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)
|Dan Brady, a retired market researcher from Edgewood, Kentucky
|Madeline Hornsey, a teacher from Carrollton, Texas
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (5-day total: $170,400)
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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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.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
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)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
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
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
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%
Avg. streak: 12.163 games.
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.
- 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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