Can You Answer These Winning Jeopardy! Questions?

By: Stella Alexander
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About This Quiz

"When Time magazine named it Invention of the Year in 2007, it was described as too slow, too big, pretty & touchy-feeling." What is ... the iPhone? YOU'D BE CORRECT! This is just one of the Final Jeopardy questions that has appeared on the popular game show. Can you test your knowledge by answering these winning Jeopardy questions? Let's find out!

Jeopardy! premiered in 1964 as a daytime TV show. While Art Fleming first hosted, they brought on Alex Trebek to take over in 1984 when the series moved to prime time television. The show was set up on the premise that three contestants would battle it out in trivia along all different categories. While they might have basic topics like history and science, you'll also find creative ones like "Fictional Boyfriends" or "Cute, Furry, and Deadly."

The prime time show was different from its other trivia counterparts in that the host gives you the "answer." The contestant would then have to answer with a question, whether it's "what is," "who is," or "where is." While you could be successful through the first two rounds, Final Jeopardy is where you can hit big or lose it all. Depending on your wager, you'd go home a loser or return to the next show triumphant. Are you willing to place a big wager on this quiz? Do you think you can answer these winning Jeopardy! questions? Let's find out!

COLLEGE: From the Latin for "free," this 2-word term for a type of college refers to the old belief of what a free man should be taught.

This question appeared on Jeopardy! in 2011. Some subjects that fall within liberal arts are philosophy and literature.

WOMEN IN SPORTS: She won America's only gold medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

This question was asked in Final Jeopardy! in 2001. Peggy Fleming was an Olympic figure skater and would go on to be a commentator.

WORLD CITIES: According to U.N. data, it's the world's most populous city named for a person.

Sao Paolo is the 11th most populous city in the world. Located in Brazil, it has nearly 8 million people in its metropolitan area.

FAMOUS NAMES: In October 1992, the ashes of this late TV producer were flown on the space shuttle, Columbia.

Beam me up, Gene! Born in Texas, Gene Roddenberry is known for creating "Star Trek."

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Team nicknames of the 8 Ivy League schools include 4 animals, 3 colors & this Christian denomination.

There are 8 Ivy League schools. UPENN's mascot is the Quakers, which played a huge role in Pennsylvania history.

FOREIGN AID: These 2 countries, once each other's enemies, are the 2 biggest recipients of U.S. foreign aid.

Egypt and Israel had a tumultuous history beginning in 1948 with the Arab-Israeli War and ended in 1980 following the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

THE OSCARS: 2 of the 5 actors before Tom Hanks to win 2 best actor Oscars.

There are only a few men who have won Best Actor twice in their careers. Others were Spencer Tracy, Fredric March and Gary Cooper.

THE INTERNET: On March 10, 2003, this nation got control of the .af internet domain.

Afghanistan is a country located in the Middle East. Its capital is Kabul and the country has a population of over 34 million.

SHAKESPEARE: 2 of the 4 Shakespeare plays in which ghosts appear on stage.

Shakespeare might be the most well-known writer of all time. In his masterful plays, he had a decent number of ghosts. They appeared in 4 plays, the others being Richard III and Julius Caesar.

U.S. CITIES: The 34 peaks of the roof of this city's airport represent mountains that are about 30 miles away.

Denver International Airport is located, quite obviously, in Colorado's capital city of Denver. Travelers get spectacular mountain views when landing and taking off.

MAGAZINES: Founded in 1821, it was named for its delivery time, the last mail delivery of the day.

While you shouldn't expect this magazine to come monthly, the Saturday Evening Post comes out 6 times a year.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: A chorus in this 1741 work says, "King of kings and Lord of Lords and He shall reign forever and ever."

"The Messiah" is a classical work created by George Handel in 1741. In the work, he begins with prophecies before ending with Christ's resurrection in Part III.

SPORTS TEAMS: This pro sports team has 3 official mascots: Edgar, Allan, & Poe.

The Baltimore Ravens is the professional NFL team for Maryland. This Final Jeopardy! question appeared in 2002.

LITERATURE: In early drafts, the heroine of this novel was named Pansy & her family home was called Fontenoy Hall.

While the 1939 film is well known, "Gone with the Wind" was adapted from the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell.

FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1790, this cabinet officer wrote his "Report on the Public Credit."

Alexander Hamilton was the very first Secretary of the Treasury. The battle between him and Aaron Burr for Governor of New York was well known, as it ended in his death.

STATE CAPITALS: One of the 2 state capitals whose names end with the Greek word for "city."

