Montgomery County ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant on Pa. Businesses: Either Didn’t Know or Was Too Slow

Melissa Klapper
Image via Rowan Today at Rowan University.
Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings with Montgomery County contestant Melissa Klapper.

Melissa Klapper from Merion Station, recently struggled with a geographically significant Jeopardy! category. PennLiveTrib reported her difficulty.

Klapper — a professor at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey — has been auditioning for Jeopardy since she was a teen, according to the college’s website.

On the episode, Klapper and her opponents faced the category “Made in Pa.

Its five clues were:

  1. [T]his iconic confection is made by the family-owned Just Born candy company in Bethlehem
  2. Formerly named for founders Binney & Smith, this brand’s colorful products continue to roll out in Easton, Pennsylvania
  3. Fans of these from Pennsylvania’s C.F. Martin & Co. have included Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, and Willie Nelson
  4. This company celebrated its 90th anniversary issuing two new special edition lighters for the occasion
  5. X marks the spot for this brand of bakeware and bowls made in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, for over half a century

Klapper went 0 for 5, either by drawing blanks or buzzing too late.

The correct responses (not in question form) are:

  1. Peeps
  2. Crayola
  3. Guitars
  4. Zippo
  5. Pyrex

Regardless of her 0 for 5 record with these particular answers, Klapper won the game.

She later retired as a three-day Jeopardy! champ with $42,200.

The full account of Melissa Klapper and her game-show appearance resides at this online spot.

Correct response: What is PennLiveTrib?


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