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How I Could WIN on Jeopardy!

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty 8431215

My wife and I watch Jeopardy nearly every night at 7pm.   Some nights, I do ok.   Some nights, not.  Other nights, I am so humbled by FINAL JEOPARDY, that I don't even understand the question.

While I know a lot about a some things,  I don't know enough to win ,  which got me to thinking, What 12 categories would I NEED to win on Jeopardy?

Here they are:

1. Residential Real Estate

2. Baseball

3. Revolutionary War History

4. Cheesesteaks

5.  Black Cats

6. Beer

7.  New Jersey History

8. Bad Carbs

9. Central Jersey Restaurants

10. Pizza

11. Philadelphia Eagles 

12. How to Lose Weight



Posted by

Michael Elliott



Burlington, New Jersey Real Estate 

Broker / Salesperson

Fathom Realty


cell (609) 864-8164   office (888) 455-6040


Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I love your list, Michael Elliott 
I've watching a bit of the Jeopardy Masters episodes. I always get excited when I know an answer. I'll have to give some thought to what Categories I would need to even compete. I know residential real estate and golf would be on the list. I know a lot of general information about baseball and football, but not historical statistical stuff. 

Oh, regarding beer, did you know: In Medieval Europe, Catholic monks would often undergo "beer fasts" during the forty days of Lent. They ate no food, getting calories only from beer, which they called "liquid bread." In ancient Mesopotamia, beer was associated with religion and ritual and was believed to have magical powers.

May 18, 2024 08:05 AM
Michael Elliott

Carol Williams  I have been loving the Jeopardy Masters, and I am stunned with Victoria's dominance, she is awesome!   And yes, sadly, I did know that beer trivia hhahahah.

May 18, 2024 08:10 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Carol Williams and Michael Elliott - I knew about the beer. My doctor who delivered my first child did too. I was so skinny throughout my pregnancy, my doctor prescribed I drink one can of beer a day. He said has yeast inside and if it makes bread grow, it will help me to grow my baby too. Yes.  That's the truth! It was a long, long time ago before we got the threats of drinking. He was right! Baby was born 7 pounds 1 oz and 21 1/2 inches long. I never did fit into maternity clothes. 

May 19, 2024 05:21 AM
Carol Williams

Interesting, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

May 19, 2024 07:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Michael - I admit I am also a longtime fan of the Jeopardy! show but I can't claim any category expertise.  My knowledge is rather random and like Carol Williams, I am amazed whenever I know an answer.  And even more so when I respond in the form of a question.  🙃📺🙃

PS - good luck if you're chosen to appear.  

May 18, 2024 08:23 AM
Michael Elliott

Hahhahah, Michael Jacobs I am NEVER fast enough to respond in the form of a question !

May 18, 2024 08:31 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Interesting how weight ss is the last item. I am expert on it, having lost thousands of pounds over the years, only to find them again.

May 18, 2024 08:52 AM
Michael Elliott

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754  adding that at the end , after all the other food categories added some irony.   I didn't lose 70 lbs from being skinny! Hahhaha.

May 18, 2024 08:56 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Wow, what a list, very varied, I am just happy when I get one of Wayne martin's questions right, let alone Jeopardy

May 18, 2024 08:57 AM
Michael Elliott

Hhahahaha, I look forward to Wayne Martin 's trivia every day!

May 18, 2024 09:58 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, that show makes me feel VERY DUMB, and as you say, sometimes don't even understand the question.   Like Carol, I get excited when I do know an answer!

May 18, 2024 09:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael Elliott ,

Love your list and bet if Jeopardy would make their questions base on these topics you would be a winner! LOL! I still can't believe how many answers I miss in Wayne Martin daily series!

May 18, 2024 09:25 AM
Michael Elliott

Dorie--  Wayne's trivia humbles us all !

May 18, 2024 09:59 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It's been FOREVER since I've seen a Jeopardy show! LOL some of those Qs are hard!

