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Only A True Genius Will Ace This "Jeopardy"-Style Quiz

Time to put your knowledge to the test.

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Doing well (or even getting on) Jeopardy! requires knowing a lot of random trivia. Let's see how you do:

  1. 1. Jennifer Lee directed this animated film, the first directed by a woman to earn more than $1 billion in gross box office revenue.

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    What is Frozen?

    Lee is also the first female director of a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film. Yep, she's pretty much a badass.

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    Via Disney
  2. 2. The world’s largest standing army belongs, appropriately, to this country.

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    What is China?

    The most populous country in the world fittingly has the largest standing army, which currently numbers at a whopping 2,333,000 service members.

    What is China?
    Via Thinkstock
  3. 3. We mustache you if you can name the only U.S. president who also served on the Supreme Court.

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    Who is William Howard Taft?

    After he got dislodged from his bathtub, Taft went on to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for nine years!

    Who is William Howard Taft?
    Via The White House
  4. 4. This comical Shakespeare character was so popular, he appeared in not one, but three of his plays.

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    Who is Falstaff?

    The buffoonish character appeared in Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2 and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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  5. 5. Time for a Before & After! It's the first animated film to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination and a 1978 Rolling Stones song. (See more Before & After questions here.)

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    What is Beauty and the Beast of Burden?

    Before & After is the most common Jeopardy! category, according to Tableau Public.

    What is Beauty and the Beast of Burden?
    Via Disney
  6. 6. Fidelio, the story of a woman disguised as a prison guard, is the only opera written by what German composer?

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    Who is Beethoven?

    Believe it or not, he really did only write one opera. What a failure.

    Who is Beethoven?
    Via Thinkstock
  7. 7. Starting in 2017, this author of just six books will be featured on the £10 British bank note, replacing Charles Darwin.

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    Who is Jane Austen?

    Go Jane!

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  8. 8. This Danish astronomer allegedly died from a burst bladder after a banquet, believing that going to the bathroom during a meal was poor etiquette.

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    Who is Tycho Brahe?

    If a Jeopardy! clue mentions a Danish astronomer, the answer is almost always Brahe. This is known as a Pavlov in Jeopardy! parlance, and there are many of them.

    Who is Tycho Brahe?
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  9. 9. This European duchy is also the least populated country in the European Union.

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    What is Luxembourg?

    Another Pavlov! The words "European duchy" always mean Luxembourg.

    What is Luxembourg?
  10. 10. It’s the northernmost state capital named after a U.S. president.

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    What is Madison, Wisconsin?

    Jeopardy! loves asking about state capitals, and so does this quiz.

    What is Madison, Wisconsin?
    Via state-capitals.org
  11. 11. Lather up! The word for this hygiene product is derived from a Hindi word whose Sanskrit root means to press, knead, or soothe.

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    What is shampoo?

    Word origins is an incredibly common Jeopardy! category. Study up!

    What is shampoo?
    Via Thinkstock
  12. 12. These darn ancient people of what is now Italy used a unique and highly mysterious language to communicate.

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    Who are the Etruscans?

    "Those Darn Etruscans" is a classic category and clue, and it usually gets a good laugh out of everyone.

    Who are the Etruscans?
    Via Flickr
  13. 13. This Arctic animal, described as having "skin like a beard," is Alex Trebek’s favorite.

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    What is a musk ox?

    Trebek really, really loves those musk oxen, and they show up in clues from time to time. Read more about his obsession here.

    What is a musk ox?
    Via Jeopardy!
  14. 14. It's the only letter not to appear in anywhere on the periodic table.

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    What is J?

    Every other letter of the alphabet appears on the periodic table, except J. Poor J.

  15. 15. The first football mascot is thought to be Yale's Handsome Dan, which is what type of dog?

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    What is a bulldog?

    Colleges and universities (and sports!) are incredibly common Jeopardy! categories. Anyway, Yale still uses a real bulldog at its games!

    What is a bulldog?
    Via Yale University
  16. 16. This iconic classic rock band was known as The Quarrymen before its name changed to this much more familiar one.

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    Who are The Beatles?

    The Quarrymen doesn't have quite the same ring to it, does it?

    Who are The Beatles?
    Via The Beatles
  17. 17. It's time for Final Jeopardy question!!! The category is College Towns, and here's your question:

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    What is Ann Arbor?

    Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by land speculators John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey, who named it for their wives, both named Ann, and for the stands of Bur Oak in the 640 acres of land they purchased for $800 from the federal government. What a steal!

    What is Ann Arbor?
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Only A True Genius Will Ace This "Jeopardy"-Style Quiz

One-show wonder

You're smart, for sure, but you've got a little studying to do before you become a true Jeopardy! master.

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Jeopardy winner

You're pretty good at this trivia stuff! Good enough, we bet, to even win an episode. Keep on learnin' and you might become the next Ken Jennings!

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Jeopardy whiz

You know your shit, and you could own a couple episodes of the show! Keep on keepin' on, you smartypants, you.

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Jeopardy master

Ken Jennings, is that you?! Not only are you brilliant (and a wagering whiz), but you also get all the cult-like inside jokes of the show. Bravo!

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