Can We Guess How Much Money You'd Win on an Episode of “Jeopardy!”?
By: Lauren Lubas
Image: NBC; CBS Television Distribution
About This Quiz
Everyone knows that there are different types of people who watch "Jeopardy!" You may be the type who watches to learn random facts or the type who wants to see people who are smarter than you take on interesting questions. You could also be the type who tries to answer every question to show off your smarts to everyone else in the room. No matter what your "Jeopardy!" preferences, it is clear that you are a fan. You may even think you have what it takes to give the show a try; after all, you have been practicing since you started watching it. Although you may feel like you have an edge with your knowledge, "Jeopardy!" is more than just knowing random facts. You have to have reflexes, understand answers and remember to answer in the form of a question. If you don't follow all of these rules, you may as well know nothing because you aren't going to earn a dime as a contestant on the show.
However, if you think you have what it takes to become a "Jeopardy!" champion, we think we can guess how much money you'd win on an episode. Answer these questions about your personality and we'll tell you how much you'll bring home.
What is the best way for you to learn?
If something is difficult to understand, how do you go about learning it?
When you want to memorize something, what do you do?
Do you have trouble remembering people's faces?
Even if you're good at faces, you might not be good at names. How hard is it for you to remember someone's name?
How many friends' phone numbers can you dial without your contact list?
How long does it take for you to remember how to get somewhere without a GPS?
Now we need to ask some questions about your reflexes and competitiveness to see how well you'd play the game. Do you think you'd have good control over the "Jeopardy!" buzzer?
These next few questions are about your memory. Is it difficult for you to remember dates?
What is your buzzer strategy?
If someone hits the buzzer before you, what will you do?
If you came in second place on the show, how would you feel?
If you are behind by the time "Final Jeopardy!" rolls around, what are you most likely to do?
If "Jeopardy!" were a dance competition, would you win?
What is most important to you when it comes to "Jeopardy!"?
Now, we're going to ask you some questions about how responsible you are. Would your friends describe you as a responsible person?
Do you like to take chances?
What is the most annoying thing about your memory?
If you're really tired but you have to continue studying your "Jeopardy!" categories, what do you do?
About how much time would you take to learn and memorize facts in each "Jeopardy!" category?
If you received the Daily Double, how much would you wager?
If you lose the game, will you get mad?
What would you do if you thought someone was cheating on "Jeopardy!"?
The final questions are going to explore your knowledge. How much do you know about geography?
How will you learn about the categories about which you know nothing?
Would you say that you have a lot of random facts swimming in your head?
Does your job require you to know a lot?
How much do you know about pop culture?
Do people often come to you for information?
Let's start with some questions about your learning process. If you were on the show, would you study the categories that are given?
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