Deeper into Jeopardy! XXVI: National Patron Saints – $400

Welcome back to the second week of the second season, which, if less special than the first week, at least has a pleasant assonance to it. We shall combine both geography and religion, each one a common Jeopardy! subjects, in examining from NATIONAL PATRON SAINTS. Plus, having both a saint and a country ought to give me more fodder to work with, so it makes my job easier too.

Jeopardy! category: NATIONAL PATRON SAINTS (25-09-2014)

$400 clue: The Irish loan him out to be a patron saint of Nigeria

Correct response

The gist: He’s fabled to have banished the snakes from Ireland, but with several extremely venomous snakes hanging around, he doesn’t seem to have done the same for Nigeria.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XXV: Critters – $800

Jeopardy! category: CRITTERS (17-09-2014)

$800 clue: The longest mammal migration was 6,200 miles when 1 of these “singing” whales swam from Brazil to Madagascar

Correct response

The gist: If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning (of course you have!), you’ll definitely have gotten this one, since we covered singing whales way back in Deeper into Jeopardy! VI, when the topic was Tonga’s tourism industry.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XXV: Critters – $400

And here we go! Welcome to the first installment of the second series of Deeper into Jeopardy!, as well as the 25th ever, which is a nice perfect square number to start on. Anyway, I hope you’re as excited as I am as we kick the series off with a tried-and-true category for any trivia game, CRITTERS. If you remember back to the last series, that one ended on DINOSAURS, so this isn’t too far from that – but this is the internet, and the internet loves pictures of animals, so I don’t think anyone is going to argue. And remember that, this being the first week, there’ll be a new post every weekday, a schedule that may or may not continue

Jeopardy! category: CRITTERS (17-09-2014)

$400 clue: Indian gray is one species of this cobra killer that’s tolerant of the snake’s venom but not totally immune

Correct response

The gist: It’s like how a muskrat isn’t a rat and a guinea pig isn’t a pig.

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Hello loyal readers! Here are two exciting things to remember for the immediate future:

1) Jeopardy!’s 31st season premiers tomorrow. Watch it!

2) The natural implication of point 1 is that the following Monday, September 22nd, the first installment of Deeper into Jeopardy! will begin, and it will be a very special daily installment to mark the beginning of the season – a new post per day Monday-Friday. Not sure how long that posting schedule will last, but I hereby commit myself to next week at the least. See you then!