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I'm a researcher and writer who loves trivia. I started Three Roads Trivia to have somewhere official to show off trivia I've written and to talk about the things I learn while writing it.

Deeper into Jeopardy! Special: Central American Geography – Final Jeopardy!

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Final Jeopardy! category: CENTRAL AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY (06-04-2018)

Final Jeopardy! clue: One active, one dormant, Madera & Concepcion are volcanoes in this body of water that shares its name with a country

Correct response

The gist: Its little brother shares its name with the capital, too. Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! LIII: Visiting Italy – $400

Just as it’s starting to get cold in Toronto, Jeopardy! invites me to join the (relative) southern European sun in Italia. It also happens to be probably my favourite place in the world where I’ve spent an appreciable amount of time, so if I don’t have the time to go in person, at least I can go via some clues written in L.A. Plus, it’s from the finals of the 2015 Tournament of Champions, so it oughta be good.

Jeopardy! category: VISITING ITALY (09-11-2015)

$400 clue: The Tuscan town of Poggibonsi is part of the region called this local wine “classico”

Correct response

The gist: With or without fava beansContinue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! LII: May The Force Be With You – $1200

Jeopardy! category: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU (04-11-2015)

$1200 clue: In the northern hemisphere, a projectile moving north outraces Earth’s rotation, so it will appear to be deflected to the right, thanks to this force named for a 19th century Frenchman

Correct response

 

The gist:  But it has nothing to do with toilets. Really.  Continue reading