Here's the 'Jeopardy!' practice test — would you make it on to the show?

Amanda Edwards/Getty Images‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek.
  • The “Jeopardy!” website offers different categories of practice tests to see how well you’d do on the show.
  • The practice adult test consists of 30 questions on a variety of subjects including geography, literature, and science.
  • The real online adult test is offered a twice a year and is followed by auditions.
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If you’ve ever played along while watching “Jeopardy!” and wondered how you’d fare on the show, there’s an easy way to find out.

The official “Jeopardy!” website offers practice tests to help aspiring contestants get a feel for the kind of questions that appear on the show. It contains 30 questions on a variety of subjects including geography,literature,science, and even a bit of pop culture.

The real online adult test is offered twice a year. A few lucky people who pass it are randomly selected to audition, and those who show off both their knowledge and personality at auditions get to appear on a taping of the show.

Here are the questions from the adult practice test. How many can you answer correctly?

BOTANY: This green pigment is necessary for plants to carry out photosynthesis.

ShutterstockWatering plants.

Answer: What is chlorophyll?

CITIES OF THE WORLD: Mosul and Ramadi can both be found in this Middle East country.

Chris McGrath/Getty ImagesMosul.

Answer: What is Iraq?

ANIMALS: Its name is from the Greek for “river horse.”

Sergey Uryadnikov/ShutterstockA river.

Answer: What is the hippopotamus?

AMERICAN LITERATURE: “The Naked and the Dead” and “The Executioner’s Song” are books by this novelist.

AmazonCover art for ‘The Executioner’s Song.’

Answer: Who is Norman Mailer?

ART: “Night Watch” is a classic painting from this 17th-century master.

Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images‘The Night Watch’, 1642. The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch. Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669). Found in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Answer: Who is Rembrandt?

HOBBIES: Not gardening, but this hobby with a nine-letter name is getting to the roots of your ancestors.

Yevgen Timashov/Getty ImagesFamily photos.

Answer: What is genealogy?

CANADA: Canada’s three territories are Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and this one.

mffoto/ShutterstockThe Canadian flag.

Answer: What is Yukon?

BESTSELLING NONFICTION: “The Devil in the White City” tells of this city’s 1893 World’s Fair.

AmazonCover art for ‘The Devil in the White City.’

Answer: What is Chicago?

WORLD WAR II: The 1944 Battle of the Ardennes is also alliteratively called the “Battle of” this.

CORBIS/Corbis via Getty ImagesUS troops in the Battle of the Ardennes.

Answer: What is the Bulge?

ASTRONOMY: The seven brightest stars in Ursa Major are collectively known as this.

ShutterstockThe night sky.

Answer: What is the Big Dipper?

THE ORCHESTRA: Castanets and the tambourine belong to this section of the orchestra.

Hadi Mizban/APAn orchestra.

Answer: What is percussion?

COOKING: A specialty of Naples, this pizza turnover’s name means “trouser leg.”


Answer: What is a calzone?

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: Like a ship’s, an aircraft’s speed is typically measured in these units.

Xavier MARCHANT/ShutterstockAn aeroplane cockpit.

Answer: What are knots?

POETS AND POETRY: This Scot’s beloved poems include “To a Mouse” and “Address to a Haggis.”

Rudmer Zwerver/ShutterstockA mouse.

Answer: Who is Robert Burns?

DESERT: Simpson Desert is a 55,000-square-mile region in this country’s Northern Territory.

Janelle Lugge/ShutterstockSimpson Desert.

Answer: What is Australia?

PULITZER PRIZES: This author’s dystopian novel “The Road” took the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

AmazonCover art for ‘The Road.’

Answer: Who is Cormac McCarthy?

THE HUMAN BODY: An enlargement of this gland is called a goiter.

AP/Dima GavryshA human skeleton.

Answer: What is the thyroid (gland)?

FASHION: The French phrase prêt-à-porter literally means this.

Deyan Georgiev/ShutterstockFrench encyclopedias.

Answer: What is “ready to wear”?

CLASSICAL MUSIC: This composer’s 1868 work “Wiegenlied” is better known to us as “Lullaby.”

JaturunThakard/ShutterstockA sleeping baby.

Answer: Who is Johannes Brahms?

BEGINS AND ENDS WITH THE SAME LETTER: A guess as to the price or weight of something.

Andrew A. Nelles/APShopping for clothes.

Answer: What is an estimate?

NONFICTION: This three-named economist wrote the influential 1936 work “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money.”

Crystal Cox/Business InsiderA piggy bank.

Answer: Who is John Maynard Keynes?

GEOGRAPHIC TERMS: A country that has no direct access to the sea is referred to by this 10-letter term.

Victor Maschek/ShutterstockNo ocean access.

Answer: What is landlocked?

MUSICAL THEATRE: Lola helps save a failing shoe factory in this high-heeled 2013 Tony winner for best musical.

Michael Loccisano/GettyWhat musical is this?

Answer: What is “Kinky Boots”?

PARTS OF THE BODY: This vestigial organ is attached to a part of the large intestine called the cecum.

ilusmedical/ShutterstockInternal organs.

Answer: What is the appendix?

VOCABULARY: A type of humour includes the name of this structure used in hangings.

Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty ImagesLaughing at a joke.

Answer: What is gallows?

MOUNTAINS: You’ll find 5-mile-high Nanga Parbat in this range.

Patrick Poendl/ShutterstockNanga Parbat.

Answer: What are the Himalayas?

WOMEN OF HISTORY: Clara Barton was the founder of this group.

Bettman/Contributor/Getty ImagesClara Barton.

Answer: What is the (American) Red Cross?

FICTIONAL DETECTIVES: The 1930 book “Murder at the Vicarage” featured this female sleuth.

AmazonCover art for ‘The Murder at the Vicarage.’

Answer: Who is Miss (Jane) Marple?

MYTHOLOGY: Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire and metalworking, was identified with this Roman god.

Art Media/Print Collector/Getty ImagesThe sacred robe of Athena held up by cult officials, and Athena and Hephaistos, 438 BC. From the Elgin collection, British Museum.

Answer: Who is Vulcan?

CHEMISTRY: The two main types of chemical bonds are covalent and this type found in salts.

Answer: What is ionic?

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