January 19, 2011

Bonus NMAI Jeopardy questions

Here's a video showing the NMAI category on Jeopardy plus some extra questions:

NMAI on JeopardyThis December, the National Museum of the American Indian was a category on the game show Jeopardy. The contestants didn't get to all the museum's clues, so we have three left to be answered by viewers of this video. A prize is up for grabs! Watch the video for more details.

Comment:  The four questions used on Jeopardy were video questions. The three bonus questions are straight text questions.

I gather the NMAI staff prepared several video questions that Jeopardy didn't use. These are text-based versions of the extra questions. One of them may have been the unrevealed fifth question.

I guess Jeopardy didn't use these questions because they were too hard. Too bad, because they would've been better than the questions the show did use.

On a scale of 1-5, with five being the hardest, I'd say Jeopardy's NMAI questions were all 1's. In contrast, I'd give the bonus questions a rating of 2, 5, and 4.

If the first bonus question were the fifth NMAI question, I'd rate the category's difficulty as 1, 1, 1, 1, 2. I'd say a typical Jeopardy category should rate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. That shows you how far the show has fallen from its heyday.

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