Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jun. 18 – Introducing today’s Teen Tournament contestants:
– Eesha, a senior from California, was a high-level competitive speller;
– Alison, a senior from Texas, is interested in a career battling infectious diseases; and
– Lucas, a junior from Florida, learned Chinese and went to Beijing.
Eesha was strong throughout to finish DJ at $20,100, while Lucas found all three DDs and ended round two at $16,400, with Alison at $5,800.
DD1, $600 – THINKING OUT LOUD – This orator, a former slave himself, asked, “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?” (Lucas won $1,000 from his total of $3,600.)
DD2, $2,000 – THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE – Named after a saint, this most populous Brazilian city is also the most populous metro area south of the Equator (Lucas won $2,000 from his score of $6,400.)
DD3, $1,600 – A WRITER’S LIFE – This author’s close relationship with the Davies family was the subject of the film “Finding Neverland” (Lucas lost $2,000 from his total of $12,000.)
FJ – KINGS, QUEENS & PRESIDENTS – 17 U.S. Presidents served all or part of their terms during the reign of this British monarch
Lucas and Alison were correct on FJ. Lucas chose not to stand pat, adding $4,600 to advance with $21,000, while Eesha lost only $413 to be in the wild card lead at $19,787. Alison made the right move by betting everything, doubling to $11,600 but already in fourth place for a wild card.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one knew Canada’s popular summer “Native American stick & ball” sport is lacrosse, or could identify a photo of “The Newsroom” and “Daily Show” performer Olivia Munn.
Shameless shilling: There was an entire category called “Shopping at the Mall” that gave plugs to retail outlets.
DD1 – Who was Douglass?
DD2 – What is São Paulo?
DD3 – Who was Barrie?
FJ – Who was Queen Victoria?