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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionReality Television · 3 months ago

Why is it that once a contestant in Jeopardy! has correctly answered, other contestants don't get their opportunity to answer same question?

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  • L
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    They only allow the first person to push the buzzer to answer the question - right or wrong.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Seriously?

    Question: "What is the capital of Sweden?"

    Contestant number 1: "Stockholm."

    Alec Trebeck: "Correct, but let's see what the other contestants have to say"

    Other contestants: "Gee, I don't know, perhaps, Stockholm."

    I'll take, you're an idiot for $500.

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  • 3 months ago

    Because the answer is already known at that point.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    They only want one right answer and, once the first one is given, there's no need for any more. The real competition consists of two things: 1. Speed and 2. Correctness.

    • John3 months agoReport

      It doesn't make any sense, but sure. Whatever.

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  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Because it has already been answer. One correct answer per question.

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  • 3 months ago

    Because if the question has been answered correctly to their hearing, then they could easily just repeat that answer, even if they didn't know it before

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Are you really dumb or pretending to be?

    The object of the game show is to be the first with the right answer. There is zero merit and challenge (and no reward) in 'guessing' the same answer that was given seconds before and already deemed to be correct.

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  • TB12
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    The object of the game is to be the first one with the correct answer.

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