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Aaron Thompson

What was your favorite aspect of playing Jeopardy!?
My favorite aspect of playing Jeopardy! is just the wide variety of knowledge you need to know--just sort of having to take different, y'know, pieces of knowledge out, y'know, out at different times. And just... I guess that's it. And just being able to use it all at once.

Did you prepare differently for this Tournament versus for other Jeopardy! games?
I prepared a little differently for this Tournament than my previous appearance, but it was about the same. I basically went over old episodes, um, practiced with a click-pen while watching it, watching the show, uh, every night, and I read books, just trivia books that I got at the bookstore.

How has your life changed since your appearance on Jeopardy!?
I have been treated a little differently, uh, since I was on Jeopardy! the first time. Um, when people--when I tell people that I was on Jeopardy! they always get really excited, and, y'know, they always, like, make me answer things in the form of a question, and things like that. So... My boss the other day in a meeting, y'know, asked me something, and "You have to answer that in the form of a question!" So...

How have you spent your past Jeopardy! winnings?
I spent my Jeopardy! winnings, uh, by going on vacation, uh, with my parents and my grandfather, uh, in Northern Spain. We actually took a pilgrimage, uh, to a shrine called Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain, which is something that my grandfather wanted to do, uh, since I was living in Spain, uh, in 2002. So that was a lot of fun. And I bought, y'know, a bunch of different stuff: TV, digital camera, stuff like that.

2006 Tournament of Champions wildcard semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 21 3-time champion: $57,899 + $1,000.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: AaronThompson

Aaron appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5001, aired 2006-05-15 Vik Vaz vs. Aaron Thompson vs. Bob Mesko 2006 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#4997, aired 2006-05-09 Kevin Marshall vs. David Rozenson vs. Aaron Thompson 2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.
Aaron previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Aaron Thompson in the following 4 archived games:
#4677, aired 2004-12-28 Aaron Thompson vs. Laurie Genevro Cole vs. Dan Suzman Aaron Thompson game 4.
#4676, aired 2004-12-27 Aaron Thompson vs. Christian Mastrodonato vs. David Gibbs Aaron Thompson game 3.
#4675, aired 2004-12-24 Aaron Thompson vs. Paul Boyer vs. Catherine Ewen Aaron Thompson game 2.
#4674, aired 2004-12-23 Hugh Price vs. Aaron Thompson vs. Jessica Ayers Aaron Thompson game 1.

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