Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jun. 11 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Catherine, a software developer from California, who wants to see every Shakespeare play live, but probably won’t because they’re not all still performed;
– Tracey, a teacher and librarian from Ontario, whose family store had Wayne Gretzky buy a boat in Canadian cash; and
– David, a student from Massachusetts, who studied for the show using a Jeopardy! board game won by a friend in the audience. David is a one-day champ with winnings of $31,600.
Catherine had a strong round in DJ, but a miss on the very last clue put her in a position that she’d probably have to be correct on FJ to win with $17,400 vs. $11,600 for Tracey and $7,600 for David.
DD1 – TV QUOTES – In season 6 of “Game of Thrones”, a white raven brings this news, one word different from the show’s tagline (David won $1,000)
DD2 – NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN – She coined the term “Lost Generation” for expatriate writers like Ernest Hemingway (Tracey lost $2,000)
DD3 – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – Recalibrating our emotions and restocking our immune systems are 2 good reasons “Why We” do this in a recent title (Catherine won $3,000)
FJ – BRASS INSTRUMENTS – In playing this instrument whose early version was called a sackbut, it’s about 6″ from A to B, and 7″ from C to D
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Catherine adding $5,801 to win with $23,201.
Tracey went for a $0 FJ bet, which would have given her a victory by $1 if both opponents had missed. However, unless she hated the category, she should have wagered enough to cover double of David’s score, as not doing so cost her second money.
That’s before our time: No one knew the Japan-set James Bond novel is “You Only Live Twice”, or that Rhett and Scarlett’s daughter is nicknamed Bonnie Blue.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex couldn’t contain how “eager and excited” he is about Monday. That attitude probably wouldn’t go over too well in most offices.
DD1 – What is “Winter is here”?
DD2 – Who was Gertrude Stein?
DD3 – What is sleep?
FJ – What is the trombone?