13 Times Cedar Rapids Was Mentioned on ‘Jeopardy’
Avid 'Jeopardy' fans from Cedar Rapids might know all the details of all the times the City of Five Seasons was referenced on one of America's favorite game shows but did you know there's an actual database that keeps track?
APRIL 30, 1987
- CATEGORY: BUSINESS BIGGIES
- VALUE: $200
"Said to be the largest cereal mill in the world, this company's mill in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa really feels its oats" (What is Quaker Oats?)"
MAY 25, 1987
- CATEGORY: WOOD ON THE MAP
- VALUE: $300
"Cities in Iowa are named for the falls & rapids of this river" (What is CEDAR?)"
APRIL 9, 1990
- CATEGORY: C CITIES
- VALUE: $500
"Originally called Rapids City, this Iowa city was renamed in 1849 to include the name of the river." (What is CEDAR RAPIDS?)"
MAY 27, 1993
- BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
"This hot cereal company's plant in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa is the world's largest cereal mill under one roof." (What is Quaker Oats?)"
FEBRUARY 17, 2004
- ASHTON KUTCHER
"On the seventh of February in 1978, Ashton was born in CEDAR RAPIDS in this state" (What is Iowa?)"
FEBRUARY 14, 2006
- AROUND THE USA
"In the 2000 census, Des Moines & CEDAR RAPIDS were the only 2 cities in this state with populations of more than 100,000." (What is Iowa?)"
MARCH 24, 2006
- "RAP" SHEET
"In city names, they can be Grand or CEDAR" (What are RAPIDS?)
JANUARY 5, 2009
- WOOD YOU OR WOODN'T YOU
"This word precedes Falls & RAPIDS in Iowa City names" (What is CEDAR?)"
APRIL 19, 2010
- OH, FOR ART'S SAKE
"Dentist Byron McKeeby of CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa was immortalized in this 1930 painting along with the artist's sister" (What is "American Gothic"?)
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
"The CEDAR RAPIDS Museum of Art houses the largest collection of this native Iowan's paintings." (Who is Grant Wood?)"
APRIL 20, 2012
- THE MIDWEST
- $8,000 (Daily Double)
"This river passes through Waterloo, Iowa as well as through the cities named for its falls & rapids" (What is CEDAR?)"
JANUARY 9, 2018
- IOWA HISTORY
"In 2011 Iowa got its first whitewater rafting park, naturally on this river with well-known rapids" (What is CEDAR?)"
JANUARY 14, 2020
- STUMP TOWN
"In the names of Iowa cities, this tree precedes Falls & Rapids" (What is CEDAR?)"
Before you say it, I'm sure these aren't ALL the references to Cedar Rapids in the history of the show. But if the answer is "these people care", the question for $600 is " who is no one".
I just hope you had fun with a little Cedar Rapids/Jeopardy history and a diversion from the other things going on right now.