The Next Jeopardy G.O.A.T. Could Be Living in Boise Right Now
If you shamelessly got sucked into watching ABC's Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time Tournament, you weren't alone. Over 13 million viewers tuned in to watch Ken Jennings take the crown on night four of the tournament.
As much fun as I had watching the game show, I discovered rather quickly that I have no business trying to audition for the show. During one night of the tournament, hubby was keeping track of which one of us could guess the right answers first. I managed to pull off a whopping 13 of 60 clues given over the match correctly. That's a failing grade of roughly 21.7%.
You probably did much better than I did. In fact you may have done well enough to think that you could have a real shot of winning the beloved game show one day. Well, now's the perfect opportunity to take a chance on that dream!
All contestants who appear on a regular Jeopardy show have one thing in common. They passed Jeopardy's online test. I thought you could take the test whenever you wanted to, but it turns out that the three-day testing events only take place once or twice a year.
2020's first testing event is coming up next week. You may only take the test once, but you can pick which of these times is most convenient for you to sit down and give it all you've got.
- Tuesday, January 28 | 6 p.m. MT
- Wednesday, January 29 | 7 p.m. MT
- Thursday, January 30 | 9 p.m. MT
The test runs you through 50 clues and you have 15 seconds to respond to each clue. At the end of 15 seconds, it captures whatever you've typed as an answer. The nice part? For the test, you don't have to answer in the form of a question.
Jeopardy never reveals your final test scores, but if you pass you could be contacted and invited to a live audition, the next step to becoming a contestant on the shows we get to watch at home.
They do offer practice tests to help you prepare, but they're slightly shorter with just 30 clues. I'll warn you, they're tough. I took one just for giggles and the only ones I got correct had to do with shoe shopping, Prince, class action lawsuits and something I just so happened to remember from physics class.
Think YOU have what it takes to pass the test and make the show? Then click HERE to prove that the next Jeopardy G.O.A.T. lives right here in the Treasure Valley!