Season 4 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (133 clues archived)

#913, aired 1988-07-20THE 50 STATES: The 2 states that begin with "M" whose capitals begin with "J" Mississippi (Jackson) & Missouri (Jefferson City)
#902, aired 1988-07-05CIVIL WAR: 1 of 2 states represented in the 13 stars on the Confederate flag even though they stayed in the Union (1 of) Missouri & Kentucky
#899, aired 1988-06-30RIVERS: The USA's 2 longest rivers meet just 10 miles north of this major city St. Louis
#898, aired 1988-06-29THE 20th CENTURY: In Jan. of 1923, U.S. occupation troops completed their "final withdrawal" from this country Germany
#897, aired 1988-06-28AMERICAN WOMEN: On Aug. 25, 1835, at age 22, she died in a farmhouse outside New Salem, Illinois Ann Rutledge
#887, aired 1988-06-14THE OLYMPICS: The 2 U.S. states that have hosted the Summer Olympic Games California & Missouri
#886, aired 1988-06-13PRESIDENTS: 1 of the 2 presidents who were both widowed & remarried while in office Woodrow Wilson or John Tyler
#885, aired 1988-06-10REPUBLICANS: He was the 1st Republican popularly elected to the Senate from Tennessee Howard Baker
#884, aired 1988-06-09AMERICAN HISTORY: With only 115 days of hostilities, it was the shortest declared war in U.S. history the Spanish-American War
#883, aired 1988-06-08WORLD RELIGION: At 121 million, it has the most Catholics of any country in the world Brazil
#882, aired 1988-06-07PROVERBS: "Nature needs but 5, custom gives thee 7, laziness takes 9, & wickedness 11" refers to this hours of sleep
#881, aired 1988-06-06GOVERNMENT: The use of civil service examinations began over 1000 years ago in this country China
#880, aired 1988-06-03THE CABINET: The State Dept. helps Americans abroad, while this department urges foreigners to visit the U.S. the Department of Commerce
#879, aired 1988-06-02THE UNITED NATIONS: In 1971, it became the only country to be officially expelled from the United Nations Taiwan (also known as Nationalist China)
#878, aired 1988-06-01BRIDGES: The longest bridge over the Mississippi crosses the river at this major city New Orleans
#877, aired 1988-05-31BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: More than half the free world's commercial jetliners have been assembled in this U.S. state Washington
#876, aired 1988-05-301988: At the opening ceremonies for the 1988 Winter Olympics, "Happy Birthday" was played for this country Australia
#875, aired 1988-05-27THE BIBLE: In the order in which it appears in most versions, it is the 1st book of the Bible named for its hero Joshua
#874, aired 1988-05-26HISTORIC HOMES: His Virginia estate, Montpelier, was finally opened to the public in 1987, in celebration of the Constitution James Madison
#872, aired 1988-05-24THE U.S. SENATE: The only state ever to elect a black senator by popular vote Massachusetts
#871, aired 1988-05-23POP SINGERS: Only artist to hit Top 10 with a remake of his own #1 Hit, the original in '62, the remake in '76 Neil Sedaka
#860, aired 1988-05-06BODIES OF WATER: It has the largest surface area of any lake south of the equator Lake Victoria
#859, aired 1988-05-0519th C. AMERICANS: Sam Houston served under Andrew Jackson in this war the War of 1812
#854, aired 1988-04-28TELEVISION: When "Saturday Night Live" announced this man would host, the candidate & the singer both "showed up" Paul Simon
#853, aired 1988-04-27ASTROLOGY: It's the only traditional sign of the zodiac with a total of 4 legs & no tail Gemini
#852, aired 1988-04-26PRESIDENTS: 1 of 2 20th century presidents who were the only 2 ever sworn in during August (1 of) Gerald Ford or Calvin Coolidge
#851, aired 1988-04-25HOLIDAYS: The latest date on which Thanksgiving Day can occur in the U.S. November 28
#847, aired 1988-04-19WORD ORIGINS: This word for a newspaper with capsule stories was originally a trade name of a capsule-like pill tabloid
