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If you think you have what it takes to make a great Jeopardy! contestant, or if you simply want to see how you might perform on the Adult Online Test, here’s your chance! The 50-clue practice test below is not presented in the same format as the real online test, but it should give you a good idea about the kinds of topics and clues you can expect in the real test.

NOTE: During the real online test you'll be required to type in your responses to the clues in a strict, timed format.

To best simulate the actual online test experience you should only allow yourself 15 seconds per clue and continue straight through the clues, avoiding pausing or going back once you begin.

Practice Test Clues

Last updated: 4 April, 2015
  • CLUE 1

    MONTHS OF THE YEAR

    EACH YEAR IT'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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    WHAT IS FEBRUARY?
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  • CLUE 2

    RECENT MOVIES

    SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE IS SET IN THIS INDIAN CITY

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    WHAT IS MUMBAI?
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  • CLUE 3

    ROYALTY

    THIS BRITISH QUEEN OUTLIVED HER HUSBAND BY 39 YEARS

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    WHO IS QUEEN VICTORIA?
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  • CLUE 4

    LITERARY GENRES

    AN EPISTOLARY NOVEL IS WRITTEN IN THE FORM OF THESE

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    WHAT ARE LETTERS?
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  • CLUE 5

    DRAMA

    THIS GROUP PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN EARLY GREEK COMEDY BUT LATER APPEARED ONLY BETWEEN ACTS

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    WHAT IS THE CHORUS?
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  • CLUE 6

    BIG BUSINESS

    MUREX, CONCH & CLAM WERE THE NAMES OF EARLY TANKERS OWNED BY THIS COMPANYS

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    WHAT IS SHELL?
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  • CLUE 7

    FAMILIAR PHRASES

    A FAREWELL PERFORMANCE IS THIS BIRD'S "SONG"

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    WHAT IS SWAN?
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  • CLUE 8

    ANIMALS IN LITERATURE

    THE VILLAINS IN "RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI" ARE THIS TYPE OF ANIMAL

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    WHAT IS A SNAKE?
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  • CLUE 9

    SIMPLE SCIENCE

    IT'S THE TYPE OF ELECTRICAL CURRENT THAT TRAVELS ONE WAY ONLY

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    WHAT IS DIRECT CURRENT?
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  • CLUE 10

    GOLF LINGO

    IT'S THE TERM FOR SHOOTING A 3 ON A PAR-5 HOLE

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    WHAT IS EAGLE?
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  • CLUE 11

    U.S. STATES

    IT'S THE THIRD-LARGEST STATE IN THE U.S. IN AREA

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    WHAT IS CALIFORNIA?
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  • CLUE 12

    BACK TO BACH

    A GROUP OF 6 CHAMBER WORKS FROM 1721 IS KNOWN AS THESE CONCERTOS

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    WHAT ARE THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS?
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  • CLUE 13

    PATRIOTIC SONGS

    THE FRUITED PLAIN APPEARS IN THIS 1893 SONG

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    WHAT IS "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL"?
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  • CLUE 14

    CELEBRITIES

    IN 2008 THIS YOUNG ACTRESS PUBLICLY CONFIRMED HER COUPLEHOOD WITH SAMANTHA RONSON

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    WHO IS LINDSAY LOHAN?
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  • CLUE 15

    VOCABULARY

    IT'S A LADY'S DRESSING TABLE, OR A SYNONYM FOR CONCEIT

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    WHAT IS VANITY?
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  • CLUE 16

    ASTRONOMERS

    PTOLEMY'S MODEL WAS ACCEPTED FOR OVER 1,000 YEARS, UNTIL THIS POLISH THINKER CAME ALONG IN THE 1500s

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    WHO IS NICOLAUS COPERNICUS?
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  • CLUE 17

    RELIGIOUS LEADERS

    HE SERVED AS ARCHBISHOP OF KRAKOW IN THE 1960s

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    WHO IS POPE JOHN PAUL II?
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  • CLUE 18

    AMERICAN NOVELS

    THIS UPTON SINCLAIR BOOK WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE PASSAGE OF THE PURE FOOD & DRUG ACT

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    WHAT IS "THE JUNGLE"?
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  • CLUE 19

    THE ART WORLD

    HE DIED IN 1890 HAVING SOLD 1 PAINTING; IN 1990 HIS PORTRAIT OF DR. GACHET SOLD FOR $82.5 MILLION

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    WHO IS VINCENT VAN GOGH?
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  • CLUE 20

    BODIES OF WATER

    OVER A MILE DEEP & 25 MILLION YEARS OLD, IT'S THE DEEPEST & OLDEST LAKE ON EARTH

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    WHAT IS LAKE BAIKAL?
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  • CLUE 21

    THE INTERNET

    THE MOZILLA FOUNDATION RELEASED THIS OPEN-SOURCE WEB BROWSER IN 2004

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    WHAT IS FIREFOX?
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  • CLUE 22

    BESTSELLERS

    COMPLETES THE TITLE OF ELIZABETH GILBERT'S TALE OF A 3-COUNTRY JOURNEY, "EAT, PRAY,..."

