Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Nov. 9 – Here are the contestants for day three of the Teen Tournament:
– Claire, a senior from Florida, helps provide education to the underprivileged;
– Audrey, a senior from Indiana, loves Shrek; and
– Dan, a senior from New Jersey, plays Ultimate Frisbee where it was invented.
Close contest between Claire and Audrey that left both in very good position to advance with a correct response to FJ, with their scores at $15,200 and $13,400 respectively. Dan fell very deep into the red, made a gallant try to get to the plus side but fell short, ending at -$2,400.
DD1 – WORD ORIGINS – From the name of a Germanic people, it’s criminally destroying or damaging someone’s property (Dan lost $1,000)
DD2 – NATURE – These nocturnal beetles seen during summer make up the family lampyridae (Dan lost $2,000)
DD3 – POSSESSIVE BOOK TITLES – E.B. White referred to this 1952 book of his as a “hymn to the barn” (Claire won $2,000)
FJ – HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES – Puebla is the only Mexican state that officially celebrates this spring holiday that is now more popular in the U.S.
Both players were correct on FJ, with Audrey betting $5,400 to improve to $18,800, good for the win when Claire bet $1,799 to finish at $16,999. Claire moves into second place in the wild card chase, so for her to be eliminated, three out of the remaining four non-winners will have to beat her score.
Triple Stumpers of the day: The teens didn’t know the phrase “keep your nose to the grindstone”, that you get a Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity at IHOP or the term resident alien.
Judging the judges: They chose to be generous when accepting Audrey’s response of “Schindler’s List” for a clue that only wanted the man’s name.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex pointed out that because these are high school students, the $100,000 prize to the tournament winner is “significant”. Not nearly as much as the host makes on a single taping day, but significant nonetheless.
DD1 – What is vandalism?
DD2 – What are fireflys?
DD3 – What is “Charlotte’s Web”?
FJ – What is Cinco de Mayo?