Final Jeopardy: Flags of the World
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/13/2017) in the category “Flags of the World” was:
The flag of Laos shows the white circle of the moon over the blue band, representing this river.
New champ Scarlett Sims won $33,201 yesterday when she defeated 12x champ, Austin Rogers. In her second game, she is up against these two players: Michelle Kritselis, from Rolling Meadows, IL; and Manny Abell, from Lacey, WA.
Round 1 Categories: Rickenbacker Guitars – Countries’ Official Languages – Accessories – Completes the Old Testament Quote – Stocking the Cabinet Department – “DED” End
Manny found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Cabinet Department” under the $1,000 clue, with 7 clues left after it. He was in third place with $1,000, $1,800 behind Michelle’s lead. He “bet the farm” and he was RIGHT.
Office of the Chief of Protocol. show
Scarlett and Michelle finished in a tie for the lead with $3,400 each. Manny was hot on their heels with $3,200.
Round 2 Categories: Time’s 100 Most Influential People 2017 – Compound Words – Botany – Recent Nonfiction – October Occurrences – “The” Movie
Manny found the first Daily Double in “‘The’ Movie” under the $1,200 clue on the very first pick, so the scores were the same as above. He went true Daily Double again and he was RIGHT again.
Turned out Jim Carrey was on the ultimate reality TV series in this pic. show
Michelle found the last Daily Double in “Botany” under the $2,000 clue, with just one clue left after it. In second place with $12,600, she had $4,000 less than Manny’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT, to her astonishment.
The 3 main classes of plant pigments are carotenoids, phycobilins & these greenish ones. show
Manny finished in the lead with $16,000. Michelle was next with $15,600 and Scarlett was in third place with $7,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS THE MEKONG RIVER?
On its Facts about Laos page, Luang Prabang Guide says: “According to the original creator of the current Lao flag, Maha Sila Viravong, the white disk in the center symbolizes the unity of the Lao people (and the future reunification of the two Laotian regions of Laos and Northeastern Thailand that are divided by the Mekong River) under one nation. It is also said to represent a full moon against the Mekong River. The red stripes stand for the blood shed by the Lao people on both banks of the Mekong River… and the blue symbolizes the Mekong River itself, a symbol of the nation’s prosperity.”
Scarlett had the Ganges River. That cost her $7,000. She finished with $400.
Michelle thought it was the Yangtze. She lost her $5,000 bet, bringing her down to $10,600.
Manny got it right. He added $1,199 bringing him up to $17,199 and making him the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
COMPLETES THE OLD TESTAMENT QUOTE ($400) “Cast thy ____ upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days”
RECENT NONFICTION ($1200) An adaptation of his self-help book was published as “How to Win Friends & Influence People in the Digital Age”
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Baseball Teams”
When translated, the full name of this Major League baseball team gets you a double redundancy. show