Final Jeopardy: World Geography

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The Final Jeopardy question (8/3/2012) in the category “World Geography” was:

This country in the Americas has more than 125,000 miles of coastline, the most of any country in the world.

Today is the last day of the Jeopardy! 2012 Kids Tournament. The three kids who will close the week out are: Hallie Fox from Ypsalanti, MI; Neha Ember, from Alpharetta, GA and Greg Boscaiu, from Brea, CA.

Greg found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Around the World” right off the bat. It was the third clue chosen. He was in the lead with $400, $200 more than Neha, and he of course had the ability to risk $1,000. He decided to go with the $400 he had to avoid any negative situations, and he was RIGHT.

From about 60 miles away, Mount Fuji towers over this capital city. show

Greg finished in the lead with $5,200. Neha was a very close second with $5,000 and Hallie was last with $1,200.

Hallie found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Creatures.” She was still in third place but she now had $7,200, only $2,800 behind Greg’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.

Discovered in 1935, a skull at the Harvard Museum of Natural History is called a “type specimen” as it helped paleonthologists discover this type of dinosaur. show

Greg found the last Daily Double in “Boys in Ballet.” He looked pretty happy about it since he had lost a chunk of dough and was now in third place with $6,800, $10,600 less than Hallie’s lead. He bet $1,000 but did not know so he was WRONG.

A boy named Fritz breaks this title gift given to his sister Clara by Drosselmeyer. show

Hallie finished in the lead with an impressive $19,400. Neha was next with $11,400 and Greg was in third place with $5,800.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS CANADA?

“If you were to try to walk around Canada, following the shoreline at a good pace of 20 kilometres each day, it would take you 33 years to complete the journey.” (Top 5 Countries with the Longest Coastline )

Greg got it and bet $5,800. He finished with $11,600.

Neha got it, too. She bet $10,001, finishing with $21,401.

Hallie wrote down Chile. She lost her $5,000 bet and landed in second place with $14,400.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Kids Tournament. Every single one of them exceeded the $15,000 guarantee.

Aug. 3 – Neha E. from Alpharetta, GA – $21,401
Aug. 2 – Alex J, from Indianapolis, IN – $17,600
Aug. 1 – Julia M, from Fairfax, VA – $26,800
July 31 – Injee H. from Metaire, LA – $29,900; and
July 30 – Matthew C. from Maumelle, AR – $40,801

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