Final Jeopardy: International Organizations

The Final Jeopardy question (1/2/2017) in the category “International Organizations” was:

Between 1920 & 1939 its presidents included Leon Bourgeois, Tevfik Aras & Carlos Saavedra Lamas.

2x champ Mukund Marathe won $31,799 last week. His challengers in the first game of the New Year are: Katie Carter, from Oklahoma City, OK; and Gavin Mulligan, from Parker, CO.

Round 1 Categories: Geographic Food & Drink – A Peek at the Paranormal – NFL Quarterbacks – Social Studies – Historic American Quotes – This Is “War”!

Katie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Social Studies” under the $600 clue on the 4th pick after the chat. She was in a tie with Mukund. They both had $2,800, $1,200 less than Gavin’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

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Katie finished in the lead with $4,600. Mukund was second with $3,800 and Gavin was last with $3,600.

Round 2 Categories: Company “B” – Flags of the Americas – Tom & Gerund – A Genre Category – Complete the Book Title – Star Talk with Neil Degrasse Tyson

Mukund found the first Daily Double in “Star Talk” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. He was in the lead with $5,400 at this point, $800 more than Katie in second place. He bet $1,000 and thought it was tesseracts. That was WRONG.

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Mukund found the last Daily Double in “Company ‘B'” under the $1,200 clue on the 8th pick. In second place with $5,200, he had $1,600 less than Gavin’s lead. He bet $1,000 and guessed Levi’s. That was WRONG.

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Gavin finished with a runaway $16,800. Mukund was next with $7,800 and Katie was in third place with $6,200.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Wikipedia has a list of leaders of the League of Nations. Léon Bourgeois of France was the first President of the Assembly in 1920. There are a whole bunch of other guys on there before we come to Argentina’s Carlos Saavedra Lamas (1936-37) and Turkey’s Tevfik Aras (1937).

“Our first game of the New Year is a runaway,” Alex Trebek said before revealing the responses:

Katie thought it was the United Nations. That cost her everything but a dollar.

Mukund got it right. He bet $3,000, bringing him up to $10,800.

Gavin also had the United Nations. He only bet $1,000 so he won the match with the remaining $15,800 and he is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (1/2/2017) Mukund Marathe, Gavin Mulligan, Katie Carter

Here are 2 triple stumpers from COMPLETE THE BOOK TITLE:

($1200) A 2012 best seller: “The Light Between ____”

($1600) James Smiley redoes King Lear in Iowa: “A Thousand ____”

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Olympic Host Cities”

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8 Responses

  1. aaaa says:

    38/56 here

  2. rhonda says:

    Ugh, more football questions again, VJ. And I still didn’t know Joe Montana lol, oh well.

    • VJ says:

      LOL, Rhonda. That was some coincidence, wasn’t it? I did get it because I thought they were talking about the same thing though the clue in this game was in 1989 and when I looked back at the one this morning, that was 1982.

      LINK 10 more clues from the match

      • rhonda says:

        Now if they ever ask about the 49er’s again, VJ, I will be sure to say Joe Montana and it will probably be wrong lol.

        • VJ says:

          I will say it too, Rhonda. (giggle) It would be funny if the player also said it but players who don’t know a lot about sports usually stay away from those clues

      • James says:

        Anything to do with the 49ers, you’ll probably have a 50% shot by replying “Joe Montana.” However, if you played yesterday’s J6 on the official site, you may have noticed the answer to the unused quarterback clue was also a 49er player. That may be the reason it was not used in the game; they probably didn’t want to have two players from the same team.

        Montana is probably the answer to half of 49er answers, and probably 10% of Notre Dame football answers. Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, and Bill Walsh probably make up most of the other half of 49er answers, if you’re studying the category for an upcoming appearance……

      • VJ says:

        @James, thanks for the tips!

        @Rhonda, my son came over here today and he got a big kick out of it when I told him about our Joe Montana plan :)

        • rhonda says:

          That’s funny, VJ. I think it is a wonderful plan! Seems like there have been a lot of football questions lately, I guess because of the upcoming Super Bowl.