Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jul. 9 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Ray, a landscaper from California , drew his own MAD Magazine caricature;
– Wes, a stand-up comedian and storyteller from Massachusetts, has a book that will tell you how awful you are; and
– Lauren, a writer from Illinois, an expert on Victorian bigamy novels. Lauren is a one-day champ with winnings of $31,601.
Lauren, who found all three DDs on which she exactly broke even, was tied with Wes after round one, and again with one category remaining in DJ. Lauren then performed best in “Boys in the Band” to take a slight advantage into FJ with $15,800 vs. $14,600 for Wes and $7,000 for Ray.
DD1 – MNEMONICS – A standard tuning of this instrument: Eat All Dead Gophers Before Easter (Lauren won $800 on a true DD.)
DD2 (video) – UNFURL THE STATE FLAG – The date December 7, 1787 is rather important in identifying the flag of this state (Lauren lost $2,000)
DD3 – ANCIENT ROME – A 19th century historian wrongly thought the emperor Severus built this divider (Lauren won $1,200)
FJ – PRESIDENTS – Of the Presidents who served more than 4 years, but less than 2 full terms, he served the longest: 7 years, 9 months, 8 days
Surprisingly, everyone missed FJ, and Wes made a smart wager by losing only $200, which locked out Ray and gave him the victory when Lauren bet big. The win for Wes was good for $14,400.
Triple Stumpers of the day: In the “Pop Culture Stupid Answers” category, no one figured out that “dancers come from all over the world” to compete on “World of Dance”. Also, the big hint “Resolved” didn’t help the players in a clue about a debate association.
DD1 – What is guitar?
DD2 – What is Delaware?
DD3 – What is Hadrian’s Wall?
FJ – Who was Truman?