Final Jeopardy: Mediterranean Islands
The Final Jeopardy question (2/25/2016) in the category “Mediterranean Islands” was:
This 1,400-square-mile tourist destination’s name comes from a Latin word for “greater”.
New champ Jill Panall won $26,400 yesterday. Her opponents today are: Chris Giglio, from Virginia Beach, VA; and Rebecca Harlow, from San Francisco, CA.
Round 1 Categories: That Town’s in Texas, Too – Crime Time – Drinking Songs – Single S, Double S – Prayers – The Man Upstairs
Jill found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Prayers” under the $600 clue not long after the chat. She was in third place with $2,200, $1,400 less than Chris in the lead. She bet $1,000 and came up with “Amen.” That was WRONG.
Meaning “good speech” it’s a blessing by a minister at the close of a service. show
Rebecca finished in the lead with $6,000. Chris was second with $5,600 and Jill was last with $4,600.
Round 2 Categories: All Kinds of Rays – What a Character – Loanwords – The Natural World – The League of Nations – “Last” Films
Jill found the first Daily Double in “All Kinds of Rays” under the $1,600 clue on the 3rd pick of the round. She was now in the lead with $7,000, $1,000 more than Rebecca in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
In 1954 this salesman visited the McDonald Brothers’ California restaurant & the rest was history. show
Chris found the last Daily Double in “What a Character” under the $1,600 clue, 5 picks later. He was in a tie for the lead with Rebecca now. They both had $8,000, $600 more than Jill. He bet $1,000 but did not know so he was WRONG.
Despite his name, the character Richard Parker in this recent bestseller isn’t human– he’s a tiger. show
Chris finished in the lead with $15,800. Rebecca was next with $12,800 and Jill was in third place with $9,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS MALLORCA (MAJORCA)?
“There seems to be no end to the puzzlement over the name of this particular Spanish island – Mallorca, or is it, Majorca? … It actually originates from the Latin insula maior which translates as ‘larger island’, and then later maiorica, the ‘larger one’, since it is the biggest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. The letter ‘j’ did not exist in Latin until the thirteenth century, but when it did, it replaced the ‘i’ when used as a consonant.” Mallorca vs Majorca: What’s in a Name?
Jill got it right although Alex said Majorca was an incorrect spelling. She bet $6,402 and finished with $15,802.
Rebecca came up with Sardinia. She lost her $7,200 bet, finishing with $5,600.
Chris also got it right with Mallorca. He bet $10,000 so he won the match with $25,800, yet another fine payday this week — and another new champ. Congrats to Chris.
These last two triple stumpers were in “Loanwords”
($2000) In music “with vigor” is “con” this Italian word
($1200) The OED defines this 3-letter word from Mexican Spanish as “a form of address for a man.”
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Landmarks”
From 1936 to 1987, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power helped operate this facility in another state. show