Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category History) for Thursday, November 18, 2021 (Season 38, Game 49):

In 1985 the mayor of Rome went to a suburb of Tunis to sign a treaty ending this after more than 2,100 years

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Taylor Mills, a development finance manager originally from Mansfield, Texas
Taylor Mills on Jeopardy!
Bonnie Lapwood, a city planner from Atlanta, Georgia
Bonnie Lapwood on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (1-day total: $31,600)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the (Third) Punic War?

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While in the process of razing Carthage at the end of the Punic Wars, the Romans forgot one small detail: they never signed a peace treaty with Carthage. The North African city, now a suburb of Tunis, was later rebuilt; historians in the 1960s, to their amusement, noticed that no peace treaty had ever been signed. Thus, in 1985, in an act of friendship, then-mayors Ugo Vetere (Rome) and Chedli Klibi (Carthage) signed a peace treaty, finally “ending” the war after over 2,000 years.

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

Scores going into Final:
Amy $23,800
Bonnie $5,000
Taylor $800

Tonight’s results:
Taylor $800 – $798 = $2 (What is the Carthaginian Wa)
Bonnie $5,000 – $3,300 = $1,700 (What is Ron)
Amy $23,800 + $10,000 = $33,800 (What is the Third Punic War?) (2-day total: $65,400)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 18, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amy $9,400
Taylor $3,000
Bonnie $2,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
Amy 4200 +3000 (Bonnie 1400 Taylor 1200)
2) POETRY COLLECTION $1600 (clue #13)
Taylor 9000 -2000 (Amy 13000 Bonnie 2600)
3) OVERSEAS TERRITORIES $2000 (clue #14, $14000 left on board)
Taylor 7000 -7000 (Amy 13000 Bonnie 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -51

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 $21,600 Coryat, 27 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Bonnie $5,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Taylor $9,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,400
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
52 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (50/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,200

Bonnie Lapwood, career statistics:
8 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000

Taylor Mills, career statistics:
13 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$9,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Amy Schneider, to win:
3 games: 70.642%
4: 49.903%
5: 35.253%
6: 24.903%
7: 17.592%
Avg. streak: 4.406 games.

Today’s interviews:
Taylor spent time in the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan.
Bonnie has U.S., New Zealand, and Australian citizenship.
Amy was served by a ninja at a bar in Tokyo.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Had he completed his response, Taylor would have been given credit. Bonnie’s response, I assume, was an incomplete Roman, not a shoutout to a Ron, as Ken joked.
  • It’s really great to see Amy winning games during Transgender Awareness Week. I hope that there are Jeopardy! fans and viewers who might take inspiration from her victories.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, November 18, 2021"

  1. I’ll be curious to see if they enforce “Third” Punic War or if they just allow for “Punic War” as an answer…

    • When I place a word in parentheses in the answer, it is because I believe it to be extraneous towards being counted as correct, but still a part of the correct response.

  2. What about Punic Wars (pluralized)?

  3. Carthago delenda est. That brings me back to high school.

  4. I thought of the punic wars as well. This was stuff i learned back in middle and high school. Great to see Amy winning again. She should make it three for three and get a streak like Andrew did. Taylor didn’t have much luck with the daily doubles today.

  5. I think that we have another 5 day champion in the making in Amy. She’s awesome. She even won more than yesterday.

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