Deeper into Jeopardy! XLII: ’99 – $200

I hope everyone enjoyed and aced the online tests last week, but regardless of the result, Jeopardy! marches on. The seemingly unflappable contestant Alex Jacobs won all five games this last week plus the Friday the week before, with lock games in four out of six. Pretty impressive. This installment’s category comes from his second game, and concerns all those years that Prince would have written songs about had he been born in a different century, one can only assume. Prince is a timeless being.

Jeopardy! category: ’99 (13-4-2015)

$200 clue: The troupe known as the Lord Chamberlain’s Men was rehoused in this London theatre in 1599

Correct response

The gist: “All the world’s a stage,” says the melancholy Jaques in the Forest of Arden.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XLI: Vaccines – $2000

Jeopardy! category: VACCINES (30-3-2015)

$2000 clue: Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 helps protect against several bacterial illnesses including this 12-letter type of pneumonia

Correct response

The gist: Another vicious disease, this one kills, according to the World Health Organization, more than a million and a half people a year, most of them children.  Continue reading