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


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) A FAIR PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT $800 (clue #16)
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…

  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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