Final Jeopardy: German Geography
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/27/2017) in the category “German Geography” was:
Of Germany’s 16 states, these 2 at opposite ends of the country begin with the same letter & are the largest & smallest.
New champ Marcus Gresham won $20,401 on Friday. In his 2nd game, his challengers are: Caity Willox, from Skokie, IL; and Hilary Fried, from Milford, CT.
Round 1 Categories: Keep It Down – Mountains – Ranking the New Military Man – Notable Names – Think Pink – Rhyme Time
Marcus found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Notable Names” under the $800 clue on the 11th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $2,200, $1,600 more than Hilary in second place. He bet $1,200 and guessed Gallaudet. That was WRONG.
This Scotsman came to the U.S. in 1871 at the invitation of Sarah Fuller, a teacher at a school for the deaf. show
Marcus finished in the lead with $6,200. Hilary was second with $4,200 and Caity was last with $2,400.
Round 2 Categories: Wet Science – A Mania for Manias – Major Thirds in Music – Books & Authors – Russia “N” – Crime Time
Marcus found the first Daily Double in “Manias” under the $2,000 clue, with just the Crime Time category left after it. He was in second place with $11,800 at this point, only $600 behind Caity’s lead. He bet $2,200 and he was RIGHT.
Pontius Pilate had ablutomania, an obsessive need to do this. show
Caity got the last Daily Double in “Crime Time” under the $2,000 clue, the last one. In second place with $14,800, she now had $600 less than Marcus. She bet $1,600 and guessed the 1850s. That was WRONG.
Jack the Ripper’s ripping: this decade. show
Marcus finished in the lead with $15,600. Caity was next with $13,200 and Hilary was in third place with $6,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Wikipedia has a sortable list of the States of Germany, where you can see that Bremen is the smallest in area (419 km) and Bavaria is the largest (70,552). Nationmaster has a clickable map where you can click on a state and learn more stuff, like Bavaria’s nickname, the Beer State.
Hilary wrote down Bavaria & Brunhilda. So funny! He lost his $4,601 bet, leaving him with $1,599.
Caity came up with Bavaria & Baden. That cost her $5,000 and she finished with $8,200.
Marcus got it right. He bet $10,801 so he won the game with $26,401. That gives him a 2-day total of $46,802.
A triple stumper from each round:
KEEP IT DOWN ($400) On “Seinfeld” Jerry is compelled to wear one of these after an encounter with a “low talker”
BOOKS & AUTHORS ($2000) Kind of like a Swedish Forrest Gump is the novel called “The 100-Year-Old Man” who did this “& Disappeared”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “U.S. History”
It’s the only odd-numbered year in which a U.S. Presidential election has been held. show