Final Jeopardy: The Economy
The Final Jeopardy question (10/5/2016) in the category “The Economy” was:
Systemically Important Financial Institution is an official status known more informally by these 4 words.
12x champ Seth Wilson scored a runaway yesterday and brought his winnings up to $265,002. In Game 13, he is up against these two players: Margie Eulner Ott, from Bethesda, MD; and Eric Felkey, from Columbus, OH. Who will 13 be lucky for today?
Round 1 Categories: A Song Of Ice &/or Fire – Stamps – It’s Scotch To Me – “Trans” Action – Napoleon – Bone Apart
Seth found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Napoleon” under the $1,000 clue, with 11 clues to go after it. He was in the lead with $5,200, $4,200 more than Margie in second place. He bet $1,000 and took a guess with Palestine. That was WRONG.
In 1798 Napoleon struck at England by occupying this country, threatening trade routes to India. show
Seth finished in the lead with $6,600. Margie was second with $1,000 and Eric was last with $200.
Round 2 Categories: “Y” Geography? – 12-letter Words – Floral Book Titles – Alliterative TV Actresses – U.S. Firsts – Tech Tools
Seth found the first Daily Double in “Alliterative TV Actresses” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. He had $7,800 now, $6,800 more than Margie in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Lori Loughlin reprised her role as John Stamos’ wife when this reboot hit Netflix in 2016. show
Margie found the last Daily Double in “12-Letter Words” under the $1,600 clue. Only 3 clues remained after it. In second place with $11,000, she had $6,000 less than Seth’s lead. She bet $6,000 and she was RIGHT, and now in a tie with Seth.
This type of German spirit double appears in Dostoyevsky’s novel “The Double” show
Seth broke the tie with correct responses to the $1,200 and $800 clues in the same category. The round ended and he finished in the lead with $19,000. Margie was next with $17,000 and Eric was in third place with $1,800.
TWO of of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Supervision and regulations of systemically important financial institutions is intended to prevent firms from becoming “too big to fail” and to prevent any assumptions that the government will provide financial support, in the event the firms do run into financial trouble. Many institutions have actively lobbied against being identified as a SIFI, because of the additional and significant regulatory requirements that SIFI firms will endure.” (Investopedia: SIFI Definition)
The World’s 30 “Too Big to Fail” Banks (Market Watch: Nov 2015)
Eric wrote down “I have no idea.” He bet and lost it all.
Margie got it right. She bet it all and finished with $34,000.
Seth got it right. He bet $5.00. FIVE DOLLARS! (recap paused to pick jaw up off the floor). He finished with $19,005. Of course, we knew that Seth would lose one day but who’da thunk it would be this way?
So Margie is the new Jeopardy! champ. Congrats on maximizing your opportunities there, Margie.
A triple stumper from each round:
“TRANS” ACTION ($1000) In a 2016 report Somalia was worst on the corruption index of the organization called this International
“Y” GEOGRAPHY? ($1600) A great view of Mount Ararat 32 miles away can be had from the old fort in this Armenian capital
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Novel Title Characters”
“His madness being stronger than any other faculty”, he “resolved to have himself dubbed a knight by the first person he met” show