Jeopardy! recap for Wed., May 30 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Amy, an attorney from Bloomfield, NJ, who has seven cats accidentally;
– Amanda, a librarian from Houston, TX, who was nearly four when she took her oath of citizenship; and
– Jeffrey, a private investor from New York, NY, who is going to marry a rabbi. Jeffrey is a one-day champ with winnings of $25,000.
Amanda had the lead when she found DD3 but couldn’t take advantage of it, which helped Jeffrey to clearly secure first place going into FJ with $14,000 vs. $13,600 for Amanda and $8,000 for Amy.
DD1 (video) – THE HILL – The government work going on in the gothic revival buildings gives the hill in Ottawa this name (Jeffrey won $1,000)
DD2 – SWISSTORY – The Celtic Helvetii tried to move from Switzerland to Gaul but this man, then Roman governor, barred them in 58 B.C. (Amy lost $1,000)
DD3 – MALE AUTHORS – “Catch as Catch Can” is a posthumous collection of stories by this real-life WWII bombardier (Amanda lost $400)
FJ – AMERICAN COMPOSERS – His works are the only ones in the National Recording Registry that are preserved on piano rolls
Jeffrey and Amy were correct on FJ, with Jeffrey picking up $13,500 to win with $27,500 and a two-day total of $52,500.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew that the “celebration” seating at a performance venue is called “festival”.
DD1 – What is Parliament Hill?
DD2 – Who was Julius Caesar?
DD3 – Who was Joseph Heller?
FJ – Who was Scott Joplin?