You are viewing herbie

 
 
28 March 2006 @ 08:46 pm
Jeopardy Test  
Now that the Jeopardy online contestant test for the east coast is over, I'd like to try to recreate the answers, because I'm a huge nerd like that. Unfortunately, I wasn't really trying to remember, so I only remember bits and pieces, so if you can help fill in the blanks, I'd appreciate it.

(I'm assuming that the other two tests are not the same - if they are, I will take down this post until after, but I wanted to put this up while the questions are still fresh in people's memories.)

Also, please link this around so that we can get some more collaboration hereon.


In no particular order:


  1. Lady Macbeth would have killed this man, but that he "looked like her father as he slept".
    Duncan

  2. Buckminster Fuller created the first geodesic one of these structures
    Dome

  3. He wrote "Babbit"
    Sinclair Lewis

  4. Mohammed's flight from Mecca to this city marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar.
    Medina

  5. Robert Langdon was first introduced in this pre-"Da Vinci Code" book.
    Angels and Demons

  6. This 2000 Julia Roberts title character took it to the legal Limit
    Erin Brockovich

  7. This Brando Film one the Academy Award for best picture in 1955
    On the Waterfront

  8. This sauce is traditionally served with eggs benedict
    Hollandaise

  9. This branch of chemistry is concerned with carbon structures
    Organic Chemistry

  10. It is theorized that the earth passed through the tail of this [some time]
    A comet (Halley's?)

  11. (Crossword clues "M") Court dance for Louis XIV (6 letters)
    Minuet

  12. The only Ivy League school in Rhode Island
    Brown (Thank you, Family Guy!)

  13. The only island nations entirely in the mediterranean are Malta and this divided island
    Cypress

  14. The Sanskrit word for "venerable" gives us this word for a spiritual guide or teacher
    Guru

  15. This man was secretary of state from 1973-1977
    Henry Kissinger

  16. She was the last woman before Sacajawea to be on circulating U.S. currency.
    Susan B. Anthony

  17. This 19th century poet wrote "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died" and "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain"
    Emily Dickinson

  18. Last name of the only man to be father & son to US president
    Harrison (Son of WIlliam Henry, father of Benjamin)

  19. This _____ (incompetent?) Roman emperor's name meant "little boot"
    Caligula

  20. "Betrayal" was the 1978 work of this British playwright and 2005 Nobel Laureate
    Harold Pinter

  21. Composer of "La Boheme"
    Puccini

  22. Odette was fated to be a bird for a day in this ballet
    Swan Lake

  23. Digital images are composed of these tiny units that sound like Sprites
    Pixels

  24. Vermont's highest peak is in these mountains
    Green

  25. This ethnic minority, also found in Iran and Turkey won 53 seats in Iraq's parliament
    Kurds

  26. This word for a law-making body comes from the French for "to speak"
    Parliament

  27. This company's logo, a pigtailed girl was modeled after their founder's real daughter
    Wendy's

  28. Oscar Wilde quote "I can resist anything but" this
    Temptation

  29. Though it's not the capital, this port city is China's largest, by population
    Shanghai

  30. This man was Lord Protector of England from 1653-1658
    Oliver Cromwell

  31. Fantasy land created by L. Frank Baum
    Oz

  32. The tendency of an object in motion to stay in motion and an object at rest to stay at rest
    Inertia

  33. This state capital is on Puget Sound
    Olympia

  34. The Mexican state of Quintana Roo is entirely within this peninsula
    Yucatan

  35. "Sir Duke" was a hit by this artist who signed to Motown in 1960(?)
    Stevie Wonder
 
 
( 26 musings — muse )
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
the _______
Was it Robert Langdon for question 5? Did the questions have hints like they do on the show, or is it purely knowledge based?
Aprotimherbie on March 29th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
Re: the _______
They had a lot of hints - some of the questions above are undoubtedly distillations of the hints, rather than the actual question.
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
One of the questions was about a Motown performer who sang Sir Duke. The answer was Stevie Wonder, but I don't recall the exact wording. I'm impressed with your recall for 34 questions though.

The Roman Emporer question had the dates of his reign in it. (I missed that one though)

Paul Baxter
deaconpaul.blogspot.com
Aprotimherbie on March 29th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, how did you find this post?
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
probably technorati
Aprotimherbie on March 29th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
when i say "where?" I mean, where am I listed on technorati that random people chance upon this? I can't even find this on technorati unless I specifically search for this site.
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
I searched for "Jeopardy" and looked through all the entries that happened after the end of the test.
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
I did a search for "jeopardy test" on a9.com. I was curious about other people's reactions to the test.

When I woke up this morning I remember a couple more of the questions from the test, but now that I've been up for a while they've faded back into wherever old dreams go.
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
Question Order
Have you found out whether the questions are the same for everyone, and if so if they are in the same order?
Aprotimherbie on March 29th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: Question Order
I'm pretty sure, based on my (very small) sample size that they are the same for everyone, and I think they are in the same order, though none of us remember the order that well, we generally have the same sense about when certain questions were asked. in any case, the order above is not correct.
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
More Questions
A few more questions (there may be some repeats of yours in here)...between yours and mine, i have 40 of the 50 questions...also found this through a technorati search on jeopardy test.

