Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Nov. 7 – The Teen Tournament kicked off with these contestants:
– Maya, a senior from Georgia, collects books that she won’t be reading anytime soon;
– Anish, a junior from Texas, collect hotel key cards; and
– Emma, a junior from Maryland, is into figure staking of a style that’s too tough for Alex.
Maya played strongly throughout to lead at the end of both rounds, while Emma overcame a slow start to be a clear second. Both Maya ($18,200) and Emma ($15,400) could likely advance without needing to improve on FJ, while Anish ($6,400) needed a correct response and a big bet to have a solid chance to stay alive.
DD1 – WE WALKED TO SCHOOL – The promenade down Volunteer Blvd., of course, led me to the university of this state (Anish won $600 on a true DD.)
DD2 – TEEN MATH – In 1952 an early computer was used to discover the 13th Mersenne one of these numbers (Anish lost $3,000)
DD3 – COMING OF AGE – For warships, the Iron Age began at the same time as the age of this type of power (Emma won $2,000)
FJ – BROADWAY MUSICALS – Winner of 6 Tonys in 2017, it’s the first Broadway musical to focus on the subject of teens & social media
Maya and Emma were both correct on FJ and both chose to significant bets. Maya improved by $8,000 to win with $26,200, while Emma added $3,000 to lead the wild card chase at $18,400. Anish dropped $2,800 to finish at $3,600 to maintain a longshot chance to survive.
Sports stumpers: The players had problems with sports abbreviations, missing baseball’s BB (base on balls) and boxing’s TKO (technical knockout).
DD1 – What is Tennessee?
DD2 – What is prime?
DD3 – What is steam?
FJ – What is “Dear Evan Hansen”?