Are You Smarter Than A Jeopardy Contestant?

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Information Studies alumna Autumn Haag was recently a contestant on Jeopardy. Here is a quiz that consists of a selection of the questions from her match. Could you impress Alex Trebek?

For simplicity, do NOT answer in the form of a question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    12-LETTER WORDS 400: This is something needed before you can do something else, like a course you must take before enrolling in a more advanced one

    Explanation
    A prerequisite is something that is required or necessary before you can proceed to do something else. It is like a course or a qualification that you must have completed or obtained before you can enroll in a more advanced or specialized one. The term "pre-requisite" and "prerequisite" both refer to the same concept, with "pre-requisite" being a variation in spelling.

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  • 2. 

    12-LETTER WORDS 800: An adjective meaning cancer-causing

    Explanation
    The correct answer for the 12-letter word meaning cancer-causing is "carcinogenic" or "carcinagenic". Both words are adjectives used to describe substances or agents that have the potential to cause cancer.

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  • 3. 

    12-LETTER WORDS 1000: An archaeologist who specializes in the land of pharaohs and its artifacts.

    Explanation
    An archaeologist who specializes in the land of pharaohs and its artifacts is known as an Egyptologist. The correct spelling of the word is "Egyptologist" with a capital "E" and without any misspellings such as "egyptologist" or "egpytologist".

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  • 4. 

    STAGE TALK 600: From the old French to rake again, it's a practice performance.

    Explanation
    The clue mentions that the word originates from the old French word meaning "to rake again". This suggests that the word is related to the act of repeating or practicing something. Additionally, the clue mentions that it is a "practice performance", which further supports the idea that the word is related to practicing or preparing for a performance. Therefore, the correct answer is "rehearsal".

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    BEASTLY COLLECTIVES 600: This collective term is used for a group or ants, badgers, seagulls or human settlers.

    Explanation
    The term "colony" is used to describe a group of ants, badgers, seagulls, or human settlers. It refers to a community of individuals belonging to the same species, living together and functioning as a unit. In the case of ants, badgers, and seagulls, they form colonies for various reasons such as protection, hunting, or nesting. Similarly, human settlers may form colonies when they establish a new settlement or community in a foreign land. Therefore, "colony" is the correct answer for this question.

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    BEASTLY COLLECTIVES 1000: A group of two ball-players is called this; so is a group of (usually more than two) barracudas.This collective term is used for a group or ants, badgers, seagulls or human settlers.

    Explanation
    A group of two ball-players is called a battery in baseball terminology. Similarly, a group of barracudas can also be referred to as a battery. Additionally, this collective term is used for a group of ants, badgers, seagulls, or human settlers.

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  • 7. 

    REAL NAMES IN SPORTS 200: In 1977, I.M. Hipp ran for 254 yards against Indiana playing for this school’s Cornhuskers.

    Explanation
    In 1977, I.M. Hipp had an outstanding performance, running for 254 yards against Indiana while playing for the Cornhuskers. The question is asking for the school that Hipp represented during this game, and the correct answer is Nebraska.

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    COOKIE MONSTER REVIEW NOVEL 400: Me enjoy this author Kinsey Millone mystery C Is for Corpse; C really for cookie but me like book anyway.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "grafton, Sue Grafton, Grafton, sue grafton." This answer suggests that the author of the reviewed novel is Sue Grafton. The mention of "C Is for Corpse" indicates that the author follows an alphabetical naming convention for their mystery novels, which is a characteristic of Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series. The repetition of the name "Grafton" and its variations further supports the conclusion that Sue Grafton is the author of the reviewed novel.

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    COOKIE MONSTER REVIEW NOVEL 800: Me laugh really hard about boy going from Mississippi to Memphis in “the reivers” by him. You hear me? Me say Mississippi!

    Explanation
    The correct answer is William Faulkner. The explanation is that the question is referring to a novel called "The Reivers" written by William Faulkner, in which a boy travels from Mississippi to Memphis. The mention of "Me say Mississippi!" suggests that the narrator, who is speaking in a playful and childlike manner, is emphasizing the connection with Mississippi and Faulkner's work.

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  • 10. 

