Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 21, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Melissa Spencer, an adjunct physics instructor and stay-at-home mom from Des Moines, IA
Kim Vu, an international development project manager from Washington, DC
Steve Stoffle, a leadership trainer from Decatur, GA (1-day total: $17,599)

In case you missed it, I interviewed Philip Tiu last week. Check it out, including pictures of his dog Mr. Coco!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Steve $13,600
Melissa $6,800
Kim $6,000

Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Final Jeopardy! clue: The 14th century citadel of the Ho dynasty in this country was added to the World Heritage List in 2011

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is Vietnam? (Steve said Korea)



Kim 6000 + 5500 = 11500
Melissa 6800 + 6800 = 13600
Steve 13600 – 1 = 13599

With ties no longer allowed, I’m OK with Steve’s bet.

That’s something that I can file under “Today I learned…” (I said Cambodia. Whoops.)

Meanwhile, I would like to remind my readers that board selection and contestant selection are performed randomly and independently of each other.


The 14th-century Ho Dynasty citadel, built according to the feng shui principles, testifies to the flowering of neo-Confucianism in late 14th century Viet Nam and its spread to other parts of east Asia. According to these principles it was sited in a landscape of great scenic beauty on an axis joining the Tuong Son and Don Son mountains in a plain between the Ma and Buoi rivers. The citadel buildings represent an outstanding example of a new style of south-east Asian imperial city.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 21, 2016"

  1. Ron Kotulak | March 22, 2016 at 10:21 am |

    I thought if there was a tie both contestants go on to the next day. When did they disallow ties?

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