Jeopardy Questions
Rob Jones

Level Aims Grammar Time Materials
junior high school and above teach Western stuff various entire period this question list

It's not always easy to come up with challenging topics and questions that fit the Jeopardy Game. That's why I'm giving y'all a bunch of questions that I've used (and some I haven't used yet) so that you can play at a moment's notice. For some categories, I've included multiple questions for the same point value so that you can use that topic multiple games.

Because the grammar and spelling categories can be used multiple times, there are enough questions here for two complete games. This also gives you a rough idea of how tough or easy to make your own questions. Unfortunately, some questions that are supposed to be difficult are real easy if they just studied it in a another class. In that case, substitute with your own questions.

America (I) Questions Answers
100 What building does the President live in? White House
200 Name three presidents.
300 How many stripes are there on the flag? 13
400 What is the largest state? Alaska
500 When is America's birthday? July 4

America (II) Questions Answers
100 What is the capital (shuto) Washington
200 What is the longest river in America? Mississippi
300 Where does the name America come from? Amerigo Vespucci
400 What country is north of America? Canada
500 What does USA stand for? United States of America

Japan Questions Answers
100 What is Japan's country's song? Kimigayo
200 What is the biggest lake in Japan? Lake Biwa / Biwa-ko
300 Who is on 5000 yen? Nitobe Inazo (up to 2004) / Ichiyo Higuchi (from late 2004)
400 When did the Kamakura Bakufu start? 1192
500 What is Japan's country's bird? kiji - on 10,000 yen bill

Sports Questions Answers
100 How many members are on a soccer team? 11
200 What is Hideo Nomo's uniform number? 16
300 In tennis, what is the name of 0 points? love
400 Name 4 sports that don't use balls.
500 Where were the 1984 Olympics? Los Angeles

Nazo Nazo (I) (this means "puzzle" - they must guess what the ? is.) Questions Answers
100 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, ? 32 - doubles
200 Z, Y, X, W, ? V - the alphabet backwards
300 S, M, T, ?, T, F, S W - days of the week
400 O, T, T, F, F, ? S - One, Two,Three, etc.
500 J, Y, K, A, N, ?, K H - Japanese historical periods
(Jomon, Yayoi, Kofun, Asuka, Nara, Heian, Kamakura)

Nazo Nazo (II) Questions Answers
100 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, ? 66 - multiples of 11
200 A, C, E, G, ? I - every other letter

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13 - Pythagorean Theorem
400 ON, DJ, FM, AM, ? JJ - months of the year
500 12, 7, 18, 10, 5, ?, 9, 1, 12, 6 14 - first and last numbers add up to 19 counting in

Music Questions Answers
100 Who are the members of Globe? Keiko, Komuro Tetsuya, Marc Panther
200 Who sings [current top-10 song]? eg. "Be With You" (Glay)
300 Who sings [old Japanese song]? eg. "Young Man" (Saijo Hideki)
400 How many keys are on a piano? 88
500 What does SMAP stand for? Sport Music Assemble People

Manga Questions Answers
100 What manga is Onizuka-sensei from? G.T.O.
200 In Meitantei Conan, what is Conan's real name? Kudo Shinichi
300 What was Doraemon's original color? yellow
400 Who made Sazae-san? Hasegawa Machiko
500 What is Tetsuwan Atomu's sister's name? Uran-chan

Spelling For this section, pick 5 words, easy to hard, and they gotta spell 'em.

Grammar Pick 5 sentences that you read in English and that they have to translate into Japanese.

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