Can You Answer These $200 “Jeopardy!” Questions?


By: Teresa McGlothlin

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Since 1964, "Jeopardy!" has been keeping audiences guessing about the answers to some of the world's greatest trivia questions. Just like the game show, we're going to give your answers first, and it will be your job to choose the right question. Will you be able to breeze through these $200 questions, or will you need to borrow a trick from "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and phone a friend? 

Although the show was originally hosted by Art Fleming, most of us have grown up with Alex Trebek delivering both good and bad news with his own sense of diplomatic style. While we would never compare ourselves to him, we do think we have done a great job of choosing questions he would read in his unique voice. Will you make it all the way to Final Jeopardy, or will you lose it all before you get there? 

Before you begin, take a deep breath and imagine the buzzer in your hand. While you won't be timed or have to deal with pesky competitors, you will have to aim for the right answer. We mean, question. Are you as smart as the contestants who have survived the show over the years, or do have some studying to do?

In the early 1900s, this railway linked the cities of Moscow and Irkutsk.

Built from 1891 to 1916, the Trans-Siberian Railway is still the world's longest train route. To take the railway the entire route, you would need to set aside seven entire days of travel.


Although there are five different varieties of this vegetable, you'll never find it in the freezer section.

Because of its composition of delicate cell walls, lettuce is the only vegetable that cannot be frozen. When lettuce is frozen, it causes damage to the cellular structure and creates a slimy, unusable mess.


With roots in Ireland, this sort of ring is given to symbolize love, loyalty and friendship.

Featuring a pair of hands holding a heart wearing a crown, the Claddagh ring is a tradition that can be traced back to the 1700s. Before marriage, the ring is to be worn on your right hand. The way the heart points is said to let others know if you are single or not.


This daredevil holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most bones broken with a total of 433.

Including an attempt to jump the Grand Canyon, Evel Knievel and his motorcycle tried to make over 75 death-defying leaps. Despite all his broken bones, his penchant for entertainment paid off. At the time of his passing, his net worth was over 3 million dollars.


In 1969, this man became the first man to ever walk on the moon.

When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch. When Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon, he took a "giant leap for all mankind."


He is responsible for the Law of Motion that states every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Including the third law in this question, Sir Isaac Newton is the scientist responsible for all of the Three Laws of Motion. In May of 1705, he was knighted by Queen Anne for his contributions to the scientific community.


Although it's not really a star, this planet is also known as the morning star.

When you look up in the morning sky, Venus is the second brightest celestial fixture you will see. Venus is also called the evening star sometimes because it often appears before nightfall.


Without his invention of the electric guitar, rock 'n roll would have never happened.

Although Les Paul designed the first solid-body guitar in 1941, it was not ready to be rolled out for production until the 1950s. By the time he was ready to mass produce his guitar, Leo Fender had already beat him to the punch.


This country music star was doing the "Achy Breaky Heart" a long time before his daughter came in like a "Wrecking Ball."

Long before his daughter Miley Cyrus stepped off the Disney soundstage and followed in his musical footsteps, Billy Ray Cyrus took the country music world by storm in 1992. However, "Achy Breaky Heart" was not a Cyrus original. It was first recorded in 1990 by The Marcy Brothers.


She was born on May 2, 2015, and became the first granddaughter of Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

The daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is the first granddaughter of Princess Diana. Born between her brothers Prince George and Prince Louis, she is the couple's middle child.


With a lifespan of only four years, this is the only marsupial native to North America.

Often called pouch animals, marsupials are known for allowing their young to develop in a sort of external womb. Although most marsupials are native to Australia, North America gets to claim the opossum.


At a length of 4,132 miles long, this is the world's longest river.

Beating the Amazon by only 155 miles, the Nile is considered the world's longest river. Emptying into the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile only reaches a maximum depth of around 36 feet.


In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary became the first man to climb this mountain without the use of oxygen.

Along with two other men, Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest without the use of oxygen tanks. Standing at over 6'5" tall, Sir Hillary was a mountain of a man himself.


This state is home to 160 of the 169 active volcanos in the United States.

Within the last 200 million years, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reports that there are over 130 active volcanos in the state of Alaska. Since 1990, Alaskan volcanos have erupted an average of twice per year.


During the 1900 Summer Olympics, Charlotte Cooper became the first woman to win an individual medal in this sport.

Held in Paris during the summer of 1900, Charlotte Cooper became the first ever female gold medalist in the history of the Olympics. Before competing in the Olympics, she won five Wimbledon championships in the women's singles division.


In order to claim the United States presidency, a candidate would have to receive 270 of these votes.

