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Jeopardy Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

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Jeopardy Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is Jeopardy!?
A: Jeopardy is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.

The show features a quizzes competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must do what?
A: Phrase their responses in the form of questions.

When did the original daytime version debut?
A: On NBC on March 30, 1964, and aired until January 3, 1975.

A weekly nighttime syndicated edition aired from September 1974 to when?
A: September 1975.

When did a revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, run on NBC?
A: From October 1978 to March 1979.

The current version, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered when?
A: On September 10, 1984.

Both NBC versions and the weekly syndicated version were hosted by whom?
A: Art Fleming.

Don Pardo served as announcer until when?
A: 1975, and John Harlan announced for the 1978–1979 show.

Since its inception, the daily syndicated version has featured whom as host?
A: Alex Trebek.

Who has been the announcer?
A: Johnny Gilbert.

How many episodes has the daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! Run?
A: Over 7,000.

How many Daytime Emmy Awards has it won?
A: 33, as well as a Peabody Award.

In 2013, the program was ranked No. 45 on whose list of the 60 greatest shows in American television history?
A: TV Guide's.

The daily syndicated series' 35th season premiered on what date?
A: September 10, 2018.

Three contestants each take their place behind a lectern, with the returning champion occupying which lectern?
A: The leftmost lectern (from the viewer's perspective).

The contestants compete in a quiz game comprising how many rounds?
A: Three rounds: Jeopardy!, Double Jeopardy!, and Final Jeopardy!.

The material for the clues covers a wide variety of topics, including what?
A: History, current events, the sciences, the arts, popular culture, literature, and languages.

Category titles often feature what?
A: Puns, wordplay, or shared themes.

The Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy! rounds each feature how many categories?
A: Six categories, each of which contains five clues, which are ostensibly valued by difficulty.

The dollar values of the clues increased over what?
A: Time.

On the original Jeopardy! series, clue values in the first round ranged from what to what?
A: $10 to $50.

On The All-New Jeopardy!, they ranged from what to what?
A: $25 to $125.

The current series' first round originally ranged from what to what?
A: $100 to $500.

They were doubled to $200 to $1,000 on what date?
A: November 26, 2001.

The Jeopardy! round begins when the returning champion does what?
A: Selects any position on the game board.

The underlying clue is revealed and read aloud by the host, after which any contestant may what?
A: Ring-in using a hand-held signaling device.

The first contestant to ring-in successfully is prompted to do what?
A: To provide a response to the clue, phrased in the form of a question.

If the contestant responds correctly, the clue's dollar value is added to the contestant's score, and they may do what?
A: Select a new clue from the board.

An incorrect response or a failure to respond within five seconds does what?
A: Deducts the clue's value from the contestant's score and allows the other contestants the opportunity to ring-in and respond.

If no contestant both rings-in and responds correctly what happens?
A: The host gives the correct response; the "last correct questioner" chooses the next clue.

Contestants are encouraged to select the clues in what order ?
A: From lowest to highest value, as the show's writers write the clues in each category to flow from one to the next, as is the case with game shows that ask questions in a linear string.

Contestants are not required to do so unless what?
A: The category requires clues to be taken in order.

What is the "Forrest Bounce,"?
A: A strategy in which contestants randomly pick clues to confuse opponents, has been used successfully by Arthur Chu and the strategy's namesake Chuck Forrest.

From the premiere of the original Jeopardy! until the end of the first season of the current syndicated series, contestants were allowed to ring-in when?
A: As soon as the clue was revealed.

Since September 1985, contestants are required to do what?
A: Wait until the clue is read before ringing-in.

To accommodate the rule change, lights were added to the game board (unseen by home viewers) to signify when it is permissible for contestants to signal; attempting to signal before the light goes on does what?
A: Locks the contestant out for half of a second.

Why was the change made?
A: To allow the home audience to play along with the show more easily and to keep an extremely fast contestant from potentially dominating the game.

In pre-1985 episodes, a buzzer would sound when a contestant signaled; according to Trebek, why was the buzzer eliminated?
A: Because it was "distracting to the viewers" and sometimes presented a problem when contestants rang in while Trebek was still reading the clue.

Contestants who are visually impaired or blind are given what?
A: A card with the category names printed in Braille before each round begins, and an audible tone is played after the clue has been read aloud.

The second round, Double Jeopardy!, features how many new categories of clues?
A: Six.

Only the contestant who uncovers a Daily Double may respond to that clue and need not do what?
A: Use his/her signaling device to do so.

Before the clue is revealed, the contestant must declare a what?
A: A wager, from a minimum of $5 to a maximum of his/her entire score (known as a "true Daily Double") or the highest clue value available in the round, whichever is greater.

A correct response adds the value of the wager to the contestant's score, while an incorrect response does what?
A: Deducts it.

Whether or not the contestant responds correctly, he or she does what?
A: Chooses the next clue.

Contestants who finish Double Jeopardy! with $0 or a negative score are automatically what?
A: Eliminated from the game at that point and awarded the third place prize.

The Final Jeopardy! round features what?
A: A single clue.

At the end of the Double Jeopardy! round, the host announces the Final Jeopardy! category, and what follows?
A: A commercial break follows.

After the break, what is revealed and read by the host?
A: the Final Jeopardy! Clue.

The contestants have 30 seconds to write their responses on the electronic display, while what plays in the background?
A: The show's iconic "Think!" music plays in the background.

Before 1984, all three contestants received their winnings in what?
A: Cash (contestants who finished with $0 or a negative score received consolation prizes).

Why was this changed?
A: In order to make the game more competitive, and avoid the problem of contestants who would stop participating in the game, or avoid wagering in Final Jeopardy!, rather than risk losing the money they had already won.

From 1984 to 2002, non-winning contestants on the Trebek version received what?
A: Vacation packages and merchandise, which were donated by manufacturers as promotional consideration.

The current cash consolation prize is provided by whom?
A: Geico.

What happens if no contestant finishes Final Jeopardy! with a positive total?
A: There is no winner.

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