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Can You Answer These Real ‘Jeopardy!’ Questions About Each State

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Few game shows in TV history are as iconic as “Jeopardy!” Answering trivia questions about anything from “U.S. stuff” and “state mottos” to “spelling” and “we love the planet” is a favorite pastime of many Americans. A big part of the fun of the show is playing along at home. And now you have a chance to test your skills. 

24/7 Tempo went through J! Archives, a site created by fans of the show that lists clues going back to 1984. The correct response to each of the 50 clues we selected is one of the 50 states.

“Jeopardy!” premiered in 1964 as a daytime TV show. It became so popular that in 1984 it was moved to primetime, where it has remained. As is the case with many long-running shows, the ratings go up and down — it was even canceled in 1975 due to low ratings, and revived three years later. 

In 2019, “Jeopardy!” hit a ratings record as a result of James Holzhauer’s streak of 32 consecutive wins. An average of more than 13.2 million households tuned in every day the week of April 29, the highest number of viewers in 14 years. “Jeopardy!” and a few other programs have come to dominate American television screen time over the years — check out the 50 longest-running Primetime TV shows

Wonder how you’d rate on the game show? Take the following pop quiz and see how you stack up. We included some questions that may even baffle some former champs. 

Click here to see if you can answer these real Jeopardy! questions about each state

To identify real “Jeopardy!” questions about each state, 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. 1, 2020. The following questions were randomly selected and cover several game categories — from U.S. geography and history to science and “Let’s go to the park.”


Answer: Utah



Answer: Maine


Answer: California


Answer: Tennessee


Answer: Washington


Answer: Georgia


Answer: Kentucky


Answer: New Jersey


Answer: Iowa


Answer: South Carolina


Answer: Nevada


Answer: Mississippi


Answer: Alaska


Answer: Illinois


Answer: Arkansas


Answer: New Hampshire


Answer: Minnesota


Answer: Maryland


Answer: Florida


Answer: Oklahoma


Answer: Colorado


Answer: South Dakota


Answer: New York


Answer: Vermont


Answer: Louisiana


Answer: Pennsylvania


Answer: Virginia


Answer: Ohio


Answer: Connecticut


Answer: Rhode Island


Answer: Alabama


Answer: New Mexico


Answer: Hawaii


Answer: Idaho


Answer: Texas


Answer: Montana


Answer: Wisconsin


Answer: Arizona


Answer: West Virginia


Answer: Kansas


Answer: Indiana


Answer: Oregon


Answer: Missouri


Answer: Nebraska


Answer: Massachusetts


Answer: North Carolina


Answer: Michigan


Answer: Wyoming


Answer: North Dakota


Answer: Delaware, 1787

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