Book completed

Brainiac : Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs by Ken Jennings. 

Step inside the curious, competitive, compulsive world of trivia buffs with the greatest champion in Jeopardy! history as your guide. Ken Jennings lasted 75 rounds – how far could you get?!?

This was a pretty good book.  I really like it, of course I am a member of the Ken Jennings Fan Club!!

  • Yay! I’ve got this book and liked it as well. I recommend Prisoner of Trebekistan by Bob Harris (I bought both books together as an Amazon special).

    On a related note, have you signed up for the Jeopardy online contestant test? I can’t take it again until after March 2007 (I took it in March 2006). I would love to be on Jeopardy one day since I’ve been in quiz bowls since middle school. Maybe I’ll finally be able to recoup some of that $$$ college investment!

    • NO I have not.

      How did you do on the test?

      • Re: NO I have not.

        I did ok, though not nearly good enough to qualify for Jeopardy. I was busy taking screen shots of each question so I could go over what I answered correctly & missed… so that kind of ate away at my response times, when I could’ve been reviewing each answer to make sure it was right. Ah well, try try again šŸ™‚

        I think the general consensus is that you need 35 correct responses out of 50 in order to qualify to go on the show.

        Here’s the link to my questions from March 2006 (there are multiple versions of the test, so this is just the version I got):

        I missed screenshots of a few of the questions, so all 50 aren’t there.