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TV Diary: The category is 'Jeopardy!'

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:01 am

Rumor has it Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” game show host, is talking retirement — when his contract expires in 2016. Trebek, 72, has hosted the show since 1984.

Trebek, who is as popular as the long-running “Jeopardy!” series, has other interests he'd like to pursue in retirement, and isn't daunted by the two heart attacks he has suffered in 2007 and 2012.

A successor has not been named, but there's still plenty of time to search for candidates.

Here is a quiz about “Jeopardy!” and Trebek.

1. Who was the first host of “Jeopardy!” and how long did that series run?

2. Where was Trebek born?

3. Trebek starred as the Man in Black in which 1996 TV series?

4. Name the first TV series Trebek hosted.

5. Trebek played second fiddle to a big pair of dice on this game show.

6. Who created “Jeopardy!”?

7. Who was the announcer on the original series?

8. What was the name of the first U.S. game show Trebek hosted?

9. When did Trebek become a U.S. citizen?

10. Trebek was eyed as host of “Jeopardy!” after he substitute hosted for which ailing host of the daytime version of “The Wheel of Fortune?”

Answers: 1. Art Fleming hosted the show 1964-75. 2. Sudbury, Ontario. 3. “The X-Files.” 4. “Music Hop” (1963-64). 5. “High Rollers” and “The New High Rollers.” 6. Merv Griffin. 7. Don Pardo. 8. “The Wizard of Odds” (1973). 9. 1998. 10. Chuck Woolery.