Final Jeopardy: Historical U.S. Geography
The Final Jeopardy question (3/13/2015), in the category “Historical U.S. Geography” was:
It became a border territory in 1864 after being part of the Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska and Dakota territories.
2x champ Kristin Sausville has won $31,601 so far. In this Friday the 13th match, she is up against these two players: Shawn Paul, originally from Waterville, ME; and Kynan Dias, originally from Las Vegas, NV.
Round 1: Kynan got the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Advertising & Marketing” under the $1,000 clue, the last one in the round. He was in second place with $4,800, $2,200 less than Kristin’s lead. He bet $1,800 and thought it was “sample group.” That was WRONG.
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Kristin finished in the lead with $7,000. Kynan was second with $3,000 and Shawn was last with $1,600.
Round 2: Kynan found the first Daily Double in “Play ‘M-E'” under the $1,200 clue. He was in second place with $11,000, $4,000 less than Kristin’s lead. He bet $4,000 but couldn’t come up with a guess so he was WRONG.
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Shawn found the last Daily Double in “Hybrids & Blends” under the $1,200 clue, with only 2 clues remaining after it. He was in third place with $6,400, $8,000 less than Kristin’s lead. He bet $4,000 and guessed “Focus.” That was WRONG.
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Kristin finished in the lead with $15,400. Kynan was next with $10,600 and Shawn was in third place with $4,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“For sixty years prior to establishment of the Territory of Montana in 1864, seven different territories of the western United States governed the area that was to become Montana. The portion of Montana located east of the Continental Divide belonged to Louisiana Territory (purchased from France in 1803), Missouri Territory (1812-1821), the so-called “Indian Country” (1821-1854), Nebraska Territory (1854-1861), and Dakota Territory (1861-1863). The western portion acquired from Great Britain in 1846 belonged to Oregon (1848-1853) and Washington (1853-1863) Territories until the entire future state was included in Idaho Territory in 1863. . . . After Congress made Montana a territory in May 1864, the delegates to the First Legislative Assembly gathered in December of that year in a dirt-roofed cabin in Bannack City. During the next sixty days, the assembly passed seven hundred pages of laws and chose nearby Virginia City as the new capital of Montana Territory.” (Montana Kids.com)
Shawn got it right. He bet $3,000 and that brought him up to $7,000.
Kynan thought it was Arizona. He lost his $10,000 bet and finished with $600.
Kristin also got it. She bet $5,801 so she won the match with $21,201. Her 3-day total is $52,802.
During the chat, Alex mentioned that Kristin had “active support in the audience.” Her husband, 2011 6x Jeopardy! champ Justin Sausville, was shown in the audience. Alex brought up Justin’s participation in the TOC and Kristin said they were very fortunate in that the other people in the tournament became some of their dearest friends. They will, no doubt, make some more if Kristin gets an invite to the next TOC.
2 years ago:: 2 of the players got this FJ in “Songs”
This U.S. ceremonial song was written in 1811 about the head of a Scottish clan, not an American leader. show