How Much Do You Know About Jeopardy!?

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1. What is the lowest score in Jeopardy! history?

A) -$7400
B) -$6800
C) -$5520

2. True or false: Jeopardy! contestants have to wait until the host finishes asking the question to hit their buzzer.


3. How many Jeopardy! clues are written each season?

A) 13800
B) 14000
C) 11100

4. When did Alex Trebek begin hosting Jeopardy!?

A) 1984
B) 1979
C) 1986

5. When did the modern version of Jeopardy! premiere?

A) 1992
B) 1979
C) 1984

6. True or false: Jeopardy! contestants always know which personal anecdote the host will ask them about.


7. Which of these wagers are Jeopardy! contestants banned from making?

A) $6
B) $99
C) $1

8. When did the original daytime version of Jeopardy! premiere on NBC?

A) 1964
B) 1961
C) 1984

9. Who was the original host of Jeopardy!?

A) Bob Barker
B) Alex Trebek
C) Art Fleming

10. What is it called when all three Jeopardy! contestants get a question wrong?

A) A super stumper
B) A failure
C) A triple stumper

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Answers: 1:A; 2:A; 3:A; 4:A; 5:C; 6:A; 7:A; 8:A; 9:C; 10:C