Can You Answer All of These "Jeopardy" Style Questions?
By: John Miller
About This Quiz
Don't worry, we won't tell Alex Trebek that you weren't able to get all of the following "Jeopardy"-style questions right. But give it your best shot ... and you can pretend that you'll go home with piles of fresh game show cash.
He was the second president of the United States. Who is _____?
After Washington stepped aside, it was John Adams who took his turn as a one-term president. Adams was considered a bit of a letdown following Washington's dominant reign.
King is an incredibly prolific writer who didn't want to overwhelm readers with too many King books -- so he used Richard Bachman instead. He got away with it for years, until a reader picked up on similarities between the books written by King and Bachman.
Tongue-and-___ joints are an easy way to connect flooring, ceilings, and other construction components.
Tongue-and-groove joints are yin and yang -- they allow various types of construction materials to be fitted together. For example, it's easy to assemble squares of a wood floor when you use tongue-and-groove joints.
It's the name for one of the worst epidemics of the early 20th century.
The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic was so bad that it was a pandemic -- it spanned the globe. It may have killed around 100 million people in a world that was still grappling with the horrors of World War I.
This player's name is one of major league baseball's most coveted pitching awards.
Golden Spikes Award
Cy Young Award
In 1955, Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young died, but he left behind a legacy as one of baseball's best pitchers. Now, each year, award bearing his name is given to the best pitchers in the American and National Leagues.
Originally, Washington's body was to be placed in a vault under the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. But Washington insisted that his body be buried like a normal person -- at home in Mount Vernon.
He won more of golf's major championships than any other golfer.
Before Tiger Woods' personal life erupted in flames, he was on track to catch Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors. But Woods will likely be stuck on 14 for the rest of his career, second to the Golden Bear.