Final Jeopardy: Europe

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/25/2017) in the category “Europe” was:

Once a feudal state, it has the highest capital city in Europe at an elevation of about 3,300 feet.

3x champ Justin Vossler has now won $72,500. It’s his 4th turn at bat and his challenger are two attorneys: Catherine Meeker, from Orlando, FL; and Mackenzie Brooks, from San Diego, CA.

Round 1 Categories: You Bug Me – ____ & ____ – Who Wrote the Line? – Adult Beverages – Bawlers – All the Days of Italy

Catherine found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Who Wrote the Line?” under the $1,000 clue, with 8 clues left after it. She was in the lead with $3,200, $1,000 more than Justin and Mackenzie, tied in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.

“She lives in a world of her own– a world of– little glass ornaments. show

Catherine finished in the lead with $6,200. Justin was second with $4,800 and Mackenzie was last with $2,800.

Round 2 Categories: The Empire Strikes Out – The Musical ’70s – Philosophers – “J”eopardy! – Statuary Hall: the State Represented – Diplomatic Dictionary

Catherine found the first Daily Double in “Statuary Hall” under the $2,000 clue. There were still 3 whole categories to go after it. She was in the lead with $13,800 at this point, $3,800 more than Justin in second place. She bet $2,000 and thought it was Illinois. That was WRONG. Then Alex asked her where she got married (the correct answer came up in her chat story).

Patrick McCarran. show

Justin found the last Daily Double in “Philosophers” under the $400 clue, with 9 clues left after it. In the lead with $15,600, he had $3,800 more than Catherine in second place. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.

When this philosopher died around 347 B.C., his nephew Speusippis took over the Academy. show

Justin finished in the lead with $24,300. Catherine was next with $13,800 and Mackenzie was in third place with $3,600.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Atlapedia’s fact sheet on Andorra says it is “neither a republic or a monarchy, it is simply the last surviving remnant of the feudal system of medieval Europe.” Its capital city, Andorra La Vella, boasts the highest altitude of any capital city in Europe. Here’s a list of European capitals with altitudes over 1,000 feet (culled from Wikipedia’s list of world capitals by altitude, and not counting Eurasian countries):

3,356 ft – Andorra la Vella, Andorra
2,188 ft – Madrid, Spain
1,900 ft – Sofia, Bulgaria
1,778 ft – Bern, Switzerland
1,699 ft – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1,493 ft – Vaduz, Liechtenstein
1,076 ft – San Marino, San Marino

Mackenzie wrote down Austria. He bet and lost it all.

Catherine thought it was Germany. She lost her $12,800 bet and that left her with $1,000.

Justin came up with Liechtenstein. He only lost $4,000 so he won this match with a very healthy $20,300. His 4-day total is $92,800.

Sweet vindication: VJ and Rhonda had the same answers as Mackenzie and Justin… wrong, but not alone!

Final Jeopardy (7/25/2017) Justin Vossler, Mackenzie Brooks, Catherine Meeker

A triple stumper from each round:

WHO WROTE THE LINE? ($200) “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas just like the ones I used to know”

PHILOSOPHERS ($1600) He spent 11 years as a University of Copenhagen student and asked in his journal, “What is truth but to live for an idea”

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Television in the 2000s”

Blanco is the last name of the main character in “Metastasis”, a Colombia-set version of this show. show

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6 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    I must say, I knew a streak was coming when Justin won game 4. We had a five time winner in.early July and now let’s see if Justin can win game 5 tomorrow, I would never have guessed Andorra and I thought of Budapest as my choice as well, how many feet in depth in feet would Hungary have been if,there was a mountain there, VJ?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, the altitude they give for Budapest on that list I linked to is 335 feet, but that’s just the capital city. idk what the Hungarian city with the highest altitude is but the highest mountain in the country is Kékes (3,327 ft)

      LINK: 9 more clues from the match

  2. aaaa says:

    Todd Giese is now the alternate for the November 2017 TofC. Jboard says it’s taping on September 18 and 19, probably for November sweeps, pre November 23rd to not conflict with Thanksgiving.

  3. Richard Corliss says:

    Justin’s 4-Day total beats Todd Giese.

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