#846, aired 1988-04-18MAN IN SPACE: The names of the 1st two Space Shuttle orbiters actually launched into space Columbia & Challenger
#842, aired 1988-04-12EUROPE: This capital some 1500 miles from London has surpassed it as the most populous city in Europe Moscow
#840, aired 1988-04-08NONFICTION: In 1983, Derek Freeman refuted this late author's book about life in the South Pacific Margaret Mead
#839, aired 1988-04-07ISLANDS: This island of 5 million has 3 million fewer people now than it had 150 years ago Ireland
#838, aired 1988-04-06WORLD TRADE: Of all fresh fruits, the U.S. imports more of this one than any other bananas
#837, aired 1988-04-05U.S. HISTORY: Of those who served as president or vice president, more men have had this surname than any other Johnson
#836, aired 1988-04-04THE OSCARS: Of Katherine Hepburn's 4 Oscar wins, only film for which her co-star also won an Oscar On Golden Pond
#835, aired 1988-04-01DEMOCRATS: Elected in 1957 to fill Joe McCarthy's seat, he was till in the Senate in 1987 William Proxmire
#834, aired 1988-03-31THE CIVIL WAR: 1st major battle with heavy causalities was at this Tennessee site named for a church on the battlefield Shiloh
#833, aired 1988-03-30SAINTLY CITIES: Most populous U.S. city named for a male saint, it's not on the Mississippi San Diego
#832, aired 1988-03-29PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS: He was the last U.S. president to take the oath of office on March 4th Franklin Delano Roosevelt
#831, aired 1988-03-28TELEVISION HISTORY: 2 of only 3 women who have been inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame (2 of) Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett & Mary Tyler Moore
#830, aired 1988-03-25CENTRAL AMERICA: Some 18 years before starting Panama Canal, the U.S. began a canal in this country but abandoned it Nicaragua
#829, aired 1988-03-24EDUCATION: The 1st of these was published in 1958 by Cliff Hillegass of Lincoln, Nebraska Cliff's Notes
#825, aired 1988-03-18THE OLYMPICS: Due to war, the modern Olympic Games were canceled 3 times, in these years 1916, 1940 & 1944
#824, aired 1988-03-17WORLD HISTORY: 1st U.S. President to visit the U.S.S.R. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
#823, aired 1988-03-16CAPITAL CITIES: While Qatar is the only country that begins with "Q", this is the only national capital that does Quito
#822, aired 1988-03-15COLONIAL AMERICA: 1 of 3 colonies which as late as 1775 was still controlled by a proprietary family (1 of) Pennsylvania, Delaware or Maryland
#821, aired 1988-03-14ANAGRAMS: Star of many westerns, his name can be an anagram of "OLD WEST ACTION" Clint Eastwood
#820, aired 1988-03-11WORLD POLITICS: After a 9/25/87 coup, this South Pacific island severed its 113-year link with the British crown Fiji
#810, aired 1988-02-26THE OSCARS: 1 of 2 consecutive "Best Pictures"--1949 & 1950--whose titles begin with "All" (1 of) All the King's Men or All About Eve
#805, aired 1988-02-19VICE PRESIDENTS: 2 of 3 men in the 20th century who became president within a year of becoming vice president (2 of) Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman & Gerald Ford
#804, aired 1988-02-18THE NORTH & THE SOUTH: Rhode Island was smallest state in size in the Union, while this was the smallest in the Confederacy South Carolina
#803, aired 1988-02-17WORLD CAPITALS: More European national capitals begin with this letter than any other, 7 in all B
#802, aired 1988-02-16SHAKESPEARE: Hamlet called him "A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy" Yorick
#801, aired 1988-02-151987: British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock became well known in the U.S. after this man "quoted" him Joseph Biden
#800, aired 1988-02-12AMERICAN POETRY: This verb is the last word in Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" sleep
