Category: Jeopardy! contestants
Clue: This assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine was a contestant on Thursday’s Jeopardy!
Answer: Who is “Samir Patel?”
Clue: To meet the show’s producers and answer test questions, Samir flew to this city.
Answer: What is “Detroit?”
Clue: To be selected for the show, Samir tried out this many times.
Answer: What is “two?”
Category: Trivia stardom
Clue: To succeed at Jeopardy!, contestants must do this.
Answer: What is “Hit the buzzer to beat out other contestants but not before Alex Trebek finishes the question?”
Clue: If you buzz too soon, this happens.
Answer: What is “You are locked out for a quarter of a second?”
Clue: To practice for the show, Samir did this.
Answer: What is “He practiced clicking a pen while watching the show?”
Category: Patel’s life
Clue: Samir became a fan of Jeopardy! at this age.
Answer: What is “11 years old”
Category: Behind the scenes
Clue: This person won the Jeopardy! episode that Samir was on.
Answer: Who is “A former Pittsburgh police detective?”
Clue: Samir describes Alex Trebek as this.
Answer: What is “A really funny guy?”
Clue: From time to time, Alex Trebek does this while taping.
Answer: What is “Stumbles while reading a clue and has to re-shoot.”
Category: More about Samir
Clue: These are Samir’s strongest categories.
Answer: What are “History, geography, sports and literature?”
Clue: This was Samir’s favorite part about being on Jeopardy!
Answer: What is “Meeting 12 people from around the country whose lifelong dream also was to be on Jeopardy!”