Jeopardy! Friday May 24, 2024, Recap, Winner and Final Answer

Who Won Jeopardy!

The Friday May 24 episode of Jeopardy! featured three new opponents: Anna Marie Cunningham, a market research account manager from Sellersville, Pennsylvania; Has Karbalai, a public health advisor from Calgary, Alberta; and Amar Kakirde, a graduate student from Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, who entered the game with a two-day winning streak and a total of $24,599 in previous earnings.

The first round presented a diverse range of categories, including “Literary Similes” and “Crossword Clues,” testing the contestants’ knowledge and quick thinking skills. Amar took an early lead with a correct response to the first Daily Double, a video clue in the “Mother’s Maiden Name” category, worth $600. However, he wagered conservatively, betting only $500, indicating a strategic approach to the game.

At the first break, Amar maintained his lead with a score of $2,100, followed closely by Has with $2,800, and Anna Marie at $1,000. As the game progressed into Double Jeopardy!, the contestants were faced with new categories such as “Up in the Air,” “Indigenous Actors & Actresses,” and the challenging “Geographic Anagrams of Each Other.”

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It was during this round that the game took a significant turn. Has, who had dropped to $4,000 at the start of Double Jeopardy!, boldly wagered $4,400 on the second Daily Double, a true daily double, in the “Geographic Anagrams” category. Unfortunately, he missed the answer, an anagram pairing of Lima and Mali, causing his score to drop to just $400. This mistake proved costly, as Amar extended his lead to $15,300, entering Final Jeopardy! with a significant advantage over Has at $6,800 and Anna Marie at $1,400.

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The Final Jeopardy! category was “Literature,” and the clue: “Preserved in a single manuscript called Cotton MS Vitellius A XV, this epic begins with the word ‘Hwæt’, often translated as ‘listen.’” Both Amar and Has provided the correct response, identifying the work as “What is Beowulf?” Amar added $1,500 to his score, bringing his three-day total to an impressive $41,399.

The final scores reflected a clear victory for Amar, who finished with $16,800, followed by Has with $10,799, and Anna Marie in third place, who unfortunately ended the game with a score of zero.

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