Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, October 18, 2021


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Names on the Map) for Monday, October 18, 2021 (Season 38, Game 26):

From 1824 to 1825 this hero toured all 24 states & an Indiana city was named for him

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Anna Wright, a barista from Denton, Texas
Anna Wright on Jeopardy!
Adam George, a law clerk from Brooklyn, New York
Adam George on Jeopardy!
Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida (5-day total: $117,700)
Jonathan Fisher on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is (the Marquis de) Lafayette?


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As the last surviving French general of the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette toured the United States; he was received with a hero’s welcome, thanks to the American appreciation of France’s help with defeating the British and gaining independence. Many American cities, including Lafayette, Indiana (and Fayetteville, North Carolina) were named in his honor.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jonathan $27,600
Adam $6,800
Anna $6,800


Tonight’s results:
Anna $6,800 – $6,799 = $1 (Who is Gary?)
Adam $6,800 + $6,800 = $13,600 (Who is the Marquis de Lafayette)
Jonathan $27,600 – $2,400 = $25,200 (Who is Gary?) (6-day total: $142,900)


Jonathan Fisher, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 18, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Adam $4,400
Jonathan $4,400
Anna $800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) BIRD BRAINS $800 (clue #28)
Jonathan 3400 +1000 (Adam 4200 Anna 1800)
2) HISTORY’S MYSTERIES $2000 (clue #14)
Jonathan 16000 +2000 (Adam 5600 Anna 3200)
3) FICTIONAL AFRICA $800 (clue #24, $6400 left on board)
Jonathan 24000 +2000 (Adam 5600 Anna 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 50


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.12 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Jonathan $26,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 2 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Adam $6,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Anna $6,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,800
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200

Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
151 correct, 18 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts (on 27 rebound opportunities)
41.89% in first on buzzer (142/339)
10/11 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,600)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,400

Adam George, career statistics:
13 correct, 0 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800

Anna Wright, career statistics:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800

Jonathan Fisher, to win:
7 games: 75.231%
8: 56.596%
9: 42.578%
10: 32.031%
11: 24.097%
Avg. streak: 9.037 games.

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, October 18, 2021"

  1. I hope not, but this could be a second consecutive triple stumper. I’m not sure how prominent that visit by Lafayette is in people’s American history knowledge. It might have helped if the clue said Revolutionary War hero. All I could think of was Andrew Jackson and his fame from the War of 1812. I figured maybe he visited all the states both to get accolades and in preparation for his presidential run later in the decade.

    • Ronnie Gambardella | October 18, 2021 at 6:53 pm |

      The best way to tackle this was to think of all the major cities in state( there’s not that many) , and those with major colleges or universities…work backwards

  2. Ronnie Gambardella | October 18, 2021 at 1:04 pm |

    I was thinking Frank Purdue at first

  3. This is an easy FJ for people who live in the Midwest where many cities are named for explorers. Easier still for people who have been to that Indiana town. Too bad none of the players are from around there.

    • Exactly what I thought, that no player had a geographic advantage. Then in the interviews we find out Adam’s mother grew up in Indiana. Don’t know if that’s what tipped the scale for him, but it may well have.

  4. I used to live in indiana so this was an easy final for me since Lafayette had a lot of great places to explore when I was younger. As a former Hoosier resident, I still miss that place and will be happy to visit again when I have a chance. I am surprised that only one knew this one. Oh well glad to know John won again

  5. ohhh I was thinking Fort Wayne after Anthony Wayne.

  6. Danielle Cox | October 18, 2021 at 3:36 pm |

    I love the guess Gary, that is awesome! 🙂

  7. Brad (not Rutter) | October 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm |

    Well, it’s obvious now: Jonathan is a great player.

  8. Jim Cardillo | October 18, 2021 at 6:27 pm |

    Question – I know Emma Boettcher qualified for the ToC because another contestant had passed on, but have we ever had back-to-back ToC qualifiers?

    Jonathan winning six straight after Matt winning 38 is pretty amazing.

  9. Knowing that Purdue University is going in West Lafayette, the clue would be a bit easy to get.

  10. Ronnie Gambardella | October 19, 2021 at 3:19 pm |

    I see where Jonathan is an actor. Other than “Luther” and “Nobody Loves an Albatross”, has he had any other roles I might be familiar with?

  11. I did not KNOW that fact (and am not that familiar with Indiana), but “educated guessed” the Marquis de Lafayette. Then I nearly second-guessed myself with Andrew Jackson for the reason that RobertS thought of Jackson, but for me it was because Lafayette “would have been at least 70” during that tour, but as it turns out, he wasn’t even 70 since I did not realize how young he was during our Revolutionary War! (I think his age should be emphasized in high school history classes — particularly the fact that he was commissioned an officer at 15 and a major general at 19 — as perhaps the students would remember the historical information better if they could identify with the participants that they only know as paintings of older gentlemen in powdered wigs and odd clothing.)

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