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According to this interview with Alex Trebek promoting The Jeopardy! Book: The Answers, the Questions, the Facts, and the Stories of the Greatest Game Show in History: "We save all unused material, although sometimes an answer that isn't used one day will turn up later under a different category." Billy Wisse, the head writer for Jeopardy!, says the ...


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To answer your questions, I'm going to use this site, Jeopardy-FAQs.com, which is an unaffiliated Jeopardy! site that seems to have some specific knowledge of how the show is taped... perhaps someone who worked on the show. They shoot an entire week of show in one day, so five episodes per day, and they apparently shoot two weeks-worth of episodes in each ...


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In fact, they don't even require the standard "Who is", "What is", "Where is" construction. As long as the answer is in the form of a question, it is considered acceptable. You see this most often when the answer is a question by default, like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" or "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" If a contestant just gives the title without ...


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After watching just a few episodes, I've noticed that the correct interrogative form is not required for the answer to be considered correct. For example, I would be shocked (along with most viewers) if Alex Trebeck replied to that answer with, "No, I'm sorry, that is incorrect." And another player gave the answer "Who is Christopher Columbus?", and Alex ...


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