If You Were on "Jeopardy!" Would You Win, Lose, or Be the Host?

By: Allison Lips

If You Were on "Jeopardy!" Would You Win, Lose, or Be the Host?
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About This Quiz

"Jeopardy !" has been on the air in its current iteration since 1984. However, the show debuted in 1964 with Art Fleming as host. The show's popularity has caused its current host, Alex Trebek, to be a pop culture icon and has raised some of its best players to the same level, such as Ken Jennings. 

Due to its long-running success, "Jeopardy!" has been the subject of a well-received parody on "Saturday Night Live" and "Weird Al" has immortalized his fictional loss in song with his single "I Lost on Jeopardy," which had a video that had an accurate recreation of the 1960s set.  

Nearly everyone has seen at least one episode of "Jeopardy!" You've probably even pictured yourself on stage standing across from Trebek answering questions and hitting the Daily Double. Unfortunately, not everyone is cut out to be on "Jeopardy!" as Dorothy Zbornak of "The Golden Girls" found out. 

Are you a huge "Jeopardy!" fan? Would you walk away a "Jeopardy!" champion? Take this quiz to find out if you should sign up for" Jeopardy!" auditions or if you're better off playing from the comfort of your own home! You could find out that you're so good you should be hosting the show!

How do you feel about Alex Trebek?
I would love to have dinner with him.
He's a bit intimidating.
It's time for him to retire.
He's a cool guy.

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Would you be likely to freeze up on national television?
No, TV doesn't scare me.
Yes, sometimes nerves get the best of me.
No, I have all the answers.
Only if I couldn't be myself

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How many books do you read in a month?
9 to 14
It's embarrassingly low.
15 or more
4 to 8

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What is your favorite category?
All of them
Let It Snow
Foreign Languages
World Landmarks

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On your day off, what are you doing?
Reading
Shopping
Hanging with friends
Traveling

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If you failed to make it on "Jeopardy!" what show would you audition for next?
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
The Price is Right
Wheel of Fortune
Deal or No Deal

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What do you believe is the greatest game show of all time?
Password
Match Game
Jeopardy, of course!
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

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Could you beat Ken Jennings' record of 74 games in a row?
It'd be exhausting, but I'm up for the challenge.
I'm happy to win one game.
Probably not. I have nothing, but respect for Ken.
No, not even going to try.

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What do you consider yourself to be an expert in?
I'm a jack-of-all-trades, master of none.
Celebrity gossip
If I answer honestly, I'll sound cocky.
Nothing because I'm always learning.

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Which show are you most likely to binge watch?
Discovery Channel documentaries
Friends
I Love Lucy
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

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Who do you look up to the most?
Richard Feynman
George Washington
Albert Einstein
Richard Branson

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You're in a doctor's waiting room, which magazine are you most likely to pick up?
I'd flip through all of them.
People
Time
National Geographic

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Do people ever consider you to be the life of the party?
Not really, I'm too bookish.
Yes and I'm throwing it.
No, but I've been known to loosen up every once in a while.
Yes, life's too short not to have fun.

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If your friends were asked what your best trait is, how would they answer?
My intelligence
My kindness
My honesty
My zest for life

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Which current game show host would you spend $1,000 for charity to have dinner with?
Alex Trebek
Howie Mandel
Pat Sajak
Drew Carey

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What is the one category you have the most trouble with?
Potpourri
It Starts with an "S"
The Artist Formerly Known As
Must See TV

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You won a million dollars on a game show, how are you using the winnings?
To get a doctorate degree
To go on a family vacation
Investing
Donate to charity

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You're planning a vacation, where are you spending the week?
Road trip. There's plenty to see in the United States.
Los Angeles
Europe
On a cruise

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Which book do you keep on your nightstand?
David McCullough's latest
Game of Thrones
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
One of the Harry Potter books

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What was your best subject in high school?
English
Physical Education
Languages
History

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When you travel, which non-essential item do you always bring?
A book
A tablet to play movies and TV shows
My cellphone
A headset

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Who would be in the audience for your "Jeopardy!" appearance?
My entire family
Family and all my friends
A bunch of strangers
My parents

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Which artist's complete discography do you own?
The Beatles
Frank Sinatra
Frank Zappa
Elvis Presley

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If you didn't have your current job, which industry would you work in?
Academia
Retail
Theater
Travel

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When you play quizzo in a team, which role do you take on?
The expert with all the answers
The friend who tries to keep it fun
I don't play quizzo.
The new friend with a surprising amount of knowledge

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Would your "Jeopardy!" appearance come as a surprise to those who know you?
Absolutely not
Yes, everyone underestimates me.
No, everyone knows I love the game.
Yes, but because I forgot to tell them.

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Which subject would you bone up on prior to your appearance?
Pop Culture
History
Science
A little of everything

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When people ask why you'd make a good "Jeopardy!" contestant, what do you tell them?
I have the ability to learn quickly.
I'm great at cramming for tests.
I have a vast knowledge about everything.
I am gifted with languages.

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What is your biggest fear about appearing on "Jeopardy?"
That I'll make a fool of myself
I'll disappoint my parents.
I'll come across as unlikable.
I'll forget to answer in the form of a question.

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What would your post-"Jeopardy!" life look like?
I'd tell others how to prepare for their appearance.
I'd go back to my pre-show life.
I'd travel around the world.
I'd spend time with my family until I got bored.

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