The Kings Named Haakon 25th Anniversary Special by GrahamJ

Champion(s):

TaylorMA


Runner(s)-Up:

DouglasLovesVixey
Le Havre, Bogota, Brunei


Quiz Description

Kings Named Haakon was one of the most iconic Jeopardy! categories of all time, showing up in a Tournament of Champions semifinal game on 11/16/92. As with quizzes like the recent Damn Yankees quiz that combined the play Damn Yankees with questions about the New York Yankees, this will combine knowledge about kings of Norway named Haakon and Jeopardy!.

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Questions:

Assuming that the current Crown Prince Haakon will be the next King Haakon, what will his regnal number be? A British king with this regnal number was never coronated.

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VIII

This materials scientist of Polish descent from Arizona gave the correct response to four of the five clues in the category. He would later go on to win the 1992 Tournament of Champions.

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Leszek Pawlowicz

The most recent King Haakon became king after the union of Norway and what other country dissolved in 1905?

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Sweden

This contestant, who beat Bruce Simmons and Steve Newman in the quarterfinal, finished third behind [the answer to question 2] and Simmons in the final. This player had won the second-most amount of money in his five regular wins in the pre-doubled era.

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Jerome Vered

The most recent King Haakon also led Norway's government-in-exile during WWII, after he resist the Nazis pressure to recognize Vidkun Quisling as the leader of what body, the parliament of Norway?

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Storting

The other contestant who gave a correct response in the category was 1992 Teen Tournament winner April McManus. Who won the 1992 Scripps National Spelling Bee with the word lyceum, the 1996 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament, and was one of the early stars of the Maggie Walker quizbowl team?

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Amanda Goad

In addition to the kings named Haakon, there were also two regents named Haakon. The first of these two regents was regent under what king, who unified the crowns of Norway and Denmark, brought Christianity to Denmark, and whose son Sweyn Forkbeard unified the Norwegian/Danish crown with the English crown?

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Harald Bluetooth

The third contestant in that semifinal was Richard Kaplan, who unfortunately passed away almost exactly a year after this episode aired. What other contestant, the winner of the first ToC in the Trebek Era in 1985, also died about a year after that tournament?

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Jerry Frankel

Haakon II, Haakon III, and Haakon IV all ruled while Norway was undergoing what kind of event from 1130-1240? England had three of these between 1642 and 1651.

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civil war

The College Championship winner in the 1992 ToC was Billy Baxter, who attended what university that was founded by royal charter in 1693, but became a public university in 1906. This university and James Madison University are the only two original members of the Colonial Athletic Association who have been in the league during its entire existence.

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College of William & Mary

Haakon V moved the capital to it's currently location of Oslo (then known as Christiania). What city on Norway's west coast, the current second-most populous city of Norway, had been the capital beforehand?

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Bergen

One of the semifinalists eliminated by [the answer to question 4] was Robert Slaven, who was from what second-least populous capital city of a Canadian province or territory?

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Yellowknife, NWT