Final Jeopardy: Canada

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (12/26/2017) in the category “Canada” was:

As a response to new developments there, this territory was carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1898.

New champ Natalie Ballas won $12,400 on the Christmas Day show. In her second game, she takes on these two players: Ami Li , from Lyme, CT; and Cary Bonnell, from Oblong, IL.

Alex Trebek: “For our Canadian viewers, Happy Boxing Day; for the benefit of our American viewers, it’s Tuesday”

Round 1 Categories: Greek Letter Phrases – TV Movies – States by Counties – “More” Than a Category – Famous First Names as Verbs – On Boxing Day

Ami found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Greek Letter Phrases” under the $800 clue, with 6 clue remaining after it. She was second place with $3,400, $800 less than Natalie and Cary, who were tied for the lead. She bet $1,600 and took a guess with FedEx. That was WRONG.

This transport business began as a crop-dusting operation in 1924. show

Cary finished in the lead with $6,200. Natalie was second with $4,200 and Ami was last with $1,800.

Round 2 Categories: The Book of Palms – His Own Museum – Treaties – Abrupt Abbrev. – France in Your Pants – On Boxing Day

Cary found the first Daily Double in “Abrupt Abbreviations” under the $2,000 clue on the 13th pick. He was in the lead with $8,600 at this point, $1,600 more than Ami in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

In a British courtroom, QC. show

We didn’t get to the last Daily Double. If it wasn’t under the $2000 clue in “Book of Palms,” it was under the $1600 or $2000 clue in “On Boxing Day”

Cary finished in the lead with $11,400. Ami was next with $8,200 and Donna was in third place with $3,800.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“On 13 June 1898, the Yukon Territory Act created Yukon as a separate Canadian territory and placed its capital at Dawson City. The territorial government consisted of a federally appointed commissioner and an appointed council of no more than six members. It grew into a fully elected council of 10 members in 1908…. In 1953, the capital was moved to Whitehorse.” (The Canadian Encyclopedia)

Now see how many other Canadian capital cities you know in this Sporcle quiz.

Natalie got it right. She didn’t bet anything in this game either, so she stayed at $3,800.

Ami also got it. Her $6,000 bet brought her up to $14,200.

Cary had Yukon but he pluralized Territory. Really, it looked like he left the “i” out of “ies.” Alex said: “No, the plural is not acceptable.” Goodness gracious! He lost his $5,001 bet and landed in second place with $6,399. Ami Li is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (12/26/2017) Natalie Ballas, Cary Bonnell, Ami Li

A triple stumper from each round:

“MORE” THAN A CATEGORY ($200) In Chapter 2 of a Dickens work, a hungry Oliver Twist says these 6 words

THE BOOK OF PALMS ($800) The beginning of this Michener collection mentions the “coconut palms nodding gracefully”

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Famous Last Names”

The first woman space shuttle pilot shares this surname with a man on the 1st manned lunar landing 26 years earlier. show

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8 Responses

  1. Kathy says:

    I thought Cary’s plural (s) was a question mark. It had a period under it and looked nothing like an s. He simply ran out of room and bungled the spelling of territory. Is Alex the final judge?

  2. rhonda says:

    I say that Cary got a raw deal on the FJ.
    Would “the Yukon” have been accepted?

  3. Kaye says:

    Final was easy for me, but I am Canadian so that could be why.

  4. Lou says:

    Yukon trail, a popular pc game took me back to remembering the Yukon territories. Still though it was up and down with cary today. Also, have you played the Yukon trail by mecc VJ? Or perhaps You were into the Amazon trail?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, no, I never played those games. Back when we played games on the PC, we had this little set of games we liked. I don’t remember the names. I just remember you had to use the arrow keys to play most of them. There was one with cats that you blocked in to stop them from catching the mouse. There was a flag matching game and, in another, you were skiing downhill and trying to avoid this abominable snowman who would pop out all of a sudden. That one was crazy!

      LINK: 11 more clues from the game

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