Here are the questions James Holzhauer got wrong which aren’t many. Holzhauer has correctly answered over 1,100 questions while missing only 36. See if you can answer the questions Holzhauer couldn’t. This list does not include Triple Stumper questions where no contestant buzzes in, including Holzhauer.
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1. Don’t Tread on Meme: A 2016 interview with this Batman actor found him looking sad; the internet then made him the meme we deserve.
2. Monet-Punny: A common sight was walking around Monet who worked outdoors, as in a cliff walk in this Channel-side French region.
3. Root ’66: Modern auto safety took a big step in 1966 as LBJ signed bills mandating seatbelts and rupture-resistant these.
4. Music Festivals: At the Montreux Jazz Festival, you might see smoke on the water of this Swiss lake’s shoreline.
5. The Civil War: On July 21, 1861, the Union attacked the Confederates near a stone bridge crossing this creek in the first battle of it.
6. Journalists: Often called the first “war” one of these, Crimean war reporter William Howard Russell preferred “special” one.
7. American Poetry: Frank O’Hara’s most famous poem is “The Day Lady Died,” in which he reads about this jazz singer’s death in 1959.
8. Let’s Go To The Wildlife Refuge: More than 5,000 of these big deer spend winters at the Wyoming national refuge named for them.
9. The Franklin Institute: Beethoven & Mozart wrote for this instrument that Ben Franklin created, which he said gave him the greatest personal satisfaction of all his inventions.
10. Press Your Luck: Permanent press is a process where fabric gets chemically treated to make it resistant to these.
11. American History: A 1975 N.Y. Daily News headline after this man opposed a federal bailout: “To City: Drop Dead.”
12. American History: On June 1, 1660, Mary Dyer, one of this religious sect’s “Boston martyrs,” was hanged on Boston Common.
13. Ballet: The creators of 1943’s Fancy Free called each other Lenny & Jerry—Leonard Bernstein and this choreographer.
14. We Will Rock You: In 2018 this band “didn’t have a dime but I always had a vision, always had high, high hopes.”
15. Science Central: In 1916, the great chemist Gilbert Lewis called the central part of an atom this, a word we use for the seed of an apricot pit.
16. Movies in the DirectTV Guide: Two hit men, a boxer, a crime boss & others meet their fates over the course of two days.
17. Greek Cuisine: Made in the Vytina region, the first type of this sweetener does not crystallize.
18. Crazy Weather We’re Having: In 2013 there were 114-degree temps in La Rioja, the wine belt of this South American country.
19. Hey, “B.B.”: Stove placement of lower priority items.
20. World of Sport: The 2018-19 season of auto racing’s World Endurance Championship concludes with the 87th running of this event.
21. State School, That Great School: In 1965 John Irving entered this Midwest school’s prestigious writers workshop & worked with Kurt Vonnegut
22. Tricky Trails: It takes a full day to manage this Yosemite peak.
23. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Shakespeare’s Portia says, “How far that little” this “throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
24. The 2018 IG Nobel Prizes: The Anthropology award went to a report on “cross-species imitation” between these apes & humans at zoos.
25. Planes, Trains, & Automobiles & A Boat: The Anthropology award went to a report on “cross-species imitation” between these apes & humans at zoos.
26. Queen Victoria: Given this new anesthetic to inhale, Queen Victoria felt little or no pain in 1853 when she delivered her eighth child.
27. Loud & Clear: You must be a necromancer! Your cacophony is doing this, a noisy idiom that refers to a man in Genesis.
28. Childish Bambino: Babe had this player leadership position for only 6 days before being stripped of it for going after a fan in the stands.
29. You are a bad sailor: You don’t need to howl during the naval watches 4-6 & 6-8, named for this animal–it’s just a figure of speech.
30. Epistolary Novels: “The Boy Next Door”, a 21st century novel by Meg Cabot, uses this newer form of correspondence.
31. Geographic Terms: A rugged mountain pass is a gap, & an especially rugged gap is a notch, like this one just east of Burlington.
Daily Doubles James Holzhauer Missed
32. Holidays & Observances: Constitution Day is September 17; this related set is celebrated every December 15.
33. The First Winner: In 1903 Maurice Garin was its first winner in 94 hours, 33 minutes, 14 seconds.
34. Phrase Origins: 19th-century exhibitions saw fire brigades competing either using water, or in one of these, now a term for a practice effort.
35. Breaks & Livers: The portal vein bring venous blood to the liver, while this artery brings oxygenated arterial blood.
Final Jeopardy James Holzhauer Missed
36. Celebrities: This inductee into the Video Hall of Fame sold 17 million copies of a videocassette she released in 1982
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