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World Heritage Sites on Jeopardy

 
Author Colvin
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#1 | Posted: 20 Oct 2020 20:06 
Tonight there was a category on the US quiz show Jeopardy that I'm sure many here would do well with: World Heritage Sites in the USA. It included an answer that winterkjm would appreciate: "The first World Heritage Site in Los Angeles, Hollyhock House (with picture on screen), is part of a UNESCO group of eight major works by this architect." A contestant successfully came up with the right response for that one, but unfortunately the contestants didn't fare as well overall in that category as they did in others.

Author winterkjm
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#2 | Posted: 20 Oct 2020 23:09 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Surprised! Very cool. Tellingly, the National Park Service and US ICOMOS seem fully engaged (more than ever) and interested about promoting US World Heritage Sites. However, the politics at the White House and within the current Department of Interior leadership ultimately make engagement limited (at least internationally). Thanks for sharing!

Author winterkjm
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#3 | Posted: 21 Oct 2020 02:36 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Pretty easy when you have been to all sites referenced in each question!

Double Jeopardy Category: WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN THE U.S. [UNESCO]

$400 - The San Antonio Missions Heritage Site in Texas includes this site of a historic siege in 1836; remember?

$800 - Completed in Philadelphia in the 1750s, this building was designated a World Heritage Site in 1979.

$1200 - With about 600 cliff dwellings of the ancestral Pueblo people, this Colorado national park is on the list.

$1600 - The first World Heritage Site in Los Angeles, Hollyhock House is part of a UNESCO group of eight major works by this architect.

$2000 - Occupied c. 700-1400, Cahokia Mounds in Illinois. are remnants of the largest settlement n. of Mexico eponymously called pre-this.

Author elsslots
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#4 | Posted: 21 Oct 2020 02:52 
winterkjm:
$2000 - Occupied c. 700-1400, Cahokia Mounds in Illinois. are remnants of the largest settlement n. of Mexico eponymously called pre-this.

Is the answer to this really Cahokia?

Author Colvin
Partaker
#5 | Posted: 21 Oct 2020 08:40 
winterkjm:
Occupied c. 700-1400, Cahokia Mounds in Illinois. are remnants of the largest settlement n. of Mexico eponymously called pre-this.

I suppose this could be a bit confusing. The eponymous here refers to the explorer Columbus, so the response would have been: "What is pre-Columbian?" (in Jeopardy, players have to respond in the form of a question).

Also, with the $800 clue, there was a picture of the building, which would make it more easily identifiable to anyone who has seen it or been there (the first two clues in particular are geared to an American audience familiar with US history).

Author Colvin
Partaker
#6 | Posted: 21 Oct 2020 08:42 
winterkjm:
However, the politics at the White House and within the current Department of Interior leadership ultimately make engagement limited (at least internationally). Thanks for sharing!

Hopefully we'll see a change in the next few years — thanks for the update!

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#7 | Posted: 21 Oct 2020 11:22 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
Oh thanks for those questions, as you say if you know WHS they are pretty straight forward but for the confusingly small number of people in the world not so obsessed they could be trickier.

However that pre-Colombian final answer seems a little easy, you could know nothing about Cahokia and answer it I think, though again I guess the majority of us here are educated to University level and have a decent grasp on broad swathes of history, so what is simple for us probably isn't for a more generalist contestant.

On a similar theme, the UK quiz show University Challenge seems to have a question setter that likes World Heritage Sites, pretty much every other week there is a round on them.

Author Jurre
Partaker
#8 | Posted: 21 Oct 2020 16:48 
meltwaterfalls:
On a similar theme, the UK quiz show University Challenge seems to have a question setter that likes World Heritage Sites, pretty much every other week there is a round on them.

I have noticed so too!

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