TRIVIAL PURSUITS: What is the First Four Letter Word in the Star Spangled Banner?

March 30, 2010 ( - The Alex Trebek-hosted incarnation of "Jeopardy!" debuted in syndication on September 10, 1984.

During that show, contestant Lois Feinstein got the first of the two Daily Doubles in the “Double Jeopardy!” round in the category of “4-Letter Words” in response to “It’s the first 4-letter word in ‘The Star Spangled Banner’.”  What was her response?   


Lois Feinstein’s answer was (correctly – and correctly phrased as):  “What is ‘what’?”