Holy Cross Mentioned in Recent Episode of ‘Jeopardy!’

Brings total mentions of Mount St. James to 10

July 3rd, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos


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Quick: This nationally renowned, Jesuit liberal arts college has appeared on “Jeopardy!” 10 times.

If you responded with “What is Holy Cross?,” that is correct, as host Alex Trebek might say.

On June 27, in the category of “Colleges With Mass. Appeal,” Holy Cross was the question to the following answer: “This oldest Catholic college in New England is located in the wicked excellent city of Worcester.”

It was the 10th time that Holy Cross has been part of either the answer or question in the longtime running quiz show, according to a “Jeopardy!” spokeswoman. Holy Cross was last featured on March 6.

Here is a complete list of Holy Cross references on the show, according to the J! Archive website.

June 27, 2013
Category: Colleges With Mass. Appeal
Dollar value: $2000
Answer: This oldest Catholic college in New England is located in the wicked excellent city of Worcester.

March 6, 2013
Category: “Cross” Word Clues
Dollar value: $1000
Answer: In 1843 Benedict J. Fenwick founded it as a men’s college in Massachusetts

Nov. 10, 2010

Category: College Before & After
Dollar value: $2000
Answer: A Jesuit school in Worcester competes in running that’s off-track

Sept. 12, 2007

Category: Where Am I?
Dollar value: $1600
Answer: (Sarah of the Clue Crew stands before an outdoor display of a whale skeleton.) Holy Cross is a college in Massachusetts; across the country, the name of this University of California campus means “holy cross”

Feb. 23, 2006
Category: College Knowledge
Dollar value: $800
Answer: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, it’s the oldest Catholic college in New England

June 3, 2004
Category: Education
Dollar value: $600
Answer: (Hi, I’m Chris Matthews.) This religious order runs 20 colleges in the U.S. including Georgetown, Loyola & my alma mater Holy Cross

Oct. 2, 2002
Category: State the College
Dollar value: $800
Answer: Emerson, Holy Cross, Amherst

Nov. 7, 2000
Category: The Ladies Room
Dollar value: $600
Answer: A bestselling book by this woman seen here grew out of her commencement speech at Holy Cross

Nov. 3, 1997
Category: “Cross” Talk
Dollar value: $800
Answer: Founded in 1843, it’s the oldest Catholic college in New England

Feb. 14, 1990

Category: College Trivia
Dollar value: $500
Answer: This religious order runs 28 colleges in the U.S. including St. Louis U., Holy Cross & Georgetown U.

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Comments (2)
  1. Carl Valentino says:

    Never miss Jeopardy It is a brain teaser.

  2. susan dimaina says:

    I had no idea that Holy Cross had been a part of so many Jeopardy questions. What fun! Thanks for including this in your online news.

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