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    WHAT IS LOVE?
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  • CLUE 23

    THE 20th CENTURY

    COUNTRY IN WHOSE CIVIL WAR THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES FOUGHT IN THE 1930s

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    WHAT IS SPAIN?
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  • CLUE 24

    B IN GEOLOGY

    FORMED FROM COOLING LAVA, IT'S THE MOST ABUNDANT VOLCANIC ROCK

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    WHAT IS BASALT?
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  • CLUE 25

    ARCHITECTURE

    MANY GOTHIC CATHEDRALS USE AN ARCHED SUPPORT CALLED A "FLYING" THIS

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    WHAT IS BUTTRESS?
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  • CLUE 26

    COLLEGE LATIN

    3-WORD LATIN PHRASE FOR THE HIGHEST HONORS GRANTED ON GRADUATION

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    WHAT IS SUMMA CUM LAUDE?
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  • CLUE 27

    AMERICAN POEMS

    PLURAL TITLE OF JOYCE KILMER'S WORK THAT ADMITS, "POEMS ARE MADE BY FOOLS LIKE ME"

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    WHAT IS "TREES"?
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  • CLUE 28

    TV THEMES

    IT'S "WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME"

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    WHAT IS "CHEERS"?
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  • CLUE 29

    THE METRIC SYSTEM

    1 INCH EQUALS 2.54 OF THESE

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    WHAT ARE CENTIMETERS?
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  • CLUE 30

    THE GRAMMYS

    THE 2007 CLASSICAL CROSSOVER GRAMMY WENT TO "A LOVE SUPREME: THE LEGACY OF" THIS 1960s JAZZ SAX MAN

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    WHO IS JOHN COLTRANE?
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  • CLUE 31

    BRITISH AUTHORS

    HIS "TOM JONES" IS ONE OF THE FIRST GREAT BRITISH NOVELS

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    WHO IS HENRY FIELDING?
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  • CLUE 32

    19th C. PRESIDENTS

    IN 1823 HE DECLARED THE AMERICAS OFF LIMITS FOR COLONIZATION BY EUROPEAN POWERS

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    WHO IS JAMES MONROE?
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  • CLUE 33

    HISPANIC AMERICANS

    THIS GOVERNOR OF NEW MEXICO RAN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008

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    WHO IS BILL RICHARDSON?
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  • CLUE 34

    U.S. CITIES

    IT FORMS A METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA ALONG WITH CAMBRIDGE & QUINCY

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    WHAT IS BOSTON?
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  • CLUE 35

    SHORT STORIES

    NICK ADAMS IS THE PROTAGONIST IN MANY OF THE SHORT STORIES IN THIS AUTHOR'S "IN OUR TIME"

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    WHO IS ERNEST HEMINGWAY?
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  • CLUE 36

    THE ELEMENTS

    THIS ELEMENT MAKES UP ABOUT 78% OF NORMAL DRY AIR BY VOLUME

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    WHAT IS NITROGEN?
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  • CLUE 37

    STATE BIRDS

    THE MALE OF THIS STATE BIRD OF MARYLAND IS BLACK, WHITE & ORANGE

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    WHAT IS THE (BALTIMORE) ORIOLE?
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  • CLUE 38

    PLACES IN THE BIBLE

    IN EXODUS 19 "THE LORD DESCENDED UPON" THIS MOUNT "IN FIRE"

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    WHAT IS SINAI?
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  • CLUE 39

    STARTS & ENDS WITH "T"

    OBJECT IN WHICH YOU'D BREW YOUR OOLONG

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    WHAT IS A TEAPOT?
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  • CLUE 40

    WORLD LEADERS

    THIS VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT LIKES TO CALL HIS COUNTRY A BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC

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    WHO IS HUGO CHAVEZ?
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  • CLUE 41

    20th CENTURY LIT

    T.S. ELIOT'S VERSE DRAMA "MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL" DEALS WITH THE DEATH OF THIS MAN

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    WHO IS (ST.)_THOMAS (A) BECKET?
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  • CLUE 42

    LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

    THIS GENERAL, WHO TOOK THE ALAMO, WAS MADE PRES. OF MEXICO 11 TIMES BETWEEN 1833 & 1855

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    WHO IS (ANTONIO LOPEZ DE) SANTA ANNA?
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  • CLUE 43

    WALL STREET WOES

    THIS INVESTMENT BANK, SWALLOWED UP IN 2008, HAD AN APPROPRIATE NON-BULLISH WORD IN ITS NAME

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    WHAT IS BEAR STEARNS?
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  • CLUE 44

    BUZZWORDS

    THIS "BUMP" MADE TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 10 BUZZWORDS OF 2008

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    WHAT IS FIST (BUMP)?
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  • CLUE 45

    PHYSICS

    TERM FIRST USED BY JAMES WATT FOR A UNIT EQUIVALENT TO 550 FOOT-POUNDS OF WORK PER SECOND

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    WHAT IS HORSEPOWER?
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  • CLUE 46

    STATES OF THE UNION

    IT'S "THE YELLOWHAMMER STATE"

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    WHAT IS ALABAMA?
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  • CLUE 47

    POETS

    THE TYGER IS A FAMOUS LYRIC BY THIS AUTHOR- ILLUSTRATOR

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    WHO IS WILLIAM BLAKE?
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  • CLUE 48

    HANDICRAFTS

    KNIT ONE IS COMMONLY FOLLOWED BY THIS ACTION "TWO"

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    WHAT IS PURL?
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  • CLUE 49

    RETAIL

    HIT THE BULL'S-EYE & NAME THIS DISCOUNT RETAIL STORE FIRST OPENED BY THE DAYTON CO. IN 1962

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    WHAT IS TARGET?
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  • CLUE 50

    THE MUSIC SCENE

    THIS BRITISH BAND RELEASED "IN RAINBOWS" AS A NAME-YOUR- OWN-PRICE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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    WHO ARE RADIOHEAD?
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