Final Jeopardy: Peoples of the World

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/7/2017) in the category “Peoples of the World” was:

Living from Norway to Russia, they’ve been called the only indigenous people of the European Union.

5x champ Jon Eisenman made it over the $100K mark by $3,902. In his 6th game, these two players are looking to put an end to his winning streak: Susan Corica, from Waterbury, CT; and Josh Hamilton, from Pearland, TX.

Round 1 Categories: How Green is My Valley – Theater – Transportation Idioms – Larry – Curly – Mo-pourri

Jon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “How Green is My Valley” under the $400 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $1,200, that much more than Susan in second place. Josh was in the hole for $600. Predictably, he bet $400 and he was RIGHT.

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Jon finished in the lead with $6,600. Susan was second with $2,600 and Josh was last with $1,600.

Round 2 Categories: France vs. Everybody – Books by TV Personalities – I Am a Buddhist – Day-“O” – Star Talk – ANA: Another New Acronym

Susan found the first Daily Double in “Star Talk” under the $1,200 clue, with 10 clues left after it. She was in second place with $5,800 at this point, $6,000 less than Jon’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.

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Jon found the last Daily Double in “Day-‘O'” under the $1,200 clue. 6 clues left after it. In the lead with $13,400, he had $4,200 more than Susan in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.

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Jon finished in the lead with $14,600. Susan was next with $8,000 and Josh was in third place with $4,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The Sámi people inhabit almost half of Norway and Sweden, the northern part of Finland, as well as North-West Russia. A large percentage of the Sámi are EU citizens, and those residing in Norway are affected by EU decisions through the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement. The Sámi are the only Indigenous people within the European Union and up until recently, the EU commitment to the Sámi has been limited to regional cooperation and project funding.” (WWF Artic Blog)

Here is a link to an article from 2008 that talks about why some of the Sámi people do not like to be called Lapps, an issue not everyone is aware of.

Josh wrote down the Inuit. He bet and lost it all.

Susan started out with the Inuit, but changed to “Laplanders.” That was acceptable. Her $7,995 bet brought her up to $15,995.

Jon came up with “the Finns/Oulo.” That cost him $1,401. He finished with $13,199 and, as Alex said, his reign was over. Susan is the new Jeopardy! champ and we’ll be seeing her again on Monday.

Final Jeopardy (7/7/2017) Jon Eisenman, Josh Hamilton and Susan Corica

A triple stumper from each round:

MO-POURRI ($1000) Commissioned in 1944, the battleship with this 2-word nickname was the last launched by the United States

BOOKS BY TV PERSONALITIES ($400) “Dirty Jokes and Beer” is by this standup comedian, sitcom star & game show host

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “19th Century British Literature”

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12 Responses

  1. Richard Corliss says:

    That’s okay, see ya later Jon.

  2. Evelyn Christine Pantel says:

    I came here for the first time, because in my time zone to watch Jeopardy ‘live’ isn’t possible for me. And as to my reason today, was an attempt to find out if Jon won the game again, as it was interrupted in the middle of Double J for a ‘breaking news’ announcement and whoosh, it was gone. I’m rather disappointed he lost, I like his demeanor and self-deprecating humor.

  3. Geoff says:

    The main problem about that question about the Sami is that the only people calling the Sami the only real indigenous people of Europe are genocidists and SJWs. It’s a term loaded these days in order to attempt to delegitimize European people’s ownership of their own bloody homelands: one wonders then what lands European peoples are supposed to call their own? It’s an offensive, hate-loaded question and should _never_ have made it onto the show. Shame on the writers. Absolutely disgusting.

    • Kevin S. says:

      I’m sure the question may generate quite a bit of discussion about anthropology, especially with regards to definitions and fluidity of ancestry. There have been studies that show that many current French, German, and Spanish people share mitochondrial DNA going back to the earliest Cro-Magnan inhabitants of southern and central Europe. It’s hard to imagine someone being “more indigenous” than one whose ancestors were there at the same time as Neanderthals.

  4. Babs says:

    He failed to take risks on the daily doubles and on the final … sometimes it pays off sometimes it doesn’t! I thought final jep was was but then again I saw “make way for Lila” when I was a kid, a film not too many saw in this country. It was the B movie to some other movie but I liked it better!

    • VJ says:

      @Bab, thanks for mentioning that film. I looked it up and TCM has a synopsis about it. Maybe they will show it sometime, but if not, I can read the book online. Turns out the film was based on this 1888 novel, Lajla: A New Tale of Finmark.

  5. Lou says:

    Well, Jon had a great run, he had a little more than Vaughn Winchell did in his five game run back in 2014. I wonder if it’s racist to call the Sami lapps, vj? I’m going to be blunt here but I think if that is offensive to them, lack of respect was shown.

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, I really didn’t get the impression that it’s racist to call the Sami Lapps. There’s more than one article out there that says they are not all offended by it. I got the impression that they would rather go by their own name then the name(s) given to them by other Europeans and probably, they’re being there before the other civilizations has a lot to do with it. I think it’s more like they were Sami before others came and began calling them something else, and they want everyone to know that and respect it.

      I thought of it more as, say, the Cote D’Ivoire not wanting anyone to call their country the Ivory Coast anymore. They announced that officially but not everyone knows it. Some will continue to call the country the Ivory Coast, with no disrespect intended, until the majority gets on the same page.

      The clue is really helpful in bringing the topic up and showing that many people only know them by the name given to them. A lot of people will look it up and learn about this preference because of the clue.

      LINK: 12 more clues from this match

  6. aaaa says:

    Jon lost the game essentially because Susan got the last clue in DJ! for $800, breaking the 14600-7200 lock Jon had going into the last clue.

    • VJ says:

      That ain’t why he lost the game. He lost it because he thought it was cute to bet the face amount on his Daily Doubles. lol

  7. Dalton Higbee says:

    And we hope to see Jon Eisenman in the Tournament of Champions as he is currently in 13th place in the current standings.