Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, November 24, 2021


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Awards & Honors) for Wednesday, November 24, 2021 (Season 38, Game 53):

First awarded in 1731 to electricity pioneer Stephen Gray, the Copley Medal is awarded annually by this organization

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Dan Brady, a retired market researcher from Edgewood, Kentucky
Dan Brady on Jeopardy!
Madeline Hornsey, a teacher from Carrollton, Texas
Madeline Hornsey on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (5-day total: $170,400)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Only 8 players in Jeopardy! history have won more money over their first 5 games than Amy has won over hers; moreover, if you remember from back in July, Matt Amodio was only given an 80% chance to win his 6th game by this site’s prediction model; it’s giving Amy an 85% chance to win hers. Especially if things start to snowball, we might be on the cusp of something truly historic here. Keep watching!


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Correct response: What is the Royal Society?


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More information about Final Jeopardy: (The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2021 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)

The Copley Medal is the oldest still-awarded scientific medal in the world, and was first awarded in 1731 by the Royal Society (whose full name is The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge); the Royal Society is the national scientific institution of the United Kingdom. The Copley Medal has been awarded every year since 1834 to a distinguished scientist.

In a tie-in back to a Final Jeopardy! from last season, Jocelyn Bell Burnell became only the 2nd woman ever to receive the Copley Medal, when she did so in 2021 for her astronomical work, chiefly the discovery of pulsars (if you remember from my write-up last season about pulsars, only her male advisors received the 1974 Nobel Prize for her discovery.)


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

Scores going into Final:
Amy $26,400
Madeline $6,800
Dan $5,200


Tonight’s results:
Dan $5,200 – $2,200 = $3,000 (What is The Caldecot)
Madeline $6,800 – $3,800 = $3,000 (What is The Royal Academy?)
Amy $26,400 + $11,000 = $37,400 (What is the Royal Society?) (6-day total: $207,800)


Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 24, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amy $7,600
Madeline $4,000
Dan $3,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) LATIN PHRASES $800 (clue #9)
Amy 400 +1000 (Madeline 1800 Dan 0)
2) NAMED FOR A PLACE $2000 (clue #2)
Dan 1400 +1000 (Amy 6000 Madeline 4000)
3) THINGS IN LITERARY TITLES $2000 (clue #12, $19600 left on board)
Amy 10400 +4000 (Madeline 7200 Dan 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 188


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Amy $24,200 Coryat, 30 correct, 2 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Dan $6,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Madeline $6,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,200
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
181 correct, 10 incorrect
11/12 on rebound attempts (on 29 rebound opportunities)
48.22% in first on buzzer (163/338)
9/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $24,400)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,133

Madeline Hornsey, career statistics:
14 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800

Dan Brady, career statistics:
8 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200

Amy Schneider, to win:
7 games: 86.039%
8: 74.028%
9: 63.693%
10: 54.801%
11: 47.151%
Avg. streak: 12.163 games.

Today’s interviews:
Dan graduated from “the original” Cornell—Cornell College in Iowa.
Madeline was born on Pi Day, but hates pie or pi.
Amy kept the last note she took in her last college class as a memento.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Amy becomes the 56th superchampion since “Sky’s the Limit” was introduced at the start of Season 20 in September 2003. Only 4 others have won at least $200,000 through 6 wins—Larissa Kelly, Roger Craig, Austin Rogers, and James Holzhauer.
  • As someone who’s been battling a lot of gastrointestinal pain over the past two months—today included—I was greatly amused by the SHORTZ $800 correct response being “stomachache”; yes, I did get it correct.

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, November 24, 2021"

  1. Amy is amazing. And if Andrew had said Manhattan in final jeopardy instead of Ellis Island, she’d be just another what could have been. I’m routing for her.

  2. We had a major power outage on the island where I live and I missed seeing Jeopardy! yesterday.

    • I’m sorry to hear that. If your local affiliate is owned by Sinclair, you might have luck with STIRR’s on demand service. Otherwise, you have no legal options of watching the episode, unless it comes up on “Daytime Jeopardy” in a few weeks.

  3. Another big win for Amy today and I am very happy seeing her getting 200K in 6 wins since Larissa Kelly and Roger Craig. She had an amazing game run so far. The last people who scored six wins were Sandie Baker, Kerry Greene, and Lisa Schlitt though they didn’t get to the 200K mark. I am rooting for Amy to keep her wins going.

  4. Andy,
    Who finishes second and third? Do both get $1000 each in this case?

  5. Michael Johnston | November 24, 2021 at 2:38 pm | Reply

    Contestants have to study up on their cover bets. Dan and Madeline both messed theirs up. Madeline was lucky that Dan over bet just enough to let her come in second.

  6. Andy’s comment of the prediction module giving Matt 80% but Amy 85% to win 6 is well founded, as Amy had 150 correct and just 8 wrong, while Matt had 131 right but missed a whopping 21! But Matt did well in his sixth and had in game 7 one of the most dominant performances ever, 44 correct answers, a $39,000 Coryat, with $74,000 won. The prediction model had him over 85% from that point!

    • But Matt’s wrong answers were around 9 percent, at least until the end. Amy’s, by contrast, are just over 5 percent, which (if I recall correctly) is around where Ken and James landed. She may seem a little less dominant, but she’s a steamroller too.

      God, I hope she can keep it up. This is very exciting to watch.

    • The model also gave Andrew He an over 86% chance to win game 6…but he lost to Amy. Definitely impressive odds for Amy that lean toward a long run, but we’ve seen how quickly another strong challenger who gets things to break just right can stop even an elite player in his or her tracks.

  7. Lynnmarie Dixon Fancher | November 24, 2021 at 4:45 pm | Reply

    I have not been so excited about a contestant since James H. Amy is awesome and watching JEOPARDY is fun again! Kudos to Ken also, who keeps Alex alive.

    • It’s been great watching Ken grow into the role. Impossible shoes to fill, and he’s not as polished (not being a professional broadcaster) but he’s doing great now.

  8. Karen Aitchison | November 24, 2021 at 8:41 pm | Reply

    First, very grateful for your site, Andy! Also, Ken Jennings is doing fine as host – wasn’t a fan of his at first, but he’s grown on me 🙂

    And then you have the amazing Amy Schneider to root for in the past week. Thankful for Andy, Ken and Amy.

    Karen

  9. I completely agree, Ken
    Jennings is perfectly suited for his role now and should be hired long term to fill it. Wasn’t he Alex’s choice also? I’m liking the show very much these days.

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