Final Jeopardy: Islands
The Final Jeopardy question (4/29/2016) in the category “Islands” was:
The Spanish name of these islands is Islas de Sotavento; their French name is Iles Sous-le-Vent.
Current champ Buzzy Cohen now has won 3 games and $58,401. In his 4th game, he is up against: Heather Burnett, from Orlando, FL; and Ben Rothenberg, from Washington, DC.
Round 1 Categories: Broadway – NASA Says – Stately Museums – Last Link In the Drink – Familiar Phrases – Peoples
Ben found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Stately Museums” under the $600 clue on the 11th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $3,400, $2,000 more than Buzzy in second place. He bet $3,000 and guessed Illinois. That was WRONG.
Atomic Testing Museum & Burlesque Hall of Fame. show
Heather finished in the lead with $4,200. Buzzy was second with $3,600 and Ben was last with $3,000.
Round 2 Categories: People on the Map – 1948 – “All” Aboard – Ancient Greek Drama – What’s Eating You? – Paris Sites
Buzzy found the first Daily Double in “Ancient Greek Drama” under the $800 clue on the 7th pick of the round. In the lead with $7,200, he had $3,000 more than Heather in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
The orchestra section in Greek drama was the circular dancing place of this commenting group. show
Ben found the last Daily Double in “1948” under the $800 clue. There were still 2 categories and 3 more clues in this one to go. He was in third place with $7,800 now, $1,200 less than Buzzy’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
At a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Pentagon, Omar Bradley succeeded this man as U.S. Army Chief of Staff. show
Ben finished in the lead with $16,000. Buzzy was next with $12,200 and Heather was in third place with $9,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Brittanica.com gives the two translations of Leeward Islands at the beginning of its entry that says: “an arc of West Indian islands that constitute the most westerly and northerly of the Lesser Antilles, at the northeastern end of the Caribbean Sea, between latitudes 16° and 19° N and longitudes 61° and 65° W.”
Here is a map in Spanish illustrating Las Islas de Sotavento and Las Islas de Barlovento (Windward Islands) in the Caribbean Sea, which is not the only group of islands these nautical terms are used for. You can see on that on this Spanish map of Cabo Verde and on this French Map of a group of Polynesian islands collectively called the Society Islands in English.
Heather thought it was the Windward Islands. She didn’t bet anything though so she stayed at $9,400.
Buzz got it right. His $8,000 bet brought him up to $20,200.
Ben wrote down “South Winds” and part of Islands. He lost $8,401, leaving him with $7,599. That made Buzzy the victorious and a 4x champ with $78,601.
Here are 2 triple stumpers from the match, one from each round:
FAMILIAR PHRASES ($800) The first written record of “cleanliness is next to Godliness” is in a 1778 sermon by this founder of Methodism
PEOPLE ON THE MAP ($1200) It wasn’t until she was in her 20s that this red-headed actress watched her dad on “Happy Days”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “U.S. States”
Other than Q, these 2 letters appear the least in the names of states, each appearing only once. show