An Arkansas teacher has been eliminated in the semifinal round of Jeopardy!’s Teachers Tournament.
Jake Allen, a gifted and talented education teacher at Huntsville Intermediate School in Huntsville, was the second-place finisher on an episode that aired Wednesday.
The Final Jeopardy clue, in the category of mythology, cost the Arkansas educator $9,000, bringing his total down from $12,600 to $3,600.
The clue was “Ulysses and Menelaus were among those who emerged from the ‘Womb’ of this, called ‘Tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine.’”
“Trojan Horse,” was the correct response, but Allen guessed Vesuvius.
On an episode that aired Friday, he was named a semifinalist as a non-winning high scorer in the tournament. He came in second place with $16,200 on that episode.
In Little Rock, Jeopardy! airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on Channel 7, KATV-TV.