Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 21, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, February 21, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD POLITICS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: In August 2015 3 retired Marines helped raise the U.S. flag in this city where they’d hauled it down 54 years earlier

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Clarissa Santori, a senior at Northeastern University from Ellicott City, Maryland
Mohan Malhotra, a freshman at NYU from Wilmington, Delaware
Viraj Mehta, a junior at Stanford University from Austin, Texas

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What is Havana?

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The U.S. flag was flying at the U.S. embassy in Havana, which was closed in 1961 at the height of the Cold War.

From a New Yorker article about the ceremony:

In a Hollywood-like touch, three elderly men, former Marines who had lowered the flag in 1961, and who, we learned from Kerry, had vowed to one day return to Havana and raise Old Glory again, were seated in the front row. They were given the honor of handing the flag over to their present-day replacements, young Marines who proceeded to raise it.

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11 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 21, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | February 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Mohan $15,600
    Clarissa $14,400
    Viraj $13,400

    Final results:
    Viraj $13,400 – $6,000 = $7,400 (What is Seoul?) (Finalist)
    Clarissa $14,400 – $14,300 = $100 (What is Iwo Jima?)
    Mohan $15,600 – $13,201 = $2,399 (What is Saigon?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Clarissa $8,800
    Viraj $5,000
    Mohan -$1,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THEY NAMED A SCHOOL FOR ME $600 (2nd pick)
    Viraj 400 -1000 (Mohan 0 Clarissa 0)

    2) THE ELDER SCROLLS $2000 (10th pick)
    Mohan 1800 +2000 (Clarissa 10800 Viraj 10600)
    3) UNCHARTED $1600 (14th pick)
    Mohan 7400 +3000 (Clarissa 10800 Viraj 9800)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    Viraj $14,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
    Mohan $14,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
    Clarissa $14,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $6,000
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $5,000

    Viraj Mehta, stats to date:
    48 correct
    7 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    43.86% in first on buzzer (50/114)
    Average Coryat: $18,500

    Mohan Malhotra, stats to date:
    31 correct
    4 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,200)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    22.81% in first on buzzer (26/114)
    Average Coryat: $15,000

    Clarissa Santori, stats to date:
    43 correct
    2 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    32.46% in first on buzzer (37/114)
    Average Coryat: $16,200

    Miscellany:

    • Between clues 8 and 18 of the Double Jeopardy! round, Mohan scored $15,400, Viraj $1,200, and Clarissa $0.
    • Thank you to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of this game.
  2. Does the Tournament of Champions air next week?

    • Andy Saunders | February 21, 2017 at 5:11 pm |

      I do not believe so.

    • When do 2 tournaments ever air back to back?

      • Andy Saunders | February 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm |

        It has happened before.

      • There have been four instances in which two full-length tournaments aired during a single sweeps period:

        Season 15: Tournament of Champions Feb. 8 – 19, 1999; Teen Tournament Feb. 22 – Mar. 5
        Season 18: Tournament of Champions Oct. 22 – Nov. 2, 2001, College Championship Nov. 7 – 20 (two regular-play games between the tournaments)
        Season 28: College Championship Feb. 1 – 14, 2012; Teachers Tournament Feb. 15 – 28
        Season 29: Teen Tournament Jan. 30 – Feb. 12, 2013; Tournament of Champions Feb. 13 – 26

        Additionally, in Season 13, a week of Celebrity Jeopardy! preceded the week-long International Championship (from Stockholm) and a normal, two-week College Championship over the period April 28 – May 23.

  3. Mohan’s lockout wager is $13,201, not $13,200.

  4. All three should have gotten this right.

    • Andy Saunders | February 21, 2017 at 6:09 pm |

      I don’t quite 100% agree with this statement. I was surprised that nobody got it, but I don’t think it was as much of a tap-in as you’re making it out to be.

  5. I missed the A&Q for the alien movie reference. I love those scifi movies. Anybody help me out?

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