Final Jeopardy: North American Rivers
The Final Jeopardy question (7/3/2015), in the category “North American Rivers” was:
At about 100 miles it’s not one of Canada’s 100 longest rivers, but in the 1890s it became perhaps the most famous.
New champ Jon Lubin won yesterday’s game to the tune of $15,599. Today he takes on these two players: Erik Siwak, originally from Detroit, MI; and Hilary Carney, from Bonita Springs, FL
Round 1: Jon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Heteronyms” under the $600 clue. He was in second place with $1,200, $3,800 less than Hilary’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and tried to work it out by pronouncing “fragrant” as “FRAHG-ment” and “FRAYG-MENT.” That was WRONG.
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Hilary finished in the lead with $6,400. Erik was second with $4,000 and Jon was last with zero.
Round 2: Erik found the first Daily Double in “Novel Characters” under the $1,200 clue. He was in second place lead with $5,200, $7,200 less than Hilary’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
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Jon found the last Daily Double in “A Brief Illness” under the $1,200 clue. In third place with $2,400, he had $14,800 less than Hilary and Erik, who were tied for the lead. He made it a true Daily Double and said “Congenital Fetal Syndrome.” That was WRONG, and probably a blessing since he forgot to phrase it in the form of a question.
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Erik finished in the lead with $20,800. Hilary was next with $18,400 and Jon was in third place with $1,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Gold was discovered in many rich deposits along the Klondike River in 1896, but due to the remoteness of the region and the harsh winter climate the news of gold couldn’t travel fast enough to reach the outside world before the following year. Reports of the gold in newspapers created a hysteria that was nation-wide and many people quit their jobs and then left for the Klondike to become gold-diggers.” (History.net: Klondike Gold Rush)
ExploreNorth.com has a partial transcript of an 1898 encyclopedia article on the Klondike River.
Jon thought it was the St. Lawrence. He didn’t bet anything so he remained at $1,200.
Hilary thought it was the Yukon. That cost her $12,000 and she finished with $6,400.
Erik thought it was the Yukon, too. He lost $16,100 so he wound up in second place with $4,700 and that made Hilary Carney the new champ.
During the chat, Hilary related how thrilled she was to meet Mary Poppins– a Mary Poppins, not Julie Andrews.
Have a great Fourth of July, everyone!
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