Deeper into Jeopardy! LI: Science & Geometry – $1200

Jeopardy! category: SCIENCE & GEOMETRY (19-10-2015)

$1200 clue: Two batteries connected in a simple series circuit combine their voltage to produce a bright light; when they’re connected in this type of circuit with a geometric name, they have a longer life but produce a dimmer light

Correct response

The gist: Even electrical charges need to make choices. Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! LI: Science & Geometry – $400

I just thought this was an interesting idea for a category – take two STEM-y topics and stick ’em together to see what you get.

Jeopardy! category: SCIENCE & GEOMETRY (19-10-2015)

$400 clue: It’s basically a cone, but tornado-producing clouds aren’t called cone clouds but these

Correct response

The gist: Like a cone with a hole in it.

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Deeper into Jeopardy! L: War Novels – $400

Well! It’s been quite some time, but I am settled down from my travels, from my new job, from a few other things that have been keeping me very busy these past few weeks since the start of Jeopardy!’s 32nd season, but I am back now to again resume this thrice-weekly tradition I’ve been doing for… twenty months? Thereabouts? And even better, this return-to-form just happens to be the decimally-significant milestone of installment number fifty! I think, for no particular reason, we’ll take a look at WAR NOVELS from last Friday’s episode, Matt Jackson’s eleventh victory. Quite a player, that one.

Jeopardy! category: WAR NOVELS (9-10-2015)

$400 clue: In 1777 a young loyalist questions his duty in this Bernard Cornwell novel titled with a slang term for a British soldier

Correct response

The gist: That nickname worked until as late as World War I.
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