Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 29, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Literature) for Monday, November 29, 2021 (Season 38, Game 56):

Its first line says, “The good people of Paris were awakened by a grand peal from all the bells in the three districts of the city”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Andrea Asauje, a podcast producer from Allston, Massachusetts
Andrea Asauje on Jeopardy!
Nishanth Iyengar, a resident physician from Ronkonkoma, New York
Nishanth Iyengar on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (8-day total: $295,200)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Amy Schneider comes into a new week of Jeopardy! play with eight victories and nearly $300,000 in winnings. Those numbers will be very intimidating for new players coming in this week; how will Nishanth and Andrea react? Whether they can keep it together may go a long way to determining who wins today.

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Correct response: What is The Hunchback of Notre-Dame?

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is an iconic work of French literature, published in the 1830s (and set in 1480s Paris) by Victor Hugo. It was written specifically to preserve the Gothic architecture, such as Notre-Dame, in Paris at the time. Quasimodo, the protagonist, is a hunchbacked ringer of the famed bells at Notre-Dame. The work has been adapted into film many times, including a 1996 Disney animated film.

Hugo was successful in his efforts in that Notre-Dame de Paris became a national icon in France; it is currently being reconstructed after a fire in 2019 made world headlines.

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

Scores going into Final:
Amy $30,000
Andrea $5,800
Nishanth $5,200

Tonight’s results:
Nishanth $5,200 + $0 = $5,200 (What is The Hunchback of Notre Dame?)
Andrea $5,800 – $3,200 = $2,600 (What is “Les Miserables”?)
Amy $30,000 + $17,000 = $47,000 (What is The Hunchback of Notre Dame?) (9-day total: $342,200)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 29, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amy $12,400
Andrea $4,200
Nishanth $800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) PLAY CHARACTERS $400 (clue #8)
Amy 2200 +2200 (Nishanth 1400 Andrea -600)
2) TRAVEL & TOURISM $1200 (clue #2)
Amy 14000 +4000 (Nishanth -800 Andrea 4200)
3) WE’VE GOT THAT BAND’S NUMBER $1600 (clue #6, $29200 left on board)
Amy 19200 -4000 (Nishanth -800 Andrea 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 108

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Amy $29,400 Coryat, 33 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Nishanth $5,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Andrea $5,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $3,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
276 correct, 14 incorrect
19/21 on rebound attempts (on 42 rebound opportunities)
48.13% in first on buzzer (245/509)
13/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $34,600)
8/9 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,111

Nishanth Iyengar, career statistics:
8 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200

Andrea Asauje, career statistics:
16 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800

Amy Schneider, to win:
10 games: 89.298%
11: 79.741%
12: 71.207%
13: 63.587%
14: 56.781%
Avg. streak: 17.344 games.

Today’s interviews:
Andrea is the “mother” of a 3-pound rabbit named Falafel.
Nishanth knows the Korean alphabet because he watched Korean dramas during the pandemic.
Amy was named “Most Likely to Appear on Jeopardy!” in 8th grade.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Amy passes Arthur Chu for #9 all-time in regular play winnings and moves to #22 in all-time winnings (including tournaments).
  • Amy’s score of $47,000 today is tied for 95th all-time in regular play. (taking doubled dollar values into account).
  • I can’t help but think that Amy’s propensity to “just wager $4,000” on Daily Doubles is a nod to the 2015 April Fool’s joke that was created as a take-off off “The Final Wager”.
  • This is the first game in Amy’s run where she has found all 3 Daily Doubles.

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18 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 29, 2021"

  1. I got it because it was the only guess of which I could think.

  2. Marvin Gregory “Greg” Fuller | November 29, 2021 at 12:09 pm |

    Very easy.

  3. IF Matt Amodio was still on his winning streak, today (11/29) would be his 74th game being played—with Ken Jennings at the host. All he would need to do is win the game and then win the Tuesday game in front of Ken to be the the all time games winner with 75 games won….

