Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Countries of the World) for Friday, October 6, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 20):
They begin with the same 3 letters: the most densely populated country in Europe & the least densely populated in Asia
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Diana McInnis, an editor from Playa Vista, California
|Rebekah Smith, a library associate from Washington, DC
|Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York (8-day total: $306,900)
What are Monaco and Mongolia?
Most densely-populated European countries:
- Monaco (48,145 per square mile)
- Vatican City (4,709 per square mile)
- Malta (3,504 per square mile)
- San Marino (1,412 per square mile)
- Netherlands (1,070 per square mile)
Least densely-populated Asian countries:
- Mongolia (4.9 per square mile)
- Kazakhstan (16 per square mile)
- Russia (23 per square mile)
- Turkmenistan (31 per square mile)
- Oman (36 per square mile)
In terms of getting to the correct response on this clue, I think that a player needs to get to either Monaco or Mongolia really quickly (also, I think that the clue is easier if you can get Monaco first, personally, because “an Asian MON- country” is probably easier to think of because of its size, as opposed to getting Mongolia and trying to think of small European MON- countries) and then dredge up the other half. I also think this was slightly easier than the Landlocked Country Names Final back on July 11.
That said: If you’re in the contestant pool, or even about to tape, I would heartily recommend studying countries of the world, especially noting countries with similar names.
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Scores going into Final:
Rebekah $6,600 – $600 = $6,000 (What are Turkey and Turkmenistan?)
Diana $12,600 – $3,000 = $9,600 (What ?)
Austin $15,500 + $10,000 = $25,500 (9-day total: $332,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AUSSIE SLANG $800 (26th pick)
Austin 4800 -4000 (Diana 5600 Rebekah 400)
2) 19TH CENTURY WOMEN AUTHORS $800 (7th pick)
Rebekah 2000 +1000 (Diana 6600 Austin 1800)
3) PRESIDENTS BORN WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI $1600 (17th pick)
Austin 8200 +4500 (Diana 8600 Rebekah 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 22
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Austin $16,600 Coryat
Diana $12,600 Coryat
Rebekah $6,400 Coryat
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $13,800 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 4,600
Austin Rogers, stats to date:
16/19 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $88,600)
8/9 in Final Jeopardy
42.91% in first on buzzer (215/501)
Average Coryat: $18,556
Austin Rogers, to win:
10 games: 82.44%
Avg. streak: 13.696 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)