Final Jeopardy: Commonwealth Countries
The Final Jeopardy question (11/8/2016) in the category “Commonwealth Countries” was:
The constitution of this country came into effect on Feb. 4, 1997 & by 2016, 13 parties were represented in its parliament.
New champ Georjean McKeeman won $15,990 yesterday. In the Election Day match, she is up against: Allon Scheyer, from Brooklyn, NY; and Stephanie Hubley, from Burien, WA.
Round 1 Categories: Yes To November – Palindromes – Geo-Glossary – The Windy Project – French Cuisine – Look At That “S” Car Go
Georjean found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Geo-Glossary” under the $400 clue on the 14th pick of the round. She was in second place with $200, $2,400 less than Allon’s lead. She bet the $1,000 and was missing a word so she was WRONG.
Halite is the naturally occurring form of this mineral. show
Allon finished in the lead with $3,800. Georjean was second with $1,400 and Stephanie was last, in the red for $200.
Round 2 Categories: Cleveland – Contemporaries – Rock Of Love – Cry “UNK” – Ancient Greek Writers – Gone Fishing
Georjean found the first Daily Double in “Contemporaries” under the $2,000 clue, with 9 clues left after it. She had $5,800 at this point. Stephanie had $9,000 but she was dinged on reversal (see below) so her score went down to $7,400. Georjean bet $2,000 and guessed DaVinci. That was WRONG (and also already given as the response to an earlier clue).
1610 saw Hudson discover his bay and this man first observe Jupiter’s 4 moons. show
We didn’t get to the last Daily Double. It was in “Ancient Greek Writers” under the $1,600 or $2,000 clue.
Georjean finished in the lead with $7,400. Stephanie was next with $7,000 and Allon was in third place with $4,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
South Africa’s Parliament has a list of the 13 parties that have seats on its website. I compared that to an earlier list on Media Club South Africa with statistics up to 2009. There were 13 parties with seats at that time as well, but the names of 3 were different in the current one. One thing is the same: The African National Congress has more seats than any other party– way more!
The country’s constitution is officially called the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. Although it was approved on 12/4/1996, it did not go into effect until 2/4/1997. Learn more about it here. For the current list of Commonwealth Countries, click here.
Allon wrote down Northern Ireland. That cost him $3,202 and he had $998 left.
Stephanie had Scotland. She lost her $3,000 bet, finishing with $4,000.
Georjean had no response. She lost her $6,601 bet and finished with $799. That made Stephanie today’s winner. Boy, was she surprised! We will not be seeing this new Jeopardy! champ play her second game for 2 weeks. The Teen Tournament starts tomorrow.
The Reversal: ANCIENT GREEK WRITERS ($800) Socrates speaks in his own defense in this Plato work, & despite the title he’s not really sorry. (Stephanie pluralized the title).
2 triple stumpers in ROCK OF LOVE:
($1200) “I’m not gonna write you a love song ’cause you asked for it”, this pianist/singer crooned in her 2007 chart debut
($2000) all.music.com said his 2001 “Love and Theft” was “his best album since ‘Blood on the Tracks;”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “The Oxford English Dictionary”
As of 2013, this 3-letter verb common in sports, theater & politics has the largest entry in the online OED. show