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Ken Jennings, an endearingly geeky software engineer from Utah, became an unlikely celebrity as he shattered records on Jeopardy! and racked up over $2.5 million in earnings. Now, trivia buffs, Jeopardy! fans, and smarty-pants of all kinds can go toe-to-toe with Ken and see who's best. Can You Beat Ken? allows readers to rack up "money" while trying to wrest Kens crown to become the undisputed champion of trivia. Categories include fill-in-the-blank ("P.L.O. stands for Palestine ______ Organization."), true-or-false ("The lead guitar player for the Grateful Dead was missing a finger on his picking hand."), multiple choice (Of the three ships that sailed for the West Indies under the command of Christopher Columbus, which one never made it back to Europe? a) Nina, b) Pinta, or c) Santa Maria) and other queries, puzzlers, and brainteasers. Equally good for partying with friends or enjoying alone, Can You Beat Ken? gives readers the chance to be a Jeopardy! champ.