Special Report

Can You Solve These Real ‘Jeopardy!’ Clues About US Presidents

claudiodivizia / iStock / Getty Images Plus

“Jeopardy!” has been one of most beloved primetime game shows in America for decades. In the show, three contestants duke it out answering trivia questions in several categories, including the U.S. presidency. 

In honor of President’s Day, 24/7 Tempo combed through J! Archives — a site created by fans of the show that lists clues going back to 1984 — to identify some of the most interesting and challenging questions about the highest office in government.

 There have been more than 300 questions about the people who have been elected president since the country’s founding in 1776, and most of them go beyond the basics covered in history class.

Most people probably know that George Washington, the first president of the United States, was also the only head of state who did not represent a political party, but not as many know that he was in debt while running his tobacco farm. Or, while Gerald Ford is famous, among other things, for being the only unelected president, few know he was also a college football MVP.

 Wonder how you’d rate on the game show? Take the following pop quiz and see how you stack up. You can also 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 these real ‘Jeopardy!’ clues about US presidents

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

DURING HIS PRESIDENCY $200:

[in-text-ad]

Source: Keystone / Getty Images

Lyndon Johnson

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE $2000:

Source: exit78 / Flickr

Breckinridge

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENT HAD MONEY TROUBLES $600 (Daily Double):

Source: manley099 / E+ via Getty Images

Harry Truman

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

DURING THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY $200:

[in-text-ad-2]

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

19th CENTURY CONGRESSMEN $2,000 (Daily Double):

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENT HAD MONEY TROUBLES $800:

Source: golfnmd50 / iStock via Getty Images

Tobacco

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

FURNITURE METAPHORS $800:

Source: Bogdan Kovenkin / iStock via Getty Images

An empty chair

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SONGS $1200:

[in-text-ad-2]

Source: Michael Ochs Archives / Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images

“Don’t Stop”

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

PRESIDENTIAL PARTY POLITICS $400:

Source: Niyazz / iStock via Getty Images

The Democratic Party

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS:

[in-text-ad]

Source: National Archives / Getty Images

Thomas Jefferson

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENCY:

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Gerald Ford

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

PRESIDENTS $400:

Source: National Archives / Getty Images

Kennedy

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENCY $800:

[in-text-ad-2]

Source: Gary Newkirk / Getty Images

Gerald Ford

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA $1000:

Source: cornelluniversitylibrary / Flickr

Grover Cleveland

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENCY $500:

[in-text-ad]

Source: BrianAJackson / iStock via Getty Images

Executive privilege

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENCY $300:

Source: GMVozd / E+ via Getty Images

35

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENCY $2000:

Source: Racide / iStock via Getty Images

Episcopal

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

U.S. PRESIDENTS:

[in-text-ad-2]

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Harry Truman

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

U.S. FIRSTS $400:

Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Tyler

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

TAFT! $1,500 (Daily Double):

[in-text-ad]

Source: KeithBinns / E+ via Getty Images

New Mexico and Arizona

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

ALL ABOUT THE PRESIDENCY $600:

Source: Dainela / iStock via Getty Images

Olive branches

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH $1000:

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Benjamin Harrison

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

HISTORIC MOTTOES & SLOGANS $2000:

[in-text-ad-2]

Source: johnsnape / Flickr

Harding

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENCY $1000:

Source: Alex Edelman / Getty Images News via Getty Images

Helicopter

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

THE PRESIDENCY $400:

[in-text-ad]

Source: rarrarorro / iStock via Getty Images

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

HE SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE $1000:

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

John Adams

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

DWIGHT EISENHOWER $600:

Source: porcorex / iStock via Getty Images

5-star general

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

GENERAL INFORMATION $1600:

[in-text-ad-2]

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Sherman

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

POTENT QUOTABLES $400:

Source: gazanfer / iStock via Getty Images

1933

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

DESPERATE WHITE HOUSE $2000:

[in-text-ad]

Source: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

Herbert Hoover

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

ELECTORAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP $2000:

Source: National Archives / Newsmakers / Getty Images

Hayes

[in-text-ad-2]

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT $1200:

Source: Sixflashphoto / Wikimedia Commons

Superior Court Justice

ALERT: Take This Retirement Quiz Now  (Sponsored)

Take the quiz below to get matched with a financial advisor today.

Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests.

Here’s how it works:
1. Answer SmartAsset advisor match quiz
2. Review your pre-screened matches at your leisure. Check out the advisors’ profiles.
3. Speak with advisors at no cost to you. Have an introductory call on the phone or introduction in person and choose whom to work with in the future

Take the retirement quiz right here.

Thank you for reading! Have some feedback for us?
Contact the 24/7 Wall St. editorial team.