Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jan. 6

Introducing today’s contestants:

– Kristin, an attorney from Florida, had an interesting lunar eclipse moment;
– Sayeed, a student from Virginia, got a non-football-related concussion; and
– Karen, a political consultant from Virginia and today’s winner, loves basset hounds. Karen entered the game as a seven-day champ with winnings of $139,803.

Karen recovered quickly from a surprising miss on DD1 and had matters well in hand, scoring on both DDs in DJ and earning a runaway at $19,800 vs. $9,600 for Kristin and $2,000 for Sayeed.

DD1, $1,000 – TALES OF THE CITY – “Anna Karenina”: these 2 cities about 400 miles apart (Very early in the game, Karen named one but not the other very famous city, losing the table limit of $1,000.)

DD2, $1,200 – THE AGE OF EXPLORATION – Stories of cannibals & courtesans, Kublai Khan & Prester John abound in this explorer’s circa 1300 “Travels” (Karen won $2,000 from her score of $9,600 vs. $6,400 for Kristin.)

DD3, $2,000 – 3-NAMED PEOPLE – This inventor was one of the founders of the National Geographic Society & succeeded his father-in-law as its president in 1898 (Karen won $3,000 from her total of $14,000 vs. $8,000 for Kristin.)

FJ – 1960s NOVELS – This book defines its own title as “concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers…was the process of a rational mind”

Only Karen was correct on FJ, winning with $19,800 for an eight-day total of $159,603.

Triple Stumpers of the day: The players couldn’t attribute a witty quote from an Irish dramatist to Shaw, and didn’t know the 1609 explorer whose name is on a lake between Vermont and New York is Champlain.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What are St. Petersburg and Moscow?
DD2 – Who was Marco Polo?
DD3 – Who was Alexander Graham Bell?
FJ – What is “Catch-22”?