Final Jeopardy: U.S. State Geography
The Final Jeopardy question (6/29/2016) in the category “U.S. State Geography” was:
Of the contiguous states, these 2 coastal states have elevation changes within them of more than 14,000 feet.
3x champ Harris Stutman has won $63,500 so far. In Game 4, he takes on these two players: Christie O’Shaughnessy, from Princeton, NJ; and Addie Kluemper, from Peachtree City, GA.
Round 1 Categories: Vodka Country of Origin – The Gold Burglars – Historic Oopsies – Alleys – Multiple Meanings – “Lost” & “Found”
Christie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Alley” under the $600 clue. There were still 6 clues after it. She was in the lead with $3,800, $1,800 more than Addie in second place. She bet $1,600 and she was RIGHT.
This song publishing area of Manhattan gets is name from the slang term for the cheap pianos publishers used. show
Christie finished in the lead with $6,400. Harris and Addie were tied in second place with $2,000 each.
Round 2 Categories: Time for Space – Libraries – Sri Lanka – Autobiographies – All “Cap”s – Lost & Found
Harris found the first Daily Double in “Autobiographies” under the $1,200 clue on very first pick of the round. Of course, the scores were the same as above. He bet $1,600 and took a guess with “Lives.” That was WRONG.
We must reveal that Rousseau & St. Augustine both wrote autobiographies with this plural title. show
Addie found the last Daily Double in “Time for Space” under the $2,000 clue. There were 3 clues left after it. She was in third place with $5,600 now, $8,400 behind Christie’s lead. She bet $2,000 and said “planet-like rock” as her time was expiring. That was WRONG.
Designated one of these objects like Pluto, distant Haumea spins so fast on its axis that it’s twice as tall as it is wide. show
Christie finished in the lead with $14,000. Harris was next with $7,200 and Addie was in third place with $3,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Easy Science for Kids has a list of the 10 Tallest Mountains in the Continental United States: The tallest, Mount Whitney, is in California. Mount Rainier, 5th tallest, is in Washington. The other three (Mts Elbert, Massive & Harvard) are all in Colorado, not a coastal state. There are a bunch of fun facts on the page, plus a question that might make you chuckle: “Who cares how tall mountains are?” The answer isn’t trivia buffs.
Addie had California and was starting to write down Maine. That cost her $3,558 and left her with $42.
Harris got it right. He bet $7,000, finishing with $14,200.
Christie also got it. She bet $401 so she won the match with $14,401 and she is the new Jeopardy! champ.
The rest of the AUTOBIOGRAPHIES category was played after Harris got the DD. Addie got the $400 clue and Harris got the $2000 one.
($400) “Walk This Way” is the title of an autobiography & a hit tune by this rock band.
($800) From the Latin for “not faithful”, this word is the title of Dutch Somali activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s 2006 memoir
($1600) “Born on the Fourth of July” is this Vietnam War vet’s memoir of his journey from soldier to antiwar activist.
($2000) Playwright Moss Hart titled his autobiography this, like the first part of a play
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “U.S. Geography”
2 places called Point Udall, referred to as the USA’s easternmost & westernmost points, are in these 2 territories. show