14 Jeopardy! Questions Even Champions Got Wrong
We curated a list of 14 questions that the champs got wrong. Test your knowledge and see how you stack up.
Category: The "Gold" "Bergs" (Each response either begins with "Gold" or ends with "berg")
On January 8, 2020, Greatest of All Time show, Holzhauer responded to this $600 clue with "Who is Goldwyn?" Ken Jennings answered with the correct response,"Who is (Irving) Thalberg?" Here's how to get on a game show and try your luck.
Category: Novels by Character
Back in November of 2019, Holzhauer played a round with Rachel Lindgren, an astronomy interpreter from Bend, Oregon and Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta. James' response of, "What is War and Peace?" was incorrect, but Steven's book smarts helped him announce the correct response, "What is Doctor Zhivago?" Can you answer these Jeopardy! questions about words?
Category: State School, That Great School
On May 2, 2019, James Holzhauer answered," What is Indiana?" The correct answer was, "What is Iowa?" These are some of the most hilarious answers game show contestants have ever given.
Category: What's Being Measured?
In November of 2019, James Holzhauer played against Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago and Francois Barcomb, an 11th-grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York. He first responded, "What is liquor?" Alex asked him to be more specific and he responded, "What is whiskey?" The correct answer was, "What is volume?" The clue was a triple stumper. Next, read on for 13 of Alex Trebek's most memorable moments from Jeopardy!