On Monday night’s episode of Jeopardy!, Rhode Island viewers were confident with at least one of the answers to a clue handed out by Ken Jennings as the Ocean State was the correct response.

It’s not the first time the smallest state in the country got the spotlight on Jeopardy! and luckily for one contestant, she was familiar with her state flags to get the correct answer.

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Monday night’s episode featured Connor Sears, a copy editor from Queens, New York; Kelly Mraz, a music teacher from Lilburn, Georgia; and the returning champion Patrick Curran, a consultant from Washington DC.

It was Mraz’s turn to pick a category, and she decided on “Whites and Colors” for $600.

The clue read, “This state’s white flag has 13 stars in a circle around an anchor and the motto is ‘Hope’.”

Cue Rhode Island viewers pointing at the screen and shouting the answer.

Without hesitation, Mraz buzzed in with the correct answer by asking, “What is Rhode Island?”

That bumped her total to $3,800.

By the end of the episode, Mraz accumulated $16,400, but it was the copy editor from Queens who became the new champion. Sears accumulated $28,000.

Rhode Island has the shortest motto in the country and it is the smallest state, but it continues to make a big impact. From movies to television shows, Rhode Island is no stranger to attention.

I think it’s the SouthCoast’s turn to get the spotlight. Check out the Jeopardy! questions below and see how many you can get right.

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It was always so interesting to hear about episodes where the gameshow participants on Jeopardy answered questions about our little corner of the world. The fact that New Bedford and Fall River have been collectively mentioned approximately 30 times since 1988 is astounding.

We chose a few of our favorite questions and listed them below for our audience to work through. Let's see how many of these questions you can answer correctly. Tell us how many you got without looking at the answer.

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