#799, aired 1988-02-11QUOTES: President Nixon's words "This has been the greatest week... since the creation" referred to this event The Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969
#798, aired 1988-02-10WORLD GEOGRAPHY: It's the only country with coasts on both the Atlantic & Indian Oceans South Africa
#797, aired 1988-02-09THE PRESIDENT'S CABINET: Only individual in U.S. history to receive a cabinet appointment from his brother Robert F. Kennedy (from his brother John)
#796, aired 1988-02-08U.S. CITIES: Before Washington, D.C., this city served longest as capital of the United States Philadelphia
#795, aired 1988-02-05BEST SELLERS: Pen name of veterinarian James Alfred Wight James Herriot
#794, aired 1988-02-04WORLD CAPITALS: Among Communist countries, the 2 national capitals that begin with "H" Hanoi (Vietnam) & Havana (Cuba)
#793, aired 1988-02-03PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: According to the Constitution, minimum number of electoral votes to which a state is entitled 3
#792, aired 1988-02-02THE 50 STATES: 5-digit number found on all current Minnesota auto license plates 10,000 (for Minnesota, "The Land of 10,000 Lakes")
#791, aired 1988-02-01POP MUSIC: Solo or in a duet or group, this artist has had more Billboard #1 hits than any other, 29 in all Paul McCartney
#790, aired 1988-01-29AFRICA: This African country has been an independent nation for all but 5 of its 3000 years Ethiopia
#789, aired 1988-01-28STATE CAPITALS: 1 of 2 letters that begins the names of 6 state capitals, more than any other C or S
#788, aired 1988-01-27TELEVISION: His record 10,000 hrs. on U.S. network TV includes stints on late night, early morning & a game show Hugh Downs
#787, aired 1988-01-2620TH CENTURY POLITICIANS: He was an undersecretary of Health, Education & Welfare, a governor & vice president Nelson Rockefeller
#786, aired 1988-01-25THE MOVIES: This musical drama was made in 1927 & remade in 1953 and 1980 The Jazz Singer
#782, aired 1988-01-19TV WESTERNS: 2 of only 3 westerns to achieve the #1 rating for a season (2 of) Bonanza, Gunsmoke or Wagon Train
#780, aired 1988-01-15PRESIDENTS: Of the 5 vowels, only these are the 1st letter of a president's last name A & E
#779, aired 1988-01-14U.S. RIVERS: The 2 longest rivers found in Idaho, both named for animals which begin with "S" the Snake River & the Salmon River
#778, aired 1988-01-13HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: As the Constitutional bicentennial reminded us, the Constitution was signed on this date in 1787 September 17th
#777, aired 1988-01-12DRAMA: This play is divided into "parts", not acts, with the 2nd titled "The Gentleman Calls" The Glass Menagerie
#776, aired 1988-01-11SOUTH AMERICA: These are the only 2 independent countries in South America named for a famous person Colombia & Bolivia
#775, aired 1988-01-08WORLD CITIES: Having "married" the sea annually for over 600 years, this city is still called "The Bride of the Sea" Venice, Italy
#773, aired 1988-01-06ASTRONOMY: Appropriate mythological name given the asteroid in our solar system that passes closest to the sun Icarus
#772, aired 1988-01-05BROADWAY MUSICALS: 2 of the 3 19th c. authors on whose stories the last 3 Tony Award winning musicals were based (2 of) Victor Hugo (Les Misérables), Charles Dickens (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), & Mark Twain (Big River)
#771, aired 1988-01-04TELEVISION HISTORY: This variety show that replaced the Smothers Brothers on CBS 20 years ago is still in production Hee Haw
#770, aired 1988-01-01TRAVEL & TOURISM: The 2 major cities you'd 'fly to, 1 in the USA, 1 in the USSR, to visit landmarks called "The Hermitage" Leningrad & Nashville
