Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 8, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Pam Platt, a writer & editor from Louisville, KY
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Mike Solano, a speech-language pathology graduate student from Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Bonnie Megel, an administrative assistant from Grinnell, IA (1-day total: $31,400)
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Final Jeopardy! category: TRANSPORTATION

Final Jeopardy! clue: The Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world’s longest, spans 5,770 miles from Moscow to this port city on the Sea of Japan

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What is Vladivostok?

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Among the cities on a common “main line” route include:

    Moscow (0 mi)
    Kirov (570 mi)
    Perm (868 mi)
    Yekaterinburg (1,128 mi)
    Omsk (1,663 mi)
    Novosibirsk (2,052 mi)
    Taishet (2,786 mi)
    Irkutsk (3,202 mi)
    Chita (3,831 mi)
    Birobidzhan (5,165 mi)
    Khabarovsk (5,277 mi)
    Vladivostok (5,772 mi)

It takes six days, four hours to make the trek from Moscow to Vladivostok.

For comparison’s sake, the Canadian (Toronto-Vancouver) route on Canada’s VIA Rail travels 2,775 miles in just under three and a half days.

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9 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 8, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Pam $15,600
    Bonnie $12,400
    Mike $7,600

    Final Results:
    Mike 7600 – 3400 = 4200 (What is Shanghai?)
    Bonnie 12400 + 9300 = 21700
    Pam 15600 + 12000 = 27600 (1-day total: $27,600)

    Daily Double locations:

    1) CATCH THESE MEN $400 (12th pick)
    Pam 2000 +2000 (Mike 3000 Bonnie 1200)

    2) RANKS & TITLES $1600 (27th pick)
    Bonnie 9400 -4000 (Pam 15600 Mike 7600)

    3) SAY IT IN SWEDISH $1600 (29th pick)
    Bonnie 7400 +5000 (Pam 15600 Mike 7600)

    Game Stats:
    Pam 14,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
    Bonnie 13,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Matt 7,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer

    Bonnie Megel’s final stats:
    37 correct
    5 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 5,000)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    27.27% in first on buzzer (30/110)
    Average Coryat: $15,000

    Pam Platt’s stats:
    20 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 2,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
    Average Coryat: $14,000

    Pam Platt, to win:
    2 games: 50.95%
    3: 25.96%
    4: 13.22%
    5: 6.74%
    6: 3.43%
    Avg. streak: 2.039 games.

  2. Did Pam spell it right??

    • Andy Saunders | July 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm |

      Her misspelling of “Vladivostock” does not change the pronunciation; so it was properly ruled correct.

  3. Theresa Raybourn | July 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm |

    Bonnie’s response “cavalier” was correct, as the clue did not specify that the response had to be in French, “chevalier.” Both words mean “knight.” This skewed the results of this match.

    • Andy Saunders | July 8, 2016 at 10:20 pm |

      You are not correct here, Theresa. The clue clearly stated that it was a French nobility title, of which “chevalier” is but “cavalier” is not.

  4. Deborah Massey | July 8, 2016 at 11:12 pm |

    Your answer to the “Sports Movies ” on tonight’s 7/8/16 episode was answered incorrectly. MCFarland USA is about Cross Country and not track/running. Take a look at definition in Wilipedia.

    • Andy Saunders | July 9, 2016 at 6:59 am |

      As per the disclaimer on every page of this site: This is a fan site that has no ties to the production of the program. It is not my clue.

      That said, it is my thought that the judges ruled “track and field” to be acceptable because both fall under the blanket of “athletics”.

      • Robert Kosche | July 9, 2016 at 10:30 pm |

        The movie was about Cross Country. Track and Field is an entirely different sport. Without a doubt, the answer given should have been deemed incorrect by the judges. This was one of the more egregious judging errors in recent weeks.

        • Andy Saunders | July 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm |

          I completely disagree with you.

          Both “track and field” and “cross county” have the same governing body (the International Association of Athletics Federations). Thus, they are similar enough that they should be considered equivalent by the judges.

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