Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jun. 6

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jun. 6 – Please welcome today’s contestants:

– Sharron, an online ESL teacher from Texas, who gets up early for her students in China;
– Michelle, a PhD candidate from Cambridge, MA, who builds tiny flying robots; and
– Joe, a comptroller from Pasadena, CA, who is a fan of the book The Hobbit, but not the movies. Joe is a one-day champ with winnings of $9,384.

Michelle had a $6,200 lead after round one, but by the time she found DD3, she was in second place, with the three players separated by just $800. She was correct to regain first place, which she held into FJ with $13,600 vs. $9,200 for Joe and $8,000 for Sharron.

DD1 – WORLD HISTORY – In the 400s B.C. Greek cities like Thebes & Megara had not a monarchy but this form of rule by a small group (Michelle won $1,000)

DD2 – LITERARY OOPS! – Shakespeare’s King John says, “the thunder of my” this big gun “shall be heard”, 200 years before its invention (Joe won $2,000 on a true DD.)

DD3 – THE SCIENCE OF MECHANICS – Newton’s 1st law of motion, known as the law of this, is why a car crash throws you into the windshield– buckle up! (Michelle won $3,000)

FJ – GAMES – Names used in other languages for this chess piece include malka, rainha & rouva.

In a reversal from the first two games of this week, everyone was correct on FJ, with Michelle adding $4,801 to win with $18,401.

Triple Stumper of the day: No one heard of the phrase ending in “dandy” that means “neat-o” and begins with a name, “Jim-dandy”.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex “knows what we’re thinking”, that they made FJs tougher lately to save money because they gave so much away recently. Actually, I wasn’t thinking that, but now I am.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is oligarchy?
DD2 – What is a cannon?
DD3 – What is inertia?
FJ – What is the queen?