The long-running and popular game show, “Jeopardy!,” has intrigued, captivated, and educated viewers over the course of nearly 40 seasons. From cheering on the weekly contestants to shouting out the Daily Double answers from your living room, “Jeopardy!” is easily one of the most popular and well-known shows on television today.
The show originally debuted in 1964 with host Art Fleming, and ran until 1975. After a failed attempt at a reboot in 1978, the show came back full-force in 1984, hosted by Alex Trebek. “Jeopardy!” has since been awarded 39 Emmys during its 36-year run, as well as a Peabody award in 2011, Writers Guild of America Award in 2014, and was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2018.
Trebek hosted the show for all of those years, becoming an intricate part of what made “Jeopardy!” so successful and winning, among other awards, a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding game show host, and the Guinness World Record for most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter. Trebek died in November 2020 from pancreatic cancer. He continued to host the show during his treatment, and his final appearance on the show will air on Christmas Day 2020.
Over the years, “Jeopardy!” has posed questions from a wide range of categories, covering everything from famous actors, ancient history, pop culture, books, movies, and just about any kind of trivia you can imagine. Stacker decided to take a look at some “Jeopardy!” questions from categories that address the 1950s, creating its very own “Jeopardy!” quiz.
Using November 2020 data collected from the “Jeopardy!” question library, J-Archive, Stacker composed a list of 25 unique questions, all pertaining to the 1950s. Whether the ’50s was your era, or you’re just a “Jeopardy!” expert in general, we bet you can’t get all these answers correct.
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