Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geography Fun) for Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (Season 37, Game 17):
It’s the largest country in area that begins & ends with the same letter
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Mandy Friel, a project specialist from Camarillo, California
|Claire-Marie Murphy, a film advertising executive from Los Angeles, California
|Garrett Marcotte, a software engineer from Santa Monica, California (1-day total: $14,000)
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Correct response: What is Australia?
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Australia, the sixth-largest country in the world by area, is almost three times larger than Argentina, the second-largest country by area that begins and ends in the same letter. (Another fun fact about Australia, from a Jeopardy! perspective: According to J! Archive, a site that I here at The Jeopardy! Fan was a founder of in 2004, “What is Australia?” has been one of the most common correct responses in the history of the show; as of 2012 it was locked in a tight battle with “What is China?”). The five countries larger in area than Australia are Russia, Canada, China, the United States, and Brazil.
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Scores going into Final:
Mandy $3,300 – $3,300 = $0 (What is Algeria?)
Claire-Marie $13,800 + $13,000 = $26,800 (What is Australia?)
Garrett $18,200 + $9,500 = $27,700 (What is Australia?) (2-day total: $41,700)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WORDS AT THEIR FINAL RESTING PLACES $600 (clue #23)
Claire-Marie 2600 +2000 (Garrett 4400 Mandy 2200)
2) 1990s BEST PICTURE BY TAGLINE $2000 (clue #5)
Mandy 4400 -1500 (Garrett 7400 Claire-Marie 6600)
3) SPEED READING $1200 (clue #10)
Garrett 11000 +4000 (Claire-Marie 6600 Mandy 2900)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 79
J! Round: TALKING FRONT OFFICE BASEBALL $200 ADD A VOWEL $200
DJ! Round: ENZYMES & AMINO ACIDS $800 SPEED READING $400
Total Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 38 (2.24 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Garrett $15,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 41.51% in first on buzzer (22/53), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Claire-Marie $12,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.42% in first on buzzer (14/53), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Mandy $4,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 18.87% in first on buzzer (10/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,600
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600
Garrett Marcotte, career statistics:
46 correct, 6 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
40.91% in first on buzzer (45/110)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200
Claire-Marie Murphy, career statistics:
15 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.42% in first on buzzer (14/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400
Mandy Friel, career statistics:
9 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
18.87% in first on buzzer (10/53)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800
Garrett Marcotte, to win:
3 games: 57.690%
Avg. streak: 3.363 games.
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Isn’t Antarctica a country? Is Australia larger than this?
No, Antarctica is not a country.
Antarctica is considered a continent, but not a country, while Australia is both. Were it a country then Antarctica would be roughly twice the size of Australia.
Sean – and even with it not being a country, it’s roughly twice the size of Australia 🙂
That’s what I said. If it WERE a country…. it is not, but still about twice the size of Australia. There are a lot of countries who have “stations” at antarctica. From Russia to Denmark, you name it.
What about America?
That’s not the name of the country under any authoritative source.
Agreed on going all-in on the Best Picture Daily Double. I dream of getting a DD in a category like that, in which one can be 100% confident in knowing the correct response.
I’ll never understand why every time “Deutsche Mark ” comes up on the show the contestants always refer to it as the “Deutsch Mark”.
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