Survivor appeared as a Jeopardy! category for February 17, 2020

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Photo: Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment ©2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /

To promote Survivor: Winners at War, Jeff Probst provided video clues related to the show’s history as part of its own Jeopardy! category on Monday.

In covering Winners at War, CBS has been doing a full-court press on behalf of Survivor. Jeff Probst has been doing interviews all around the world, he’s recapping episodes as they air, and there are so many more video features weekly in anticipation of one of the more enthralling beginnings to a season since David vs. Goliath.

With CBS Television Distribution being the distributors for Jeopardy!, we even saw Jeff Probst read queries for a Survivor category on the Monday, February 17 episode. Depending on your market, the episode may have aired already as of the time of this post, but for many, it will air at 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. ET tonight. As such, we will openly discuss the prompts and the solutions after the Twitter embed below.

The first indication that Jeff Probst would be taking on this mantle was from a tweet by the Jeopardy! Twitter account on Sunday. It’s not unfamiliar territory for Jeff Probst, as he used to be the host of Rock & Roll Jeopardy! for VH1 for four seasons and 100 episodes, running from 1998 to 2001. Something tells me he fell into a better, bigger gig!

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Update: Below are the answers for the Survivor category on Monday’s Jeopardy! episode, all provided by Jeff Probst via video as made available after the airing. The winning questions are provided after the bullet points if you want to play along.

  • $200 – The weather upped the stakes for Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X. The castaways had to be temporarily evacuated from their camps due to Zena, this tropical storm that can also be called a hurricane or a typhoon.
  • $400 – In 1882 Germany, Austria-Hungary & Italy formed a secret pact called the Triple this. On the first season of Survivor, Richard formed a quadruple one with Sue, Rudy & Kelly in which the four voted as a bloc, a wildly successful strategy that set a precedent for the series
  • $600 – I knew that Survivor needed a catchphrase for when I snuffed out a torch at Tribal Council. It was actually executive producer Mark Burnett who inadvertently came up with this iconic 4-word phrase & the rest is TV history.
  • $800 – A fan favorite from Survivor: The Australian Outback, she went on to co-host The View & Fox & Friends.
  • $1,000 – The castaways on Survivor: China visited the Great Wall & the Shaolin Temple, home of kung fu; for help with strategy, the tribes were given this book that Sun Tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago, though its tactics apply to Survivor as if it had been written today.

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For those playing along, the question for the $200 answer was, “What is a cyclone,” the question for $400 being, “What is an alliance,” $600’s winning question was, “What is, ‘The tribe has spoken.’ “, $800 was solved with, “Who is Elizabeth Hasselbeck,” (I wonder if Elisabeth Filarski would have been accepted) and $1,000 was solved with, “What is ‘The Art of War?’ “