10 Questions About East Texas That Have Appeared On Jeopardy!
Jeopardy is a great game show to watch because you can learn so much about so many different topics all in one brief episode. It's the game show that gives you the answer and in order to win a cash amount you must provide the answer in the form of a question! The player at the end of Final Jeopardy with the most dollars on screen is the winner! I like this show because of the variety and strangeness of some of the topics and the strategy the players develop near the end to win! I can answer some questions, but most of them I'd be lost at when trying to form the right question as an answer!
Throughout the shows extensive history there's been many times that East Texas or something dealing with East Texas has been right answer in the form of a question. I found a cool database at j-archive.com that has archived the answers that have appeared on the blue screens on the Jeopardy wall. I did a quick search for questions dealing with East Texas and found these questions!
How many of these answers can you form the right question to to win the dollar amount indicated? The topics from which the question comes from is listed in caps. The answers are at the bottom, but don't cheat and scroll their first!
CELEBRITY YEARBOOK SUPERLATIVES
At his Longview, Texas high school in 1988, this actor was voted most handsome
FOREIGN-SOUNDING TEXAS PLACES
A land divided by Jordan, Egypt & Israel, or the seat of Anderson County, Texas
FOREIGN-SOUNDING TEXAS PLACES
There's one in southern Italy, one in Florida & one in Texas near the Ark. border, "an old town with new horizons"
STATES' LARGEST LAKES
$5,000 (Daily Double)
Lake Sam Rayburn
In 1901 Beaumont, Texas saw the birth of this industry at Spindletop & the fortunes of the state were changed forever
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
In this state, high school football is a big deal & Longview vs, Marshall is one of the great rivalries
A museum of the history of looking for this stuff is a tourist attraction in Kilgore, Texas
Kilgore College in this state has a museum devoted to the Kilgore Rangerettes Drill team
The state university in Nacogdoches, Texas is named for him
BIRTH OF A FIRST LADY
December 22, 1912 in Karnack, Texas
The answer in the form of a question to the answers above:
CELEBRITY YEARBOOK SUPERLATIVES - $1000 - Who is Matthew McConaughey?
FOREIGN-SOUNDING TEXAS PLACES - $800 - Where is Palestine, Texas?
FOREIGN-SOUNDING TEXAS PLACES - $1000 - Where is Naples, Texas?
STATES' LARGEST LAKES - $5000 Daily Double - What is Texas?
TEXAS HISTORY - $200 - What is oil and gas?
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - $600 - Where is Texas?
TEXAS TECH - $400 - What is the East Texas Oil Museum?
TRAVEL U.S.A. - $500 - What is Texas?
EPHEN STEPHEN - $1200 - Who is Stephen F. Austin?
BIRTH OF A FIRST LADY - $600 - Who is Lady Bird Johnson?
Hopefully you answered quite a few of these questions correctly and earned a lot of cash for your Final Jeopardy round!