Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 21, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American History) for Thursday, November 21, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 54):

One a Civil War hero & one a U.S. Senator, bros. with this last name were both considered for the 1884 Republican pres. nomination

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Darrin Hall, a director of client engagement from Miami, Florida
Darrin Hall on Jeopardy!
Ryan Carmichael, a filmmaker from Astoria, New York
Ryan Carmichael on Jeopardy!
Elise Nussbaum, a financial counselor from Jersey City, New Jersey (1-day total: $34,600)
Elise Nussbaum on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Sherman?


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The two brothers who were considered at the 1884 Republican National Convention were Ohio senator John Sherman and famous Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman. Maine Speaker of the House James G. Blaine was given the nomination, over incumbent President Chester Arthur; John A. Logan from Illinois was named Vice President. This is also the most recent instance where an incumbent President sought but was refused his party’s nomination for President. (The Democratic ticket of Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks won the election.)

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

Scores going into Final:
Elise $25,200
Ryan $6,600
Darrin $4,400


Tonight’s results:
Darrin $4,400 – $2,200 = $2,200 (What is Benton?)
Ryan $6,600 – $2,201 = $4,399 (What is McKinley)
Elise $25,200 – $5,000 = $20,200 (2-day total: $54,800) (What is Arthur?)


Elise Nussbaum, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 21, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Elise $9,000
Darrin $3,400
Ryan -$200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) 20th CENTURY HISTORY $1000 (20th pick)
Elise 4200 +1200 (Darrin 2000 Ryan 600)
2) PILLARS OF THE EARTH $1200 (10th pick)
Darrin 5000 -3000 (Elise 11000 Ryan 3000)
3) THE BOOK OF LAKE (& POND & RIVER) $1200 (18th pick)
Elise 16200 +2200 (Ryan 5000 Darrin 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -18


Unplayed clues:
J! round: PUTTING OUT THE WELCOME MATH $600; 20th CENTURY HISTORY $600
DJ! round: THE BOOK OF LAKE (& POND & RIVER) $1600; NEW TO THE OED $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $4,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 94 (1.74 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Elise $24,000 Coryat, 28 correct, 2 incorrect, 49.06% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Ryan $6,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 20.75% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Darrin $7,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,000
Lach Trash: $5,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000


Elise Nussbaum, stats to date:
56 correct, 3 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
47.22% in first on buzzer (51/108)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,300

Elise Nussbaum, to win:
3 games: 82.230%
4: 67.617%
5: 55.601%
6: 45.721%
7: 37.596%
Avg. streak: 6.627 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • If you’re looking to comment saying that a contestant failed to form their response in the form of a question: please don’t. The contestant did phrase it properly. Often, response audio crosses over with Alex calling on the contestant, and judges have the ability to listen to audio that we at home do not have access to, and they will tell us if the phrasing is missing.

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 21, 2019"

  1. Andy, you are even more valuable during these hearings. Thank you.

  2. Tough ending as we got a triple stumper in Final Jeopardy.

  3. Wow! Elise is very impressive! I’m big on history, so I did get this question right. So happy to see Austin in the audience. Ironically, William Sherman was the answer to one of the daily doubles Austin answered back in 2017. And I don’t think that $26,600 and $24,000 coryat makes $25,100 average; wouldn’t it be $25,300?

  4. Pizza Face Fred | November 21, 2019 at 10:45 pm | Reply

    Elise is easy on the eyes and a snappy dresser. Continued success Für Elise ; -)

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