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Bowdoin the Question to the Answer on ‘Jeopardy!’ Archives


A Goucher College senior knew what she was doing when she said, “I’ll take ‘The Writer’s College’ for $2,000, Alex,” during the game show’s 2012 College Championship Quarterfinal last Friday.

In response to an answer referencing the alma mater of Nathanial Hawthorne (a member of the Class of 1825), the student correctly responded, “What is Bowdoin College?”

The $2,000 earned in that instant is said to be more than Hawthorne ever made from writing The Scarlet Letter, disregarding more than 160 years of inflation, of course.