Final Jeopardy: City Names
The Final Jeopardy question (12/13/2016) in the category “City Names” was:
Cuba’s second-most populous city & a South American capital share this name that refers to St. James.
7x champ Tim Aten has now won $107,499. Today his challengers are: Cindy Stowell, from Austin, TX; and Garrett Levenbrook, from Montclair, NJ.
Round 1 Categories: Last Name’s the Same – All about Animals – That’s a Greek Letter – Alliteration – Georgia – Holiday Duets
Garrett found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “All About Animals” under the $800 clue on the 15th pick of the round. He just got out of the hole and had $0, $1,600 less than Tim’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
While it feeds mainly on termites & the insect in its name, this toothless mammal also enjoys avocados. show
Tim finished in the lead with $5,000. Garrett was second with $2,400 and Cindy was last with $2,200.
Round 2 Categories: That Old-Time Religion – No Stan Lee Cameo – Books of the 1930s – The Military at Home – Lesser-known Historic Names – To the End”the” Degree
Cindy found the first Daily Double in “No Stan Lee Cameo” under the $1,200 clue on the 10th pick. She was in second place with $5,000 at this point, $4,800 less than Tim’s lead. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.
The Russkies invaded the U.S. in this Swayze flick, & despite the cries for “Wolverines”, neither Logan nor Stan showed up. show
Garrett found the last Daily Double in “Old-Time Religion” under the $1,200 clue on the 13th pick. In third place with $1,600, he had $10,100 less than Tim’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
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Cindy finished in the lead with $12,200. Tim was second with $11,400 and Garrett was last with $2,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Santiago is Spanish for Saint James and refers to the patron saint of Spain, James the Apostle (or James the Great). Pedro de Valdiva founded Chile’s capital city in 1541, dedicating it to Saint James, as many South American and Caribbean cities were back then. Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founded Santiago de Cuba, the country’s 2nd largest city, even earlier– in 1514.
Jeopardy! has had many clues about Chile’s capital over the years, but here is one that had to do with a different country’s capital that also honored St. James from 5/15/1999: SAINTS ($400) This country’s capital was orginally Santiago de Leon de Caracas, after Santiago, or Saint James
Garrett thought it was Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital. Its name honors the Assumption of Mary. That cost him $1,000 and he finished with $1,800.
Tim had the same response. He lost $3,600 and had $7,800.
Cindy got it right. She bet $10,601 so she won the match with $22,801. As you know from the news reports, Cindy passed away from cancer last week and donated her winnings to cancer research. How wonderful that she won this match! May she win more tomorrow.
A triple stumper from each round:
GEORGIA ($600) This founder’s name is on the Girl Scout National Center in Savannah
BOOKS OF THE 1930S ($1000) Ding! Ding! This hard-boiled 1934 novel was James M. Cain’s first
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “South America”
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