Final Jeopardy: Western Hemisphere Flags
The Final Jeopardy question (1/15/2016) in the category “Western Hemisphere Flags” was:
This country whose name contains a religious order founded in the 1200s has a bible on its flag.
3x champ Amelia Hershberger has won $43,000 and is now going for that 4th win we have all been anxiously awaiting. These two players want to be the champ, too: Mike Drummond, from Columbus, OH; and Jenn Frohlich, from San Diego, CA.
Round 1: Amelia found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “O Canada” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. She was in second place with $1,400, $200 less than Mike’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Alphabetically last of Canada’s 3 territories, it can range in temperatures with 80s in the summer & -60s in the winter. show
Amelia finished in the lead with $3,400. Mike was second with $3,200 and Jenn was last with $800.
Round 2: Mike found the first Daily Double in “The Senate Majority Leader” under the $1,600 clue. He was in third place with $6,400, $1,600 less than Jenn’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
It took nearly 4 years for this Kansas man to recover from his WWII injuries. show
Amelia found the last Daily Double in “Holy Houses” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $8,200, she had $3,400 less than Mike’s lead. She bet $1,800 and thought it was the Alhambra. That was WRONG.
This Turkish mosque built by Mehmet Aga in the 17th century is named for its 20,000-plus colored tiles. show
Mike finished in the lead with $11,600. Jenn was next with $10,400 and Amelia was in third place with $6,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
A good timeline of the Dominican Republic’s history is on Michigan State’s Global Edge. The country first gained independence from Haiti on February 27, 1844. “That’s Dominican” has an article on the Dominican flag’s history with a close-up picture of the coat of arms, that explains: “This emblem is similar to the flag design and shows a bible, a cross of gold, 4 Dominican flags and two spears on a pattern from the flag…”
The Order of Preachers (later known as the Dominican Friars) was founded in 1216 by the Spanish priest (and later saint) Dominic de Guzman. (wikipedia)
Amelia wrote down “What is Barbados?” and it looked like “Yay!” after that. Trebek said she was going for something else but what it was went unexplained. She lost her $5,200 bet and finished with $1,200.
Jenn came up with “St. Francis & Nevins.” They must have cut out the part where Trebek told her she meant St. Kitts and just left in the Nevis part. She bet and lost it all.
Mike got it right. His $9,201 bet brought him up to $20,801. He is the new Jeopardy! champ we will be seeing on Monday.
Some of the first round triple stumpers really were surprising. Here’s one from the category “Our Home & Native Land” that was worth $400: “Jean Sibelius, Linus Torvalds.” Jenn guessed Norway and Mike went with Sweden. Amelia just left it alone.
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “American Theater”
This 1949 drama that ends with a requiem asks, “Why did you do it? I search and search and I search, and I can’t understand it.” show