Are you smarter Than a jeopardy college contestant Part 2


Category:  History & Sociology

By:  john-russell  •  last year  •  6 comments

Are you smarter Than a jeopardy college contestant Part 2

Here is a final jeopardy question that all three of the college championship contestants got wrong.


The first Decoration Day in 1868 , to later become known as Memorial Day,  took place at what property owned by Robert E Lee's wife ?


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Professor Principal
1  author  JohnRussell    last year

Know it?

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Professor Silent
2  charger 383    last year

I think I know what it is called now

Professor Principal
3  JBB    last year

What is Arlington National Cemetery - Custis Estate?

Split Personality
Professor Expert
3.1  Split Personality  replied to  JBB @3    last year

Yes,  Washingtons grandson Custis started the estate to honor the first President.

The grandsons daughter married Robert E Lee and Custis left the property to the daughter and her son, but they abandoned the "plantation" at the start of the war.

Because of the elevation, the US Army seized the property and put a number of artillery battery across the property to protect Washington DC.

In 1864 the US Government declared the estate seized and settled for approximately 4 years of unpaid taxes. 

Professor Principal
4  author  JohnRussell    last year

The correct answer as given by the Jeopardy host is Arlington National Cemetery

Professor Silent
5  SteevieGee    last year

I'm a long time Jeopardy fan.  What's with the audio subtext on this tournament?  While frantically picking my brain for an almost there answer some narrator says "Joseph has 1800 and is now in second place", or "Julie smiles and tips her head to the right."  It's so distracting that I quit watching it.


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