Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jul. 6 – Today’s contestants are:
– Lauren, a writer from Illinois, has a website about royal jewelry;
– Beth, a social studies teacher from Wisconsin, got her 14th anniversary dinner from a Shakespearean vending machine; and
– Marilyn, an administrative assistant from Ohio, whose grandfather couldn’t make it to the show. Marilyn is a one-day champ with winnings of $14,401.
Lauren dominated round one, going into DJ with a $9,000 lead. Then Beth immediately got back into it by running a Bible category, after which Lauren drew off again on the subject of music. Heading into FJ it was Lauren with $24,000, Beth at $15,800 and Marilyn out of the running with -$2,400.
DD1 – BY THE NUMBERS – Ana DuVernay’s documentary about race & incarceration gets its title from this Constitutional amendment (Lauren won $1,000)
DD2 – ALL IN THE OLD TESTAMENT FAMILY – Daughter of Amram & sister of Aaron (Beth won $2,000)
DD3 – U.S. GEOGRAPHY – The site for this capital was chosen for its location halfway between Pensacola and St. Augustine (Lauren won $2,000)
FJ – BUSINESS – Promising “value” which partly gives it its name, this Penn.-based retailer did $7,400 in sales on its opening day in 1986
Only Lauren was correct on FJ, adding $7,601 for an impressive victory worth $31,601.
Wagering strategy: When Beth found DD2 in a category about which she was clearly an expert, she held back $1,000 from the $3,000 she had available to wager. That extra $1,000 would have brought her to within two-thirds of Lauren’s total going into FJ, which with a small FJ wager would have given Beth the win if Lauren missed without having to be correct herself.
Sports struggles: The players didn’t know “Brown Bomber” Joe Louis or football’s star runner for Cleveland, Jim Brown. Also, Marilyn forgot that real sportswriters probably weren’t producing prose about the fighting style of the fictional Rocky Balboa.
DD1 – What is the 13th Amendment?
DD2 – Who was Miriam?
DD3 – What is Tallahassee?
FJ – What is QVC?