Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category National Anthems) for Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (Season 38, Game 167):

“Terre de nos aïeux” follows the title in the French version of this anthem

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Enver Casimir, a history teacher from Albany, California
Enver Casimir on Jeopardy!
Angela Kissner, an educational consultant & tutor from Akron, Ohio
Angela Kissner on Jeopardy!
Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (20-day total: $476,985)
Mattea Roach on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is “O Canada”?

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Before we go any farther: Game material on Jeopardy is selected without regard for who any contestants may be. (In fact, removing material because it might be in the wheelhouse of a contestant would be illegal in and of itself.) On with the actual material now, “Terre de nos aïeux”, the literal translation being “Land of our ancestors”, is the second line of Canada’s national anthem, “O Canada”. A fun fact is that “O Canada” was written in Quebec for the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations in 1880, and was only translated to English later. While “O Canada” was a de facto national anthem since 1939, it only became the official national anthem in 1980.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: They Named A City for Him; Bible Belts; Let’s Go to the Auto Shop; The Actor Really Saves the Day!; Hidden Anatomy; Mrs., Miss or Mr.

Enver got out to a quick start, picking up 5 of the first 9 clues, including a Daily Double. Unfortunately, he did leave $400 on the table on the betting clue. Mattea also roared back, picking up 5 in a row on her own to take a slim lead going into the interviews. Coming out of the break, both Mattea and Enver continued their strong play; Enver finishing Single Jeopardy! only $1,200 off the lead!

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: History; Fictional Characters; States’ Other Common Languages; Pets; Easy Listening; Free as a Word

Mattea had a very strong Double Jeopardy! round, picking up 17 correct! The final Daily Double took a long time to come out, and it went to Mattea, who made a skillful Daily Double bet on the round’s penultimate clue to cement the runaway. Scores going into Final were Mattea at $24,600, with Enver at $9,800 and Angela $600.

Both Enver and Mattea did get Final Jeopardy! correct; Mattea has hit blackjack with her 21st victory! She’ll go for 22 tomorrow.

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Mattea $24,600
Enver $9,800
Angela $600

Tonight’s results:
Angela $600 – $0 = $600 (What is God Save the Queen?)
Enver $9,800 + $8,000 = $17,800 (What is O Canada)
Mattea $24,600 + $4,999 = $29,599 (What is O Canada?) (21-day total: $506,584)

Mattea Roach, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 3, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mattea $7,800
Enver $6,600
Angela $200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THEY NAMED A CITY FOR HIM $1000 (clue #5)
Enver 1400 +1000 (Mattea 600 Angela 0)
Mattea 8600 +2000 (Angela 200 Enver 6600)
3) PETS $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Mattea 22600 +2000 (Angela 600 Enver 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 104

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 67 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Mattea $23,000 Coryat, 31 correct, 4 incorrect, 56.14% in first on buzzer (32/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Enver $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Angela $600 Coryat, 3 correct, 1 incorrect, 5.26% in first on buzzer (3/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,400
Lach Trash: $11,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400

Mattea Roach, career statistics:
579 correct, 53 incorrect
28/33 on rebound attempts (on 78 rebound opportunities)
45.91% in first on buzzer (545/1187)
27/33 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $53,200)
15/21 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,324

Angela Kissner, career statistics:
3 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
5.26% in first on buzzer (3/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $600

Enver Casimir, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Mattea Roach, to win:
22 games: 76.481%
23: 58.493%
24: 44.736%
25: 34.215%
26: 26.168%
Avg. streak: 24.252 games.

Today’s interviews:
Enver hiked Yosemite, but couldn’t get back before dark.
Angela played high school soccer at a field named for her father.
Mattea found inspiration in Julia Collins and Amy Schneider.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Including tournaments, Mattea moves to #11 in all-time winnings; Jason Zuffranieri sits 10th.
  • Link to the box score: May 3, 2022 Box Score
  • Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
    (Mattea $24,600 Enver $9,800 Angela $600)

    Mattea: Bet up to $4,999 and enjoy win #21!

    Angela: Not much you can do today; bet whatever you like.

    Enver: If you bet no more than $8,599, you’ll hold onto 2nd place.

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    28 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, May 3, 2022"

    1. Francine | May 3, 2022 at 9:31 am |

      Easy one for me. I am a French-Canadian from Quebec!

      • My wife is originally from Canada, and I speak French quite well, so it wasn’t too difficult for me either.

