Final Jeopardy: World Leaders

You may also like...

11 Responses

  1. EricS says:

    Bolivia : one of two landlocked countries in this hemisphere.

  2. Cece says:

    Brigid was so fast on the buzzer and played so well and ended in 3rd. Too bad. But I like David and am glad he came alive in the 2nd round. Nice shirt color! Tyler looked 7′ tall.

    • VJ says:

      ha ha – I was like oh, no-oooo in the first round after figuring David would hang in there for a few more games… then I saw that literature category and was like OH, YES-SSSS!

      Anyhoo, there’s no denying there have been fierce competitors of late and Brigid was certainly one of them.

      • Cece says:

        Yeah, what’s up with all these strong contestants just knocking one another out lately? I think it would be nice at this point to have a strong one matched with mildly good ones, so the fierce one could win many games. :)

        If it’s not too much trouble VJ, what was the food clue and answer, right after “Cajun burger sings”?

        • VJ says:

          It’s no trouble, but the Cajun burger sings clue was the $200 clue in Animated TV and finished that category, and the next one after that was the $200 clue in Landmarks chosen and answered by Brigid – Limestone structure, part man, part lion.

        • Cece says:

          Maybe that was it (Limestone structure), ’cause I missed that one too. Sorry for the confusion. It’s very distracting when people keep talking to you during J!. Grrr

          Thanks, VJ. Echoing Rhonda, you’re awesome. :)

        • VJ says:

          thank you both :)

  3. rhonda says:

    My cable went out right near the end of double Jeopardy, when they showed the clue in quotas about the Bakke decision. Does anyone remember what the other clues were?

    • VJ says:

      You didn’t miss much, Rhonda — here’s how that whole category went, showing who answered the clue:

      The Quota System
      $1200 – In 1905 this “revolving” service group set membership standards so that no one profession could dominate (David)
      $1600 – China initiated this numeric quota of sorts in the ’70s to fight its growing population, but doubled it in 2015 (Brigid)
      $800 In the 1978 Bakke case, the Supreme Court nixed racial quotas but said this alliterative system is constitutional (David)
      $400 So populations of this mammal could recover, the IWC began using quotas in the 1940s & set commercial ones to 0 in 1982 (David)

      Beep beep beep – they never got to the $2K clue. Brigid and David both could have picked it — wish I knew why they avoided it.

      • rhonda says:

        Thanks so much, VJ, glad that I only missed the one clue. I appreciate you so very much, you are awesome!