Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 2, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Surnames) for Friday, November 2, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 40):

Evoking speed & luxury, this one of the 10 most common Italian surnames goes back to the Latin word for iron

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jonathan Greenan, a human rights legal officer from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Jonathan Greenan on Jeopardy!
Laura Hite, an arts administrator from Los Angeles, California
Laura Hite on Jeopardy!
Emily Frey, a professor from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (3-day total: $62,503)
Emily Frey on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Ferrari?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Latin word for iron is “ferrum”; this leads to “Ferrari” or “Ferraro”, which would be the Italian for “blacksmith”.

Yes, the name behind one of the world’s most famous automobile marques is the Italian equivalent of “Smith”. The automaker was founded by Enzo Ferrari originally as a racing team; they bought and prepared Alfa Romeo cars for racing. There was an eventual falling-out with Alfa just before the start of World War II and Ferrari began producing his own cars, also reluctantly building road cars in order to fund the racing operation.

Since 1950, a Ferrari driver has won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship 15 times (most recently in 2007 with Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen); the team has won the Formula One World Constructors’ Championship 16 times.

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

Scores going into Final:
Jonathan $14,200
Emily $13,600
Laura $3,400

Tonight’s results:
Laura $3,400 + $3,399 = $6,799
Emily $13,600 + $6,799 = $20,399
Jonathan $14,200 + $13,001 = $27,201 (1-day total: $27,201)

Jonathan Greenan, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 2, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Emily $5,600
Jonathan $4,000
Laura $3,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) IN THE ROOM $600 (22nd pick)
Jonathan 2800 -1200 (Emily 4600 Laura 3800)
Laura 5000 -2000 (Emily 10400 Jonathan 5200)
3) UNITS OF MEASURE $1600 (24th pick)
Jonathan 12800 +3000 (Emily 15600 Laura 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -59

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

Game Stats:
Jonathan $14,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Emily $13,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Laura $5,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $33,000
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,600

Emily Frey, final stats:
84 correct, 10 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
36.61% in first on buzzer (82/224)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,400)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,750

Jonathan Greenan, stats to date:
19 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000

Jonathan Greenan, to win:
2 games: 47.04%
3: 22.13%
4: 10.41%
5: 4.90%
6: 2.30%
Avg. streak: 1.888 games.

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 2, 2018"

  1. i’m a bit confused… is the whole idea that ferraro and ferrari are the same? if so, i got it correct……….. if not, i’m shocked ferrari is top 10 italian surname. never heard of it except for car (and founded)…………. i think i got this one correct, but it has been very rough recently. whenever i do well at FJ, doom switch hits (and vice-versa)

  2. rereading explanation, it appears they are the same but the wording is bit funny

  3. “Evoking speed & luxury” would indicate Ferrari is the correct answer, not Ferraro.

  4. Ferrari’s racing legacy extends to endurance events as well – here’s a link to the trailer for The 24-Hour War, a documentary from a couple of years ago about the 1960s rivalry between Ferrari and Ford at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    They say football is a game of inches – and tonight, so was Jeopardy! (Or perhaps a game of 2.54 centimeter intervals.) Reminded me of one of the 2016 College Championship semifinals, in which a late $400 get broke a tie and was the difference. Similar thing tonight – that last clue of Double flipped the lead, and that was all that Jonathan needed given this Final clue.

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