and missed it

  5. Matthias Clark gave two really historically clueless answers. Council of Nicaea contemporaneous with Beethoven?

    • Considering he wasn’t able to finish, it was clearly a “I’ve got nothing else, and a blank screen is definitely wrong, so might as well put something down” response.

      I’d recommend we not shame contestants for their responses here.

    • john blahuta | December 5, 2017 at 8:11 pm |

      I don’t think Helen was trying to shame Matthias. But when I don’t know the answer I would rather leave the screen blank than give such an outlandish answer that everybody says ” You gotta be kidding me!” Somewhat akin to the “Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses”.

      • I could not possibly disagree more with your second sentence.

        Literally, a response that has an infinitesimal chance of being correct is better than a response that has zero chance (with a blank screen being the zero).

        • john blahuta | December 5, 2017 at 9:22 pm |

          Well, everybody is entitled to his opinion, isn’t he? I wrote that I would leave it blank. That would be my choice. Yours is different. So that’s not the end of the world. I for one disagree with YOUR choice, but then having different opinions is one of the things that makes us human. By having ALWAYS the same opinion or agree with EVERYTHING would just put us in the category of being a robot.Disagreements sometimes lead to discussions and they in turn sometimes lead to solutions. I find nothing wrong with a different opinion. You have one, I have another.You are entitled to yours as I am entitled to mine.I think on THIS we CAN agree.

    • OK. I know what it’s like to freeze-up.

  6. John Garofalo | December 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm |

    Was there a question on tonight’s episode the the answer was “Bassnectar” or a question that asked “Lorin Ashton”? I think it was in the popular music/ popular culture category.

  7. Enos Williams | December 6, 2017 at 12:09 am |

    This was one of those days where I had no earthly idea how I managed to get FJ! right.

  8. Kyle is very smart but I think Kyle’s youth and life inexperience will keep him from making the TOC. Just my opinion.

  9. Almost four full categories of Triple Stumpers (18), four unplayed clues, and no one gets the Final. That’s wild, man…

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