World Geography (7-1-22) – Fikkle Fame

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/1/2022) in the category “World Geography” was:

Mont Bellevue de L’inini is the highest point in this European possession largely covered by the Amazon rainforest

new champ David Bzdak, a philosophy professor from Syracuse, NY, won $2,000 yesterday. In Game 2, the competitors are: eleanor dixon, a freelance technical editor from Vero Beach, FL; and Shayan Sadegha medical scribe from Potomac, MD.

Round 1 Categories: On a Holiday – US Cities – Animals & the Law – Fruits & Vegetables in French – Game Plan – “X”S & “O”S

David found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “US Cities” under the $800 clue on the 10th pick of the round. He was in second place with $1,400, $600 less than Eleanor in second place. David bet $1,000 and thought it was Santa Fe. That was WRONG.

At the foot of the Wasatch Range, this capital city was built on the bed of ancient Lake Bonneville Show

WHAT IS SALT LAKE CITY?

Eleanor finished in the lead with $3,400. David was second with $3,000 and Shayan was last with $2,000. All clues were shown.

Round 2 Categories: One-Word Nonfiction Titles – Filmed in Georgia – It’s a Process – 20th Century Names – A Disaster of Biblical Proportions – Italian Loanwords

David found the first Daily Double in “One-Word Nonfiction Titles” under the $1,200 clue on the fourth pick. He was in the lead with $4,600 now, $1,200 more than Eleanor in second place. David bet $2,000 and took a shot at it with fallacy. That was WRONG.

This word for all kinds of distractions from clear thinking is the title of a book subtitled “A Flaw in Human Judgment” Show

WHAT IS “NOISE”?

Eleanor got the last Daily Double in “A Disaster of Biblical Proportions” under the $1,600 clue, with 5 clues left after it. In second place with $6,600, she had $3,000 less than Shayan’s lead. She bet $2,018 and she was RIGHT.

There’s a lot of smiting & destroying after this group steals the Ark of God; things don’t end well for Goliath, either. Show

WHO ARE THE PHILISTINES?

Eleanor finished in the lead with $12,218. Shayan was next with $10,400 and David was in third place with $6,600. All clues were shown.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS FRENCH GUIANA?

French Guiana (Guyane in French) is located in South America, bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, where the majority of its estimated 300K population live on a coastal strip. The rest of its 32,253 mile area is covered with rainforest. An overseas department of France, French Guiana has been fully integrated in the French Republic since 1946. As such, French Guiana is a part of the European Union, its official currency is the euro and its official language is French. If you are one of our French speakers, you might want to have a look at its online newspaper France Guyane.

Bellevue de l’Inini, the highest mountain in French Guiana, is located in Maripasoula, France’s largest commune. And it is! That is another odd fact about French Guiana to add to it having France’s largest land border. This morning, klm remembered that fact being brought up by DC in the comments on the June 10th Jeopardy! recap



David bet $3,801 and finished with $10,401. His “Guyana” spelling of him was acceptable and it was also a good thing that he crossed out the beginnings of Equatorial Guinea. That would have put the kibosh on the triple solve!

Shayan bet $2,801 and finished with $13,201.

Eleanor bet $8,600 and won the game with $20,818. She is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Jeopardy Final (7/1/2022) David Bzdak, Eleanor Dixon, Shayan Sadegh

A triple stumper from each round:

GAME PLAN ($1000) Using a small mallet, tap out the blocks one by one until someone topples the standing animal

20TH CENTURY NAMES ($1600) After his term as vice president, he was reelected to the Senate from Minnesota in 1970

More clues on Page 2

3 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Islands”

650 miles off the US, it was the site of a 1609 shipwreck of colonists bound for Jamestown that may have inspired “The Tempest” Show

WHAT IS BERMUDA?

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