Final Jeopardy: World Geography

The Final Jeopardy question (6/24/2013) in the category “World Geography” was:

Names of the 2 geographical features on a 2012 postage stamp issued jointly by Nepal & Israel

5-day champ Andrew Moore starts his second week as the Jeopardy! champ after winning a whopping $131,003 last week. Today he takes on these two players: Joel Hart from Los Angeles, CA; and Britta Waller from Greensboro, NC.

Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “6-Letter Elements” before the first break. Even after losing 1K in the same category, he was still in the lead with $1,200, $400 more than both Britta and Joel, tied in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

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Andrew finished in the lead with $7,600. Britta was second with $3,000 and Joel was last with $2,200.

By using Andrew’s strategy of playing from bottom to top, Britta found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “The Country’s Major Religion” She was in second place with $5,000, $4,200 less than Andrew in second place. She bet $2,500 and thought it was “Buddhism.” That was WRONG.

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Britta then found the last Daily Double in “Blue States,” going straight to the $1,000 clue. She was now in third place with $2,500, $6,700 behind Andrew’s lead. She bet $1,000 and guessed “the sad swamp.” That was WRONG.

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Andrew finished in the lead with $16,800. Joel was next with $10,600 and Britta was in third place with $7,100.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“To celebrate 52 years of cooperation between the countries of Nepal and Israel, the first Nepal-Israel Joint Postage Stamp has been issued. The historical event was held simultaneously in both countries with ceremonies on 4 September. The stamp marks the first time Nepal has issued a joint stamp with another country. Israel has launched other joint stamp initiatives with 15 other countries including; France, Canada, Austria and The Vatican.” (Jewish Times Asia)

Britta didn’t take a guess and lost her $2,500 bet. She finished with $4,600.

Joel wrote down Mt. Ararat and Mt. Everest, at least that’s what Alex said. That cost him $6,200, finishing with $4,400.

Andrew wrote down Mt. Everest and Mt. Sinai. He bet $10,000 but still won the game with $6,800. That brings his 6-day total up to $137,803.

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