Final Jeopardy: Newly Independent Nations
The Final Jeopardy question (12/2/2015) in the category “Newly Independent Nations” was:
Prior to South Sudan, this European country was the most recent one to gain independence and be recognized by the United States.
2x champ Joyce Hshieh brought her winnings up to $26,802 yesterday. In her third game, she is up against: Brad Rudy, from Marietta, GA; and Nicole Stanley, from Portland, OR.
Round 1: Joyce found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Working Book Titles.” She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Joyce finished in the lead with $6,400. Brad was second with $2,600 and Nicole was last with $1,600.
Round 2: Joyce found the first Daily Double in “1600.” She bet $2,000 and thought it was Shoka. That was WRONG.
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Joyce found the last Daily Double in “Podcast.” She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Joyce finished in the lead with $12,000. Brad was next with $11,400 and Nicole was in third place with $5,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
On February 19, 2008, the New York Times reported: “Kosovo won the recognition of the United States and its biggest Western European allies on Monday, while earning rebukes and rejections from Serbia, Russia and a disparate mix of states the world over who face their own separatist movements at home.” The previous day, then Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice issued a press release confirming that event. You can read it on the U.S. State Dept’s archive.
Nicole got it right. She bet it all and finished with $11,200.
Brad thought it was Serbia (independent: 2006). He lost his $5,000 bet and finished with $6,400.
Joyce also got it right. She bet $801 and won the game with $12,801. Her 3-day total is $39,403.
As I posted on Spoiler Talk, I was preempted and I know a great many other people were too. Jacob send me the info after the game aired on his local affiliate station. So a BIG THANKS to Jacob. We wouldn’t have much of a recap today, if any at all, without his help. ~ VJ
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Asia”
Consisting of a peninsula and 2 islands, it was the longest-lasting European colony in Asia: 442 years. show