Final Jeopardy: Small Countries
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/5/2017) in the category “Small Countries” was:
This tiny island nation 700 miles northeast of Madagascar makes a great addition to a classic tongue twister.
3x champ Jon Eisenman had a runaway game yesterday and now, he’s up to $64,300 in winnings. In his 4th game, he is up against these two players: Chloë Zung, from Armonk, NY; and Sebastian Davis, from Los Angeles, CA.
Round 1 Categories: Stupid Answers – In the Olympic City – Free Rhymes – Here’s Final Jeopardy – 30 Seconds – Good Luck
Chloë found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Olympic City” under the $1,000 clue, with 3 clues worth $800 left after it. She was in second place with $3,000, $600 less than Sebastian’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Park yourself in this winter Olympic city at This is the Place Heritage Park & Pioneer Park. show
Chloë finished in the lead with $6,200. Sebastian was second with $3,400 and Jon was last with $1,800.
Round 2 Categories: Bear With Us – Classic Movies – Medals & Decorations – Literary Spoiler Alert! – I Ruled in Britain for 50+ Years – Same Consonant Words
Jon found the first Daily Double in “Literary Spoiler Alert!” under the $1,600 clue on the 14th pick. He was in second place with $8,600 at this point, $400 behind Chloë’s lead. He bet $2,000 and took a shot with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” That was WRONG.
In this Dennis Lehane novel, the investigator is really an inmate & the docs are letting him live out his fantasy. show
5 clues later, Sebastian found the last Daily Double in “Ruled in Britain” under the $1,600 clue. In third place with $6,200, he had $5,800 less than Chloë’s lead. He bet $1,000 and took a guess with 2007. That was WRONG.
In 2017, Queen Elizabeth II marked 65 years on the throne. She’s seen here during this year of her Silver Jubilee. show
Jon finished in the lead with $11,000. Chloë was next with $9,000 and Sebastian was in third place with $8,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
There are 3 little island nations in the Indian Ocean around Madagascar: Comoros to the northwest, Mauritius to the east and Seychelles to the northeast. Besides the northeast thing, Seychelles is the only one that would fit in the well-known tongue-twister: She sells seashells down by the seashore.
Sebastian got it right, after crossing out Mauritius. His misspelling “Scychelles” was accepted. We don’t presume to know exactly why. A slip of the pen, perhaps? His $4,000 bet brought him up to $12,000.
Chloë thought it was Kiribati. She lost her $7,027 bet and had $1,973 left.
Jon also got it. He bet $7,001 and won this one with $18,001. His 4-day total is $82,301 and he gets a spot on the ToC list.
A triple stumper from each round:
HERE’S FINAL JEOPARDY ($1000) The last page of “The Autobiography of” this companion of Gertrude Stein was turned on March 7, 1967
CLASSIC MOVIES ($2000) Playwright William Inge won an Oscar for the screenplay of this love story with Natalie Wood & Warren Beatty
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “The Thomas Jefferson Administration”
Of this agreement, Thomas Jefferson said he “stretched the Constitution until it cracked.” show