Final Jeopardy: Western Hemisphere Geography
The Final Jeopardy question (12/16/2016) in the category “Western Hemisphere Geography” was:
The 2 Central American nations that border only one ocean
3x champ Cindy Stowell has now won $39,600. In her 4th game, her challengers are: Michael Rollins, from Frisco, TX; and Erin Williams, from St. Louis, MO.
Round 1 Categories: Opposites – Songs on TV – Unusual Attractions – December Holidays – Gasoline – Fill “E_R” Up
Erin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “December Holidays” under the $600 clue, with 11 clues still to go. In second place with $3,200, she had $400 less than Cindy’s lead. She bet $3,000 and thought it was the 1930s. That was WRONG.
It was the decade when Maulana Karenga (born Ron Everett) created Kwanzaa. show
Cindy finished in the lead with $5,400. Michael was second with $4,400 and Erin was last with $3,400.
Round 2 Categories: Countries’ Currencies – Trust the Science – Western Movies – The Abolitionist Movement – Numeric Words & Phrases – Women Who Write
Erin found the first Daily Double in “Women Who Write” under the $1,200 clue on the 12th pick. She was in third place with $5,800 at this point, $4,000 less than Cindy’s lead. She bet $3,000 and guessed Gloria Steinem. That was WRONG.
In 1964 this woman big into laissez-faire capitalism offered “The Virtue of Selfishness” show
Erin found the last Daily Double in “Numeric Words & Phrases” under the $1,200 clue. In second place with $6,800, she had $3,800 less than Cindy’s lead. She bet $3,000, and took a guess with Lakers ’89. That was WRONG.
The Lakers won championships in 1987 & ’88, so before the next season, Pat Riley trademarked this. show
Cindy finished in the lead with $15,400. Michael was next with $11,200 and Erin was in third place with $5,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT ARE BELIZE and EL SALVADOR?
This video doesn’t really address the borders of the Central American countries, but it does highlight them as it names them so you can see Belize’s only shoreline is on the Caribbean Sea, and El Salvador’s is on the Pacific Ocean, and you can also learn how to sing the Central American countries muy rapido.
Erin bet it all and finished with $10,800.
Michael bet $8,800, bringing him up to $20,000.
Cindy bet $7,001 so she won today’s match with $22,401. Her 4-day total is $62,001.
These triple stumpers are from the last round:
WESTERN MOVIES ($2000) Audie Murphy played Tom Destry in 1954’s “Destry”; oddly, this film with Jimmy Stewart in the role came 15 years earlier
THE ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT ($2000) This 3-named abolitionist crusader published a Boston newspaper called The Liberator
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “International Motoring”
One of the 3 European Union countries besides the United Kingdom that have not switched to driving on the right. show