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Environmental Groups for $1000, Alex

November 13, 2020

Ready to put your Greenpeace knowledge to the test? Remember, please phrase your answer in the form of a question.

Jeopardy! was a fixture in my home growing up. Our family would watch together — my dad and I would shout out the answers (in the form of a question, of course) in friendly competition.

One of the things I loved about Jeopardy! was learning about places and people I hadn’t heard of yet. It gave me a window into a vast world that I had yet to experience. To be fair, I also like winning — but the real thrill was that dedicated family connection. I have such fond memories, as do many others, I suspect.

Alex Trebek’s pancreatic cancer announcement came as a shock, but he was able to continue hosting Jeopardy! for almost two more years. In Trebek’s incredible 36 year tenure, Greenpeace was the subject of a Jeopardy! clue or question over 25 times, including some Daily Doubles and a Final Jeopardy! clue.

Below are 10 clues and a Final Jeopardy clue — how well do you know Greenpeace history?

THE ENVIRONMENT
$1,000

Answer: In 1995 the French navy detained the Rainbow Warrior II to stop this group’s protest of nuclear tests


A WEE BIT OF KIWI HISTORY
$1000

Answer: Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior protest ship was sunk in this most populous New Zealand city’s harbor in 1985


FIX THE SPOONERISM
$600

Answer: Greenpeace would be chagrined to see the sign “Wave the Sails”, instead of this


COMMITTEES
$2,000

Answer: The Don’t Make a Wave Committee, opposed to weapons tests in Alaska, grew into this broader organization


CORPORATE SHENANIGANS
$800

Answer: In the 1990s McDonald’s infiltrated & spied on this “colorful” environmental group


IT’S ALL A LEGEND
$600

Answer: This Greenpeace ship’s name comes from a legend about a spirit that comes to save Earth from disaster


DESTRUCTION
$200

Answer: On May 31, 1999 in Rio, Greenpeace launched a new global campaign to halt its destruction


ORGANIZATIONS
$1,400

Answer: This organization began with a 1971 protest against offshore nuclear testing


NAME DESIRED
$400

This “colorful” conservation group asked the internet to name a humpback whale and we got Mr. Splashy Pants


SORRY ABOUT THAT
$2,000

Answer: In 1986 the French govt. apologized and paid compensation for the sinking of this group’s ship the Rainbow Warrior


SHIPS

Answer: It was refloated, towed to Matauri Bay and sunk there Dec. 12, 1987, with full Maori ceremony

How did you do?

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