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Can You Answer These Real Jeopardy! Questions About the US Population?

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“Jeopardy!” premiered as a daytime TV show in 1964 and since then it has become one of the most beloved primetime and game shows ever. In the game, three contestants duke it out answering trivia questions in such standard categories as science, as well as some really random ones like “Fictional Boyfriends.”

Several “Jeopardy!” categories contain questions about the U.S. population. Most people know that the population totals nearly 330 million, but it’s not evenly spread. Do you know which states have a population density of 1 person per square mile or what county has the largest minority population? 24/7 Tempo went through J! Archives — a site created by fans of the show that lists clues going back to 1984 — to find out those and other real clues about the country’s citizens.

“Jeopardy!” is different than other game shows by way of an unconventional approach. The answers, or clues, are presented to contestants, and they have to answer in the form of a question.

Wonder how you’d rate on the game show? Take the following pop quiz and see how you stack up. You can test your knowledge in another area — U.S. states: Here are 50 real “Jeopardy!” questions about each state.

Click here to see if you can answer real Jeopardy! questions about the US population. 

Methodology

To identify real “Jeopardy!” questions about the U.S. population, 24/7 Tempo went through J! Archives, a site created by fans of the show that lists questions and contestants going back to 1984 and updated through Jan. 24, 2020. The following questions were randomly selected and cover several game categories — from Facts & Figures and U.S. Census to Around the USA and “That’s what I like about the South.”

U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS $1,400 (Daily Double)

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Alaska

NOT THE CAPITAL $400

 

Anchorage

DON’T GO TO TOWN $800

 

A hamlet

U.S. CITIES $1000

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Phoenix

CURRENT EVENTS $200

 

The solar eclipse

FACTS & FIGURES $200

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Mormon

MICHIGAN $400

 

Detroit

STATES’ SECOND-LARGEST CITIES $400

 

Miami

U.S. COUNTIES $600

 

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Cook County

A DATE WITH DENSITY $400

 

New Jersey

THE U.S. CENSUS $400

 

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New York

THE U.S. CENSUS $800

 

Puerto Rico

THE U.S. CENSUS $3,400 (Daily Double)

 

Nevada

THAT’S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE SOUTH $400

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Baton Rouge

AROUND THE USA $200

 

Iowa

POPULATIONS $800 (Daily Double)

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Vermont

POPULATIONS $400

 

Hawaii

POPULATIONS $800

 

New York, Chicago, Los Angeles

POPULATIONS $1200

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Florida

U.S. CITIES $200

 

Philadelphia

U.S. CITIES $600

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Las Vegas

U.S. STATES $200

 

Delaware

ILLINOIS ME $500

 

Third

U.S. CITIES $200

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Oakland

“LONG” BEACH $200

 

Long Island

13-LETTER WORDS $400

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Massachusetts

BLACK HISTORY $200

 

Suburbs

SMALL U.S. CAPITALS $100

 

Cheyenne

“NEW” ENGLAND $200

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New Hampshire

STATE CAPITALS $1000

 

Santa Fe, New Mexico

U.S. CITIES $400

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Charleston

FACTS & FIGURES $400

 

65

U.S. GEOGRAPHY $400

 

Jacksonville

COUNTIES $300

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New York

U.S. CITIES $300

 

New York City

U.S. CITIES $600

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San Diego

U.S. STATES $500 (Daily Double)

 

Texas (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio)

U.S. CITIES $500

 

Los Angeles and New York

FACTS & FIGURES $100

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Los Angeles

U.S. STATES $600

 

Florida

NORTH CAROLINA $400

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Fort Bragg

Final Jeopardy! Round: U.S. GEOGRAPHY

 

Washington D.C.

Final Jeopardy! Round:AMERICAN CITIES

 

California and Texas

Final Jeopardy! Round:THE U.S. POPULATION

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Wyoming

Final Jeopardy! Round:STATE POPULATIONS

 

Texas

Final Jeopardy! Round:THE CENSUS

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Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island

Final Jeopardy! Round:U.S. CITIES

 

Houston

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