Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 28, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, November 28, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD FLAGS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Peter the Great designed Russia’s flag based on the tricolor flag of this nation where he’d gone to learn shipbuilding

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Today’s contestants:

Allison Totura, a research microbiologist from Frederick, Maryland
Hobie Barnes, a consultant from Glendale, California
Justin Bender, an technical engineer from Boulder, Colorado (1-day total: $19,600)

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What is the Netherlands?


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As a part of the Grand Embassy sent by Russia shortly after Ivan V’s death in 1696, Peter went to Western Europe. While it was ostensibly to examine the international situation at the time, it was also an information-gathering mission on the economic and cultural life of Europe. While on this trip, Peter the Great (while incognito as Sgt. Pyotr Mikhaylov) studied shipbuilding for four months, working as a carpenter at the Dutch East India company in Saardam.

While sources differ as to how the Russians became aware of the Dutch flag and adapted it into their own tricolor, as a few of them pre-date Peter’s shipbuilding training by a couple of years, every origin story does say that the Russian white-blue-red tricolor does originate as a modification of the Dutch red-white-blue.

The Russian tricolor itself proved to be the inspiration for the “pan-Slavic colors” used on the flags of many Slavic countries; in fact, the Slovakian and Slovenian flags are the Russian tricolor defaced with their respective nation’s coats of arms.

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 28, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | November 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm |

    Rules point: On the 24th clue of the Jeopardy! round (ORGANIZATIONS $600), Hobie started his intent to correct (saying, “oh!” after “Republican National Convention”) before Alex ruled on his initial response. Thus, he was allowed to finish his correction, even though “Republican National Committee” came after Alex said “no”. This is consistent with the rules that contestants are briefed on before the show.

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Justin $17,000
    Hobie $16,600
    Allison $13,200

    Final Results:
    Allison $13,200 – $12,800 = $400 (What is Italy?)
    Hobie $16,600 – $16,000 = $600 (What is England?)
    Justin $17,000 – $15,801 = $1,199 (What is France?) (2-day total: $20,799)

    Scores after the opening round:
    Hobie $6,600
    Justin $4,800
    Allison $1,400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) ORGANIZATIONS $800 (25th pick)
    Hobie 4400 +1400 (Justin 3800 Allison 1400)

    2) 1812: THE WAR & MORE $1600 (22nd pick)
    Allison 7000 +5000 (Hobie 16200 Justin 11200)
    3) THEY COME IN THREES $2000 (25th pick)
    Justin 12000 +5000 (Hobie 16200 Allison 12000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: ORGANIZATIONS $200; CONDIMENTS $200
    DJ! round: UNREAL ESTATE $400

    Game Stats:
    Justin $14,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.89% in first on buzzer
    Hobie $16,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.62% in first on buzzer
    Allison $9,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 20.37% in first on buzzer

    Justin Bender, stats to date:
    45 correct
    5 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,500)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    39.64% in first on buzzer (44/111)
    Average Coryat: $16,300

    Justin Bender, to win:
    3 games: 56.51%
    4: 31.94%
    5: 18.05%
    6: 10.20%
    7: 5.76%
    Avg. streak: 3.300 games.

  2. Tammy Kennedy (Williamsburg,Virginia) | December 1, 2016 at 8:11 pm |

    I think your answer tonight (Dec 1, 2016), Chesapeake Bay Bridge….is wrong….it is named The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
    [The Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel is a 23-mile fixed link crossing at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay in the U.S. state of Virginia.
    Total length: 121,440′
    Opened: April 15, 1964]

    • Andy Saunders | December 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm |

      This is a fan site. I have no affiliation with the show.

      That said: I went back and reviewed my tape of the episode. “Bridge-Tunnel” was in the clue. Alex said “Chesapeake Bay”. “Bridge-Tunnel” was implied. Note that time was running short in the round as it was, and Alex was trying to get through all of the clues for us fans.

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