Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Apr. 23 – As we return to regular competition, please welcome today’s contestants:
– Rex, a commercial real estate broker from Lafayette, LA, who was a singer-songwriter, specializing in English;
– Kate, a social worker from Somerville, MA, who is in a book club with authors for children and young adults; and
– Kristin, an attorney from Red Bank, NJ, who got heckled at her wedding in New Orleans during football season. Kristin is a two-day champ with winnings of $44,994.
Kristin took the lead away from Kate in DJ, but gave it back with a miss on DD2.
Then Rex, a distant trailer most of the way, rallied nicely in the late stages, including a correct response to DD3, which gave him a chance going into FJ with $9,000 vs. $14,400 for Kate and $12,400 for Kristin.
DD1 – EUROPEAN HISTORY – During France’s Reign of Terror, this wax modeler was forced to make death masks of freshly guillotined heads (Kristin won $1,800 on a true DD.)
DD2 – 5-LETTER LANDS – The CIA World Factbook calls it “The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere” (Kristin lost $3,000)
DD3 (video) – TURNING PHILOSOPHICAL – In the 18th century this Swiss-French philosopher observed, “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains” (Rex won $4,000)
FJ – 18TH CENTURY AMERICA – Congress met in June 1778 to sign these but found errors in the official copy; it had to reconvene with a new set in July
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Kate betting everything but a dollar, winning with $28,799.
Triple Stumpers of the day: Describing a table’s leg as getting its name from an animal’s proboscis didn’t lead the players to “elephant’s trunk”, and they didn’t know a discophile loves records (not dancing).
This day in Trebekistan: Alex is going to be on RuPaul’s Drag Race sometime this year. He didn’t say if he would be a judge or a contestant.
DD1 – Who was Madame Tussaud?
DD2 – What is Haiti?
DD3 – Who was Rousseau?
FJ – What are the Articles of Confederation?