Leonard Cooper took a big risk in the final minutes of the Teen Jeopardy Tournament. With $18,200 and only $4,000 remaining on the board in the second round, Cooper chose American Lit for $800 and hit the Daily Double. The $4,600 lead over his nearest competitor would leave him vulnerable in Final Jeopardy, but he still went for the win.
With crossed arms and a determined look, Cooper wagered $18,000, risking his entire comeback.
The question, "In Reginald Rose's play Twelve Angry Men, the men are all members of one of these." Ever so slightly did Leonard Cooper crack a smile before answering with the question, "What is a jury?" His win was complete.
Despite going into the final round with $37,000—a sizeable lead—Cooper stole the show with his Final Jeopardy answer.
The question: "On June 6, 1944 he said, 'The eyes of the world are upon you.' "
After admitting he was stumped, Cooper revealed his answer, which read, "Who is some guy in Normandy? But I just won $75,000!"
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