Final Jeopardy: World Geography
The Final Jeopardy question (2/12/2015), in the category “World Geography” was:
Not in the 10 longest, this 1,560 mile river in a fertile basin flows by 29 cities of over 100,000 people.
The bets are in on our three finalists in the 2015 Teachers Tournament and today is the first match of two final matches. Here are the finalists with the scores they finished with: Jennifer Giles, $14,400; Cathy Farrell, $15,800; and Adam Elkana-Hale, $18,500. They start at zero today but whatever they have at the end of this match will be added to their scores in tomorrow’s game to determine the $100K winner.
Round 1: Adam found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “A Textbook Category” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. He was in second place with $1,800, $600 less than Cathy’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
“The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader’ includes this 1963 letter that begins “While confined here…” show
Adam finished in the lead with $9,800. Cathy was second with $4,800 and Jennifer was last with $3,200.
Round 2: Adam found the first Daily Double in “A History Lesson” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $12,200, $7,400 more than Cathy in second place. He bet $4,000 and guessed York. That was WRONG.
In 1703, John Sheffield, Duke of this, built a palatial estate on the former site of London’s Arlington House. show
Jennifer found the last Daily Double in “Anatomy” under the $1,600 clue. She was in second place with $7,200, $2,200 less than Adam’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
Heart sac is another name for this 2-layered sac that surrounds the heart. show
Cathy finished in the lead with $13,600. Jennifer was next with $13,400 and Adam was in third place with $13,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The river known as the Ganges is officially and popularly known by its Hindu name, Ganga. The river has its source in the Himalayas, at Gaumakh in the southern Himalayas on the Indian side of the Tibetan border. It is 1,560 miles (2,510 km) long and flows through China, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The Ganges river basin is one of the most fertile and densely populated in the world and covers an area of 400,000 sq miles (1,000,000 sq km). The river flows through 29 cities with population over 100,000, 23 cities with population between 50,000 and 100,000, and about 48 towns.” (Haridwar-Uttarakhand District Admin: The Ganga)
Adam wrote down the Jordan, crossed it out but ran out of time to get his change in. He lost his $10,000 bet and finished with $3,000.
Jennifer wrote the Danube first, then changed it to the Ganges. She added $9,000 to her score to finish with $22,400.
Cathy got it right on the first try. Her $5,000 bet brought her up to $18,600.
Alex Trebek offered his usual words of wisdom, that a player in a distant third has often come back in the second match to win it all. We know, but Adam did take his setbacks kinda hard. Sometimes when the wind goes out of your sails, the waters get choppy. We shall see tomorrow.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Famous Women”
Her 1886 obituary in a Massachusetts paper said, “Very few in the village, except among the older inhabitants, knew” her “personally”. show