Jeopardy! recap for Tue., May 7 – Day 2 of the 2019 Teachers Tournament featured these contestants:
– Trevor, who teaches Spanish from California, bought his stolen car back at auction;
– Matthew, middle school civics from Florida, specializes in an important but under-taught subject; and
– Tara, high school English from Arizona, is the “cool” teacher thanks to her interesting background.
Trevor scored on all three DDs, taking the lead from Matthew on each one, to show the way into FJ with $15,600 vs. $12,400 for Matthew and $1,000 for Tara.
DD1 (video), $1,000 – THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY – To curate the best music, images and messages to put on the two golden records, time capsules of info about Earth the two Voyagers would send outside the solar system, the project created a committee headed by this astronomer and author (Trevor won $2,000 from his score $5,000.)
DD2, $1,600 – CENTRAL AMERICA – A fruit and a bean, they were once the basis for Central America’s economy and are now its most important fair trade crops (Trevor won $3,000 from his total of $8,200.)
DD3, $1,600 – QUOTING THE CLASSICS – Plato: “Democracy passes in despotism” (Trevor won $2,000 from his score of $12,000.)
FJ – TEACHERS – As a teenager, this woman regained her sight thanks to 2 surgeries in 1881 & 1882
Only Tara was correct to double up to $2,000, with extremely faint hopes to advance in the tournament. Trevor wisely bet only $100 to win with $15,500, while Matthew dropped $2,800 to finish at $9.600, putting him on the bubble for a wild card.
Triple Stumper of the day: The players must have forgotten the category when they didn’t get the anagram that you wouldn’t shed for a predator is teardrop.
One more thing: Alexa and her Echo were nowhere to be found.
DD1 – Who was Sagan?
DD2 – What are coffee and bananas?
DD3 – What is “Republic”?
FJ – Who was Annie Sullivan?