Ag Jeopardy Instructions & Rules
Ag Jeopardy is a fun interactive learning experience, developed by Nebraska Ag in the Classroom, for use at the
2009 FFA COLT leadership conference. The questions were adapted from two main sources “Addressing
Misconceptions About Agriculture” and “Farm Facts” and most relate to data collected from the 2002 USDA Farm
Ag Jeopardy operates as a Power Point® and is pre loaded on the CD so it should play in any PC.
After the title screen the main screen appears.
By clicking on the dollar amounts under each category you will be taken to the related “answer” for that set.
Click anywhere on the answer slide to advance to the question slide.
Click on the picture on the question slide to advance back to the Main Screen.
After a selection has been made, the dollar amount for that category will not be visible on the screen. However
the link to that answer set is still active which could be helpful if you need to review an answer.
To go to the Final Jeopardy Round click on the “Nebraska Ag in the Classroom” logo in the upper left hand portion
of the “Main Screen”.
Ag Jeopardy is played much like the game show will three contestants or teams.
Each team starts the game with $1000 points.
There are Five categories, each with a column of five trivia clues (phrased in answer form), each one incrementally
valued more than the previous.
One contestant or team is selected to begin the game by selecting a category and dollar value. Contestants or
teams are free to choose any unselected clue.
The host then reads the clue after which any of the three contestants may ring in. The first contestant to
successfully ring in following the host’s reading of the clue must then respond generally in the form of a question.
A correct response earns the dollar value of the clue and the opportunity to select the next clue from the board.
An incorrect response of a failure to respond within a 5 second time limit deducts $100 points from the contestant
and gives any remaining opponent(s) the opportunity to ring in and respond. If none of the contestants give a
correct response, the host reads the correct response and the contestant who has most recently given a correct
response to a previous clue choose the next clue.
One clue hidden on the Ag Jeopardy game board is designated a Daily Double. Only the contestant who selects a
Daily Double may respond to its clue. The contestant may wager any part or all of their current score. If the
contestant has a score less than the dollar amount listed the given dollar amount is used.
Final Jeopardy Round
The contestants write down a wager based on the category of as little as $0 or up to as much money as they have
The Final Jeopardy clue is revealed and read by the host and the contestants have 30 seconds to write a response.
Each contestant reveals how much they have wagered and their response then they are awarded or deducted that
amount from their final score.