Final Jeopardy: International Motoring
The Final Jeopardy question (12/19/2014), in the category “International Motoring” was:
One of the 3 European Union countries besides the United Kingdom that have not switched to driving on the right.
New champ Kevin Hozey won $27,601 in yesterday’s game. He’ll be back on Monday if he can defeat these two players: Chris Trumpy, from Ventura, CA; and Allison Fraser, from Alexandria, VA.
Before announcing the first round categories, Alex said Kevin was leading “throughout” in yesterday’s game. Just for the record, Kevin took the lead away from Kurt in the second round.
Round 1: Allison found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Cookbooks” under the $600 clue. She just got out of the red and had zero. The leader at this point was Chris, with $1,000. She wagered the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT and in a tie with Chris.
The subtitle of “Tagines & Couscous” mentions this country whose cuisine it features. show
Kevin finished in the lead with $6,800. Allison was second with $2,800 and Chris was last with $1,000.
Round 2: Chris found the first Daily Double in “Ends in ‘X'” under the $800 clue. Now he was in the hole for $600 and Allison was in the lead with $9,600. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
Elastane is another name for this fabric. show
Allison found the last Daily Double in “The Sakharov Prize” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $16,000, she had $7,600 more than Kevin in second place and didn’t need to bet a whole lot to get a runaway. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.
Alexander Dubcek was honored in 1989, 21 years after leading this city’s brief “Spring”. show
Allison finished in the lead with $20,000. Kevin was next with $8,400 and Chris was in third place with $5,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS IRELAND, MALTA or CYPRUS?
World Standards has a complete history of the hows, whys and wheres of driving on the left, and says “In the past, almost everybody travelled on the left side of the road because that was the most sensible option for feudal, violent societies. Since most people are right-handed, swordsmen preferred to keep to the left in order to have their right arm nearer to an opponent and their scabbard further from him. Moreover, it reduced the chance of the scabbard (worn on the left) hitting other people,” going on to explain how that evolved. Click here for their world map (looks like Malta was too small to get the right color but the list info is correct).
Random coincidence: The FJ clue from 2 years ago (below) had 3 possible answers, too.
Chris picked Poland. He lost his $3,406 bet and finished with $1,594.
Kevin got it right with Ireland. He bet $1,700, finishing with $10,100.
Allison got it right with the same answer as Kevin. She added $500 to her already winning total, bringing her up to $20,500. She will return on Monday as the new Jeopardy! champ.
Allison Fraser is a stay-at-home mom. During the chat she talked about being about 10 feet away from lions while on a safari in Kenya. She was in a vehicle with no sides but Alex said it doesn’t matter. The lions will completely ignore you if you are in a vehicle. She declined his suggestion to get out of the vehicle the next time she goes.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “World Capitals”
One of the 3 national capitals made up of 2 words that begin with the same letter. show