How Much Money Could You Make on Jeopardy?

By: Ashley Ehman

How Much Money Could You Make on Jeopardy?
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About This Quiz

Quiz shows are arguably one of the most popular genres of game-show television. From that mix comes the well-known series hosted by the infamous Alex Trebek called "Jeopardy!" This show introduces its three contestants to a variety of topics, ranging in monetary value based on difficulty. The blue screens are recognizable by almost anyone, but what is it like to actually see them in person? Have you ever wondered how well you would do at the buzzer? Would you crack under pressure or find yourself in the Winner's Circle? 

Nerves are only half the battle. Each "Jeopardy!" contestant has to have a certain amount of smarts to do well on this show. Do you know the deepest point on our planet without consulting your nearest encyclopedia? Can you name the capital of Croatia without batting an eye? Put your vast knowledge to the test and see how well you would do on "Jeopardy!" without even leaving the couch. This quiz may not have Alex Trebek, but through the thirty-five questions, you'll know if you made it to Final Jeopardy or not. Will you be the next Ken Jennings? Or will you collapse under the pressure? Take this quiz to find out!

Question 6 Many of the first popular soda brands were invented by individuals in what career?
What are pharmacists?
Three of the most popular soda brands were all invented by pharmacists. Coca-Cola was invented by John Pemberton, Dr. Pepper was created by Charles Alderton and Pepsi was developed by Caleb Bradham.
What are electricians?
What are chefs?
What are ER doctors?

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Question 4 This patriotic symbol is printed on all of the currency for the United States.
What is the White House?
What is the American Flag?
What is an eagle?
Some representation of an eagle appears on all currency minted for the United States. Another commonality among the various forms of currency is the Latin saying, "E Pluribus Unum."
What are stars?

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Question 22 As per British law, Queen Elizabeth II owns all of this species' unclaimed members found in the waters of Wales and England.
What are swans?
The Queen owns all the swans found in England and Wales that don't otherwise have an owner. The law initially came to exist in medieval times, but the current monarch keeps the tradition alive.
What are ducks?
What are muskrats?
What are haddock?

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Question 29 3,333,360 points is the highest score you can get in this classic game.
What is "Pong?"
What is "Pac-Man?"
The highest score one can achieve in "Pac-Man" is over three million. Introduced to the video game market in 1980, this classic video game was inspired by pizza! The creator was said to have gotten Pac-Man's shape from a pizza with a slice missing.
What is "Spore?"
What is "Tetris?"

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Question 8 This was the fastest car on the road as of 2019, clocking in at 261 miles per hour.
What is the Hennessey Venom F5?
What is the Koenigsegg Agera RS?
What is the Bugatti Chiron Sport?
The Bugatti Chiron Sport is the fastest car on the road, but competitors are looking to change that. The developers behind the Hennessey Venom F5 are positive that once their vehicle is finished, it will clock out at over 300 mph.
What is the Tesla Roadster?

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Question 20 Prior to his dessert-inspired name, this was Cookie Monster's initial name.
What is George?
What is Sid?
Cookie Monster's original name was Sid. This was first made known to fans in a Sesame Street episode that aired in 2004. Cookie Monster sang about his life before he began consuming cookies.
What is Alan?
What is Steve?

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Question 13 World War I is responsible for changing this women-centered industry forever.
What is the makeup industry?
What is the feminine products industry?
What is the bra industry?
In an effort to use less metal, the U.S. War Industries Board suggested that corsets no longer be worn by women. By switching to bras, American women were able to lessen their metal consumption enough to build two battleships!
What is the maternity clothing industry?

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Question 31 There are more than 4 billion mobile phone owners on the planet, but only an astounding 3.5 billion use this common, everyday item.
What is a car?
What is a toothbrush?
There are more people with a mobile phone than those who choose to use a toothbrush on a daily basis. The toothbrush has been around since 1938, and yet, there are still people who don't use one!
What is a coffee machine?
What is deodorant?

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Question 12 While the DeLorean has become a staple in the "Back to the Future" franchise, this household appliance was originally going to be the time machine.
What is a refrigerator?
The original time-machine concept for the "Back to the Future" movies was going to be based on a refrigerator. The creators decided against it for fear that their audience would try to recreate the time machine.
What is an oven?
What is a chest freezer?
What is a dryer?

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Question 23 The electric chair was invented by a man with this job.
What is an electrician?
What is a police officer?
What is a veterinarian?
What is a dentist?
The creator of the electric chair, Alfred Southwick, was a dentist! Prior to the chair's first use in 1890, hangings were a popular means of execution. Southwick saw his invention as a more humane way to execute people.

