Final Jeopardy: World Capitals
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/3/2017) in the category “World Capitals” was:
The world’s highest intl. airport at an elevation of over 13,000′, serves this South American capital city.
New champ Monica Ashar won $12,800 yesterday. It’s Ladies Day (or Night, as the case may be) in the last game of the week and today’s challengers are: Nicole Jarvis, from Seattle, WA; and Kara Chandler, from Berwyn, IL.
Round 1 Categories: The Handmade Tale – Books & Authors – Musicals’ Opening Numbers – Alphabet Soup When You’re Sick – Mississippi – “Hold” Glory
Kara found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Mississippi” under the $1,000 clue on the very last pick of the round. She was in the lead with $7,200, $3,800 more than Nicole in second place. She bet $2,000 and thought it was Chickamauga. That was WRONG.
Sadly, of the 17000 Union soldiers buried in the national cemetery at this battle site, 75% are listed as unknowns. show
Kara finished in the lead with $5,200. Nicole was second with $3,400 and Monica was last with $1,200.
Round 2 Categories: Out on the Town in the 1600s – Idioms, Annotated – “R” Movies – Thank You, Senator – An Excellent Question – I Take the Fifth
Kara found the first Daily Double in “the 1600s” under the $800 clue. There were 12 clues still to go after it. She was in the lead with $11,600 at this point, $2,600 more than Nicole in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
I got a deal on a bouquet of these flowers since the market for them just crashed in 1637. show
Kara found the last Daily Double in “Idioms” under the $2,000 clue, with just 5 clues left after it. In the lead with $16,200, she had $6,400 more than Nicole in second place. She bet $2,000 and guessed merchants. That was WRONG.
Saying they raised “customers”, Adam Smith called the English “a nation of” this profession. show
Kara finished in the lead with $16,200. Nicole was next with $9,800 and Monica was in third place with $9,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
El Alto International Airport, which is 8 miles west of Bolivia’s capital city, La Paz, is not the highest airport in the world, but it is the highest international airport. Wikipedia’s list of world’s highest airports has 10 international airports on it. Not including ones that are closed, 9 are in South America and one is in Mexico.
Monica picked Santiago. That cost her $7,001 and left her with $2,199.
Nicole came up with Quito. She lost half of what she had, finishing with $4,900.
Kara also went with Santiago. She lost $3,401. The $12,799 she had left made her the new Jeopardy! champ. We won’t be seeing Kara again until November 20th. For the next 2 weeks, we will all be watching the long-awaited Tournament of Champions.
A triple stumper from each round:
BOOKS & AUTHORS ($800) This blockbuster novel by William P. Young about a spiritual journey was made into a 2017 film
I TAKE THE FIFTH ($2000) I take the 5th of May off work to celebrate the victory under this Mexican president in 1862
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Children’s Lit”
As she arrived at the house of her new employer, “the wind seemed to catch her up into the air and fling her” at the door. show