Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 2, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Political Speeches) for Monday, November 2, 2020 (Season 37, Game 36):

At the 2004 DNC, Barack Obama used a fairly new metaphor, saying, “Pundits…slice & dice our country into” these 2 types of states

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Regan Read, an ESL teacher from Gardena, California
Regan Read on Jeopardy!
Garrett Kuramoto, a librarian from Sunnyvale, California
Garrett Kuramoto on Jeopardy!
Carmela Chan, a biotech researcher from San Diego, California (2-day total: $37,201)
Carmela Chan on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are red states and blue states?

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At his famous 2004 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama said, “The pundits, the pundits like to slice-and-dice our country into Red States and Blue States; Red States for Republicans, Blue States for Democrats.”

The speech raised Obama’s national profile further and he was elected in a landslide to the Senate that year.

Just as in 2004, Obama’s words from that speech of “I believe that we have a righteous wind at our backs and that as we stand on the crossroads of history, we can make the right choices, and meet the challenges that face us” ring very true in 2020. Election day is tomorrow in the United States. You have a righteous wind at your back. Make the right choice and meet the challenge that faces you.

You can find the full text of the speech at the New York Times website.

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

Scores going into Final:
Carmela $18,200
Garrett $5,800
Regan $3,000

Tonight’s results:
Regan $3,000 + $2,995 = $5,995 (What are blue and red?)
Garrett $5,800 + $201 = $6,001 (What are red + blue?)
Carmela $18,200 + $0 = $18,200 (What are red & blue?) (3-day total: $55,401)

Carmela Chan, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 2, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Carmela $6,800
Garrett $3,400
Regan $400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SWEET TOME ALABAMA $1000 (clue #20)
Regan 1200 -1000 (Carmela 3800 Garrett 4000)
2) ONCE-POPULAR FIRST NAMES $1600 (clue #4)
Regan 0 +1000 (Carmela 6800 Garrett 3400)
3) WORLD GEOGRAPHY $2000 (clue #18)
Carmela 12400 +5000 (Garrett 1800 Regan 4200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 7

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: THE PRINCESS BRIDE $1000 27 DRESSES $200 $400
DJ! Round: WORLD GEOGRAPHY $400 $800 14-LETTER WORDS $400 $800 TV NOIR $400
Total Left On Board: $4,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 96 (2.67 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Carmela $15,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.73% in first on buzzer (18/49), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Garrett $5,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 30.61% in first on buzzer (15/49), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Regan $4,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 6 incorrect, 26.53% in first on buzzer (13/49), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,600
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,600

Carmela Chan, career statistics:
56 correct, 8 incorrect
4/7 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
32.89% in first on buzzer (50/152)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

Garrett Kuramoto, career statistics:
14 correct, 5 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
30.61% in first on buzzer (15/49)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800

Regan Read, career statistics:
11 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.53% in first on buzzer (13/49)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,600

Carmela Chan, to win:
4 games: 61.048%
5: 37.269%
6: 22.752%
7: 13.890%
8: 8.479%
Avg. streak: 4.567 games.

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 2, 2020"

  1. Pretty easy final. I’m surprised that J! used two Final clues in a row that require the word “red”. Has something like this ever happened before??

  2. J6! came on very late last night, way more than just the 1 hour to ST…..
    Normally it came on at 21:06 (!!!), so I figured it will now be 22:06 since
    HI does not observe DST. But no dice, had to wait till Mon morning. Hopefully just a one day glitch when the clocks were turned back!

  3. After playing so impressively throughout the games, including $5000 in a daily double, Carmela was untouchable by FJ!
    Why would she bet 0?

    Anyway, congratulations on another win!

    • Because it’s REAL money, and if one doesn’t feel comfortable with a category, why wager real money that you’ll get it correct.

  4. Quite a few clues unplayed in the last couple of games.

  5. Brad (not Rutter) | November 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm |

    I believe we have a candidate for the easiest FJ of all-time, fans. On a different note, not a fan of such a risky daily double bet from Carmela, but she got away with it.

  6. Gary Kevin Ware | November 2, 2020 at 5:45 pm |

    James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter are going to be on a new version of The Chase.

  7. Should the answer ref to “When Harry met Sally” be Billy Chrystal’s mother NOT Rob Reiner’s mother?

  8. I agree, this was an easier FJ than I thought. If I were on and saw the category “Political Speeches,” I like Carmela, would bet zilch!!

  9. The note in “More Information” about Obama giving a rousing keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Convention, and that he won his Senate seat in a landslide are both true. However, let’s not lose to history how the stars aligned for him. The winner of the Republican primary was forced out of the race due to a scandal. The state Republican party put somebody on the ticket, but he was a much weaker candidate than the one who dropped out. Obama may still have won the election, but had his original opponent still been in the race, it’s unlikely it would have been the walkover it became.

  10. I will politely disagree with it being disrespectful. I was merely pointing out that the statement seemed to attribute the convention speech as being the cause of his landslide victory. Maybe it was, but we will never know. Had Obama never spoke at the convention, he may have still won big over the candidate he eventually faced.

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