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Instructions for Playing Jeopardy

  1. Play individually or in groups.
  2. Pick a category and a point value.
  3. Click on the chosen box for the question.
  4. Students must give the answer in the form of a question before clicking again.  The teacher may want to set a time limit for answering the question.
  5. To see if a student or group is correct, click again for the answer.
  6. Click the Back to Board button on the slide to return to the main board.
  7. If the student or team is correct, they are awarded the point value of the question.  (Click the Score button located on the main board, to add the point value to the appropriate team score.)
  8. The dollar values disappear after each question.
  9. Continue until all questions have been answered.  The team with the most points wins.

Modification Suggestions:

  • Unhide the last slide of the presentation to keep team scores within Power Point instead of in Excel.  If keeping score within Power Point, change the hyperlink on the SCORE button from Score for Jeopardy.xls to the individual slide number.
  • Bring bells or other noise makers to class for students to answer with.

Files Used:


Instructions for copying Jeopardy files 

Accounting Jeopardy1 (PowerPoint)

Accounting Jeopardy With Score Links (PowerPoint) 

Score For Jeopardy (Excel — Used if keeping score in Excel)

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