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January 19, 2011

Double Jeopardy!

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This December, the National Museum of the American Indian was a category on Jeopardy!, the quiz show.  It was amazing to watch the contestants strategically avoid the NMAI category.

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I guess the other subjects—“Places in the Bible”, “Movie Names”, “The Rat Pack”, “Play Penners,”and “Five-Letter Words”—were more familiar. 

NMAI on Jeopardy
The players avoided our category until every other clue was gone, then ran out of time before they could get to the $2000 NMAI question. 

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Leonda Levchuk and Molly Stephey from the NMAI Public Affairs Office worked with the producers of Jeopardy! to create videotaped clues from the museum on the National Mall. They also signed paperwork swearing that they wouldn’t give away the answers—er, questions—in advance. After the show aired, Leonda and Molly asked the producers to send us a copy of the tape so that we could share it with you. I’ve edited it to get right to the NMAI part.  

Watch the video below.

 

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I'm loving this. Millions watch jeopardy. It's great the contestants had the right answers. Their reluctance to select the category speaks volumes on their and this nations ignorance of native history, culture and tradition. Kudos to you all for the great presentations for the clues.
Moving into the future with NMAI, many visitors will not have an opportunity to improve on their knowledge now that the Resource Center has been dismantled.
That being said, the internet may be the next best tool to address educating the public about native people's history; past and present.
As a Charter member since '94 and a former NMAI staff member, I'm hopeful it will keep balance in addressing Education and Art while meeting its obligations that keep the doors open.

It seems like the powers that be want to phase you out of its history. I'm not an American Indian (to my knowledge)... Speaking as a African American I can say that has happened to our people as well. My mother is middle school teacher, she will not let her kids do any papers on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, or Rosa Parks. Not because these individuals did not accomplish great things... She will not let her kids study them because that's all they have been; and for the rest of there middle/high school year be taught. The story of my people is not being taught either. That is why I can relate to this post. I do pride one educational organization for their multicultural views... CARR http://ctreadingresearch.org/

This quiz show is fun! The NMAI category is helpful for contestants and audience to learn more interesting facts. I hope there will be more quiz shows like this.

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Some categorys are much more excepted than others. And in a game like this you see that in full swing.

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Absolutely agree. The majority seems to be totally ignorant of NMAI and they really should be ashamed. Very well written and presented article, BTW.

Its interesting post especially watching video was fun. Keep doing Quiz shows like this.

Paying attention in history lessons is obviously more valuable than many people think!

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John

This is a really informative and valauable information! thanks for sharing.

I think it makes a very clear point about people's lack of information of history in some specific circumstances. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing us this very informative and well written blog post. I love every bit of it especially the points that you expressed. And I would love to come back in a regular basis so post more of the subject!!!

Jeopardy is one of my best game show. I have watched it.

On a quiz show its natural that contestants would want topics which are familiar to them. Their aim is winning - not education. Perhaps you could work out an awareness campaign with the show producers and find a way to make people more aware about natives.

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Amazing quiz show. I really enjoyed watching it. Great post.

Their reluctance to select the category speaks volumes on their and this nations ignorance of native history, culture and tradition. Kudos to you all for the great presentations for the clues.

Love this! Great post, can't wait to see more!

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I saw that episode of Jeopardy! I have to admit that I was wondering if I could answer those questions myself.

I stumbled across this blog post quite by accident and thought it was so funny I had to comment...

Plucky

Last year I had an aunt sign up for Jeopardy and make it on the show but didn't make it all the way. She told me that history is a big subject to learn on this show.


Go old Jeopardy! Always good entertainment.

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I love this show. It's concern is history,culture etc, i like those subject as they help us to know about myself very well. I always love to know about my root. I love to see more of this.
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I like this type of show because you always can learn some interesting new knowledge and at the same time revive the knowledge you already know.

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great publishing On a quiz show its natural that contestants would want topics which are familiar to them. Their aim is winning - not education.

I love history and culture subjects. So this is my favorite program.
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Great post about national museum...

History questions are only easy if you know the answer :) In fact that could be said of all quizzes

Fantastic topic! I totally agree with your concept. Great work man! Keep it up in the future.

One must be very smart to guess all the questions you raised the program. I've really been impressed.

its amazing, i loved this show. great post.

This was an interesting show. It is appalling how little the public really knows about Native American history.

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My daughter-in-law was on Jeopardy a couple of years ago. She was the winner the first day, then was beaten the second day. She won over 11 grand, so it wasn't to bad.

I love this show! Great post. Looking forward to more like this!
Mike

Very good article indeed. Keep the good work going on.

I used to watch this show everyday. It was very entertaining. Sadly, I don't have local channels anymore. I think these people on the show are very smart. Cindy

I am very interested in your article, I think your articles are so interesting that I need more information,

Love this ! keep them coming ....

