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"Jeopardy!" contestant Ken Jennings, who won a record 74 consecutive games, cracks his knuckles before starting a practice match against another "Jeopardy!" champion and an IBM computer called "Watson" in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. "What is Watson?" It's a question that will be answered next week on "Jeopardy!" during a three-day, winner-take-all, million-dollar tournament pitting the all-time best quiz show braniacs against a computer.Man vs. Machine sounds like a storyline straight out of "The Big Bang Theory" but it's a reality that will be explored Feb. 14-16 on the popular quiz show. (Seth Wenig/AP)
"Jeopardy!" contestant Ken Jennings, who won a record 74 consecutive games, cracks his knuckles before starting a practice match against another "Jeopardy!" champion and an IBM computer called "Watson" in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. "What is Watson?" It's a question that will be answered next week on "Jeopardy!" during a three-day, winner-take-all, million-dollar tournament pitting the all-time best quiz show braniacs against a computer.Man vs. Machine sounds like a storyline straight out of "The Big Bang Theory" but it's a reality that will be explored Feb. 14-16 on the popular quiz show. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Some sample questions Add to ...

Test yourself against IBM's Watson computer with these Jeopardy! items:

1. Category: You've got baggage

  • Clue: Sing a song about one of these, a sailor's bag for small articles.
  • Correct response: What is a ditty bag?
  • Watson's response: What is "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"?

2. Category: Historic Fashion

  • Clue: The high-waisted dresses of the early 19th century were known as this style after the first French one ruled by Napoleon.
  • Correct response: What is Empire style?
  • Watson's response: What is Empire style?

3. Category: Who's your daddy company

  • Clue: HBO and People magazine
  • Correction response: What is Time Warner?
  • Watson's response: What is Evans?

4: Category: Before and after

  • Clue: Snoopy's owner who's one of the most poisonous types of spiders in the United States
  • Correct response: Who is Charlie Brown recluse?
  • Watson's response: Who is Charlie Brown recluse?

5. Category: What, me worry?

  • Clue: So the drain in my shower is always clogged, so what? It doesn't mean I'm developing this, androgenetic alopecia.
  • Correct response: What is male pattern baldness?
  • What's response: What is male pattern baldness?

6. Category: A musical pastiche

  • Clue: Of classical music's "three B's," the one born Hamburg in 1833.
  • Correct response: Who was Brahms?
  • Watson's response: Who was Brahms?

Source: New York Times

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