#769, aired 1987-12-31ELECTIONS: He was the last major party presidential candidate to fail to carry his home state George McGovern
#768, aired 1987-12-30NATIONAL PARKS: In this national park just east of the town of Navajo, taking even a small "wood" chip is illegal Petrified Forest National Park
#765, aired 1987-12-25SYMBOLS & SIGNS: The Great Seal of the U.S. has an eagle on the front & this in the center of the reverse pyramid & on top of it the eye
#763, aired 1987-12-2318th CENTURY AMERICA: 2 of the 3 cities that served as capitals of the U.S. while also serving as state capitals (2 of) New York City, Philadelphia & Annapolis
#762, aired 1987-12-22HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: The last time the Republicans had a majority in the House of Representatives was during this decade the 1950s
#761, aired 1987-12-21PRESIDENTIAL FIRSTS: These 2 presidents from the same state were the 1st two presidents to serve just 1 term each John Adams & John Quincy Adams
#760, aired 1987-12-18FAMOUS PAIRS: Last names of collaborators whose 1st & middle names were William Schwenk & Arthur Seymour Gilbert and Sullivan
#759, aired 1987-12-17RELIGION: On Jan. 1, 1977, in Indianapolis, Mrs. J. Means became 1st woman legally ordained a priest by this church the Episcopal Church
#758, aired 1987-12-16THE NEW TESTAMENT: Never mentioned by name in the Bible, this daughter of Herodias is one of the most famous women in it Salome
#757, aired 1987-12-15WORLD GEOGRAPHY: The only 2 countries whose capitals end in "K", their names both end in "land" Iceland and Thailand
#756, aired 1987-12-14THE NOBEL PRIZE: The 2, a Russian & a Frenchman, who refused the Literature Prize Jean-Paul Sartre and Boris Pasternak
#755, aired 1987-12-11ELECTIONS: 1st president for whom 18-year-olds across the USA could have voted Richard Nixon
#754, aired 1987-12-10CANADA: In the stone sculptures on Canada's parliament walls, this province is represented by a cowboy Alberta
#753, aired 1987-12-09THE 7 WONDERS: This ancient wonder represented the sun god Helios Colossus of Rhodes
#752, aired 1987-12-08U.S. STATES: The names of these 2 adjacent states are Choctaw for "red people" & Spanish for "red" Colorado & Oklahoma
#750, aired 1987-12-04FAMOUS BATTLES: In 1836, Wm. Travis ended his request for more troops to be sent here, with "Victory or death" the Alamo
#743, aired 1987-11-25WORLD CAPITALS: Only national capital of a foreign country named for a U.S. President Monrovia, Liberia
#740, aired 1987-11-2019th CENTURY DEMOCRATS: He said, "I am the last president of the United States" James Buchanan
#739, aired 1987-11-19RULERS: The only name shared by four consecutive kings of England George (I - IV)
#738, aired 1987-11-18ISLANDS: Just over 4,000 square miles, it's the largest single island under the US flag Big Island of Hawaii (4,028)
#737, aired 1987-11-17STATE CAPITALS: Of the 4 U.S. state capitals named after presidents, this is farthest north and east Madison, Wisconsin
#736, aired 1987-11-16WORLD GEOGRAPHY: This former British colony, which gained independence in 1960, is the most populous country in Africa Nigeria
#735, aired 1987-11-13THE CABINET: One of two Cabinet department heads who have held their position for the entire Reagan administration thus far Caspar Weinberger or Samuel Pierce of HUD
#734, aired 1987-11-12AMERICAN INDIANS: This famed Sauk Indian had both a war and a pro sports team named for him Black Hawk
#733, aired 1987-11-11PRESIDENTS: This consonant begins the last names of five presidents, more than any other letter H
#732, aired 1987-11-10THE BIBLE: The first verse of this book says, "There was a man in the land of Uz that feared God and eschewed evil" Job
#731, aired 1987-11-09FAMOUS WOMEN: Both Detroit, her home now, and Montgomery, Alabama, her home in 1955, have streets named for her Rosa Parks
