Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jun. 26 – Here are the Teen Tournament contestants as the second round concludes:
– Jackson, a junior from Kentucky, works on a large yearbook;
– Teagan, a freshman from North Carolina, became Audrey Hepburn for a night; and
– Avi, a senior from Oregon, worked on a project to design a special suit for healthcare workers at age 13 (to Alex’s amazement).
Avi made a big move from third to second when he shopped for and was correct on DD3, then went on to tie for first place with Jackson going into FJ, with both players at $19,600. In third position was Teagan at $14,000.
DD1 – $1,000 – HISTORICAL MUSEUMS – Opened in 2009, Athens’ museum of this hilltop citadel was designed to resemble the nearby Parthenon (Jackson won $2,000 from his leading score of $4,000.)
DD2, $1,200 – ISSUES OF THE 2020s – A 2018 Fed report said not counting mortgages, the biggest source of U.S. debt was this, incurred by young people (Jackson added $3,000 from his first place total of $12,200.)
DD3, $2,000 – PHYSICS – Snell’s Law, or the law of refraction, is a major law of this branch of physics (Avi won $6,000 from his third-place score of $8,800 vs. $18,400 for leader Jackson. At this stage of the game, this was a clear all-in situation, which would have put Avi into sole possession of first place going into FJ.)
FJ – 19TH CENTURY LITERARY CHARACTERS – “Hard and sharp as flint…he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas
Everyone was correct on FJand both Avi and Jackson went all-in, resulting in a tie at $39,200, so they went to a tiebreaker:
AMERICAN HISTORY – Types of it you could find in Boston Harbor on December 13, 1773 included souchong & bohea
Avi was fastest on the buzzer, got it right and will advance to face Lucas and Ryan in the two-day final.
Judging the writers: Jackson appeared distraught after the tiebreaker and I can’t say that I blame him. It really should have been a more challenging clue instead of a super-easy one that turned advancing to the final into little more than a coin flip.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the app that allows listeners to purchase music and directly support those who created it is Bandcamp.
DD1 – What is the Acropolis?
DD2 – What are student loans?
DD3 – What is optics?
FJ – Who is Scrooge?
TB – What is tea?