Final Jeopardy: Asian Geography
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/17/2017) in the category “Asian Geography” was:
It’s the only country that borders both the Caspian Sea & the Persian Gulf.
2x champ Manny Abell has won $42,798 so far. In this third game, his challengers are: Carlos Nobleza Posas, from Salt Lake City, UT; and Fran Fried, from Prospect, CT.
Round 1 Categories: I’m a Huge Fan – The Midwest – Letter Perfect – A Novel Idea – Let’s Save the Planet – Let’s Remodel the Kitchen
Carlos found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Novel Ideas” under the $600 clue, with 8 clues left after it. He was in a tie with Fran. They both had $4,000, $2,000 more than Manny. He made it a true Daily Double and thought it was the “Heart of Darkness.” That was WRONG.
Chapters in this classic include “5 June 1832” and “Marius Enters the Darkness” show
Fran finished in the lead with $2,800. Manny was second with $2,200 and Carlos was last with $400.
Round 2 Categories: Ancient Wisdom – Supreme Court Justice Before & After – It’s a Battle – Invention & Discovery – October: Sports Fans’ Heaven – A Suffix Will Suffice
Fran found the first Daily Double in “It’s a Battle” under the $1,200 clue on the 4th pick. She was in the lead with $4,000 at this point, $1,800 more than Manny in second place. She bet $1,500 and she was RIGHT.
On September 17, 1862 in Maryland, over 3,000 men were killed & 17,000 wounded in this bloody battle. show
Carlos found the last Daily Double in “Inventions & Discoveries” under the $2,000 clue, with 3 clues left after it. He was in second place with $3,600 when he landed on it, but was awarded $4,000 in a reversal (see below). He now had $7,600, $5,100 less than Fran’s lead. He bet $5,100 and he was RIGHT.
William Shockley shared a Nobel Prize for creating this device that supplanted vacuum tubes in electronics. show
Fran and Carlos finished in a tie for the lead with $12,300 each. Manny was next with $1,000.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Iran has borders with 7 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Iraq. It also borders 3 bodies of water: the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. There’s a great map on SeaRates.com, showing Iran’s major seaports on each body of water.
Manny went with Iraq. He lost $999, leaving him with a dollar.
Carlos had Azerbaijan. He bet and lost it all.
Fran had Tibet. She also went all in and lost. What a shocker, eh? She and Carlos went into FJ with a tie and came out of it tied– at zero. We didn’t get to see a tiebreaker but we got to see Manny win the game with that lovely dollar he hung on to. “Whoops,” Manny said. His 3-day total is $42,799.
So rare are these results, J!Buzz already has an article on it with this video.
The Reversal: A SUFFIX WILL SUFFICE ($1000) Add it to “my” or “neur” & you’ve got real pain — They wanted -algia. Fran said -osis and Manny said -opathy. Manny’s response was accepted right before the last DD.
A triple stumper from each round:
A NOVEL IDEA ($1000) His 1903 novel “The Ambassadors” is about a Yank in Europe convincing a wayward son to come home
ANCIENT WISDOM ($2000) This Roman poet’s “Georgics” tells us, “Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things”
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “20th Century Novels”
A line from this 1995 novel is “the infant glistened a scandalous shade of pale emerald” show