Final Jeopardy: World Flags

The Final Jeopardy question (11/28/2016) in the category “World Flags” was:

Peter the Great designed Russia’s flag based on the tricolor flag of this nation where he’d gone to learn shipbuilding.

New champ Justin Bender won $19,600 on Friday. In his second match, he takes on these two players: Allison Totura, from Frederick, MD; and Hobie Barnes, from Glendale, CA.

Round 1 Categories: Where Is It? – Organizations – Sky Lines – Classic Film Music – Condiments – A Spelling Bee

Hobie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Organizations” under the $800 clue, with 5 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $4,400, $600 more than Justin in second place. He bet $1,400 and he was RIGHT.

This organization began with a 1971 protest against offshore nuclear testing. show

Hobie finished in the lead with $6,600. Justin was second with $4,800 and Allison was last with $1,400.

Round 2 Categories: 1812: The War & More – Unreal Estate – They Come In Threes – Earth Science – Ante “Mer”idian – A Samantha Bee

Allison found the first Daily Double in “1812: The War & More” under the $1,600 clue, with 8 clues to go after it. She was in third place with $7,000 at this point, $9,200 less than Hobie’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.

Tthis 11-letter political word entered our vocabulary after Massachusetts’ governor signed a redistricting bill. show

Just 3 clues later, Justin got the last Daily Double in “They Come in Threes” under the $2,000 clue. He was now in a tie with Allison. They both had $12,000, $4,200 less than Hobie’s lead. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.

In Greek & Roman myth, 3 goddesses who determined human destinies were called these, a synonym for destinies. show

Justin finished in the lead with $17,000. Hobie was next with $16,600 and Allison was in third place with $13,200.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“While visiting Holland in 1697, the Tsar studied shipbuilding in Zaandam and Amsterdam. Thanks to the mediation of Nicolaas Witsen, mayor of Amsterdam and expert on Russia, the Tsar was given the opportunity to gain practical experience in the largest shipyard in the world, belonging to the Dutch East India Company, for a period of four months.” (The History Gal: Tsar Peter the Great’s Shtandart)

You can read about the history of Russia’s flag on Famous Wonders. Also, try Lizard Point’s Red White and Blue flag quiz. (You can use study mode before you take the quiz.)

Alison started out with France but crossed it out in favor of Italy. That cost her $12,800. She finished with $400.

Hobie went with England after starting out with something else we couldn’t read. He lost his $16,000 bet, leaving him with $600.

Justin thought it was France. He lost $15,801. The $1,199 he had left was today’s winning total. Justin’s 2-day total is $20,799.

Final Jeopardy (11/28/2016) Justin Bender, Hobie Barnes, Allison Totura

A triple stumper from each round:

CLASSIC FILM MUSIC ($1000) “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” made easy work of winning the Oscar for original song for this 2005 film

UNREAL ESTATE ($1600) In 1900 Mark Twain wrote a story about “The Man Who Corrupted” this honest & upright burg

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “TV Characters”

This 8′ 2″ character made his debut in 1969 and is still going strong. show

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9 Responses

  1. Richard Corliss says:

    Son of a (snaps finger)!

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    Wow! Wild start to the week.

  3. Andy says:

    Thank you for posting that flag quiz link, VJ. That was fun!

  4. VJ says:

    Looking closer at what Hobie wrote down now, he had the word “the” crossed out and another letter after it that I could not figure out. Oh well, I thought he was the one that would have it.

    LINK — 11 more clues from this match, including the Spelling Bee category

  5. lou says:

    That was a lot of money lost in todays final. Does this game remind you of how john schultz had done when he didnt get final jeopardy after facing off against lauren gambier back in 2015? He still won the game with a small payday.

    • William Weyser says:

      Kind of like the July 29th, 2015 episode where all 3 players had high scores. The leader had $18,100, 2nd place had $15,200, and 3rd place had $10,800, and all 3 players got stumped on a very hard Final Jeopardy! clue about Colleen McCullough. Jennifer Morgan, the 3rd place player, missed, and wagered everything but $14, and we’ll never know what the significance of 14 is. Colby Potter, the 2nd place player, missed and wagered everything but $200, and Jonathan Marcus, the leader, missed and for some stupid reason, he went for EVERYTHING! So, $200 took the game.

      • jacob ska says:

        William, you’re correct. It was odd to hear Alex say something like “you’re a Jeopardy champ” in that game. Never will forget that match.

      • VJ says:

        I put in the links to those games you guys are talking about.

  6. EricS says:

    Horrible wagering.