Quiz: 96% of People Can't Answer These Easy Jeopardy Questions. Can You?
96% of People Can't Answer These Easy Jeopardy Questions. Can You?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

Hey, trivia buffs! Maybe you've taken the "Jeopardy!" online test several times already. Maybe you've waited by the phone (or email inbox), but the producers have just never called (or emailed). You're losing faith that you'll ever get your chance to tell Alex Trebek a funny, charming personal anecdote right after the first commercial break. 

Take heart! We've got a Jeopardy-style quiz for you, one that you can play from the comfort of your home (or the office ... you know who you are). We've incorporated categories from sports to science to notable people. And, of course, all the answers are phrased in the form of a question. 

Do you know which planet was downgraded to a "dwarf" in 2006? (Hint: It was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh). Or which Olympian has won the most medals -- gold and otherwise -- in the history of the Games? (Another hint: This athlete competed in the Summer, not Winter, Games). These questions aren't as hard as you'd usually see on a quiz show, but you may be surprised ... some of them might stump you! (If not, you can move up to some of our other zoo.com "pub trivia" or "Jeopardy-style" quizzes. 

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor! (Oh, wait, that's something else ...)

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History: You probably have a portrait of this Revolutionary War hero in your wallet right now.
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Geography: Visit this country's Provence region to see the fields of lavender.
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Books: Her first draft of "Pride and Prejudice" was called "First Impressions."
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History: Joseph Goebbels was minister of propaganda for this political party.
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Notable people: This "Sherlock" lead also starred in "The Imitation Game."
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Science: This element, which has a "Valley" named after it, makes up 25 percent of the earth's crust.
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Notable people: This larger-than-life author lived in both Key West and Cuba.
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Sports: This American swimmer holds the most medals of any Olympian.
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Science: I'm still a star in Hollywood, although I was wiped out about 66 million years ago.
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Mythology: When in Rome ... you'd call me Jupiter!
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Notable people: Though Steve Jobs captured public imagination, this man created the Apple II.
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Religion: Tom Cruise might be the most widely-recognized member of this church.
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Notable people: Jeremy Clarkson's run on this show ended after an altercation with a producer.
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Movies: If you win the Palme d'Or, your visit to this film festival has been successful.
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Geography: If you want to visit this city, you're likely to land at O'Hare or Midway.
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History: This group awards a highly prestigious Peace Prize with the same name.
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Recent history: Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed a plane in this unorthodox but necessary location.
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Sports: This quarterback's impressive legacy might be forever shadowed by "Deflategate."
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Pop culture: Great Caesar's ghost! Superman has a byline in this paper, although as Clark Kent.
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Books: Your spellcheck isn't broken ... the title of this Stephen King novel is supposed to be spelled that way!
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Movies: This 1973 horror film scared people back to church -- and away from pea soup!
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History: More than 30,000 Americans died in this "forgotten war."
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Geography: Come here to take in a Braves game or visit the "World of Coca-Cola" museum.
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Science: This Swede was a giant in the field of taxonomy (the naming of species).
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History: Serbia and Croatia, as well as the disputed territory of Kosovo, were all part of this onetime Communist nation.
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Books: I started a (fictional) revolution by just trying to save my sister.
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Geography: In terms of square miles, I'm the smallest state in the U.S.
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Astronomy: I was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" in 2006.
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Geography: You'll find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and JFK's "eternal flame" here.
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Recent history: This child beauty pageant competitor was one of the most famous murder victims of the 1990s.
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Geography: This street, the financial center of America, probably got its name from a wooden barrier.
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Movies: This comic actress broke through as clueless Cindy Campbell in the "Scary Movie" franchise.
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Movies: This British actor was a Jedi knight onscreen and a knight in real life.
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History: These unassuming little islands were the cause for a war in 1982.
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History: This Mormon leader was the first presidential candidate to be assassinated.
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