    …BUT if that had happened, then for the next ToC where would Jonathan Fisher, Tyler Rhode, Andrew He, and Amy Schneider be? Matt would have wiped them out of competition!!! So I am glad that the events unfurled as they did.

    I hope that Amy goes over $300,000 today. (:

    • I was thinking about that too. These last few weeks have sure been fun, but not “Matt Amodio breaks Ken Jennings’ record” fun. But perhaps Amy will make it there instead. 🙂

      I do wonder how Amy and Andrew would have done against Matt. It’s easy to say they would have lost since they struggled against weaker competition, but who knows? I do think having two extremely strong challengers helped contribute to Matt’s defeat, much as it did James’.

      • Yes, glad Jonathan, Tyler, Andrew and Amy succeeded Matt! Beating Ken’s record is near impossible, but James and Matt give it their best. No one is completely prepared, always in “The Zone”, in control of Daily Doubles, always knows Final Jeopardy, and always outbuzzes their contestants! But if they could…!

    • Ken probably couldn’t beat or tie his own record if he played today. Except for the Covid restriction time, contestants come from a wider pool then when Ken played. They also get to practice buzzing in, giving the defending champion less of an advantage. Of course, DD and Final Jeopardy are made to increase the drama and make it easier to beat a strong opponent.

  4. aaronthecrystalclod2002 | November 29, 2021 at 2:02 pm |

    I’ve been going over the TOC Tracker and I’ve realized this one thing – six more people (who need to win 5 days or more to ensure a spot in the TOC) are required for the TOC to happen, probably sometime in spring or summer.

    Also, if things go well tomorrow, Amy could end up being another double-digit champion, which would mean that we would have three champions with double-digit streaks (Matt Amodio with 38 games, Jonathan Fisher with 11 games), which will make for a very interesting tournament for sure, considering how strong Amy is and how Matt and Jonathan were.

    • Only five more champions will need to qualify for the TOC. The winner of the Professors’ Tournament automatically gets a spot in the TOC.

      • Yes, David, you are correct. After the Professors’ Tournament, only five more champions need to qualify for the next ToC. With the way the champions are happening this season, we might get five more within the next two months, Just sayin’.

        Also, lest we forget, after the last ToC, still during Season 37, up until the end of that season, there were four entrants for this next ToC; Brian Chang in game 88, Zack Newkirk, a holdover from the previous season, two games later, John Focht, 4 game winner in game 99, then 103 games later, Courtney Shah won her 7th and last game qualifying for the ToC. And if I remember correctly, Courtney lost to Matt Amodio or was one game away from staring his run near the end of Season 37.

        Nonetheless, this next tournament is going to be very competitive…with Matt, Amy and perhaps Jonathan and Brian.

      • aaronthecrystalclod2002 | November 30, 2021 at 12:11 am |

        What about College and Teachers Tournaments? Still not held as of yet?

  5. Michael Johnston | November 29, 2021 at 2:32 pm |

    “Bells”, “Paris” and “19th Century Literature” make it apparent.

  6. I remember watching the Disney version of the hunchback of Notre dame since the book brought back a lot of great memories. Easy final. I am happy to see Amy getting 300K in just nine wins. I also would wonder how well Amy will do with Matt and Andrew in the tournament of champions

  7. It’s amazing that in a 9 day period Amy has amassed $342,200, while Jonathan Fisher in 11 days took home nearly $100,000 less; $246,100. Amy wagers far more in FJ!!! You go for it Amy.

  8. Everyone says it’s practically impossible for anyone to beat Ken’s streak…

    All one has to do is point to Mark Spitz. Nobody thought his record of 7 gold medals in a single olympic games would ever be caught, matched, or beat….then along came Michael Phelps.

    • Counterpoint: Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak.

    • aaronthecrystalclod2002 | December 2, 2021 at 1:51 pm |

      If all goes right in 2024, and possibly 2028 if he doesn’t retire by then, Caeleb Dressel may be on point to beat Mike’s record of Olympics gold medals… at least in swimming.

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