    WE GOTTA GO NOW 1600: Head to this island east of Sumatra to see the orangutans before they become extinct.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Borneo. Borneo is an island located east of Sumatra. It is known for its diverse wildlife, including orangutans. These orangutans are currently facing the threat of extinction, making it a crucial destination for those who want to see them before it's too late.

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  • 11. 

    MOVIE QUOTES 1200: 1998 - This actor said “The Dude Abides” and “this rug... it really tied the room together.”

    Explanation
    In the movie released in 1998, an actor said the famous quotes "The Dude Abides" and "this rug... it really tied the room together." The correct answer is Jeff Bridges, as he portrayed the character who said these lines.

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    MOVIE QUOTES1600: 1997 - This actor said "You make me want to be a better man."

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jack Nicholson. Jack Nicholson is the actor who said the quote "You make me want to be a better man" in the movie released in 1997.

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  • 13. 

    YOU'RE MAKING ME ANGRY 800: A synonym for bile, this is what an annoying person does to you.

    Explanation
    The answer to the clue "YOU'RE MAKING ME ANGRY 800: A synonym for bile, this is what an annoying person does to you" would be "gall." The term "gall" can refer to bile but also to a trait of irritating boldness or impudence that someone might display, which can be annoying.

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    YOU'RE MAKING ME ANGRY1600: From Latin for “call forth”, it’s to make someone angry enough to lash out.

    Explanation
    The word "provoke" is derived from the Latin word meaning "to call forth". When someone is provoked, it means they are being intentionally agitated or irritated in a way that causes them to become angry and possibly react aggressively. Therefore, the correct answer is "provoke" or "to provoke".

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  • 15. 

    LUAU LUAU 1200: Poke, a common appetizer at many luaus, can be made with this fish that has a 3-letter Hawaiian name.

    Explanation
    Poke is a common appetizer at luaus, which is made with a fish that has a 3-letter Hawaiian name. The correct answer is "ahi" because ahi is a type of fish commonly used in poke.

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    LUAU LUAU 1600: Get your guests in the tropical mood with a Blue Hawaii, made blue with this liqueur.

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "curacao, curocao, curasao." These are alternative spellings of the same word, which is a liqueur used to make a Blue Hawaii cocktail.

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  • 17. 

    CHINESE HISTORY 400: During his travels, Marco Polo saw “Jasper and Chalcedony,” this type of stone the Chinese carved into jewellery.

    Explanation
    During his travels, Marco Polo observed that the Chinese carved "Jasper and Chalcedony" into jewelry. The correct answer, jade, is a type of stone that the Chinese have historically used for carving and creating jewelry. Jade has been highly valued in Chinese culture for centuries due to its beauty and symbolic significance. It is known for its vibrant green color and smooth texture, making it a popular choice for intricate carvings and ornamental pieces.

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  • 18. 

    CHINESE HISTORY 1600: In March 1839, the Chinese seized over 20,000 chests of this from British merchants in Guanzhou, causing war.

    Explanation
    In March 1839, the Chinese seized over 20,000 chests of opium from British merchants in Guanzhou, causing war. Opium was a highly addictive drug that the British were illegally trading with China in exchange for tea and other goods. The Chinese government, concerned about the social and economic effects of opium addiction, decided to crack down on the trade. This seizure of opium led to the First Opium War between China and Britain, which had significant consequences for both countries and marked a turning point in Chinese history.

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  • 19. 

    CHINESE HISTORY 2000: In 1887, the Protocol of Lisbon confirmed that this colony was a free port under the control of Portugal.

    Explanation
    In 1887, the Protocol of Lisbon was established, confirming that Macau, a colony, would be a free port under the control of Portugal. This agreement solidified Macau's status as a trading hub and allowed for the free flow of goods and services in the region.

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  • 20. 

    FINAL JEOPARDY - CATEGORY - BILLBOARD TOP 100:Besides Frank and Nancy Sinatra, they’re the only other father and daughter who each had no. 1 solo hits.

    Explanation
    Pat and Debby Boone, also known as the Boones, are the correct answer for this question. They are the only other father and daughter duo, besides Frank and Nancy Sinatra, who both had solo hits that reached number one on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

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