TRY TO ANSWER N.D. QUESTIONS FROM JEOPARDY!
Next to Wheel of Fortune is there a more beloved-by-all TV show then Jeopardy!? I'd say nope.
Next to South Dakota, is there a more beloved-by-all State? Yes, geographically North Dakota is right next to South Dakota and clearly more beloved by all.
See, using your brain is fun! Now time to answer actual North Dakota questions from the TV show Jeopardy!. I found them all in the huge Jeopardy! database.
There are 10 ND Jeopardy questions worth 1 point for each correct answer.
They're followed by 10 Double Jeopardy questions worth 2 points for each correct answer.
Lastly, there's 1 Final Jeopardy question worth 3 points.
So the PERFECT Score is 33!
Also, all of these answers/questions have been presented to the super smarty pants contestants on the TV show and they missed a bunch! Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper. You'll find the answers listed after Final Jeopardy (no peeking!). Looks like Alex is ready, so lets get to it!
JEOPARDY ROUND ONE:
First listed are the original categories followed by the answer. You need to come up with the "question" Jeopardy! style.
1) US RIVERS THAT FLOW NORTH
This "colorful" river flows north, forming 440 miles of the North Dakota-Minnesota border and then on into Canada.
2) THE MIDWEST
Founded in 1873, North Dakota's oldest newspaper still in publication is this city's Tribune.
Eating pasta? Thank North Dakota, the USA's biggest producer of the durum type of this, which gives us semolina.
4) "PEACE", BRO
This nickname for North Dakota refers to a real property found on it's international border.
5) NORTH DAKOTA
Jamestown, ND boasts a 46-foot-long, 26-foot-high statue of this roaming animal.
6) STATE FISH
South Dakota chose the walleye, while North Dakota chose the northern type of this fish.
7) NORTH DAKOTA
This is the official state beverage; got it?
In Strasburg, ND, listen for accordion music to find the birthplace of this beloved TV bandleader.
9) NORTH DAKOTA
One of the state's nicknames honors this regiment led by favorite adopted son Theodore Roosevelt.
10) STATE CAPITALS
Once called Edwinton, it was renamed for a German Chancellor.
So that wasn't so bad-
BUT HOLD ON TO YOUR CASH HERE COMES DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!!
First listed are the original categories, followed by the answer. You need to come up with the "question" Jeopardy! style.
1) QUARTER BACKS
The backs of 3 state quarters--Montana, North Dakota, and Kansas--feature parts of this critter.
2) LOCATION VACATION
The Visitors Center in Fargo, ND has this piece of heavy equipment used in "Fargo", complete with fake leg inside.
3) LAKES AND RIVERS
Boundary Lake is shared by North Dakota and this Canadian province.
4) HISTORIC TRIOS
This disease of little sores on the skin nearly wiped out North Dakota's "Three Tribes" in 1837.
5) BEASTLY STATE FLAGS
This creature shows up in the center of ND's flag and on 9 other state flags.
6) STATE MOTTOS
North Dakota: Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and "this".
7) WE LOVE PLANET EARTH
North Dakota is a leading producer of this low-grade brown coal.
8) THE SQUIRREL FAMILY
This creature mentioned in one of North Dakota's nicknames is a ground squirrel, not a bird.
9) DOUBLE U, DOUBLE V, OR DOUBLE W
In September of 2019 there was a United Tribes International one of these held in Bismarck, ND
10) 19th CENTURY AMERICA
in 1876, Lt. Col. George Custer left Fort Abraham Lincoln in the Dakota Terrirory with this regiment and led them into a battle from which they would never return.
WHEW! One more to go and it's worth three points!!
TIME FOR FINAL JEOPARDY!
1) OUT WEST
D.H. Houston patented a roll film camera in 1881 and said he came up with this brand name to honor his state, North Dakota.
ANSWERS ARE BELOW
1) Red River
4) Peace Garden State
8) Lawrence Welk
9) Rough Riders
2) Wood Chipper
4) Small Pox
5) Bald Eagle
10) 7th Calvary
How'd ya score?
Farewell Alex, Thanks for the thousands of hours of entertainment. Your bravery was an example for us all Now share and dare everyone you know to try and beat that awesome score you just posted!