Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jun. 18 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Erik, a packaging engineer from Minnesota, who laments the demise of pro lacrosse in St. Paul;
– Sara, an editorial assistant from New York, who learned stick shift for overseas travel but got an automatic anyway; and
– Deirdre, and attorney and editor from Washington state, who met her husband in France, but he’s not French. Deirdre is a one-day champ with winnings of $16,399.
Sara and Deirdre struck out on their DD opportunities, with Sara losing the most, so it was Deirdre with the lead into FJ at $10,400, followed by Erik with $8,400 and Sara at $5,200.
DD1 – REVOLUTION NOW! – The Euphrates Revolt was an unsuccessful 1920s uprising against the U.K.’s control of this country (Sara lost $5,400 on a true DD.)
DD2 – IN THE LOUVRE – An Italian import: “The Rebellious Slave” (a sculpture); “Ideal Head of a Woman” (a sketch) (Deirdre lost $2,000)
DD3 – ECONOMICS – From Latin for “to look at”, they are investors out for short-term profit; their money keeps the markets liquid and efficient (Sara lost $2,800)
FJ – CLASSIC TOYS – This toy was patented in the 1960s as a “liquid filled die agitator”
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Deirdre adding $6,401 to win with $16,801 and a two-day total of $33,200.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one figured out that cock-a-leekie soup uses chicken stock.
DD1 – What is Iraq?
DD2 – Who was Michelangelo?
DD3 – What are speculators?
FJ – What is the Magic 8 Ball?