Having said that, I did a Trivia Quiz on one of my radio stations for about 5 years . . . and I can crush on Trivial Pursuit! (Useless information is my jam!) LOL

May 18, 2024 10:30 AM
Michael Elliott


May 18, 2024 11:27 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

you have some great categories. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 18, 2024 10:57 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Interesting list, Michael! I'd surely lose if the categories were NJ history, restaurants, black cats, and the Philadelphia Eagles! As a matter of fact, any football team would guarantee my loss, soccer on the other hand.. I'm with you on " Real Estate", "bad carbs" and "how to lose weight". I would do pretty well in those, I think. Plus, Goldendoodles, East German history, how to single-mom it (quite the expert), and how to raise teenage girls (although I'm still figuring this one out as we go). 

May 18, 2024 02:47 PM
Michael Elliott

Awwwww, Andrea Bedard ,  I like your list!!  I'd love a Golden doodle!  My "teenage" girl is now 30, and I have a 2 year old grandson   :-)

May 18, 2024 03:58 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Elliott  : Some of the questions in the Jeopardy champs tournament that I am watching, I am wondering how they know these things. I am a history buff but I am stumped 

May 18, 2024 05:07 PM
Michael Elliott


May 19, 2024 04:14 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Michael Elliott this is a great list for how to win on Jeopardy. You need to participate and win the Jeopardy. 

May 18, 2024 05:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Very funny post Michael Elliott  I have not had the TV on going on four or five years:)Endre

May 18, 2024 10:41 PM
Michael Elliott

Wow, that is interesting, I couldn't go without sports.

May 19, 2024 04:13 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Elliott - I am also a big fan of Jeopardy. Watching the Jeopardy Masters makes me realize, just how smart those contestants are and in so many difficult categories too! 

Michael, I like your categories much better!

May 19, 2024 05:25 AM
Michael Elliott

Pat-  those people, especially Victoria, are AMAZING!

May 19, 2024 06:56 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Elliott - I was always a fan of Mattea Roach. When the games started, I was rooting for Mattea, until Victoria blew me away. She has to be one of the smartest people in the world! And answers come so easily to her! 

May 19, 2024 08:58 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

No wonder you do better with the trivia that Wayne Martin posts than I do, haha.  My parents watch Jeopardy every night as well.

May 19, 2024 06:10 AM
Michael Elliott

Some days I know all four (rarely) and some days I get a goose egg.  Most days I know 2.  

May 19, 2024 06:55 AM
Wayne Martin

Good morning Michael. Jeopardy Humbles me since I know so few answers. And many times don't understand the questions. Enjoy the next episode. 

May 25, 2024 04:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Michael... I haven't watched Jeopardy since Alex Trebeck died. I grew up watching this show. Got a real kick out of some of your categories (black cats, pizza, beer, bad carbs). :)

May 19, 2024 06:12 AM
Michael Elliott

You and Kat!   I understand that, he was an icon.  I think Ken is doing a good job.  Glad you were amused by my categories, my wife and daughter laughed, too!

May 19, 2024 06:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Love your list of appropriate categories! I haven't watched that since Alex was the host. I tried it a few times and just wasn't feeling it. My categories would include cooking, gardening, woodworking, etc.

May 19, 2024 06:24 AM
Michael Elliott

Kat Palmiotti I hear you, Ken has been doing a good job, I think.  

May 19, 2024 06:52 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your list. Your post is a reminder that it has been a long time since we watched that show.

May 19, 2024 08:51 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

What fun! I have long been a Jeopardy fan. The knowledge that some of the contestants possess is so amazing.

May 22, 2024 07:33 AM
Michael Elliott

Mind boggling!

May 26, 2024 07:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's quite a varied list, Michael. I bet you would do well.

Can't recall the last time I actually watched Jeopardy. It's enough for me to keep up with Wayne Martin 's daily trivia and I don't do all that well with that except on rare occasions.

Enjoy your weekend!


May 25, 2024 05:22 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You and I must be related ! Because almost everyone of these 12 would be right for me to win also ?

May 26, 2024 07:17 AM
Michael Elliott


May 26, 2024 07:19 AM