A question from Final Jeopardy! in 2015 was, "A Christian hymn and a Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical." The answer was "Rock of Ages," but returning champion Choyon Manjrekar guessed "Kinky Boots."Continue Reading
Another Jeopardy! question from the category "Canadian Cities" was, "An intersection in this provincial capital is the original western terminus of the Trans Canada Highway." The answer was Victoria, British Columbia. The American contestants struggled with the "Canadian Cities" category, setting off a firestorm on social media about how little Americans know about Canada.
In 1986, a question in the "Fictional Boyfriends" category was “As Frau Blucher in 'Young Frankenstein' she spoke the line, ‘Yes, yes he was my boyfriend.'” The answer was Cloris Leachman. Another question in the "Fictional Boyfriends" category of the same episode was, "Her man still is Moondoggie." The answer was "Gidget."
From another episode in 1986, the question was, "The symbol for this planet is, appropriately, a trident." The $200 answer was Neptune. In that same episode, Jeopardy! asked contestants to answer "Dred Scott" for the question, "Famous slave who sued for his freedom in 1857." The category was "The Civil War."
Jeopardy! categories include literature, geography, science, popular culture and language. Jeopardy debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964. The show has asked hundreds of thousands of questions during its decades-long run. Merv Griffin created Jeopardy! when he sought to create a new game show after the cheating scandals in the game show, "The $64,000 Question."Learn more about Art & Literature