Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Final Resting Places) for Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (Season 38, Game 48):

A cemetery on this island has the graves of Robert Fulton & 2 of the first 4 Treasury Secretaries

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!
Max McDonald, a freelance artist & designer from Brooklyn, New York
Max McDonald on Jeopardy!
Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (5-day total: $157,365)
Andrew He on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Manhattan?

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Yes, Manhattan is an island; it is bounded by the Hudson River, Harlem River, East River, and New York Harbor. The northern part of the Harlem River, Spuyten Duyvil Creek (that forms the northern part of Manhattan’s border), was the key part of a famous Final Jeopardy! that the show asked during the Ultimate Tournament of Champions back in 2005 and was the start of Grace Veach’s unlikely run to the Round of 18 in that tournament.

Robert Fulton, Alexander Hamilton (the first Treasury Secretary), and Albert Gallatin (the fourth Treasury Secretary) are all buried at Trinity Church Cemetery on the island of Manhattan.

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

Scores going into Final:
Andrew $26,800
Amy $19,600
Max $6,800

Tonight’s results:
Max $6,800 – $6,798 = $2 (What is Martha’s Vineyard)
Amy $19,600 + $12,000 = $31,600 (What is Manhattan?) (1-day total: $31,600)
Andrew $26,800 – $12,401 = $14,399 (What is Ellis Island?)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 17, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Andrew $7,200
Amy $3,600
Max $1,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ITALIAN ARTS & CULTURE $800 (clue #8)
Max 1400 -1400 (Andrew 0 Amy 1000)
2) IT’S HISTORY $1200 (clue #7)
Amy 7600 +2000 (Andrew 8000 Max 2400)
3) SCIENCE $1600 (clue #15, $16800 left on board)
Andrew 10800 +10800 (Max 4000 Amy 12800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 26

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.08 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Amy $18,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Andrew $17,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Max $8,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,600
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600

Andrew He, career statistics:
159 correct, 19 incorrect
11/12 on rebound attempts (on 23 rebound opportunities)
43.57% in first on buzzer (149/342)
7/11 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $37,800)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,533

Max McDonald, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
24 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800

Amy Schneider, to win:
2 games: 61.790%
3: 38.180%
4: 23.592%
5: 14.577%
6: 9.007%
Avg. streak: 2.617 games.

Today’s interviews:
Amy has a podcast about “Downton Abbey”.
Max was a test subject for acupuncture students in college.
Andrew has perfect pitch.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • There’s always a chance that when a player doesn’t have a runaway, that they’ll lose in Final. Andrew could have gone significantly longer; luck just came for him early.
  • Amy significantly lowered her chances of winning by betting too much in Final Jeopardy, falling for Zerg’s Fallacy in this case. Amy should have bet no more than $5,199.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, November 17, 2021"

  1. Trivia buffs will know that a parcel of the borough of Manhattan (Marble Hill) is on the mainland.

  2. For me this was a tossup between Manhattan and Long Island. I’ve never been to either. Max may have an edge since he’s from Brooklyn. Of course it’s all moot if they can’t stop Andrew from making it another runaway.

  3. I’ve been to manhattan many times since Chinatown is there and I have visited Times Square a lot of times especially the metropolitan Art museum. As a frequent traveller to new york city this shouldn’t have been that hard. Grand Central was always our stop to see rockefeller center as well.

  4. Amy looks like a strong TOC candidate, beating Andrew to the buzzer and in Coryat, and winning in FJ! despite Andrew landing his third $10k+ true DD. But his second straight FJ! miss cost him because Amy’s prowess prevented a runaway.

  5. So proud of Amy!! She’s my people!!

  6. Pizza Face Fred | November 18, 2021 at 12:07 am |

    Spuyten Duyvil Creek, try spelling or pronouncing that. Treasurers, Manhattan, a world financial center. Hmm. As a matter of editorial standardization, you should never begin a sentence with a numeral . . .

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