Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Canada) for Tuesday, December 26, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 77):
As a response to new developments there, this territory was carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1898
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ami Li, a freelance writer from Lyme, Connecticut
|Cary Bonnell, a project manager from Oblong, Illinois
|Natalie Ballas, a dentist from Tualatin, Oregon (1-day total: $12,400)
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Correct response: What is Yukon Territory?
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Yukon Territory was created in 1898 due to the Klondike Gold Rush; 100,000 people migrated to Yukon after gold was discovered in 1896. The Canadian government required anyone entering the new territory to possess a year’s supply of food, which would often weigh half a ton on its own. Many of the migrants didn’t arrive until 1898 itself, and a large number of them were unable to find gold themselves. The rush died down after gold was found a few years later near Nome, Alaska, and many went to the gold fields there.
What also complicated matters was the fact that at the time, both Canada and the United States lay claim to territory along the Alaska Panhandle. The Alaska boundary dispute wasn’t resolved until 1903, and Canadians were so distrusting of the Americans’ handling of the situation that they turfed Wilfrid Laurier’s Liberal government in the 1911 election when it proposed reciprocity with the United States, a situation not helped by Congressional speeches by Democrat Champ Clark and William M. Bennett. Canada and the United States did not reach a free trade agreement until the late 20th century.
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Scores going into Final:
Natalie $3,800 + $0 = $3,800
Ami $8,200 + $6,000 = $14,200 (1-day total: $14,200)
Cary $11,400 – $5,001 = $6,399 (What is the Yukon Territories?)
(Judging note: Alex specifically said the plural is not acceptable. This is an absolutely correct ruling by the judges. It is just one territory, unlike the Northwest Territories, which has traditionally consisted of multiple administrative regions.)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GREEK LETTER PHRASES $800 (24th pick)
Ami 3400 -1600 (Natalie 4200 Cary 4200)
2) ABRUPT ABBREV. $2000 (13th pick)
Cary 8600 +2000 (Ami 7000 Natalie 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -24
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: THE BOOK OF PALMS $2000, ON BOXING DAY $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,600
Ami $9,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer
Cary $11,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 6 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer
Natalie $3,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzer
Combined Coryat Score: $25,000
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,600
Natalie Ballas, final stats:
32 correct, 6 incorrect
27.68% in first on buzzer (31/112)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,400
Ami Li, stats to date:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Ami Li, to win:
2 games: 29.19%
Avg. streak: 1.412 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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