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Phi Theta Kappa hosts ‘Jeopardy’ night to inform and entertain

Kevin Ham
Contestants and members of Phi Theta Kappa laugh about their wrong answers during Phi Theta Kappa’s Jeopardy Night from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in the Physical Sciences Building Room 101, on east campus at City College in Santa Barbara, Calif. Team “Heck Cats” won the game.

Students from the SBCC Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, hosted a “Jeopardy” night Thursday, focusing on history, geography, current events, life science, and pop-culture.

The rules were similar to those in the game show “Jeopardy.”

When a group answered a question correctly they had points added to their score. If they answered incorrectly the point value was deducted and the questions were offered to the next teams.

Four teams were formed out of PTK and the small group of students participating: Heck Kats, Regular Parallelepipeds, The Destroyers and Meme Queens. 

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Students from PTK merged with students outside of their program to even the odds.

The game was a healthy mix of light-hearted and competitive players.

“I didn’t expect to win, I just came for fun,” said participant Harrison Powers, an anthropology student who said he felt most confident in the geography category. 

His team, the Heck Kats, said he really “carried the team.”

Teams would often guess on harder questions with a higher point value, hoping luck was on their side. 

Prompts ranged from pop-culture references like “The king of pop,” to history terms surrounding the nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution. 

“And in first place with an overwhelming 1,300 points is the Heck Cats,” announced Dolores Rodriguez, vice president of scholarships for PTK, who was hosting the jeopardy event.

At the end of the night the two hosts, Layla Tondravi and Rodriguez raffled out an array of prizes for all competing teams. 

The winning team went home with the grand prize: Move ticket passes valued at $12 each.

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