"Polis" is the Greek word for city and in their culture, you'll find words such as the Acropolis of Athens. You'll find "polis" at the end of the capitals of Indiana (Indianapolis) and Maryland (Annapolis).

WORDS IN POETRY: The 2 "oo" 4-letter words in the poem inscribed in the base of the Statue of Liberty.

"The New Colossus" is the poem inscribed at the bottom of the statue of Liberty. It was written by Emma Lazarus four years before her death.

THE PULITZER PRIZES: The first man to win the Pulitzer Prize for his film criticism, he's lobbied for a Pulitzer Prize for the movies.

Quite possibly the most well known film critic, Roger Ebert began his career in 1967 for the Chicago Sun-Times. The popular critic passed in 2013.

NOTORIOUS: In October 1959, he informed the U.S. Embassy in Moscow that he had applied for Soviet citizenship.

Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

CANADA: It's the only Canadian province that is separated from the North American mainland.

Canada has 10 provinces and three territories. While all of them are connected on the North American continent, Prince Edward Island is separated because it is ... an island.

UNIVERSITIES: The Golden Spike removed after the May 10, 1869 ceremony is now at this university.

The Golden Spike was from the First Transcontinental Railroad and was implanted in the ground by Leland Stanford. After being removed, it was moved to the university named after him, Stanford.

U.S. GOVERNMENT: It's the oldest executive department of the U.S. government.

If you're looking for the office that handles foreign policy, you'd be pointed in the direction of the State Department.

AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY: The great creator said these animals couldn't eat the fish of the river, so they fed on land at night.

Whoa! Hippos are the third largest land-mammal. Their name also comes from the Greek words for river horse. You'll find them in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: On July 16, 1995, this company made its first sale, a science textbook.

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 in Seattle, Washington. The company made its first sale in 1995 and is now the most valuable retailer in the US. This question appeared in Final Jeopardy! in 2006.

AUTHORS: S. Anderson told him, write about what "you know ... that little patch ... in Miss. where you started from.

William Faulkner is a very famous author of the early 20th century. He is known for works such as "The Sound and the Fury" and has also won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize.

FAMOUS SHIPS: On Dec. 27, 1831 it departed Plymouth, England to map the coastline of South America.

Construction on the HMS Beagle began in 1817 and it was fully constructed and ready to be launched in 1820.

WEBSITES: A slang term for Harvard's freshman register gave this website its name.

Facebook was founded by Harvard students and launched in 2004. Its most popular founded is Mark Zuckerberg who had help from his classmates.

EUROPEAN HISTORY: This 17th century king named his throne room the Apollo Chamber.

One of the most popular kings in France's history, Louis XIV was often called the Sun King or Louis the Great. He reigned for 72 years beginning at the age of 4.

MAGAZINES: This late actor was on the July 13, July 20 & July 27, 1991 TV Guide Covers.

This question originally aired on Final Jeopardy! in 1992. Michael Landon was known for roles in Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie. After Lucille Ball, he has appeared on the most TV Guide covers.

THE PLANETS: To the ancient Greeks & Romans, it was the slowest-moving planet seen from Earth.

If you're looking for what was thought to be the slowest moving planet, you'd have to look at the second-largest which is Saturn. It is the sixth planet from the sun.

OPERAS: Operas by Rossini, Bizet & Beethoven are set in or near this city.

Seville is a city in Spain with a population of around 700,000. "Carmen" (Bizet), "The Barber of Seville" (Rossini) and "Fidelio" (Beethoven) took place in the city.

LITERARY FIGURES: Bono, Jim Sheridan, & Liam Neeson were featured in a 2004 documentary honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of this man.

One of the most popular authors, Irish-born Oscar Wilde is well known for his work, "The Importance of Being Earnest."

NAME'S THE SAME: This sports superstar of 1973 bears the name of one of the 66 major organs of the United Nations.

Secretariat was a racehorse that grew popular in the 1970s. In its races, the horse earned over $1.3 million.

LITERATURE & FILM: Nicole Kidman, Helena Bonham Carter & Cybill Shepherd have all starred in films based on this man's works.

Henry James was a popular author who was born in New York City. The author was known for works like 'The American" and "The Portrait of a Lady."

FAMOUS SCIENTISTS: In 1969, the N.Y. Times retracted a 1920 editorial ridiculing his claim that rockets could fly to the moon.

This question aired as a Final Jeopardy! question in 1992. He was also credited with the first rocket that used liquid fuel.

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