#730, aired 1987-11-06BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: For nearly 7 years, it's been the national minimum hourly wage $3.35
#729, aired 1987-11-05CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: 1 of 2 singers who have hit #1 as a solo, & in a duo & trio, both have had hits with "You Can't Hurry Love" Diana Ross or Phil Collins
#728, aired 1987-11-04MONARCHS: Ruler whose 59-yr. reign over England ending in 1820, is 2nd only to his granddaughter Victoria's 63 yrs. King George III
#727, aired 1987-11-03U.S. GEOGRAPHY: 3 of the states that have areas known as "panhandles" (3 of) Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, West Virginia, Idaho, Alaska & Maryland
#726, aired 1987-11-02THE SUPREME COURT: He served the longest on the court, having been an associate justice from 1939 to 1975 William O. Douglas
#725, aired 1987-10-30THEATER: After finding a new way to make this sound in 1709, John Dennis accused another play of stealing it thunder
#724, aired 1987-10-29100 YEARS AGO: He was president of the United States 100 years ago Grover Cleveland
#723, aired 1987-10-28COMEDIANS: To win a bet with Frankie Laine, this man composed 350 songs in just 1 week Steve Allen
#722, aired 1987-10-27BRITISH HISTORY: The 1st Tudor monarch of England, he was grandfather of the last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I Henry VII
#721, aired 1987-10-26POETRY: This animal in Dixon Merritt's limerick "can take in his beak food enough for a week" pelican
#720, aired 1987-10-23CARD GAMES: Term for marker passed around to designate who is dealer in poker, Truman is associated with one a buck
#719, aired 1987-10-22WORD ORIGINS: Term for what jewelers in London's Goldsmiths' Hall stamped on their work to verify quality hallmark
#718, aired 1987-10-21ELECTIONS: State that's gone Republican more times than any other in Presidential elections is this 1 in New England Vermont
#717, aired 1987-10-20THE 50 STATES: Though it touches no ocean, this state has 1 of the 10 longest shorelines in the U.S. Michigan
#716, aired 1987-10-19MYTHOLOGY: The father of King Midas was famous for this, which he used to connect his ox cart's pole & yoke Gordian knot
#715, aired 1987-10-16ACADEMY AWARDS: 1 of the 2 "Best Picture" Oscar winners to contain North, South, East or West in its title (1 of) All Quiet on the Western Front or West Side Story
#714, aired 1987-10-15BODIES OF WATER: Country in which you'd have to be to build a bridge on the River Kwai Thailand
#713, aired 1987-10-14THE CABINET: Dr. Robert C. Weaver was both 1st black to serve in the cabinet & 1st head of this department H.U.D. (Housing and Urban Development)
#712, aired 1987-10-13HISTORIC NAMES: This man was killed in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey 2 1/2 years after his son died in a duel there Alexander Hamilton
#709, aired 1987-10-08AUTOMOBILES: This foreign company, which didn't make any cars until early 1960s, is now 4th largest U.S. automaker Honda
#705, aired 1987-10-02CONSTELLATIONS: The flags of Australia, Papua New Guinea & New Zealand bear stars in the shape of this constellation Southern Cross
#704, aired 1987-10-01ELECTIONS: Last third-party presidential candidate to carry any state George Wallace
#703, aired 1987-09-30MAGAZINES: This magazine, published in the U.S., got its name from the Greek for "citizen of the world" Cosmopolitan
#702, aired 1987-09-29HORSES: William Russell bought over 400 horses for this business & branded them "XP" Pony Express
#697, aired 1987-09-22RELIGIOUS HISTORY: Because founder George Fox told a judge to "Tremble at the word of the Lord", his sect was called this Quakers
#690, aired 1987-09-11U.S. LANDMARKS: When he left to fight Civil War, the U.S. took his family's land & established Arlington Nat'l Cemetery on it Robert E. Lee
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