Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 27, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, February 27, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. LANDMARKS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: In 1942 a Maryland area was named for the Tibetan paradise in “Lost Horizon” but in 1953 was renamed this, for a young boy

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Amy Sumner, an attorney from Denver, Colorado
Sam Oglesby, a software support rep from Wilmington, Massachusetts
Kirstin Cutts, a graduate student from Austin, Texas (3-day total: $41,202)


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What is Camp David?


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About 60 miles north-northwest of Washington, DC, Camp David is the United States’ Presidential retreat. (Note that it is not titled “Mar-a-Lago”.) It was originally built as a WPA project as a camp for federal government agents, but FDR converted it into a presidentil retreat in 1942, naming it Shangri-La (after the fictional Himalayan paradise in James Hilton’s Lost Horizon.) It got the name Camp David when Dwight Eisenhower named it in honor of both his father and grandson, both named David.

September 1978 saw the famous Camp David accords brokered there by Jimmy Carter, between Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

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10 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 27, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | February 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Amy $11,800
    Kirstin $10,200
    Sam $8,200

    Final results:
    Sam $8,200 – $3,601 = $4,599 (What is Chesapeake?)
    Kirstin $10,200 – $1,999 = $8,201 (No response) (4-day total: $49,403)
    Amy $11,800 – $8,601 = $3,199 (What is Chesapeake Bay?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Sam $5,000
    Amy $4,600
    Kirstin $2,400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    Amy 6600 -2000 (Sam 4600 Kirstin 2400)

    2) POETRY & BRIDGES $800 (2nd pick)
    Kirstin 2800 +1000 (Sam 5000 Amy 4600)
    3) THE 2016 NOBEL PRIZES $1600 (14th pick)
    Amy 8600 +1600 (Sam 7400 Kirstin 5800)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: TV & MOVIE JENNYS $400 & 800, GEOLOGY $1600 & $2000
    $ Left on Board: $4,800

    Game Stats:
    Kirstin $10,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer
    Sam $8,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.42% in first on buzzer
    Amy $13,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.96% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $12,800
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $4,400

    Kirstin Cutts, stats to date:
    62 correct
    9 incorrect
    4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,500)
    2/4 in Final Jeopardy
    26.13% in first on buzzer (58/222)
    Average Coryat: $11,800

    Kirstin Cutts, to win:
    5 games: 35.38%
    6: 12.52%
    7: 4.43%
    8: 1.57%
    9: 0.55%
    Avg. streak: 4.547 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC berth): $73,511


    • Kirstin’s bet set her up perfectly for the situation where both 1st and 3rd miss Final Jeopardy, a situation which happens 31.6% of the time. Sam’s slight underbet added an extra 8.2% percent to Kirstin’s win chances.
  2. I thought the Tournament of Champions was starting this week.

  3. I’m sad that Philip Tiu is bumped off the TOC, but them’s the breaks.

  4. Alex Epstein | February 27, 2017 at 7:41 pm |

    Yeah Philip has officially been bounced off tonight due to Kirstin’s 4th win🙁

  5. I knew the “Camp David” answer, but then I live in Maryland.

  6. Scott Anthony | February 28, 2017 at 11:46 am |

    President Eisenhower seemed to like places that were simple and peaceful. His house in Gettysburg is lovely. I can see why Camp David appealed to him.

  7. Robyn Doucette | March 1, 2017 at 11:26 am |

    What was the name of a book on Jeopardy last night about Texas?

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