Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jul. 3 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Dave, an attorney from Illinois, won an ice fishing competition at age 3;
– Jim, a delivery driver/actor from Pennsylvania, drove the wrong way on the turnpike due to black ice; and
– Suzanne, a museum education manager from New York, traveled with Picasso sketches. Suzanne is a one-day champ with winnings of $24,401.
Jim found DD3 in the opera category that everyone was avoiding and got it right to secure the lead going into FJ with $18,400 vs. $14,400 for Suzanne and $10,200 for Dave.
DD1 – STATE CAPITAL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES – Oglethorpe University (Dave lost $2,600 on a true DD.)
DD2 – THE ROBBER BARONS – 1860s Calif. Governor and university founder; it’s said he used bribery and intimidation to help amass his fortune (Suzanne won $1,000)
DD3 – TIME FOR OPERA – At the Gibichungs’ Hall, not around sunset but prior to the destruction of Valhalla, this last part of the “Ring” cycle (Jim won $3,000)
FJ – THE EUROPEAN UNION – Like Unesco, the EU has Heritage Sites; 2 of the first 4, a WWII internment camp & a peace palace, were in this occupied country
Everyone missed FJ, and Suzanne’s wager of $4,001 forced each of her opponents to be correct to defeat her, so she took the victory with $10,399 for a two-day total of $34,800.
Jeopardy! rule book: It was ruled that since “Elf on the Shelf” is a trademarked name, Dave’s response of “Elf on a Shelf” was not acceptable.
Dave’s words of wisdom: When you start your day with a cold beer, nothing worse can happen the rest of the day.
DD1 – What is Atlanta?
DD2 – Who was Stanford?
DD3 – What is “Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)”?
FJ – What is the Netherlands?