Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jun. 19 – Here are today’s Teen Tournament contestants:
– Sophia, a junior from Maryland, is part of a long-running math student talent show;
– Rohit, a junior from Ohio, lost to his younger sister at spelling due to a “fever”; and
– Justin, a freshman from Georgia, described a “periodic table table”.
Justin scored on all three DDs and had a runaway at $25,300, so the only FJ suspense was if Rohit ($11,400) and Sophia ($6,800) could get into wild card position.
DD1, $1,000 – BOOK CHAPTERS – This first book in a series has the chapters “What Lucy Found There” & “Back on This Side of the Door” (Justin won $3,000 on a true DD.)
DD2, $2,000 – BIG RIVERS – Giving its name to a different country, this ancient river flows 2,000 miles mostly through Pakistan (Justin won $2,500 from his score of $11,200.)
DD3, $2,000 – CROSSWORD CLUES “N” – Neither acidic nor basic (7) (Justin won $2,000 from his score of $18,900.)
FJ – ANCIENT LITERATURE – If you were using an alternate name, the title of this work could be translated as “Troy Story”
Justin and Sophia were correct. Justin added $42 to advance with $25,342, while Sophia doubled up to $13,600, in fourth place in the wild card chase. Rohit lost everything and is out of the running.
Triple Stumper of the day: I found myself quite pleased that the players left “The DC Universe” category for last and had no idea about masked Batman villain Bane.
That’s before our time: Apparently the incident with Dick Cheney shooting a guy in the face, and that guy apologizing, is now ancient history.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex just got around to noticing the dabbing statue in the opening sequence.
DD1 – What is “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”?
DD2 – What is the Indus?
DD3 – What is neutral?
FJ – What is “The Iliad?”