Attention Adults: In its continued quest to amuse Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” begins its annual “Online Test” on Tuesday, where potential contestants — or at least residents of the U.S. or Canada, 18 or older — put their brainpower to the test in an attempt to win a spot on the long-running quiz show.
And we wish them the best. After all, getting on “Jeopardy!” is hard (you have to know all the Potent Potables,) and if you’re taking the test, you’ve probably spent the past few months boning up on stuff like state capitals, world geography and literature, all while ignoring important stuff like Justin Bieber’s shirtless selfies or Kim Kardashian’s post-baby bikini body.
Luckily, that’s where we come in. Taking cues from a classic category, we’ve created our very own “Pop Star Potpourri,” guaranteed to test your knowledge of 2013’s biggest hitmakers. Just roll over our clues, and remember to answer in the form of a question. Oh, and just in case you’re stuck, the solutions are at the bottom of the page … sadly, the actual “Jeopardy!” online test does not provide the same option.
» $200: “What is a ’Thift Shop?’
» $400: “Who is Rihanna?”
» $600: “Who is Miley Cyrus?”
» $800: “Who is Beyoncé?”
» $1000: “Who is Lady Gaga?” (hey, even she admits she had a rough year ).