Final Jeopardy: Asian Islands
The Final Jeopardy question (9/12/2016) in the category “Asian Islands” was:
Phuket, the largest island of this country, has regained its tourism industry after a natural disaster in 2004.
Current champ Courtney Paulson won $11,700 in the last game of Season 32. Her second game is the first game of Season 33 and her opponents are: Annie Busiek, from Chicago, IL; and David Gottdenker, from Marlboro, NJ.
Round 1 Categories: U.S. Cabinet Departments, “Best” Wishes, College Football, The Queen’s Expiration Date, I Like Your Colón, It’s Intoxicating
Courtney found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “U.S. Cabinet Departments” under the $600 clue on the third pick of the round. The only one to ring in so far, she had $600 from responding correctly to the first two clues. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.
Its mission is “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” show
Courtney finished in the lead with $3,800. Annie was second with $3,000 and David was last with $0.
Round 2 Categories: National Memorials, Complete the Original Star Wars Line, British Poets, Before & After, It’s a Process, Communi”K”tion
Annie found the first Daily Double in “British Poets” under the $1,600 clue on the 14th pick of the round. In second place with $5,000, she had a mere $200 less than David’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Sylvia Plath encouraged him to enter his first book, “The Hawk in the Rain” into a contest & he won first prize. show
Courtney found the last Daily Double in “It’s a Process” under the $1,600 clue. There were 6 clues left after it. She was in third place with $6,200 now, $1,400 less than Annie’s lead. She bet $1,500 and took a guess with electricity. That was WRONG.
The collodion process, involving an iodide & a glass plate, was an 1851 innovation in this then-new field. show
Annie finished in the lead with $10,800. David was next with $9,600 and Courtney was in third place with $5,100.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
There was a spate of articles in 2014, the 10-year mark since the powerful Indian Ocean tsunami struck Phuket in Thailand, killing many and devastating the area. In The Star Online’s article, Thai tourism industry expert and managing director of the luxurious Indigo Pearl resort, Wichit Na Ranong recalled that the Indigo Pearl was spared the direct impact of the tsunami and how he set up a rescue and assistance center. Regarding the impact on tourism, he said: “I would say we had a very fast recovery after the tsunami. In fact, I think it may be the fastest recovery ever anywhere after a disaster of this kind. I think the industry had almost recovered after two years and was fully back to normal after three, with continuous progress after that.”
Courtney wrote down Indonesia and crossed it out for the Philippines, though she didn’t get it all in. She lost her $3,800 bet and had $1,300 left.
David crossed out the Philippines and wrote down Vietnam. That cost him $1,601 and he finished with $7,999.
Annie got it right. She bet $10,300 so she won the match with $21,100 and she is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
IT’S INTOXICATING ($1000) A tweet in 2016 “fixed the typo” on a can of this beer from “America” to “Belgium”, the actual home of its parent company
BRITISH POETS ($1200) As a teenager in the 1930s, he served as a junior reporter for the South Wales Daily Post
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Authors”
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