Final Jeopardy: International Organizations
The Final Jeopardy question (1/2/2017) in the category “International Organizations” was:
Between 1920 & 1939 its presidents included Leon Bourgeois, Tevfik Aras & Carlos Saavedra Lamas.
2x champ Mukund Marathe won $31,799 last week. His challengers in the first game of the New Year are: Katie Carter, from Oklahoma City, OK; and Gavin Mulligan, from Parker, CO.
Round 1 Categories: Geographic Food & Drink – A Peek at the Paranormal – NFL Quarterbacks – Social Studies – Historic American Quotes – This Is “War”!
Katie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Social Studies” under the $600 clue on the 4th pick after the chat. She was in a tie with Mukund. They both had $2,800, $1,200 less than Gavin’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 urging change to this 2-word Latin term for the existing state of affairs. show
Katie finished in the lead with $4,600. Mukund was second with $3,800 and Gavin was last with $3,600.
Round 2 Categories: Company “B” – Flags of the Americas – Tom & Gerund – A Genre Category – Complete the Book Title – Star Talk with Neil Degrasse Tyson
Mukund found the first Daily Double in “Star Talk” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. He was in the lead with $5,400 at this point, $800 more than Katie in second place. He bet $1,000 and thought it was tesseracts. That was WRONG.
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Mukund found the last Daily Double in “Company ‘B'” under the $1,200 clue on the 8th pick. In second place with $5,200, he had $1,600 less than Gavin’s lead. He bet $1,000 and guessed Levi’s. That was WRONG.
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Gavin finished with a runaway $16,800. Mukund was next with $7,800 and Katie was in third place with $6,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Wikipedia has a list of leaders of the League of Nations. Léon Bourgeois of France was the first President of the Assembly in 1920. There are a whole bunch of other guys on there before we come to Argentina’s Carlos Saavedra Lamas (1936-37) and Turkey’s Tevfik Aras (1937).
“Our first game of the New Year is a runaway,” Alex Trebek said before revealing the responses:
Katie thought it was the United Nations. That cost her everything but a dollar.
Mukund got it right. He bet $3,000, bringing him up to $10,800.
Gavin also had the United Nations. He only bet $1,000 so he won the match with the remaining $15,800 and he is the new Jeopardy! champ.
Here are 2 triple stumpers from COMPLETE THE BOOK TITLE:
($1200) A 2012 best seller: “The Light Between ____”
($1600) James Smiley redoes King Lear in Iowa: “A Thousand ____”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Olympic Host Cities”
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