Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, December 13, 2021


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Kings & Queens) for Monday, December 13, 2021 (Season 38, Game 66):

Due to legislative action of 1707, she was officially the last monarch of independent Scotland

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Katie Reed, an associate professor of musicology at Cal State Fullerton
Katie Reed on Jeopardy!
J.P. Allen, a professor of business and innovation at the University of San Francisco
J.P. Allen on Jeopardy!
Sam Buttrey, an associate professor of operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California
Sam Buttrey on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: The semifinals have been announced: Sam Buttrey, J.P. Allen, and Katie Reed play today; Alisa Hove, Marti Canipe and Hester Blum play tomorrow; Ed Hashima, Gary Hollis, and Deborah Steinberger play Wednesday. I think all three semifinals will be very competitive games. To start with, all 3 of today’s players were very strong on the signalling device in the quarterfinal, with Sam, J.P., and Katie all getting in first over 20 percent of the time. Today’s game may well come down to who is able to do the best on the Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy.


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Correct response: Who is Queen Anne?


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While England and Scotland had been in union since 1603, their boundaries remained distinct until 1707, when the Acts of Union united the two into one kingdom with the name of Great Britain, with one parliament and one monarch. In 1801, Great Britain entered into a further union with Ireland, creating the United Kingdom. Queen Anne, who was reigning at the time, thus was the last monarch of England and Scotland and the first monarch of Great Britain.


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

Scores going into Final:
Sam $19,000
J.P. $13,400
Katie $9,000


Tonight’s results:
Katie $9,000 – $9,000 = $0 (Who is Mary? (Queen of Scots))
J.P. $13,400 – $13,400 = $0 (Who is Mary Queen of Scots?)
Sam $19,000 + $7,401 = $26,401 (Who is Queen Anne?) (Finalist)


Sam Buttrey, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 13, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Sam $6,600
J.P. $6,200
Katie $4,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) PROFESSIONS $600 (clue #6)
J.P. 1800 +1800 (Sam 0 Katie 1200)
2) LATIN AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY $2000 (clue #5)
J.P. 8200 -5400 (Sam 7400 Katie 5800)
3) LET THERE BE ENLIGHTENMENT $1200 (clue #9, $26400 left on board)
J.P. 5200 +3000 (Sam 7400 Katie 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 92


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.12 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Sam $19,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Katie $9,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
J.P. $15,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,800
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000

Sam Buttrey, career statistics:
51 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (48/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,700

J.P. Allen, career statistics:
42 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$600)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,600

Katie Reed, career statistics:
31 correct, 6 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,300

Today’s interviews:
Katie teaches classes in size between 15 and about 200.
J.P. teaches at a school ranked #1 in diversity.
Sam generally teaches military officers working towards technical degrees.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Something to keep in mind over the next couple of days: Traditionally, the right to select first in both halves of the final goes to the player with the highest semifinal score.
  • Good on Katie for taking a chance on clue 30; being correct would have improved her win chances significantly, but being incorrect had a negligible effect on them.

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, December 13, 2021"

  1. I had read awhile ago that Jeopardy’s policy is to never state the name of a contestant’s employer. Even with Matt, they never said he was a student and employed as a research assistant at Yale, just that he was from “New Haven”. Yet with the professor’s tournament, they always state the names of the schools where they teach. Is there a difference between this tournament and regular play? It’s no big deal either way, it just seems as if the policy is inconsistently applied.

  2. One small addition to Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: not only we’re all 3 very quick on their signaling devices, each were quickest in their quarterfinal, with Sam in first > 47% JP > 42% and Katie > 35%!

  3. Good play today by everyone though I am surprised only one knew Queen Anne but still though we need a lady to advance to the finals in the second semifinal game if possible. Furthermore despite the fact that JP wasn’t able to get a daily double he still did well in the other clues.

  4. I don’t understand Sam’s FJ! wager.

  5. Michael Johnston | December 13, 2021 at 1:50 pm |

    I thought the others would get Anne also. Sam miscounted his cover bet and so was fortunate that JP was incorrect.

  6. I think Sam miscalculated, but it worked out for him.

  7. Michael Huffor | December 13, 2021 at 4:40 pm |

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  8. Exciting game tonight!! Well played

  9. Four more games this week like that one, please, although hopefully with people doing better in FJ. Congrats, and thanks, to all the profs tonight for a highly competitive game. Very entertaining.

  10. Sam reminds me so much of Steve Martin – his looks, his diction, and his mannerisms. Good luck to him in the semifinals!

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