Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Countries of the World) for Monday, October 11, 2021 (Season 38, Game 21):
Nazi Germany annexed this nation & divided it into regions of the Alps & the Danube; the Allies later divided it into 4 sectors
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida
|Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist from Nashville, Tennessee
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (38-day total: $1,518,601)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: The Mike Richards era of Jeopardy! has been brought to an end, with Friday’s episode being the final taping where Mike served as Executive Producer. Now, the show can move forward, with Matt Amodio returning to the studio as a 38-day champion. One of the joys of Jeopardy! is that (much like baseball, in fact) there’s just enough randomness built into the game such that you never really know at the start of the game just what’s going to happen. With how Matt’s been playing, today could be the day where he catches every break and wins over $100,000. Or, on the flip side, he could catch some unlucky breaks and today could be the day he loses. And that’s what makes things so exciting.
On a slightly more personal note: From October 16-23, there will be the 6th 168-hour charity live-streaming relay on Twitch to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada; more information can be found at gamersvsms.ca. 1 in 385 Canadians live with MS. I’ll be doing my shift as part of the relay on Thursday, October 21 from 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM EDT on my own Twitch channel, twitch.tv/andythequizzer/.
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Correct response: What is Austria?
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Much like post-World War II Germany, post-World War II Austria (and Vienna) was partitioned into American, British, French, and Soviet occupation sections; Austria was famously annexed by the Nazis in 1938, in what was known as the Anschluss. From 1942 to 1945, the area was known as “Alpine and Danube Reichsgaue”. For many years following World War II, Austria portrayed itself as “the Nazis’ first victim” which completely failed to acknowledge the country’s contribution to the Nazi regime; it was not until nearly the turn of the century before Austria began reckoning with its past (its President, Nazi intelligence officer Kurt Waldheim, was seen as persona non grata in much of the world during his Presidency in the late ’80s and early ’90s).
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Matt $10,600 – $5,000 = $5,600 (What is Poland?)
Jessica $14,400 + $14,399 = $28,799 (What is Austria?)
Jonathan $14,600 + $14,600 = $29,200 (What is Austria?) (1-day total: $29,200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THIS ONE GOES TO 2011 $600 (clue #19)
Jonathan 1600 +1600 (Matt 7400 Jessica 2200)
2) GEORGE WASHINGTON DID IT $1200 (clue #22)
Jonathan 12800 -2000 (Matt 8600 Jessica 13600)
3) NATIONAL LITERARY TITLES $800 (clue #23, $3600 left on board)
Jonathan 10800 +3000 (Matt 8600 Jessica 13600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 112
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Jonathan $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jessica $14,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Matt $10,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 5 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
1305 correct, 122 incorrect
55/64 on rebound attempts (on 125 rebound opportunities)
56.00% in first on buzzer (1237/2209)
76/86 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $304,200)
29/39 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,913
Jessica Stephens, career statistics:
15 correct, 0 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400
Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Jonathan Fisher, to win:
2 games: 46.990%
Avg. streak: 1.886 games.
- This is a reminder that Jeopardy! airs as early as noon Eastern on some stations.
- After James’ and Ken’s losses leaked in advance, I am genuinely surprised that no advance video of today’s game leaked. This is one instance where I don’t at all mind being wrong, though.
- Obviously, finding both Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy! helped Jonathan’s victory chances significantly, but what I think really hurt Matt was only scoring a net $800 in Double Jeopardy, only getting in first on the signalling device 9 times and giving 4 incorrect responses.
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