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.
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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