Final Jeopardy: The Continents

The Final Jeopardy question (5/9/2013) in the category “The Continents” was:

It’s the continent that’s home to the most U.N. member countries, including a new one added in 2011.

Competing today for the 4th semi-final spot in the 2013 Jeopardy! College Championship Tournament are: Jack Houston, an Azusa Pacific sophomore from Lakeside, CA; Bill Driscoll, a Stanford senior from Carolina Beach, NC; and Cindy Cammarn, a Bowdoin junior from Charlotte, NC.

Cindy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Classic Novels” before the first commercial break. She was in second place with $800, $200 behind Bill and Jack who were tied for the lead. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.

In this novel, banned in the U.S. until 1933, Molly Bloom & Stephen Dedalus represent Penelope & Telemachus. show

Cindy finished in the lead with $4,400. Jack was second with $4,000 and Bill was last with $3,000.

Bill found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Composers & Their Music.” He just got spanked hard on the previous clue so he was now in third place with $200, $4,200 behind Cindy’s lead. He bet half of the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.

May 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the premier of this Stravinsky work & the accompanying riot. show

Bill found the last Daily Double in “We Have a New State Capital.” He was in third place but now had $1,200, $2,200 less than Cindy’s lead. He bet the whole $2,000 allowance this time and took a guess with Montpelier (VT). That was WRONG.

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Cindy finished in the lead with $15,200. Bill made a great recovery, coming in second with $8,800. Jack was in third place with $4,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


With South Sudan joining in 2011, the Africa Group of nations has a total of 54 member countries in the United Nations. The Asia-Pacific Group is next with 53 members. (Union Nations Regional Groups)

Jack got it right, adding $4,000 to his total. He finished with $8,400.

Bill thought it was Europe. That cost him $8,799 so he finished with a dollar.

Cindy also thought it was Europe. She only bet $2,500 so she won the match with $12,700 and gets added to the semi-finalist list:

Semi-Finalists (in money order):
Hannah Schoenhard … $26,000
Jim Coury ……………… $20,001
Cindy Cammarn ……… $12,700
Trevor Walker ….……… $12,001

The Wild Card list remains the same as yesterday:

Kristen Jolley ………… $19,000
Julia Sprangers ……… $16,400
Daniel Donohue …….. $14,000
Jed Silver ……………… $9,999

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3 Responses

  1. Stan Olson says:

    Thanks VJ. The system tells me my comment is too short so I’ll say thanks again.

  2. VJ says:

    We just looked at it on the DVR and Cindy definitely said SVU.

  3. Stan Olson says:

    Age and hearing are both starting to affect me, but both me and my wife heard Cindy say Law and Order SUV instead of SVU. I make the same mistake a lot and maybe I just heard what I “thought I heard”. Did anybody else hear this?