Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Nov. 12 – Please welcome the contestants for day four of the Teen Tournament:
– Rhea, a senior from New Jersey, has a black belt in karate;
– Jack, a senior from California, solves Rubik’s Cubes blindfolded; and
– Tim, a senior from Illinois, is a contest-winning limerick writer.
Tim overcame a slow start and some incorrect guesses to score impressively in DJ, getting the round’s two DDs correct to show the way into FJ with $17,400 vs. $16,800 for Jack and $11,800 for Rhea.
DD1 – U.S. CITIES – This New England capital shares its name James Madison’s Virginia plantation (Tim lost $1,800 on a true DD.)
DD2 – CLASSIC LITERATURE – When these two boys and their pal Joe Harper are presumed dead, they hide in the church and hear their own funerals (Tim won $2,200 on a true DD.)
DD3 – ECOLOGY – In 2018 the U.K. ran without this fossil fuel for 3 consecutive days for the first time since the 19th century (Tim won $3,000)
FJ – INTERNATIONAL GROUPS – The economic bloc known at the G8 became the G7 in 2014 upon the expulsion of this country
Tim and Jack were correct on FJ, with Tim putting his potential wild card spot on the line and wagering as if this was a regular game by betting $16,201. Tim advanced with $33,601 while Jack improved by $1,200 and had a wild card wrapped up with $18,000.
Rhea lost $5,000 to finish with $6,800, which is the score to beat for the fourth and final wild card spot. On Tuesday’s show, both non-winners can advance if they score at least $17,000 as the third wild card currently belongs to Claire at $16,999. The other player assured to advance with a wild card is Emma at $18,400.
Triple Stumpers of the day: The teens didn’t know the vertical style of piano is upright, the disorder characterized by sudden bouts of sleep is narcolepsy, and never heard of a lucky horseshoe above a door.
No harm no foul: Everyone took an incorrect guess on the vocal range that means “the general sense of something”, tenor.
This day in Trebekistan: Before FJ, Alex stated that the players had “an awful lot of money accumulated”, but in the opening round of a tournament, those are only scores that don’t translate into actual dollars.
DD1 – What is Montpelier?
DD2 – Who are Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn?
DD3 – What is coal?
FJ – What is Russia?