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The Final Jeopardy! Category Is…MUSEUMS

In a recurring nightmare, the puckishly omnipotent Alex Trebek reveals a Final Jeopardy! category that makes us reach for the nearest Potent Potable: Football Greats, Entymology, Slovenia, or something even more inscrutable–a category distinguished by its use of scare quotes–Aesop’s “Cables” (say what?) or The Doctor is “Inn” (“the correct response will involve a physician and a hotel or boarding house”). If only we had been among the competitors during a recent Jeopardy! teen tournament game, when in the show’s waning minutes, Trebek pointed to a blue monitor and MUSEUMS flashed on the screen. See if you would have emerged a winner:


Ready for the answer?

Answer: What is the Museum of Modern Art? (Only one of the three contestants answered correctly.)

Pictured below, Philip L. Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone‘s 1939 wood, plastic, and linoleum model for the museum: a six-story white marble box with a glass-walled base, two levels of galleries with translucent glazing, and upper-level offices with horizontal strip windows.

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