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‘What is Bowdoin?’ is The Question to a ‘Jeopardy!’ Answer — Again Archives

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That sound you heard the evening of June 9, 2015, was that of Polar Bears across the land — screaming at their televisions during Jeopardy! The $1,200 clue in the College Knowledge category — “Sam Adams signed an act establishing this school in 1794 & the end of it is pronounced “uhn,” not “oyn” — went unanswered.

It’s not the first time “What is Bowdoin?” was the correct answer-in-the-form-of-a-question; a clue in 2012 hinted at Nathaniel Hawthorne’s alma mater. Cindy Cammarn ’14 was a contestant on the show in 2013.