Final Jeopardy: Countries of the World
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/6/2017) in the category “Countries of the World” was:
They begin with the same 3 letters: the most densely populated country in Europe & the least densely populated in Asia.
8x champ Austin Rogers went over the $300K mark yesterday by $6,900. Will he take that home or add more today? Let’s see how he makes out against these two players: Diana McInnis, from Playa Vista, CA; and Rebekah Smith, from Washington, DC.
Round 1 Categories: Most Instagrammed Places by State – Schooled! – Round House – Aussie Slang – “B”usiness – Broadway, Baby – 19th Century Women Authors
Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Aussie Slang” under the $800 clue, with 4 clues to go after it. He was in second place with $4,800, $800 less than Diana’s lead. He bet $4,000 and thought it was a kangaroo. That was WRONG.
Jumbuck is an Aussie term for this animal, of which there are a lot down under. show
Diane finished in the lead with $6,000. Austin was second with $600 and Rebekah was last with $400.
Round 2 Categories: Wordplay – Your Film & TV Wait Staff – Chemistry – Presidents Born West of the Mississippi – “UR” the Top!
Rebekah found the first Daily Double in “19th Century Women Authors” under the $800 clue on the 7th pick of this round. She was in second place with $2,000 at this point, $4,600 behind Rebekah’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Joanna Spyri spent summers in the Swiss Alps & used her memories in this book about an orphan girl sent to live there. show
Austin found the last Daily Double in the “Presidents” category under the $1,600 clue, with a dozen +1 clues left after it. In second place with $8,200, he had $400 less than Rebekah’s lead. He bet $4,500 and he was RIGHT.
Of those on the list, he’s the most recent from a state that borders Mississippi. show
Austin finished in the lead with $15,500. Diana was next with $12,600 and Rebekah was in third place with $6,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
According to Worldometer’s sortable world population chart by country, Monaco is the most densely populated nation in Europe, with 25,970 people per sq. kilometer within its tiny borders. The much larger nation of Mongolia is the least densely populated in Asia with 2 folks per sq. kilometer. It says these figures are based on the 2017 U.N. Population Division estimates. Also, The Telegraph has an article (7/11/17 in honor of World Population Day) article listing the least and most populated places in the world.
They had a clue back in July 2017 that was similar to this one in trying to come up with countries that start (and in that case, end) with the same letters. If you really want to get a handle on countries that have similar beginnings and endings, try this Sporcle quiz, where you have to name all the countries of the world in 7 minutes by entering 3 letter chains they have in common.
Rebekah came up with Turkey & Turkmenistan. She only lost $600 and finished with $6,000.
Diana blanked out. She lost $3,000, leaving her $9,600.
Austin got it right. He added $10,000 and won the match with $25,500. His 9-day total is $332,400. “Ridiculous,” Austin remarked. Trebek assured him that he earned every penny of it.
A triple stumper from each round:
BROADWAY, BABY ($800) “The Glass Menagerie” rebroke on B’way & this Oscar winner hoped fans would really like her as Amanda Wingfield
PRESIDENTS BORN WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI ($1200) The one born farthest west in the continental U.S.
2 years ago: TWO (out of two) of the players got this FJ in “Video Games”
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration in 2014, this video game used the slogan “we all fit together” show