Final Jeopardy: Saints on the Map

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The Final Jeopardy question (7/4/2013) in the category “Saints on the Map” was:

In population, it’s the largest U.S. city with the same Spanish name as a current Western Hemisphere capital.

On Canada Day, 7/1/13, Alex Trebek wondered if the champ, Ben Ingram would still be here on America’s Independence Day and indeed he is. And so is co-champ Hunter Sandison. Both men won $11,200 in yesterday’s game. Today they face off against each other again and one new player: Karen O’Donnell from Washington, DC.

Hunter found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Anatomically Correct.” He was in second place with $1,800, $1,600 behind Ben’s lead. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.

A structure called the loop of Henle in each section of this organ helps the body recover water and sodium chloride from waste. show

Hunter finished in the lead with $6,600. Ben was second with $5,800 and Karen was in the red to the tune of minus $1,000.

Karen found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “4-Letter Fish.” She was out of the hole and now had $1,800, $5,200 less than Hunter’s lead. Not wishing to go right back in the hole, she didn’t bet the max allowed but only $1,000. She couldn’t come up with a guess so she was WRONG.

The name of this shark, a popular game fish, is from the Maori. show

Ben found the last Daily Double in “A Quick Category.” He was in second place with $6,200, $800 behind Hunter’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

This synonym for quick is also the name of a fast-flying bird that resembles the swallow. show

Ben finished in the lead with $16,000. Hunter was next with $15,800 and Karen was in third place with $6,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS SAN JOSE?

With a population of 985,000 (2013). San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San José in Costa Rica is both the capital and the nation’s largest city.

Karen wrote down Saint Augustine then crossed out Augustine but didn’t have time to get in another saint. She lost her $1,400 bet and finished with $5,000.

Hunter got it right and bet everything. He doubled his score to $31,600.

Ben also got it right. He bet $15,601 so he won the match with $31,601. His 4-day total is $84,831, which means we will be seeing Ben in the Tournament of Champions no matter what happens tomorrow.

A special shout out of appreciation to everyone who had to work today.

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  1. aaaa says:

    A fifth win would make the TofC for Ben more likely, certainly. The TofC won’t be until Fall 2014 most likely because of the probable special 30th annniversary tourney coming this coming season.