“Jeopardy!” Categories That I’d Totally Sweep (If They Ever Happened)

Do you know who in 1944 said, “The eyes of the world are upon you”? Well, that was part of the “answer” to the clue for the final round of the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament the other night, and contestant Leonard Cooper didn’t know the answer.

The thing is though is that based on what he’d wagered, there was no way Leonard could lose the tournament. He went ahead and gave a straight to the point answer that got the audience laughing: “Who is some guy in Normandy. But I just won $75,000!”

Anyway, the right answer was Dwight D. Eisenhower (which I would have gotten wrong), but props to Leonard for his memorable win. Sadly, I missed the live viewing of this episode, but seeing get passed around the Internet got me thinking about my own Jeopardy! potential.

I’m like so-so when it comes to getting answers correct on Jeopardy! – though, right now my biggest Jeopardy! competition is my grandmother, so I don’t know how much we can really use that as a gauge. However, there are a few Jeopardy! categories that I know I would be unbeatable at if they ever showed up on the blue board:

Do you ever play along with Jeopardy! on TV? How do you usually do? Do you think you could beat me at some of these categories? What categories would you be a pro at? Tell me in the comments!

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  • LittleRedWolfGirl

    The Jennifer Lawrence one made me laugh, but I know how you feel. I always feel so much smarter during the teen tournaments because the questions are so much easier, but during the baseball off-season, we watch the show almost every night. (We miss most episodes from April-October, since so many baseball games are night games). There are some nights where we get a category I sweep, and other nights where all the categories are basically foreign to me. It’s always fun though, we can get kind of competitive, and my dad will often know the most random, obscure facts and we all just sort of look at him and go “How do you KNOW that?”

  • Indigo

    There’s a Little Women movie?! Wait, who am I kidding- there’s a movie for practically every famous classic. I am so rereading the book and watching the movie :D. And I’m really good at procrastinating, except without the excuses. “Why haven’t you started your homework?” “Because… I was… practicing the piano.” “For two hours?” “No, for 30 minutes, but… I…” (conversation with my dad today).

    • Meg Malone

      There’s actually a few Little Women movies, but the one I used for the gallery picture (and my absolute favorite) is the 1994 version. It has a really great cast, and I totally recommend it!

  • melissaB

    So… you’re an idiot then?