Final Jeopardy: Geography in the News
The Final Jeopardy question (6/17/2016) in the category “Geography in the News” was:
Mexico’s Programa Frontera Sur aims to secure its 600-mile-long border with this country.
New champ Liz Haigney Lynch won $28,500 yesterday after defeating 6x champ Hunter Appler. Today she faces these two challengers: Christopher Denault, from Carol Stream, IL; and David Sena, from Claremont, CA.
Round 1 Categories: Going ____ On Classical Music – A Sizable Category – Resorts – Animated Movies – Y, Oh Y – Because
David found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Resorts” under the $800 clue, with 3 clues remaining after it. He was in the lead with $6,800, $1,400 more than Liz in second place. He bet $2,000 and thought it was Sevastopol. That was WRONG.
The house built by Anton Chekhov in this Crimean resort is now a museum containing some of his personal items. show
Liz finished in the lead with $6,400. David was second with $4,800 and Christopher was last with $3,800.
Round 2 Categories: Before & After – Which British Monarch’s Reign? – Earth Science – In the Zone – Teen Literature – Tough Aaron Spelling Women
Liz found the first Daily Double in “British Monarch’s Reign” under the $1,200 clue on the 4th pick. In the lead with $7,200, she had $1,600 more than David in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
Oliver Cromwell enters Parliament. show
David found the last Daily Double in “Teen Literature” under the $1,200 clue. There were 5 clues left after it. He was in third place with $5,200 now, $13,000 less than Liz in the lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
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Liz finished in the lead with a runaway $21,000. David was next with $10,400 and Christopher was in third place with $7,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS GUATEMALA?
Following a child migrant crisis at the Mexican/USA border in 2014, Mexico’s Programa Frontera Sur (South Border Program) was implemented in the summer of that year in an attempt to slow the stream of illegal immigrants flowing over the Guatemalan border into Mexico on the way to the USA. Almost a year later, in May 2015, In These Times reported that “Migrants haven’t stopped coming; they’ve just been forced to find other, even more dangerous routes,” describing the plan as “the latest in a line of Mexican policies funded or tacitly endorsed by the United States that have failed to curb— and sometimes exacerbated— what the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) calls “one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the Western Hemisphere ….”
Also see WOLA’s interactive Migration Through Mexico map showing border crossings, checkpoints and more.
Christopher bet $3,001. That gave him $10,401.
David bet $4,400 so he finished with $14,800.
Liz bet $100 making today’s winnings $21,100. Her 2-day total is $49,600. Nice going! We’ll get to see Liz play her third game on Monday.
TOUGH AARON SPELLING WOMEN ($800) As Kimberly, Marcia Cross ran down Michael with a car, framed Jane for the crime & blew up the complex on this title street
in 2001, the names of these two breeds came together in the new offical name of a Canadian province. show