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Question 5 This man is known as the Father of the Nation in India.
Who is Amitab Bachan?
Who is Arjun Kapoor?
Who is Arvind Kejriwal?
Who is Mahatma Gandhi?
Mahatma Gandhi is referred to in India as the Father of the Nation. He is most popular for leading the country against British control of India and making way for the nationalist movement.

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Question 9 This founding father received only two years of formal education. He left school to join the family business: soap and candle-making.
Who is Alexander Hamilton?
Who is Thomas Jefferson?
Who is James Madison?
Who is Benjamin Franklin?
It was Benjamin Franklin who had only a few years of formal schooling. Before he made his way in the print business, he could be found in his family's business, making soap and candles.

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Question 7 This body part has the highest concentration of bones in the human body.
What is the leg?
What is the hand?
The human hand has the most bones of any other body part in the skeletal system, with 27 bones in each hand. The foot is a close second since each foot has 26 bones. Together, a set of hands and feet contain more than 50% of the number of bones in a human body.
What is the foot?
What is the arm?

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Question 25 Along a part of Route 66 that goes through New Mexico, this patriotic song can be heard through the vibrations from your car.
What is "Star Spangled Banner?"
What is "God Bless America?"
What is "Stars and Stripes Forever?"
What is "America the Beautiful?"
A small section of Route 66 in New Mexico can play "America the Beautiful" through the vibrations of a car as one drives along the quarter-mile piece of road. A precise 45 mph is needed to hear the tune.

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Question 28 If you have multiple DUIs in the state of Ohio, your car will have this identifying quality.
What is an ignition interlock device?
What is a yellow license plate?
People charged with multiple DUIs in Ohio are required to have yellow license plates. This odd-colored license plate is also required for anyone who has a BAC that is twice the legal limit.
What is an identifying bumper sticker?
What is an odd colored tire?

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Question 34 Queen Elizabeth II keeps busy ruling a country, but she's also responsible for inventing this.
What is her own kind of tea?
What is her own dog breed?
Queen Elizabeth II tends to prefer corgis over any other dog, which is how she became the creator of a new dog breed! The Queen is said to have invented the "dorgi," which is a cross between a dachshund and a corgi.
What is her own hat style?
What is her own line of shampoo?

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Question 2 While this social media term has become wildly popular in the last decade, it was actually first used in 1659.
What is tag?
What is unfriend?
The term "unfriended" has been around much longer than one might think. It started as "unbefriended" in 1629 but became known as the term we know today when it was printed in Thomas Fuller's 1659 book, "The Appeal of Injured Innocence."
What is block?
What is follow?

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Question 14 While vacationing in Montana can be idyllic, people avoid Berkeley Pit lake for this reason.
What is its freshwater sharks?
What is its high chemical concentrations?
Berkeley Pit, located in Montana, contains a massive amount of chemicals within its water, as it was formerly an open pit mine. This lethal mixture contains arsenic, copper and cadmium, to name a few. It has been known to char the internal organs of geese!
What is its leech infestation?
What is its lack of water?

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Question 32 The rainforests of the Amazon Basin are home to this creature, the smallest monkey in the world.
What is the capuchin?
What is the squirrel monkey?
What is the vervet monkey?
What is the pygmy marmoset?
The pygmy marmoset is the tiniest monkey species found in the world. They weigh approximately 3.5 ounces. They typically live in groups of about six, which collectively help raise any offspring.

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Question 10 Though famous for his role in the Holocaust and World War II, Hitler surprisingly never did this activity.
What is served as a spy?
What is visited a concentration camp?
Adolf Hitler never visited a concentration camp. He avoided such activities, and there is even a rumor he looked the other way when his transport train would cross paths with a train transporting Jewish people to the camps.
What is killed another person?
What is referred to himself as a Nazi?

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Question 33 The first commercial to appear on television was aired on July 1, 1941, advertising for a company that sold this product.
What are watches?
The first commercial to air on television was for a watch company located in New York, called Bulova. The commercial was 10 seconds long, cost $9 dollars for the spot and aired just before a baseball game.
What is the electric razor?
What is the ballpoint pen?
What is instant coffee?

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Question 11 Casu marzu is cheese with this unique defining characteristic.
What is its blue color?
What is its shape?
What is its fly larva?
Casu marzu would not be the cheese it is without its maggots! Flies are allowed to lay their eggs on the product and then eat and digest it. This gives it a pungent flavor that can leave a burning sensation on the tongue.
What is its fecal matter?