I love it! This was very entertaining, I love jeopardy! Thanks for posting this.

Really nice stuff..i love to see your article..keep posting

Now thanks to the internet everything is possible and we all have the same opportunities to learn.

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I always liked that look in the 80's. Cool to see that something similar to the original has come around again.

This was very entertaining, I love jeopardy!

i like ur article..very nice interesting...
thnks for the post

Cool to see that something similar to the original has come around again.

You've got a really useful blog I have been reading for about half an hour. I am a newbie and your post is vulable for me .

There is really an eye-opening lesson here. I paid attention (I thought) in history class, but sorry to say I don't recall much emphasis put on Native American history when I was going to school.

jeopardy! is a game show with questions about U.S. history, literature, fine arts, popular culture, science, sports, geography, word games, and other topics. The program has a form of
"questions and answers," in which contestants are presented
with clues in the form of answers, and must give their answers in the form of a question.
The program has a long history
of emissions in the United States that spans decades, from its creation
by Merv Griffin in 1964.
Its first episode aired on NBC on March 30, 1964

My friend was on Jeopardy a couple of years ago. He did not win, but had fun doing it.

This is a universal game and realized in different formats by different nations in the world, excellent.

nice post

This seems to be a tough game as well as very informative and learning. i think you have to be a smarter then 5th grader. preaches have more chances to winning this game. will be watching more videos on youtube. thanks for the great share.

Double Jeopardy is a witty and fun game to play with your family and friends. This game allows your mind to work and gives a wonderful challenge while having fun.

I used to watch this show everyday. It was very entertaining. Sadly, I don't have local channels anymore.

This is a universal game and realized in different formats by different nations in the world, excellent.

Very good contest, I see and I want to participate in this. And it looks to win big money!

Good news.

I like generally the shows with people who are have such a great knowledge in American and in Indians history.Nice article and videos. Thank you.

Some people's posts talk about the contestants being ignorant of history however they got each question except the last one.
But certainly embarrassing that they didn't have the confidence to go for it earlier.

I really like your post hope to read more from you.


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I'm from the UK and even I would have got more than half right! Does this era of your history get studied at school? I have heard of Double Jeopardy but have not seen it over here.

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This December, the National Museum of the American Indian was a category on Jeopardy!, the quiz show. nike dunk high It was amazing to watch the contestants strategically avoid the NMAI category?

It's darkly ironic how their avoidance of this category (which they ended up whizzing through with seemingly no problem once they got into it) turned out to be part of their own downfall in the end. I have to agree with the poster who mentioned that the contestants are just aiming to win the show rather than seek an education at this point, meaning that they will first snatch up the most familiar categories. Perhaps they actually surprised themselves with how well they were able to answer the questions once they came around, but I think that it's also true that their original avoidance of the category altogether says something about the lack of emphasis in learning about Native American history in US schools.
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Great Game. This game allows your mind to work and gives a wonderful challenge while having fun.

Jeopardy! is a great quiz show, in addition to entertaining, we can also learn some new knowledge like a history and culture subjects from this quiz show.

What background do you need to get on jeopardy and win?

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I always liked that look in the 80's. Cool to see that something similar to the original has come around again.

Its sad that their isnt this show in our country. Serbia. To bad. Its a great one.

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Wow, kind of sad. I love seeing the game show. All those old school game shows just arent the same anymore. Like Price Is Right without Bob come on!

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I love Jeopardy!

Interesting to see how the NMAI worked with Jeopardy to create the clues!

That's very unique, you don't see this too often anymore.

Amazing quiz show. Great post, very useful.

We as a nation are quite ignorant of the native history and traditions as well as the cultures that came before us. I find this quite interesting. I have advised many students of Native American genetics and find it quite interesting that they were very much in touch with the ways of the earth and heavens. I'm very interested in their thoughts on the origin of man. Thanks - Michael

nice post,nice to read and enjoyed the video

Thanks for such a informative post, the video is also quite useful.

and we all love jeopardy.

I have not yet had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of the American Indian, but just to see the show Jeopardy, go to the museum because I do not want to miss this show, I think I'll go with my family.

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Great info provided! Thank you for sharing. I also have little ones that will not be around us after fall.

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Thank you for sharing this General Information quiz really helps a lot, and fun too..

thank you for this post ! Great info !

Great Info.Thanks

Nice post, I was wondering if I could answer those questions myself!

Good idea to educate people thru Jeopardy. Too bad that players did not choose the category until there was no other choice.

Jeopardy is one of the few games I love other than Who wants to be a millionaire? It's really good to see they have created this game. And they have helped a few people for this.

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Great post. Bad choice and worng answer.

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