Ken Jenning’s Final Jeopardy Questions – Games 1 thru 10

Game 1 – Wednesday, June 2, 2004
THE 2000 OLYMPICS

She’s the first female track & field athlete to win medals in 5 different events at a single Olympics

Answer: Marion Jones
Ken said ‘Who is Jones’ and finished with $37,201

Game 2 – Thurday, June 3, 2004
WORD ORIGINS

This somewhat negative term arose because twisting fibers into thread was mainly a woman’s job

Answer: Spinster
Ken said ‘What is ?’ and finished with $22,000

Game 3 – Friday, June 4, 2004
RECORD HOLDERS

Phoebe Snetsinger, she of the apropos first name, set a record for this activity, about 8,400 species

Answer: Birdwatching
Ken said ‘What is birdwatching?’ and finished with $33,000

Game 4 – Monday, June 7, 2004
WORDS & PHRASES

Once slang for brain, this 2-word phrase now means the Heritage Foundation or the Brookings Institution

Answer: Think Tank
Ken said ‘What is think tank?’ and finished with $30,000

Game 5 – Tuesday, June 8, 2004
EUROPEAN ISLANDS

Gavdos, an islet administratively part of this larger island, is Europe’s southernmost point

Answer: Crete
Ken said ‘What is Cyprus?’ and finished with $29,799

Game 6 – Wednesday, June 9, 2004
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

In a last-minute change in his manuscript, Charles Dickens renamed Little Fred this

Answer: Tiny Tim
Ken said ‘Who is Tiny Tim?’ and finished with $18,000

Game 7 – Thursday, June 10, 2004
ENTERTAINMENT

This title character who debuted in 1999 was created by former marine biology educator Steve Hillenburg

Answer: SpongeBob SquarePants
Ken said ‘Who is Spongebob Squarepants?’ and finished with $50,000

Game 8 – Friday, June 11, 2004
UNITED NATIONS HISTORY

In 1960 this new national leader made the longest speech in United Nations history, 4 hours & 29 minutes

Answer: Fidel Castro
Ken said ‘Who is Khruschev?’ and finished with $35, 158

Game 9 – Monday, June 14, 2004
ON EXHIBIT

The Chinese government, which controls all of these in the U.S., won’t let a new one be named until it’s 100 days old

Answer: Giant Pandas
Ken said ‘What are giant pandas?’ and finished with $25,000

Game 10 – Tuesday, June 15, 2004
CLASSIC LITERATURE

“Did I request thee, maker, from my clay to mould me man …” is the epigraph to this 1818 novel

Answer: Frankenstein
Ken said ‘What is Frankenstein?’ and finished with $50,000

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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days (See all Trivia Books)

15,003 Answers: The Ultimate Trivia Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (See all Trivia Books)

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2 Responses to Ken Jenning’s Final Jeopardy Questions – Games 1 thru 10

  1. Grin says:

    Do you know of any websites that archive the regular Jeopardy questions (not just the Final Question)?
    Thanks you. Oops, “WHAT IS?”… Thank you.

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