Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Nov. 15 – Round two of the Teen Tournament continued with:
– Jack, a senior from California, is on a swim team for a school without a pool;
– Caleb, a sophomore from New Hampshire, won a trivia contest (and champagne) on a cruise; and
– Maya, a senior from Georgia, knows six languages, including Catalan.
Caleb and Jack both missed their DD opportunities in DJ, and as a result Maya had a runaway going into FJ with $17,600 vs. $8,200 for Caleb and $5,400 for Jack.
DD1 – AMERICAN QUOTES – A 1908 work called America “The Great” this vessel, “where all the races of Europe are…reforming” (Jack won $1,400 on a true DD.)
DD2 – FRESHWATER FISH – In the mid-1960s the Coho this was introduced to the Great Lakes where it spawns in rivers feeding the lakes (Caleb lost $2,000)
DD3 – GOVERNMENT & POLITICS – As parties choose a nominee for Pres., the 2 main contest types are primaries & these, where voters give support openly (Jack lost $6,000)
FJ – THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ERA – She was disowned by the Quakers after marrying an Episcopalian upholsterer in 1773 & later took over his business
To the shock of the audience, Maya wagered $8,000, an especially puzzling Clavin since in the tournament structure, she doesn’t keep the money that gets added to her score. However, it didn’t matter as Maya was the only player correct on FJ (and would have won even if she missed).
For the record, Maya’s winning total was $25,600, while Caleb drew an “awww” from the audience by writing a nice tribute to the people he met there. He dropped $2,601 to finish with $5,599 and Jack lost $5,384 to end at $16.
Triple Stumpers of the day: The players couldn’t match the quote “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth” with Abraham Lincoln. They also didn’t know the TV series on which the email address “trust_no1” was used is “The X-Files”.
DD1 – What is a melting pot?
DD2 – What is salmon?
DD3 – What are caucuses?
FJ – Who was Betsy Ross?