Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 1, 2021


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1960s History) for Monday, November 1, 2021 (Season 38, Game 36):

After around 8 PM EDT on July 21, 1969 a major part of a transport known by this 1-word name was never seen again

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Carrie Bruner, a library media specialist from Glen Allen, Virginia
Carrie Bruner on Jeopardy!
Mike Norris, a researcher & writer from Beverly, Massachusetts
Mike Norris on Jeopardy!
Tyler Rhode, a healthcare data specialist from New York, New York (3-day total: $58,301)
Tyler Rhode on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Today’s a crucial game for Tyler if he wants to have any Tournament of Champions aspirations; a fourth win will be absolutely crucial for that. This will also be the last week of this run of Mayim Bialik hosting; Ken Jennings will begin his hosting stint next Monday.


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Correct response: What is Eagle?


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Lunar Module Eagle was part of the Apollo 11 mission and the spacecraft that landed at Tranquility Base on the Moon’s surface in July 1969. The craft was jettisoned by Command Module Columbia prior to Columbia‘s return to earth.


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

Scores going into Final:
Tyler $16,200
Mike $4,800
Carrie -$200


Tonight’s results:
Carrie -$200 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Mike $4,800 + $2,000 = $6,800 (What is Eagle?)
Tyler $16,200 + $3,800 = $20,000 (What is the Eagle?) (4-day total: $78,301)


Tyler Rhode, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 1, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tyler $6,200
Mike $4,600
Carrie $2,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) TRIPLE ALLITERATION $1000 (clue #15)
Carrie 3400 -2000 (Tyler 4000 Mike 2000)
2) 2 WORDS, 2 SYLLABLES EACH $1200 (clue #13)
Mike 6200 -5000 (Tyler 15400 Carrie 3800)
3) FAMILY IS EVERYTHING $1200 (clue #17, $15200 left on board)
Carrie 2600 -2000 (Tyler 15400 Mike 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -216


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.08 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Tyler $16,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Mike $9,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Carrie $3,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,800
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,200

Tyler Rhode, career statistics:
87 correct, 7 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
37.44% in first on buzzer (85/227)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,500

Mike Norris, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Carrie Bruner, career statistics:
14 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,800

Tyler Rhode, to win:
5 games: 56.896%
6: 32.372%
7: 18.418%
8: 10.479%
9: 5.962%
Avg. streak: 5.320 games.

Today’s interviews:
Carrie took a ball to the face in her first and only softball game.
Mike appeared in a Korean magazine, backstage at a K-pop concert.
Tyler had a date with his now-fiancée where he ended up at her family reunion.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Viewers are reminded that leading articles, such as “The”, are considered immaterial by the show, and can be added or removed with impunity.
  • I would say that it’s slightly concerning for Tyler’s win chances going forward that he didn’t dominate on the buzzer like he did last week.

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 1, 2021"

  1. My first thought was ‘Houston, the eagle has landed.’

    • Karen Hoover | November 1, 2021 at 9:21 am |

      The date is a dead give-away…and anyone who knows anything about the moon landing should know that quote. Easy peasy.

    • Me too, that’s a pretty famous quote. I’m glad the clue was about the lunar module, and not the command module. I remembered Columbia after reading Andy’s write-up, but I wouldn’t have gotten that name.

    • Kathy, you forgot the part between ‘Houston’ and the ‘The Eagle has landed’ -“Tranquility base here”. But, yes, I think this is a relatively easy final jeopardy. Not long ago there was another final jeopardy that referenced 1969 and you had to name two of three people – and the three people were Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins.

  2. Houston the eagle has landed was obvious as I got the eagle as my response. the reference of 1969 had to have three people in space and Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins was a dead giveaway

  3. “I would say that it’s slightly concerning for Tyler’s win chances going forward that he didn’t dominate on the buzzer like he did last week.”

    Do you know how much of a gap in time there was between the taping of last week’s shows and this week’s shows? If more than a few days, Tyler just might have been rusty.

  4. This is such an inelegantly phrased FJ. It’s like they start with the answer and then worked backward to try to make it a “puzzle”. Does Jeopardy have interns?

    I like Tyler quite a bit, think he’s a +$10,000 CVA player (Coryat vs. Amodio, yes, this is the standard I’ll be measuring all Season 38 players by). Hope he gets win #5 to cement the ToC status. Heck, let’s get him to 10. Make every champion is an ultra-champion!

  5. I was 14-1/2 years old while this event was unfolding. So when the answer above came, I of course knew the question. Yes…”The Eagle Has Landed…” Etched in my memory forever.

    At $78,000+ Tyler might not make it to the ToC with that amount, so I hope that he wins on Tuesday to at least become a 5 day champ and make it official. But one more day.

  6. The Discover Magazine article https://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/new-evidence-suggests-apollo-11s-lunar-ascent-module-could-still-be-orbiting has some interesting commentary about the fate of the Eagle:
    “Now, a new analysis suggests that Eagle is still up there, in essentially the same orbit that Columbia left it in. ‘There exists some possibility that this machine might have reached an inert state, allowing it to remain in orbit to the present day,’ says independent researcher James Meador. Indeed, the spacecraft might still be visible from Earth to anybody willing to look hard enough to find it.”

    “To his evident surprise, [these repeated simulations] implies that Eagle’s orbit is not unstable as had been assumed.”

    The orbit could be stable. The Eagle could still be flying! Smaller objects orbiting the moon have been located after being “lost”.

  7. Richard Rolwing | November 3, 2021 at 11:24 pm |

    The clue reads: “…a MAJOR PART of a transport (that entire “transport” being the “EAGLE,” of course) was never seen again”–that implies that a (minor?) part was still “visible”–can someone describe what
    this “minor” part was?

  8. Richard Rolwing | November 3, 2021 at 11:41 pm |

    I wonder how often people have come up (those not aware that the man they actually have in mind has passed on) to Mark Norris (the middle contestant) and told him: I loved you in “The Great Escape” and loved the movie you directed, “Gandhi”? Anybody else have this thought (in some form or another)😬😬😬

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