Final Jeopardy: 12-12-16 to 12-16-16

Here are the Final Jeopardy questions and answers for the week of December 12 through December 16, 2016.

Mon, December 12: – Correct answers: 0
In a 1694 Royal Society lecture, he suggested an astronomical cause for the biblical flood in Genesis. show

Tue, December 13 – Correct answers: 1
Cuba’s second-most populous city & a South American capital share this name that refers to St. James. show

Wed, December 14 – Correct answers: 0
Nominated 8 previous times, he finally won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, 6 years before his death. show

Thu, December 15 – Correct answers: 1
In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west. show

Fri, December 16 – Correct answers: 3
The 2 Central American nations that border only one ocean. show

If you missed any of the games, click on the date for the recap with the Daily Doubles and a triple stumper or two. More clues from this week’s games are on Fikkle Fame’s archive.

Two clues stumped the players this week, but all 3 nailed Friday’s Central America clue. Thursday’s clue depended on knowing something about New York City or being a fan of the TV show in question. The champ, Cindy, got it but even she shrugged when Alex Trebek said “What is one of the things 6th Avenue is famous for?”

The viral moment of the week was the mispronunciation of Tupac in a clue about the Notorious B.I.G. on Thursday. Even big outlets like Billboard and E.W. got in on that act, and it was just wrong. Over the years, a great many people have mispronounced Tupac’s name, even when he first became well-known. At the time, the game Pac-Man was still popular and how do you say that? Get real, people! Don’t be picking on a young girl like that.

Jeopardy champs Dec 12 - 16, 2016

Tim Aten was the returning champ on Monday with 6 games to his credit. On that day, he became a 7x champ, but lost on Tuesday to Cindy Stowell, who continued to win every match for the rest of the week. Cindy was terminally ill when she taped her Jeopardy! episodes. She passed away on December 5, the week before her games aired. Jeopardy has an In Memoriam page online, explaining the circumstances. It was Cindy’s wish that any money she won be donated to cancer research. So far, as you can see, that is a significant amount of money. Cindy most certainly would have gotten on the list for a spot in the Tournament of Champions with her 4 wins. Nothing has been said on the show so far about this, but we are assuming that Jeopardy! will have an appropriate tribute for Cindy and her valiant run.

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4 Responses

  1. Cece says:

    I wonder if the ‘social wasteland’ is reacting the same way to “unpresidented”.

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    I assume Cindy will be back to be able to play her fifth game on Monday.

    • VJ says:

      Seems like they would have said something yesterday if that was not the case.

    • EricS says:

      They might not know. The tapings are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If the last week’s games ended on Wednesday, it might have been tough for her to return.