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Quiz: Test your ‘Jeopardy’ knowledge

“Jeopardy!” blew through town recently for its “Power Players” edition, taping five shows over the course of Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall, whose stage was redecorated with a Greek-like colonnade, a Lincoln statue and a giant flag backdrop. (See my profile of the show’s host, Alex Trebek, here.)

View Photo Gallery: Some 6,300 episodes of “Jeopardy!” have covered plenty of questions (which are really the answers, of course), but with the long-running game show in Washington for “Power Players Week,” here’s one still remaining: Who is Alex Trebek?

We can’t leak who won what, but suffice to say: Seeing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (7’2”) stand next to fellow contestant Dana Perino (we’re guessing 5’2”) was amusing.

The shows will air in mid-May, but in the meantime, how about a mental warmup? We’ll leave the answer-and-question format to the real deal and instead offer this multiple-choice quiz (after the jump) on Trebek and “America’s Favorite Quiz Show.”

View Photo Gallery: Meet the D.C. contestants in the ‘Jeopardy! Power Players’ edition.

Dan Zak is a feature writer and general assignment reporter based in the Style section. He joined the Post in 2005, after stints as an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a city-desk reporter and obituary writer at The Buffalo News.


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