Who won Jeopardy! tonight, May 9?

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik (ABC/Casey Durkin)
Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik (ABC/Casey Durkin) /

Mattea Roach’s run as Jeopardy! champion ended on Friday. So on Monday night, Danielle Maurer looked to prove she wasn’t just a one-hit-wonder.

Maurer, a digital marketing manager from Peachtree Corners, Georgia, shocked Jeopardy! fans last week when she ended Roach’s 23-game streak. She took home $15,600 in her first victory.

Tonight, she faced off against Emily Levant, an associate creative director from Los Angeles, California, and Karim Oliver, a student at Vanderbilt University from St. Petersburg, Florida.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight?

Danielle Maurer stayed in the driver’s seat after the “Jeopardy!” round. She led with $5,400, while Emily Levant was in second with $3,600. Karim Oliver finished the round in third at $1,400.

In “Double Jeopardy!,” Maurer extended her lead. Banking $14,600, she held her lead over Levant ($8,400) and Oliver ($1,400).

“Final Jeopardy!” managed to stump all three players. Despite not coming up with the correct response. Maurer won again thanks to her conservative wager. Her two-day total sits at $27,999.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?

It’s not often that the final clue trips up all three Jeopardy! contestants. Here’s the clue in the category “Novel Titles”:

A 1590 poem written for the retirement of Queen Elizabeth’s champion knight shares its title with this 1929 novel by an American

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik (ABC/Casey Durkin) /

Answer: What is “A Farewell to Arms”?

Daniell Maurer incorrectly came up with The Great Gatsby as her response. Emily Levant went with The Grapes of Wrath, while Karim Oliver only wrote down how cool the experience was to be on the show.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, May 9?

To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished for Monday, May 9, 2022:

1. Danielle Maurer: $12,399
2. Emily Levant: $1,400
3. Karim Oliver: $400

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