Jeopardy! recap for Fri., May 18 – The second game of the two-day Teachers Tournament final found the players in the following positions:
– Steve, 9th and 10th grade math from Midvale, UT, in second place with $2,600 carried over from game one;
– Larry, 2nd grade from Kansas City, MO, leading by a healthy margin at $11,799; and
– Claire, high school Latin from Lexington, KY, in third with $1,400.
After Larry earned $5,000 on DD3, the race was on to see if he could lock down the runaway and the $100,000 top prize.
Claire had a chance to stay alive if she could respond correctly to the last clue of DJ, but Steve jumped in to take it, meaning Larry couldn’t be caught in the two-day totals. Larry entered FJ with $20,000 vs. $14,700 for Claire and $9,000 for Steve.
DD1 – THE SCHOOL YEAR – This Pennsylvania college was founded in 1832, 31 years before it served as a field hospital (Claire lost $1,500)
DD2 – ISLANDS – Between Cuba and Puerto Rico, you’ll find this politically divided island that was named by Columbus, who landed there in 1492 (Claire won $2,000)
DD3 – HAUTE FOR TEACHER -The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture includes Dior & the house founded by her, real name Gabrielle (Larry won $5,000)
FJ – GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY – 230 miles long, it defined a boundry between a colony founded by Quakers and one founded by Catholics
Larry and Claire were correct on FJ, with Larry wagering $0 to take the title with a two-day score of $31,799. Claire added $4,501 to finish the game at $19,201 and a final total of $20,601, good for second place and $50,000. Steve dropped $4,501 to end at $4,499, so his third-place two-day total of $7,099 earned him $25,000.
Note that if Steve had bet $0 on FJ and Claire had missed, she would have ended up with a two-day score of $11,599, so Steve would have taken second money by $1 with a total of $11,600.
DD1 – What is Gettysburg?
DD2 – What is Hispaniola?
DD3 – Who was Coco Chanel?
FJ – What is the Mason-Dixon Line?