Only a Real SouthCoast Local Will Know These Jeopardy Answers
Monday, November 8, 2021, marked one full year without beloved Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek. While I did not watch the show religiously, I know that this man was well-loved by all who tuned in and he is still deeply missed.
It was always so interesting to hear about episodes where the gameshow participants 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. You can see for yourself with the archives pages for New Bedford and Fall River.
Almost every single question and answer found in the Jeopardy Archives regarding New Bedford had to deal with whaling. It's easy to understand why, since New Bedford was once the whaling city capital of the world. Apparently, that is what the city will be associated with for eternity. Today, New Bedford is still dominating the fishing industry, ranking as the "highest-grossing fishing port in the US for the 20th consecutive year," according to Good Morning America.
It appears that Fall River will live in infamy thanks to the likes of Lizzie Borden. More than half of the questions are somehow related to the double-murder of 1892, and the trial that followed. Lizzie Borden is named in five of the nine episodes that mention Fall River.
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.