Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 29, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, December 29, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Of the 5 countries with the lowest population density, this UN member is the only one named for a desert

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Nathalie Szilagyi, a physician from Meriden, Connecticut
Mukund Marathe, a music teacher & singer from Montclair, New Jersey
Justin Scace, a writer & editor from East Lyme, Connecticut (1-day total: $14,400)

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What is Namibia?

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Namibia, of course, is named after southwest Africa’s Namib Desert, which runs along its coast. The Kalahari Desert is located in its east. According to the CIA World Factbook, Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its constitution, with nearly the entire Namib Desert being protected land.

With only 2.1 million people over nearly 319,000 square miles, Namibia is the second-least densely populated full UN member, after Mongolia. Iceland sits third, followed by Suriname and Mauritania. Canada is 8th.

Of course, “UN member” certainly disqualifies the disputed African territory known as Western Sahara.

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 29, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | December 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Justin $17,600
    Mukund $15,400
    Nathalie $13,700

    Final results:
    Nathalie $13,700 – $1,000 = $12,700 (What is Djib Saudi Arabia)
    Mukund $15,400 + $6,000 = $21,400 (1-day total: $21,400)
    Justin $17,600 – $14,000 = $3,600 (What is Morocco?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Nathalie $5,700
    Justin $5,000
    Mukund $4,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THE SOVIET UNION $400 (17th pick)
    Nathalie 4000 +1500 (Justin 2200 Mukund 2200)

    2) IN THE DICTIONARY $1600 (9th pick)
    Mukund 9600 -1000 (Justin 6600 Nathalie 5700)
    3) FILMS WITH SHORT TITLES $1600 (24th pick)
    Justin 11400 +5000 (Mukund 12600 Nathalie 11700)

    Unplayed clues:
    None!

    Game Stats:
    Mukund $16,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Nathalie $12,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
    Justin $14,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer

    Justin Scace, final stats:
    33 correct
    3 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    27.19% in first on buzzer (31/114)
    Average Coryat: $11,300

    Mukund Marathe, current stats:
    20 correct
    1 incorrect
    0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
    Average Coryat: $16,400

    Mukund Marathe, to win:
    2 games: 55.91%
    3: 31.26%
    4: 17.48%
    5: 9.77%
    6: 5.46%
    Avg. streak: 2.268 games. #Jeopardy

  2. I think the Western Sahara is the correct answer.

  3. Andy Saunders | December 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm |

    During today’s game, Alex jokingly said he was abducted by aliens at some point.

    Clearly, this situation is what led to Malcolm.

  4. Thanks to KARE, I knew today’s Final response instantly. 😉

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