Jeopardy! contestants have to rely on their own knowledge and any clues in the question to figure out the answers.
There are some strategies. One contestant called ahead to find out when his episode would be airing, because shows on or around holidays usually have a themed category.
Contestants are human and they make mistakes, but they sometimes do not know how to pronounce a name as they have only read it.
There are no answers to the Jeopardy TV Show as they do new questions each time the contestants want a question.
The Final Jeopardy bets are revealed after the 30 seconds of writing time ends. Before then, the contestants don't know how much the other contestants bet.
A game of Jeopardy has three contestants.
The contestants dress themselves.
Jeopardy has had over 9,200 episodes and almost 20,000 contestants and even the Syndicated show has had over 6,200 episodes and over 10,000 contestants
During the commercial break after they find out the category.
They have had a few and will again. Travel to Jeopardy to audition is at a person's own expense.
Unlike Jeopardy contestants keep the money won or get theminimum$1000
The must bet before the question is asked
Jeopardy needs 400 new contestants per year. The original Jeopardy show hosted by Art Fleming came on the air from March 30 1964 until January 3 1975. A new syndicated Jeopardy Hosted by Alex Trebek has aired continuously since September 10 1984. That would mean under 15,000 contestants for USA Jeopardy with over 10,00 of them from the Alex Trebek Jeopardy episodes. This estimate does not even include the large number of international contestants from the International Jeopardy shows.
For contestants of the show they tell you the final category and then you must decide on the amount of your wager. They are various methods that contestants have used in the past to make this decision and they all take into account the other contestants score before final Jeopardy.
Contestants are given thirty seconds to answer a Final Jeopardy! question.
On episode #5791 of Jeopardy!, which aired on Monday, November 16, 2009, the contestants were Melisa Paye-Mose, Scott Wells and Chris Rodrigues.
The 13 different categories for the program can be found in the related link which also includes the clues and answers form all contestants
The TV show Jeopardy asks the contestants a final question that they write out the answer for at the end of the show. The questions on the show are divided into categories or subjects. The Final Jeopardy category would be the subject for the final question to be answered by the contestants.
Contestants who successfully pass the tests play a short version of jeopardy. See the related link.
Wheel of Fortune is not Jeopardy and does not give a contestants name. The contestants on Wheel of Fortune are only known by there first names
Go to the Jeopardy category and search. Or, use the search function inthe top right corner tool bar. Or, type a question in the green question bar above. The record of Previous Jeopardy shows including contestants names , Categories, questions or clues given, and the answers are found at the Jeopardy Archive. A link to the site has been added under the related links.