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Question 3 Albert Einstein married Mileva Maric, and they had two sons. Before their legal union, this is the name they gave to their illegitimate daughter.
What is Diana?
What is Lieserl?
Einstein had a daughter out of wedlock named Lieserl. Historians did not know of her birth prior to examining Einstein's private files in the 1980s. Her fate is undetermined, as no one knows for sure what happened to her.
What is Sofija?
What is Katarina?

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Question 18 While Johnny Cash sang the famous tune, "A Boy Named Sue" was actually written by what children's author?
Judy Blume
Shel Silverstein
The popular children's author, Shel Silverstein, wrote "A Boy Named Sue." Silverstein also wrote "Where the Sidewalk Ends," "A Light in the Attic" and "The Giving Tree." He is also credited with writing other popular songs.
Dr. Seuss
Beverly Cleary

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Question 16 Prior to becoming "Gmail", the email service was named after this cartoon animal.
Who is Garfield?
The original name of Gmail was Garfield Mail. In the 1990s, users could get emails with the ending "@catsrule.garfield.com." The slogan for the email service was "e-mail with attitude."
Who is Heathcliff?
Who is Marmaduke?
Who is Snoopy?

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Question 24 While most people would think that pornography sites carry the most computer viruses, it is actually this type of site that puts your computer at greater risk.
What are social media sites?
What are religious sites?
Based on the findings of a study by Symantec, there was a 300% increase in malware found on religious sites compared to pornographic ones. Researchers believe this is because pornographic sites need to make money, so it's in their best interest to keep their sites safe.
What are medical sites?
What are fitness sites?

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Question 30 If you're looking to fall in love at first sight, you'll have the best chance with a member of this profession.
What is a nurse?
What is a bus driver?
What is a restaurant server?
What is a flight attendant?
Flight attendants are the most likely profession to be fallen in love with at first sight. They even beat out exotic dancers! Perhaps it has to do with those free pretzels they hand out?

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Question 15 This candy, invented in Vienna, Austria, was made to be an alternative to smoking.
What is candy cigarettes?
What is licorice?
What is gum?
What is Pez?
Pez, invented by Eduard Hass III, was made to be a smoking alternative. The name comes from the German word for peppermint, which is "pfefferminz." By taking a letter from the beginning, middle and end, Hass coined the name "Pez."

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Question 1 This is the name given to the deepest point on Earth.
What is the Sargassum Depth?
What is the Devil's Trench?
What is the Challenger Deep?
The deepest point on our planet is called the Challenger Deep. It's located in the Marianas Trench, which is found in the Pacific Ocean. The point itself is measured to be 36,070 feet below sea level.
What is Oceanic Bottom?

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Question 27 The popular popping shipping material, Bubble wrap, was originally intended for this purpose.
What is medical wrap?
What is food preservation?
What is wallpaper?
The creators of bubble wrap, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, originally tried to market their product as wallpaper. Upon realizing it could be used for shipping purposes, their first big client became IBM, which needed to ship fragile computers.
What is stress relief?

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Question 19 The beloved canine companion, Toto, was instead originally this animal in the stage version of "The Wizard of Oz".
What is a cat?
What is a rabbit?
What is a cow?
In the earliest versions of the stage-adapted version of "The Wizard of Oz," instead of Dorothy's companion being her dog, Toto, it was originally a cow! The cow's stage name was Imogene.
What is a duck?

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Question 21 President Nixon was at this famous location when he spoke his infamous words, "I am not a crook."
What is the White House?
What is the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
What is the Lincoln Memorial?
What is Disney World?
Nixon said, "I am not a crook" while speaking to a crowd at Disney World. It was during this time that he was facing backlash due to the Watergate scandal. He ended the quote with, "I have earned everything I have got."

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Question 17 Prior to writing the literary hit "The Da Vinci Code", Dan Brown pursued a career in this.
What is medicine?
What is psychology?
What is criminal justice?
What is pop stardom?
That's right, the famous author Dan Brown tried his hand at becoming a pop star! Prior to writing bestselling novels, the author worked as a pop singer and songwriter in California.

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Question 35 If we gave you exactly a moment to answer this question, it would be this amount of time.
What is a minute?
What is twenty seconds?
What is forty-five seconds?
What is ninety seconds?
A moment is equivalent to ninety seconds. During Medieval Europe, this time allotment was a common phrase, but it actually held meaning, as a moment is said to be 1/40th of an hour.

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Question 26 Used today as a means of eye protection and fashion accessory, sunglasses were originally used to help members of what career?
Who are judges?
Sunglasses were used initially by judges! First used in 12th-century China, the glasses were used to conceal the judge's face while they were interrogating witnesses. This was so they could better hide their emotions.
Who are poker players?
Who are astronomers?
Who are carriage drivers?

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