1. Famous Quotes: Oscar Wilde: "I can resist anything but" (temptation)
2. Sports: Fearsome middle linebacker, Ray Lewis, led this team to the Super Bowl Championship in 2000 (Baltimore Ravens)
3. Company Logos: This company's pigtailed logo is actually based on the owner's daughter (Wendy's)
4. Poets: This poet wrote "I heard a fly buzz" (Emily Dickinson)
5. Universities: This is Rhode Island's only Ivy League school (Brown)
6. Sanskrit word for "teacher," and refers to a religious and spiritual guide (guru)
7. Buckminster Fuller geodesic (dome)
8. the branch of chemistry dealing with carbon compounds (organic),
9. small state capital on Puget Sound (Olympia, WA)
10. the composer of La Bohème (Puccini)
11. a 6-letter word beginning with M for a dance in the court of King Louis XIV (minuet)
12. the author of Babbitt (Sinclair Lewis)
13. Secretary of State (Henry Kissinger).
14. Lord Protector of England (Cromwell)
15. Odette, character in ballet (Swan Lake)
16. Michelangelo’s David city located in (Florence)
17. Storytelling contest in the 1300s (Canterbury Tales)
18. Where Muhammed flew to from Mecca (Medina)
19. Most populated city in China, not capitol (Shanghai)
20. Artist that died in the fifties, action painting (Pollack)
21. Prequel to Davinci Code (Angels and Demons)
22. Broadway character played by Sandi Duncan and X (Peter Pan)
(Anonymous) on March 30th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Wednesday's
Hey Herbie, since you were so helpful I thought I'd direct you to my post about the Wednesday test. It's at http://blog.drewmiller.net.
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
Eastern time zone Jeopardy! contestant test.
I didn't take the eastern time zone test but researching with some who have I think there were two questions about a "truck with tines"
or a forklift and the location of the courthouse where The South
surrendered to end the Civil War. Virginia? Joe D.
(Anonymous) on January 25th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
there were some different answers, it was Ivy league in Ithica, NY. Landlocked countries in South America....uhm....My brain is kinda jello. Studying for an hour before taking this test was probably a bad idea, haha!
(Anonymous) on January 29th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Jeopardy test
i too found your blog from google searchign jeopardy test questions and i'm glad i did. it turns out they give different questions depending on your time zone. you on the east coast had COMPLETELY different questions than we did in mountain time. otherwise i was going to email the questions i remembered to my friend in Cali and have her take it tonight. but i guess this means that there are different questions for each time zone. however, i've taken the online test 3 years in a row, and there are definately repeating questions. so i think it would be a cool thing if we could document all of the questions from all the timezones, adn compile a big study list for next year. if this sounds cool, let me know. i have about 40 questions from the mountian time zone test, with most answers. contact me at destinydawn14@hotmail.com or myspace.com/shawnathon41. peace :)

Destiny
Lo Clostlo on February 13th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
This is great, thanks for posting it! I took the west coast test so my questions were different, but it's still just as much geeky fun :)
Aprotimherbie on February 13th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! It may also be that your questions were different because I took the test three years ago ;)

I would have taken the West Coast test this year, but it happened to be when I was in an airplane.
Lo Clostlo on February 13th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Reading comprehension fail! Now I see the 2006.

Honestly, I wish I could take a Jeopardy online test every day. It was great fun. Who cares about being on the show?

Like I said, geeky :)
(Anonymous) on January 29th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
uhh waz up
(Anonymous) on August 9th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
JEOPARDY TEST IN THE 1980S
Hi folks...Ok this has only been bothering me throughout the last 30 years....I took the Jeopardy Challenge at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City with my late Father in law in 198?
I miss one question.
I never really found the answer.
Category Kid's Literature:
"She was acquitted by a jury of her peers; six and seventh graders; of breaking and entering"
I answered Alice (Lewis Carroll) and was wrong.
So now I ask you...any one KNOW the answer??
Much Thanks, Docterry
(Anonymous) on December 13th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Re: JEOPARDY TEST IN THE 1980S
I know it's been a year or two since you asked, but better late than never right? The answer was probably Goldilocks.
(Anonymous) on December 13th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Re: JEOPARDY TEST IN THE 1980S
Goldilocks!!!
(Anonymous) on January 17th, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
The answer is Goldilocks
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
I took the Eastern time Jeopardy test on March 28 and had mostly completely different questions (rather, answers). The state capital question was about Rhode Island (Providence), the Shakespeare question was about Hamlet, the poet question was Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnets to the Portuguese). Obviously, they use a program that generates random questions.

I did have the question about Angels & Demons.
(Anonymous) on August 9th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
I know this was a long time agom but the only father son president pair pre-Bush was Adams, not Harrison. The Harrisons were 2 generations apart. John and John Quincy.
Aprotim: glassesherbie on August 13th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
That wasn't the question... they asked for the name of the only man to be both father and son to a U.S. President. John Adams and Bush Sr. were both fathers to U.S. presidents, but neither was the son of one. Likewise, JQA and GWB were both sons of presidents, but neither has fathered one (yet... it's possible that one of the Bush twins could be president still).
( 26 musings — muse )