Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jun. 20 – Please welcome today’s Teen Tournament contestants:
– Audrey, a senior from Washington state, is an accomplished scuba diver;
– Sreekar, a junior from New Jersey, interned with the Navy; and
– Jackson, a junior from Kentucky, is a U. of K. basketball fan.
Sreekar took the lead with a double up on DD2, but Jackson soon took back first place and entered FJ with $22,000 vs. $14,400 for Sreekar and $8,400 for Audrey.
DD1, $800 – A GAP YEAR – Visitors can walk the Cumberland Gap Trail this man blazed in 1775 (Sreekar lost $2,000 from his total of $4,600.)
DD2, $1,600 – ANCIENT ROME – St. Ignatius of Antioch, who died around 110 A.D., was believed to be the first Christian martyred in this arena (Sreekar won $5,600 on a true DD.)
DD3, $1,200 – METEOROLOGY – This triatomic allotrope of oxygen leaves that peculiar smell in the air after thunderstorms (Jackson won $2,000 from his score of $16,000.)
FJ – 18TH CENTURY AMERICANS – “Essays to Do Good” by Cotton Mather inspired Silence Dogood, the newspaper pseudonym of this man
Jackson was the only player to miss FJ, losing $400 to advance with $21,600. Sreekar (who wagered $3,600 to finish at $18,000) and Audrey (who doubled up to $16,800) moved into third and fourth place in the wild card race.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the “taxing” profession abbreviated C.P.A. is Certified Public Accountant.
DD1 – Who was Daniel Boone?
DD2 – What is the Colosseum?
DD3 – What is ozone?
FJ – Who was Ben Franklin?