So you think you know New York’s senators? Last night’s Jeopardy! was for you.
During the Double Jeopardy round of the popular television quiz show, an entire category was devoted to the New York’s representatives in the U.S. Senate, spanning eras and — with one clue — stumping contestants.
How would you have fared? Try it out. Each of the clues are presented below. Click the link within the clue to see a (non-spoiler) picture that was presented on the show.
You can find the correct responses after the jump.
- $400: Later president, he was a New York senator from 1821 to 1828.
- $800: In 1861, William Seward left the Senate to take on this post in the cabinet.
- $1,200 (Daily Double): A New York senator from 1791 to 1797, he later presided over the senate as vice president.
- $1,600: When she replaced Hilary Clinton in 2009, she was the youngest senator, at age 42.
- $2,000: Power, pasta and politics was this Brooklyn-born senator’s account of his almost 20 years representing the Empire State.