As proven by the 2016 election, it is possible for a presidential candidate to have a large number of popular votes and still lose the election. In the United States, a system of electoral votes actually elects the president. A winning candidate must have 270 of the 538 available electoral votes.


Although it's known as a bloodsucker, this creature has 32 or more brains and has long been used in medicine.

Leeches have between 32 and 40 moving and expanding sections on its body that contains a portion of its brain. Historically used to help remove sickness from the ill, leeches have made a recent comeback with non-traditionalists.


"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings" is a well-known quote from this popular holiday film.

Released in 1946 and starring James Stewart, "It's a Wonderful Life" is considered a Christmastime classic. It was produced and directed by Frank Capra, who was also responsible for films like "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "It Happened One Night."


Even though he taught millions how to paint "happy little trees," he didn't start off as a painter.

With his PBS series "The Joy of Painting, " Bob Ross was known for teaching others how to paint their own scenic landscapes. Before becoming one of the world's most beloved artists, he was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force.


Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls form this tourist attraction that borders both the U.S. and Canada.

Including American Falls, Niagara Falls is the stunning tourist attraction that drains four of the five Great Lakes. Though many have tried to travel over the falls, Annie Taylor was the first to complete the journey in 1901.


In 1939, he became the first U.S. President to appear on television.

Appearing live from the World's Fair in New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to be broadcast over the airwaves. Although it was only broadcast locally in New York, it set a future precedent for presidents.


Airing from 1968 to 2001, this popular children's show created the "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" spinoff.

Fred McFeely Rogers was the starring character from the long-running "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." After his passing in 2003, the show's creators made a spinoff called "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" in 2012 that carries on the work of Mr. Rogers.


Sometimes called the breastbone, this bone connects your ribs in the middle of your chest.

If you were to place your hands on the center of your chest, the bone underneath your skin is called the sternum. On average, it measures one inch wide by 6 inches long, and it is not considered fully calcified and formed until age 25.


As the capital of Peru, this city boasts a population of almost 9,000,000 people.

Peru might be the third most populated country in South America, but it is home to one of the largest cities on the continent. With a population of nearly 9,000,000 people, it is a thriving city that hosts the largest collection of pre-Columbian art in the world.


Popeye knew he was getting a healthy dose of this mineral when he ate spinach.

When Popeye needed a boost, he used spinach to pump himself up. While he may have only been a cartoon character, he was quite health conscious. Spinach contains one of the highest levels of iron of all the leafy green varieties of vegetables.


When the Roman empire burned around him, this emperor chose to play the fiddle instead of joining the fire brigade.

Nero was quite the tyrant, and he was known to execute anyone who did not share his views. Although historians doubt the account of Nero playing a fiddle while Rome burned, they do give credence to the rumor that he may have started the blaze.


This Egyptian mountain is said to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

When Moses was given the Ten Commandments, it is said that he received them while spending time in exile on Mount Sinai. At a height of nearly 7,500 feet, it would have taken Moses less than 5 hours to reach the top.


The ram is the animal that represents those born under this astrological sign.

Those born under the sign of Aries are born from March 20th to April 20th. Represented by the ram, the astrological traits of an Aries include creativity and independence—just like their spirit animal.


This actress got her breakout role in the 1990 film "Pretty Woman."

Although Julia Roberts got a great role in 1988's "Mystic Pizza," it wasn't until 1990's "Pretty Woman" that she became a household name. During her career, she has been nominated for four Oscars, winning a Best Actress award for her work in "Erin Brockovich."


Although her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, her fans know her as something else.

Named after Queen's "Radio Ga Ga," Lady Gaga also refers to herself as Mother Monster. Becoming a pop sensation has always been in her blood. She has been playing instruments since the age of 4.


Found in your leg, this is the largest bone in the human body?

Running from your hip bone down to your kneecap, the femur is the largest and the strongest bone in the human body. Supported by muscle, the femur bears more weight than any other bone.


Native to Australia and New Guinea, this animal has a sweet sounding name.

Many people think that the sugar glider is a type of squirrel or monkey; however, they are members of the marsupial family. Found in Australia and New Guinea, sugar gliders have a gestation period that only lasts 17 days.


It's the name of the branch of science that studies bugs and insects.

Because there are more insects on the planet than humans, entomologists will never be out of work. In fact, 3/4 of all life on the planet is made of insects. Talk about being outnumbered!


You have Michael Jackson to thank for this best selling album of all time.

In 1982, Michael Jackson broke world records with the release of "Thriller." It is the only album that has been given platinum status 33 times, and it's estimated that over 66 million copies have been sold worldwide.


This state is known as the Golden State, and it boasts the title of the state with the biggest population.

With a population of almost 40 million, California is the most populated state in the United States. In 1850, California was admitted into the union where it became the 31st state.


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