Game Recap & Final Jeopardy – June 3, 2004 (Ken Jennings Game #2)

Today’s contestants:

Carrie Youngblood, an administrative assistant from Montpelier, VT
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Chad Kaihe, a construction inspector from Nanakuli, HI
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Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, UT (1-day total: $37,201)
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Categories: EDUCATION, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, NOT A STATE CAPITAL, GOING TO THE DOGS, A GREEN THUMB, A VULGAR DISPLAY OF “POWER”

Ken went 4/5 in THE FIRST WIVES CLUB and A VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER, and 3/5 in A GREEN THUMB and NOT A STATE CAPITAL. Chad found the Daily Double, but went True and fell to $0 (GOING TO THE DOGS $800: In ancient times the Celts used these tallest dogs in battle to pull enemies from their horses. Chad went for the Great Dane; it’s an Irish wolfhound).

Ken had $10,000 after the Jeopardy! round (17 correct, 1 incorrect) to Chad’s $1,000 and Carrie $800.

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Double Jeopardy categories: POETS & POETRY, COMPLETES THE FILM TITLE, PEOP”L”, THE OLD WEST, COMMUNICATIONS, CAR TALK?

Much like his first game, Ken found only one Daily Double. He added $2,600 to his $11,000 lead on the 5th clue of the round (POETS & POETRY $1600: In Coleridge’s poem, it’s where Kubla Khan had his “stately pleasure dome” – Xanadu). Chad attempted another $4,600 True Daily Double (PEOP”L” $1600: Richard Nixon’s running mate in 1960, this Republican lost his Senate seat 8 years earlier to John F. Kennedy. Chad went for Lieber; it’s Henry Cabot Lodge) and it was essentially over at that point.

Ken went 4/5 in POETS & POETRY and 3/5 in COMPLETES THE FILM TITLE, COMMUNICATIONS, and CAR TALK?; Chad went 3/5 in THE OLD WEST.

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Ken $31,000
Chad $2,400
Carrie $1,600

(This would be Ken’s first opportunity at a 1-day record. He could win up to $57,199 without jeopardizing his victory.)

Final Jeopardy! category: WORD ORIGINS

Final Jeopardy! clue: This somewhat negative term arose because twisting fibers into thread was mainly a woman’s job

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is spinster? (Ken had no response)

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Carrie 1600 + 1598 = 3198
Chad 2400 + 800 = 3200
Ken 31000 – 9000 = 22000 (2-day total: $59,201)

Through 2 games:
61 correct (33 today)
6 incorrect (3 today, including Final)
2/2 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
51.75% in first on buzzer
Average Coryat Score: $24,800

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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