The search for contestants for a "Jeopardy" teenage tournament has made a stop in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Star reports that a couple dozen teens showed up Saturday at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. They're among 300 youths the TV quiz show is auditioning to find 15 who will make the tournament. Just to reach an audition meant scoring well on an online quiz.
After getting their picture snapped, the teens had less than seven minutes to finish a 50-question "Jeopardy"-style written quiz. That was followed by brief buzzer-beating competitions among three teens at a time, just like on television.
The teens came from Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. Some already knew how they'd spend the $75,000 tournament prize.