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Can You Answer All of These "Jeopardy" Style Questions?
By: John Miller
6 Min Quiz
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.
It's a Harrison Ford film where the actor's character flies a famous spacecraft. What is ____?
In the "Star Wars" films, Ford is Han Solo, the swashbuckling hero who zips around in the Millennium Falcon. But in the end, even heroes like Solo die.
He's famous for owning the single-season home run record and also became ensnared in a steroids scandal. Who is _____?
Barry Bonds, the big-headed baseball star, hit 73 home runs in the 2001 season. But his record will be forever associated with steroid abuse.
Braiiiiiinss. It's the name of a popular zombie show that airs on AMC.
In 2010, a little AMC show called "The Walking Dead" seized America's imagination and began devouring brains by the millions. It's based on comic books created by Robert Kirkman.
It's the most popular poem ever by Robert Frost.
"The Road Not Taken" is to poetry what "Stairway to Heaven" is to rock -- it is Frost's biggest hit. Even people who never read poetry know some of its lines.
It's the capital of France. What is _____?
It's the city of love, the home of the Eiffel tower -- it's Paris, France. Once conquered by Hitler ... but then rightly restored to freedom and democracy.
They are the organs at the heart of the respiratory system.
The lungs are critical to many animals. They absorb oxygen from the environment and infuse it into the blood, where it nourishes the body.
It's the pen name of famous writer Stephen King.
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.
If you're humiliated, you might have this food on your face.
We all wind up embarrassed at one point or another. And when that happens, we have egg on our faces. Preferably scrambled instead of over easy.
This NBA squad, which dons green for every game, has won more league titles than any other.
The Boston Celtics haven't won a title since 2008. But they still own the NBA record for titles -- 17 -- one more than the Lakers.
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.
He was a lowly sixth-round draft pick who has gone on to win five NFL titles, tied for the most ever by a single quarterback.
Tom Brady was a sixth-round pick in the 2000 NFL draft. Since combining forces with Bill Belichick, he's tied Bart Starr's record of five Super Bowl wins.
Chocolate is made from the beans of this very tall tree.
It's also known as the cocoa tree. The seeds of the cacao tree are prized for their importance in the production of chocolate.
This war killed more people than any other armed conflict in modern history.
So many people died during World War II that no one will ever know the real numbers. Perhaps 100 million people perished in this conflict, which spanned the globe and left entire nations in ruins.
This American singer grew up with an achy-breaky heart that was shattered by a wrecking ball.
Miley Cyrus is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, whose hit song "Achy-Breaky Heart" launched him to fame. Miley later made a scandalous video for a song called "Wrecking Ball."
This player's name is one of major league baseball's most coveted pitching awards.
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.
It's where George Washington wanted to be buried.
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.
If you forget what you are going to say, this animal probably snagged your tongue.
We can see that you've totally lost your train of thought. Looks like the cat got your tongue! Maybe stop eating catnip for breakfast.
This rock band guitarist's first name is also a popular type of beef.
Angus Young is the lead guitarist of AC/DC. And of course, Angus beef comes from Angus cattle. Black Angus is the most common type of cattle in the United States.
It's a popular color for princess outfits and also a pop singer.
Pink isn't just a favorite color of princesses around the world. It's also, you know, Pink -- the acrobatic pop star who sang "Who Knew."
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.
He was a native Iowan who won the Nobel Peace Prize thanks to his work with food.
In 1970, Norman Borlaugh won the Nobel Peace Prize for his agricultural work. He a key driver behind the Green Revolution, which dramatically increased agricultural yields.
They aren't nuts at all -- they're crunchy swamp vegetables.
The corms (short underground stem) of the water chestnut is what gives this plant its name. The water chestnut is a vegetable that thrives in swamps and is extremely popular in China.
Some people grind up the seeds of this tropical fruit for a delicious seasoning.
Many people believe that ground-up papaya seeds have health benefits. And they have a taste that's something like a cross between black pepper and mustard.
"Heavenly Creatures" was the breakthrough role for this actress, who later nearly died on a fictional ship.
Kate Winslet shot to superstardom in "Titanic" with Leo Dicaprio. But her breakthrough came in "Heavenly Creatures," a 1994 psychological drama directed by Peter Jackson.
It's a chapter from a book titled "David Copperfield."
In 1850, Charles Dickens wrote "David Copperfield," one of his masterpieces. Chapter 11 was indeed titled, "I Begin Life on My Own Account, and Don't Like It."
This powdered drink mix was a staple of early manned NASA space flights.
Tang wasn't specifically made for NASA. But its inclusion on a 1962 Mercury flight made it a sensation in pop culture and it became a hot "space age" product.
It's the hockey team that has more Stanley Cup titles than any other.
The Montreal Canadiens own the NHL -- with 34 Stanley Cups, the team is 10 ahead of the nearest competitor, the Detroit Red Wings. Yet Montreal is in a terrible dry spell that dates to 1993.
"_____ is the thing with feathers," reads a famous poem by Emily Dickinson.
"Hope" is the thing with features, is the first line of the poem of the same name. Only "hope" is in quotation marks, leaving the meaning a little up in the air.
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