Holy Cross Mentioned in Recent Episode of ‘Jeopardy!’

Brings total mentions of Mount St. James to 10
July 3rd, 2013 by 


Photo by: Christian Santillo

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.

Related Information:

| More
Tags
Categories
In The News, News

 

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.

06/28/16 Contemplative Center Construction Continues Through Summer
06/28/16 Seniors Nicastri and Tymochko Awarded Competitive Full-Tuition Science Scholarships
06/22/16 Alumnus Bill Simmons Gives ‘Today’ Show a Sneak Peek into his New HBO Talk Show
06/22/16 Photo Gallery: Alums Return Home to the Hill for 2016 Reunion
See All
See All
Featured Videos

See video
Video: Spring Blooms on Holy Cross Campus

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Class of 2016 Shares What’s Next

Watch Video >
See video
‘Major in Anything…Succeed in Business’

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery, Video: Obama Advisor Broderick Johnson ’78 Speaks on ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ Other White House Initiatives

Watch Video >
See video
Crusaders Win Patriot League Championship

Watch Video >
See video
Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Bucknell In Double Overtime Thriller

Watch Video >
See video
New Webcams Provide Live Video Stream of Campus, Contemplative Center

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery: Contemplative Center Architectural Concepts Come to Fruition

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Winter on the Hill Is All About Making Memories

Watch Video >
See video
Video, Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Wishes You a Merry and Peaceful Christmas

Watch Video >
More What’s Happening on Campus

08/25/2016

Acclaimed Artist Patrick Dougherty to Create Two Installations in Worcester County

See More >
09/13/2016

Artist Talk: Patrick Dougherty, ATB Fall 2016 Artist-in-Residence

See More >
More Holy Cross in the News

06/22/16

Alumnus Bill Simmons Gives ‘Today’ Show a Sneak Peek into his New HBO Talk Show

NBC’s “Today” show

  In a recent interview with NBC’s “Today” show, Bill Simmons ’92 revealed that his new talk show, “Any Given Wednesday,” will touch on pop culture, tech,...

06/17/16

Alumnus Awarded for Work in Boosting Diversity at MassMutual

The Bay State Banner

Dominic Blue ’98 recently received the Founders’ Award, an award given by The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The award, which commemorates...

06/17/16

Holy Cross Graduate Drafted to the Boston Red Sox For the Second Year in a Row

MLB.com, ESPN, CBS Boston, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Telegram & Gazette

Dominic Lovullo, a history and political science major who graduated from Holy Cross this past May, was selected to play with the Boston Red Sox. Media outlets including...