Final Jeopardy: Turkey with the Trimmings

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/23/2017) in the category “Turkey with the Trimmings” was:

Of the 8 countries that border Turkey, these 2 extend the farthest east & west.

2x champ Kiana Nakamura brought her winnings up to $26,700 yesterday. In Game 3, her opponents are: Jesse Parks, from Houston, TX; and Liz Schultz, from Manchester, NJ.

Round 1 Categories: Rebel Without a Pulse – Leftist Propaganda – Movies by Oscars – “West” Side Story – Sharks & Jets – I Like to Be in Numerical Order

Jesse found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Leftist Propaganda” under the $800 clue on the 14th pick of the round. He was in third place with $400, $1,600 less than Liz’s lead. He bet $800 and took a last second guess with dorsal. That was WRONG.

When an organ is medically referred to as this, it’s not evil, it’s just on the left side of the body. show

Kiana finished in the lead with $1,200. Liz was second with $3,600 and Jesse was last with $1,400.

Round 2 Categories: Line Craft – African Literature – Come Up to the Lab – Political Quotes – For a Song – “Ice” Pack

Kiana found the first Daily Double in “Line Craft” under the $1,600 clue on the 14th pick. She was in the lead with $5,600 at this point, $600 more than Jesse in second place. She bet $1,100 and went with a parrot. That was WRONG.

Picasso made many line drawings of this bird whose Spanish name Paloma he gave to one of his daughters. show

Jesse found the last Daily Double in “Political Quotes” under the $1,600 clue, with 11 clues left after it. In the lead with $8,600, he had $4,100 more than Kiana in second place. He bet $2,000 and but could not recall the lady’s name so he was WRONG.

Daily Double in Political Quotes (Jeopardy! 11-23-17)
Politician seen here in 1984. (with
video of this lady saying
“Vice President… it has
such a nice ring to it”)

show

 
Jesse finished in the lead with $7,800. Kiana was next with $6,900 and Liz was in third place with $3,600.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right

Final Jeopardy (11-23-17)
WHAT ARE GREECE & IRAN?

On the European side, Turkey is bordered by Bulgaria and Greece. I put a little red line on the above map to illustrate that Greece extends farthest west. On the Asian side, Iran is farthest east with Azerbaijan coming in second. Turkey’s other Asian neighbors are Georgia, Armenia, Iraq and Syria.

Liz picked Greece and Iraq. She lost her $2,401 bet and finished with $1,199.

Kiana got it right. Her $3,000 bet brought her up to $9,900.

Jesse also got it right. His $3,200 bet brought him up to today’s winning total: $11,000. Jesse is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (11/23/2017) Kiana Nakamura, Liz Schultz, Jesse Parks

A triple stumper from each round:

MOVIES BY OSCARS ($800) 2013: Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki & director Alfonso Cuaron

POLITICAL QUOTES ($800) In May of 2017 this man soon to be fired said he was “mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election”

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “NATO Countries”

With a population of under 400,000, this founding member of NATO remains the smallest of the member nations. show

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7 Responses

  1. rhonda says:

    VJ, there was a question about a statue and the answer was New Orleans, but I missed the clue. Would you be able to tell me what it was?

  2. Lou says:

    Well Liz did her best, but still kiana should have bet 4500 dollars or 5000 to beat Jesse if she wants to remain champ. Also the third farthest east country would be Turkmenistan right VJ? It is a part of Asia.

    • VJ says:

      Not for this clue, Lou — the country had to border Turkey. It looks like Iraq is third for extending farthest east to me.

      Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today.

      LINK: 15 more clues from this match

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