Final Jeopardy: Islands

The Final Jeopardy question (4/29/2016) in the category “Islands” was:

The Spanish name of these islands is Islas de Sotavento; their French name is Iles Sous-le-Vent.

Current champ Buzzy Cohen now has won 3 games and $58,401. In his 4th game, he is up against: Heather Burnett, from Orlando, FL; and Ben Rothenberg, from Washington, DC.

Round 1 Categories: Broadway – NASA Says – Stately Museums – Last Link In the Drink – Familiar Phrases – Peoples

Ben found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Stately Museums” under the $600 clue on the 11th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $3,400, $2,000 more than Buzzy in second place. He bet $3,000 and guessed Illinois. That was WRONG.

Atomic Testing Museum & Burlesque Hall of Fame.  show

Heather finished in the lead with $4,200. Buzzy was second with $3,600 and Ben was last with $3,000.

Round 2 Categories: People on the Map – 1948 – “All” Aboard – Ancient Greek Drama – What’s Eating You? – Paris Sites

Buzzy found the first Daily Double in “Ancient Greek Drama” under the $800 clue on the 7th pick of the round. In the lead with $7,200, he had $3,000 more than Heather in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

The orchestra section in Greek drama was the circular dancing place of this commenting group. show

Ben found the last Daily Double in “1948” under the $800 clue. There were still 2 categories and 3 more clues in this one to go. He was in third place with $7,800 now, $1,200 less than Buzzy’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

At a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Pentagon, Omar Bradley succeeded this man as U.S. Army Chief of Staff. show

Ben finished in the lead with $16,000. Buzzy was next with $12,200 and Heather was in third place with $9,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT ARE THE LEEWARD ISLANDS? gives the two translations of Leeward Islands at the beginning of its entry that says: “an arc of West Indian islands that constitute the most westerly and northerly of the Lesser Antilles, at the northeastern end of the Caribbean Sea, between latitudes 16° and 19° N and longitudes 61° and 65° W.”

Here is a map in Spanish illustrating Las Islas de Sotavento and Las Islas de Barlovento (Windward Islands) in the Caribbean Sea, which is not the only group of islands these nautical terms are used for. You can see on that on this Spanish map of Cabo Verde and on this French Map of a group of Polynesian islands collectively called the Society Islands in English.

Heather thought it was the Windward Islands. She didn’t bet anything though so she stayed at $9,400.

Buzzy got it right. His $8,000 bet brought him up to $20,200.

Ben wrote down “South Winds” and part of Islands. He lost $8,401, leaving him with $7,599. That made Buzzy the victorious and a 4x champ with $78,601.

Final Jeopardy Results for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Here are 2 triple stumpers from the match, one from each round:

FAMILIAR PHRASES ($800) The first written record of “cleanliness is next to Godliness” is in a 1778 sermon by this founder of Methodism

PEOPLE ON THE MAP ($1200) It wasn’t until she was in her 20s that this red-headed actress watched her dad on “Happy Days”

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “U.S. States”

Other than Q, these 2 letters appear the least in the names of states, each appearing only once. show

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14 Responses

  1. jacob ska says:

    @Cece, Alex is getting older. I mean that in a polite way because he does slip up more than he used to years ago in some things he says.

  2. Cece says:

    Is Alex aware that insecure is not a positive word? Was that monologue at the start of the game necessary? WTH is wrong with Alex?!!

    Anyway, I’m glad Buzzy won, regardless. :)

    • VJ says:

      Yeah that was uncool, esp the way he mocked the gesture that Buzzy made. Well, Buzzy was the only one who got FJ right today so maybe Trebek will knock it off tomorrow.

      • Cece says:

        What was the significance of that gesture, btw? Someone should warn Alex to knock it off or they will turn him into a goon, lol. I just saw your other comment and the video. Very cute. :)
        (I’m OK with bopping mice on the head though.). :-)

        • VJ says:

          I usually associate the particular gesture Buzzy did with brushing something unimportant off your shoulder.

          But I have seen many people do that in a slightly different way back East (blow on the hand first, then brush the shoulder). It is understood to be a statement of being proud of something you did, so I took it that way.

          Maybe Jacob and Rhonda have seen it too, and can explain better than me.

          LOL, Cece, I would pay money to have that good fairy show up on Jeopardy!

        • rhonda says:

          That’s how I’ve seen the gesture, too, VJ. You explained it very well. I don’t understand why Alex continues to be so rude to Buzzy either. Yet he adored the dancing drumstick contestant, who was so very obnoxious.

        • VJ says:

          Thanks Rhonda. Hey, I just thought of something – maybe Buzzy was anticipating Alex pointing out his win from second place and meant to signify to folks who know him that he’s brushing off the snipes right when his 3-day total was showing in front of him

        • rhonda says:

          Perhaps that is what he was doing, you might have something there, VJ. Hoping Buzzy wins again tonight and that Alex keeps his snide remarks to himself.

  3. Lou says:

    Go Buzzy! I knew he would make a comeback and win another game today. But I hope he wins the next game before the start of the teacher’s tournament and the Power players week

  4. Richard Corliss says:

    Yes, yay, yay! =))))