Let’s play Hoboken Jeopardy!

3/10/2008: Bumped for those that may have missed this entry on Saturday.


Two part entry! Thanks, Erin for the tip!

#1: Hoboken on National TV – not for SWAT

Did you know that Hoboken was a featured category on Jeopardy! last week?


“The Hoboken Five” was the category in round one, and here were the answers. Do you know the questions?

  1. In 1998 a park in Hoboken was dedicated to this entertainer, “Hoboken’s gift to the world”
  2. Predicted by classmates to become a “second Darwin”, he became an expert on sexual behavior
  3. For a brief time in the 1850s, this songwriter called Hoboken home–Oh, de doo-da day
  4. This Hobokenite of Chinese descent turned tennis pro in 1988 when he was just 15
  5. In 1924 Georgia O’Keeffe married this Hoboken-born photographer 23 years her senior

#2: Let’s Play Hoboken Jeopardy!

So this got me thinking, what if we had our own version of Hoboken Jeopardy!?

What would the categories be? What would the answers be?

See the image below for a few I made a few up off the top of my head, plus some others, such as: “Doomed,” “Rivers run wild,” “Envelopes,” and “Transportation Mishaps.”

What other categories can you think of?

We can make this a weekly or daily game. Just put your suggested categories or questions in the comments section. Categories will just be for fun, and you can pose your own answers to the rest of the readers. Use this format:

ANSWER: I set an all-time record for ribbon-cuttings. Or…
ANSWER: If you didn’t kiss my ass, you’d never get a permit. Or…
ANSWER: You’ll often find me floating after a major rain storm.

Have fun.

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uptown girl
uptown girl
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:39 pm

Red – Well done, very impressive. Re correction, I thought that you had added the (this) due to my ommission, I was really thanking you. Now I see you were indicating a syntax adjustment.

strand tramp
strand tramp
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:51 pm

pian-so ti to-ui

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:14 pm

You can’t prove anything in my answer to be flawed. All you can say is Mary Rogers is part of the story. But so is Sybil’s cave. “What is Sybil’s Cave” is the only question that fulfills all of the answer criteria. Show me how it doesn’t.

It’s easy to say somthing is flawed. But if you can’t prove it, then you just go on, and on, and on. I’ve more than proven the correlation. Don’t be a sore loser. If you meet Katie at the end of the stage, she has a nice shiny toaster consolation gift for you. It even toasts frozen waffles. Can you believe it?

strand tramp
strand tramp
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:04 pm

it was clearly a flawed “answer”.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:59 pm

This is for strand: Here’s my original answer: [quote comment=”72676″]The next category is: “Forgotten Hoboken for $500” The answer is: “She became famous in 1832 and was buried in 1880’s. Edgar Allan Poe was inspired by her to write a detective story. Mayor David Roberts wanted to ressurect her. And Al Arezzo saw fit to bury again.” What is the question?[/quote] Here’s Sybil’s Cave (wikipedia): [quote]The cave was a major attraction in Hoboken in the 19th century. It has inspired many legends and stories for more than 100 years. The cave opened in 1832, was shut in the 1880s due to Health Department concerns about its water, and was filled with dirt and concrete during the 1930s. The current mayor of Hoboken, David Roberts, has plans to excavate the site and recreate the archway that once stood in front of the cave. A historic marker explaining the cave’s history is also planned. 5,13 Edgar Allan Poe used a real event that occurred in 1841 at Sybil’s Cave as a basis for the detective story “The Mystery of Marie Roget”6.[/quote] Poe wrote about a real event that happened regarding Sybil’s Cave (Mary Rogers). The cave is personified as a “She” – as being famous (1832), then buried (bad water 1880’s), resurrected (Roberts), then buried (Arezzo) again. Believe it or not, a cave can be called a she. Poe did write about a real event that happened at the cave – meaning that inspired his story. Please tear apart any of it… Read more »

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