Jeopardy! recap for Wed., May 16 – The final game of the Teachers Tournament’s second round featured these contestants:
– Katherine, high school English and French from Alameda, CA, who likes to learn from her students as well as teach;
– Jake, K-12 gifted and talented from Eureka Springs, AR, who despite his position claims no special gifts for himself; and
– Larry, 2nd grade from Kansas City, MO, whose young students have interviewed many luminaries for the school newspaper.
Larry dominated the action throughout, but wasn’t quite able to secure the runaway, entering FJ with $21,400 vs. $12,600 for Jake and $9,200 for Katherine.
DD1 (video) – THOSE DARN ETRUSCANS – The Etruscans mainly lived between the Arno River and this historic river farther south (Jake lost $1,000 on a true DD.)
DD2 – FLAGS – The flag of the United Nations has a map of the world framed by 2 of these (Larry won $3,000)
DD3 – CITY OF THE NOVEL – “Fifty Shades of Grey” & “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (Katherine lost $2,000)
FJ – MYTHOLOGY – Ulysses & Menelaus were among those who emerged from the “womb” of this, called “tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine”
Only Larry was correct on FJ, and he had a big enough lead that he would have won even if he had missed. Larry added $4,000 to advance with $25,400, and will now meet Steve and Claire in the two-day final.
Triple Stumper of the day: In the Alphabetic Homophones category, no one figured out that one who has this word to live can bear almost any “how” is “why”.
That’s after our time: The players didn’t the the sword-wielding title character voiced by Phil LaMarr is Samauri Jack.
DD1 – What is the Tiber?
DD2 – What are olive branches?
DD3 – What is Seatlle?
FJ – What is the Trojan Horse?