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Can you solve these 'Jeopardy!' clues about U.S. presidents?

  • Can you solve these 'Jeopardy!' clues about U.S. presidents?

    This record-setting television game show has won 33 Daytime Emmy Awards along with the prestigious Peabody Award. TV Guide ranked it 45 on the greatest shows in American television history. Answer: What is “Jeopardy!”?

    With President’s Day approaching, Stacker decided to compile a list of 25 “Jeopardy!” clues about U.S. presidents. Using 2020 data from the J! Archive, a fan-run source for “Jeopardy!” clues, we assembled these questions that either describe something about a U.S. president or an event related to him.

    The clue slides give you the category of the question, its dollar value for that game (watch out for the Daily Doubles), as well as the airdate for that episode (pay attention, as that may affect some of the answers). You may not know as much as the recent Greatest of All Time Tournament players like Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, and Brad Rutter, but we have formatted this slideshow so that you can test your knowledge (sorry, Alex Trebek’s sultry voice and quick wit not included). Clue slides will appear before answer slides to give you a chance to play along. We also included some trivia to further explain each correct response.

    You may think you know a lot about presidential history, but we didn’t just pick the famous or most recent ones. The clues also cover events that may not have taken place when the man in question was president. Get started to see how much you know about U.S. presidents, and don’t forget to phrase your answer in the form of a question.

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  • Clue #1

    - Clue: This 20th-century president's middle initial "S" didn't stand for anything specific.
    - Category: U.S. PRESIDENTS
    - Value: $600
    - Date episode aired: June 21, 2019

  • Answer #1

    Who is Truman?

    Biographer David McCullough states the “S” is a tribute to both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. His first name is a tribute to his maternal uncle, Harrison Young.

  • Clue #2

    - Clue: After more than 150 years, he's still the tallest president in U.S. history.
    - Category: WHICH TALL CHIEF?
    - Value: $400
    - Date episode aired: April 5, 2019

  • Answer #2

    Who is Lincoln?

    Not counting that iconic top hat, Lincoln stood at 6 feet 4 inches. Lyndon Johnson came close at 6 feet 3.5 inches, and Donald Trump’s 2018 presidential physical measured him at 6 feet 3 inches. Nineteen of the 45 presidents have measured 6 feet or over.

  • Clue #3

    - Clue: In 1963 LBJ gave out the first of these honors to be called "Presidential," including posthumously to his predecessor.
    - Category: U.S. PRESIDENTS
    - Value: $800
    - Date episode aired: April 30, 2019

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  • Answer #3

    What is the Medal of Freedom?

    The Presidential Medal of Freedom was actually established by John F. Kennedy before his assassination, but he had not yet awarded any. Along with the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor in the United States.

  • Clue #4

    - Clue: [Former President Bill Clinton presents the clue.] My work with the first President Bush helps groups that create and carry out their own projects; a 2005 effort focused on the U.S. Gulf Coast in the wake of these two hurricanes.
    - Category: ORGANIZATIONS
    - Value: $400
    - Date episode aired: Nov. 24, 2010

  • Answer #4

    What are Katrina and Rita?

    The Bush Clinton Katrina Fund raised over $110 million in funds for educational institutions devastated by the hurricanes, states affected by the storms, and regional faith-based organization.

  • Clue #5

    - Clue: In July 1932 this U.S. president ordered the forcible eviction of World War I veterans gathered in Washington D.C.
    - Category: JULY
    - Value: $400
    - Date episode aired: July 1, 2010

  • Answer #5

    Who is Hoover?

    Commonly known as the “Bonus Army,” the group of roughly 17,000 World War I veterans and their families gathered in the nation’s capital to demand the early payment of service certificates awarded to them by a 1924 law. Then-U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Douglas MacArthur (later of World War II and Korean War fame) personally led a contingent of infantry, cavalry, and tanks to drive out the demonstrators.

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