Final Jeopardy: Mediterranean Islands

The Final Jeopardy question (2/25/2016) in the category “Mediterranean Islands” was:

This 1,400-square-mile tourist destination’s name comes from a Latin word for “greater”.

New champ Jill Panall won $26,400 yesterday. Her opponents today are: Chris Giglio, from Virginia Beach, VA; and Rebecca Harlow, from San Francisco, CA.

Round 1 Categories: That Town’s in Texas, Too – Crime Time – Drinking Songs – Single S, Double S – Prayers – The Man Upstairs

Jill found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Prayers” under the $600 clue not long after the chat. She was in third place with $2,200, $1,400 less than Chris in the lead. She bet $1,000 and came up with “Amen.” That was WRONG.

Meaning “good speech” it’s a blessing by a minister at the close of a service.  show

Rebecca finished in the lead with $6,000. Chris was second with $5,600 and Jill was last with $4,600.

Round 2 Categories: All Kinds of Rays – What a Character – Loanwords – The Natural World – The League of Nations – “Last” Films

Jill found the first Daily Double in “All Kinds of Rays” under the $1,600 clue on the 3rd pick of the round. She was now in the lead with $7,000, $1,000 more than Rebecca in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

In 1954 this salesman visited the McDonald Brothers’ California restaurant & the rest was history. show

Chris found the last Daily Double in “What a Character” under the $1,600 clue, 5 picks later. He was in a tie for the lead with Rebecca now. They both had $8,000, $600 more than Jill. He bet $1,000 but did not know so he was WRONG.

Despite his name, the character Richard Parker in this recent bestseller isn’t human– he’s a tiger. show

Chris finished in the lead with $15,800. Rebecca was next with $12,800 and Jill was in third place with $9,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“There seems to be no end to the puzzlement over the name of this particular Spanish island – Mallorca, or is it, Majorca? … It actually originates from the Latin insula maior which translates as ‘larger island’, and then later maiorica, the ‘larger one’, since it is the biggest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. The letter ‘j’ did not exist in Latin until the thirteenth century, but when it did, it replaced the ‘i’ when used as a consonant.” Mallorca vs Majorca: What’s in a Name?

Jill got it right although Alex said Majorca was an incorrect spelling. She bet $6,402 and finished with $15,802.

Rebecca came up with Sardinia. She lost her $7,200 bet, finishing with $5,600.

Chris also got it right with Mallorca. He bet $10,000 so he won the match with $25,800, yet another fine payday this week — and another new champ. Congrats to Chris.

Final Jeopardy Results for February 25, 2016

Two triple stumpers from Double Jeopardy!

($1200) Each flower of the Vanilla planifolia type of this blooms for only one day

“LAST FILMS” ($2000) Based on a David Mamet play, this ’80s film about 2 guys & 2 girls was remade in 2014 with Kevin Hart

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Landmarks”

From 1936 to 1987, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power helped operate this facility in another state. show

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5 Responses

  1. EricS says:

    Bizarre commercial. I was expecting to see an endorsement by/for The Onion. Great “get” VJ!

  2. Tyler says:

    I wish Alex would have won he was doing so good until the end

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    I was hoping that Chris would lose. I wanted one of the two ladies to win and join the male challengers on Friday. It would be even more fun to watch with ratherly the female returning champ going against two male challengers.