Thanks for listening to our 100th episode of HISTORY This Week. If you've listened closely, you should be able to answer these questions that Ken Jennings was asked on Jeopardy! The answers can all be found in past episodes of History This Week.

Listen to the 100th Episode

Pursuing Trivia With Ken Jennings

December 15, 1979. Two Canadian journalists are hanging out, drinking a beer, when they come up with an idea for a new game to test random knowledge – Trivial Pursuit. But this is far from the first time trivia has been gamified, and to explore the history behind these quizzing contests, we turned to the expert: Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings. What are the origins of trivia? And what is it about recalling trivial facts that keeps people coming back for more?

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Jeopardy! Questions and HTW Answers

A Montgolfier is a Louis XVI chair with a back often shaped like one of these.

ANSWER: What is a balloon?

Jennings: Didn't know

Listen to Episode: Defying Gravity and Monarchy

When giving your pennies to Unicef on Halloween, hold one back for this “guy” 5 days later (if you're British…).

ANSWER:Who is Guy Fawkes?

Jennings: Correct

Listen to Episode: Remember, Remember the 5th of November

This Braves slugger hit 375 of his 755 career home runs in the 1960s.

ANSWER:Who is Hank Aaron?

Jennings: Correct

Listen to Episode: More Than a Home Run

It's said Nero did this “while Rome burned” in 64 AD.

ANSWER: What is fiddled?

Jennings: Correct

Listen to Episode: Fiddling with the Truth

On March 3, 1934 this Public Enemy escaped from Lake County Jail in Crown Point, Ind., allegedly using a wooden gun.

ANSWER:Who is John Dillinger?

Jennings: Correct

Listen to Episode: Public Enemy #1

After Antietam, Lee withdrew into Virginia & whupped Burnside at this Dec. 13, 1862 battle.

ANSWER: What is the Battle of Fredericksburg?

Jennings: Didn't know

Listen to Episode: How Lincoln Almost Lost it All

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