    2. Michael Johnston | May 3, 2022 at 9:48 am |

      I just like national anthems and that’s one I know 🤷

      Current FJ streak: 3W

    3. This has to be a joke for Mattea!

    4. Growing up in Canada as a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, I used to listen to Roger Doucet sing the “Frenglish” version of O Canada before every Habs game – starting with those words – so this was a pretty easy one for me.
      Given her age, I doubt Mattea has heard the late Mr. Doucet sing O Canada, but she should get this in her sleep.

      • Debbie Stover | May 3, 2022 at 11:49 am |

        My favorite sports rendition is the one featuring Mark Donnelly. Talk about sangfroid.

    5. Debbie Stover | May 3, 2022 at 11:46 am |

      True north strong and free.

    6. Matthew Yothers | May 3, 2022 at 12:29 pm |

      Mattea’s gonna hate herself if she misses this one.

    7. It will be interesting to see if the challengers get this.

    8. aaronthecrystalclod | May 3, 2022 at 1:35 pm |

      There’s only two national anthems that I could think of in the French language – O Canada or Le Marsellaise, so this was pretty much a no brainer.

      • But in the U.S. you can look up online the words to any country’s National Anthem and you will find it in English, so in France anyone could look up any National Anthem and find it in French. That’s as much of an excuse as Jeopardy! has to have behind a clue. (Though I readily admit there is usually more behind most of them [as this one] than that.)

      • Figured it had to be a multilingual country with French as one of the tongues, so guessed correctly.

      • There are quite a few countries with French as one of the official languages:
        which may therefore have a French version of the anthem. Among the better-known multi-lingual countries with French being co-official, apart from Canada, would be Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and, perhaps, Haiti and Madagascar. The reasoning allowing to prefer Canada as the tentative answer would therefore be “it must be our neighbor Canada, otherwise it is not a fair question”.

    9. Will Morris | May 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm |

      True patriot love in all of us command.

    10. This was a no brainer at all. O Canada was my response and I am a huge fan of the canandiens.. Although I am not living in canada now but I do remember visiting the Niagara falls there many years ago. but still if mattea missed this one she will be kicking herself.

    11. I can hardly believe that I got this right since I don’t know any French other than “Oui” and “Merci” and I don’t even know the English words to ‘O Canada’, but I just thought it seemed likely, especially with Quebec potentially being a reason why there would be a “French version” and not just a random “translation”.

    12. Robert Fawkes | May 3, 2022 at 2:14 pm |

      Obviously, a gimme for Mattea. It’s probably good that it happened to come up in a game like this one since Mattea had a runaway win anyway. That way, no one can really question it as she had the game won before FJ. Conspiracy theorists have nothing to go on as the game was already in hand. Seeing the clue did make me smile though. 🙂

    13. I took a knee after the FJ category was announced. (kidding, I was laying on my couch the whole time).
      I assume they would have accepted “Oh Canada”, despite the misspelling, since it doesn’t change the pronunciation

    14. I got this one. I’ve known the English words to O Canada for many years because I like it so much. My first thought, of course, was La Marseillaise, but I thought that was too obvious, and the French in the clue seemed like O Canada. (I also got yesterday’s Final about John Wilkes Booth.) I have a friend that sometimes gets final based only on the category. I think she may get it tonight.

    15. The thing that makes Mattea’s run so epic is that she’s not invulnerable. Enver gave her a good challenge today, and Mattea only secured the runaway at the tail end (in part due to him missing a couple). This is not the first time that’s happened. This isn’t like a Matt Amodio or Amy Schneider steamroller, where 90% of their games were them obliterating everyone, and that gets boring. This hasn’t.

      FJ was easy today, seeing as there aren’t many national anthems with a “French version” – wording that implies it’s an alternate version. Because of Quebec, Canada was the most obvious choice, so it’s not like I’d overthink and put Mali or Haiti.

    16. Pizza Face Fred | May 3, 2022 at 10:47 pm |

      I had no idea that the connotative definition of “farther” had the same meaning as the denotative definition of “further.” So many words, so little time . . .

    17. Mattea did a good job coming up with a close-out bet on DD3 on the fly. I think, given time (and perhaps pen and paper), the “perfect” wager would have been $1001. Assuming Enver gets the final clue, he finishes with $11800, with the possibility to double up to $23600. So a $1001 bet gets her to $23601 with one clue to go!

    18. “Michigan” was an answer 2 days in a row so far this week. Can we go for 3 on Wednesday?

    19. Does anyone else think that “Unchained” should have been accepted as an alternative to “unshackled”? I don’t see why that response didn’t match the clue as well.

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