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March 23, 2020

Bored in quarantine? Take the 'Jeopardy!' test online

Even if you don't qualify to be a contestant, you can still test your trivia knowledge along with friends and family

If you're one of those viewers that watches "Jeopardy!" and yells the answer before the contestant has a chance to respond, then your quarantine is about to get a little more exciting.

The "Jeopardy!" test, which qualifies contestants for the show, will be available online until late April to be taken at any time deemed convenient. The test typically is held only a few times a year with specific dates and times. 

Now that you're cooped up at home, there has never been a more perfect time to channel your inner Brad Rutter

If you want to try your hand at the trivia show, you simply need to create an account to start the test. There are 50 questions, with test takers given 15 seconds to answer each one. The answers cannot be in a question format, and you will also not be able to review or change your responses. The test takes a total of 15 to 20 minutes. 

The test cannot be taken multiple times, as it may disqualify you from landing a spot on the show. Those that did take the regular test that was held in January will be allowed to take this test, as well.

Potential contestants still have quite a long road ahead before becoming a contestant. Those who do pass the test are randomly selected to audition. Of those who pass the audition, only a select few actually make it to the show. 

Even if you don't get on the show, it could still be fun play alongside your friends and family to see how well you stack up. (If you're family is competitive, this is either the best idea or the worst idea ... and if it's the latter, I'm sorry.) 

You can sign up and start competing on the "Jeopardy!" website herePractice tests are also available for adults, college students and teens. 

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