Introductory financial accounting Jeopardy game for end-of-semester review

Screenshot of Jeopardy in PowerPointAt the end of the semester, I thought it might be useful to have a review game before the final exam. I have created a Jeopardy-style game that covers basic topics within an introductory financial accounting course.

This PowerPoint file contains a Jeopardy-style game suitable for use in an introductory financial accounting class. There are six categories: Short-term assets, Long-term assets, Liabilities, Equity, Financial statements, and Ratio analysis. There is a Daily Double question and a Final Jeopardy question. Audio is included in the PowerPoint file for optional use.

All of the answers and related questions are based on Financial Accounting, 11th edition, Harrison, Horngren, Thomas & Tietz, Pearson Education, 2017. The content should apply to other introductory financial accounting textbooks as well.

Acknowledgment: To create this Jeopardy-style game, I used a PowerPoint template created by Reid Powell.

 Tips for use

  1. Be sure to practice with the PowerPoint file in presentation mode before class.
  2. This PowerPoint file runs best using Windows, not Mac. Also, it must be run using Microsoft PowerPoint (not Google Slides.)
  3. You can edit any of the answers and related questions as you see fit. You cannot, however, add and delete slides due to the links to the Jeopardy board.
  4. To reset the links on the main board back to yellow, close the PowerPoint file and re-0pen – all the links will be back to yellow.
  5. During the review in class, you will need to keep score manually since there is no built-in scoring mechanism.

PowerPoint file

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

About Dr. Wendy Tietz, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Dr. Wendy Tietz is a professor of accounting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA. She is also a textbook author with Pearson Prentice-Hall.

2 Responses to “Introductory financial accounting Jeopardy game for end-of-semester review”

  1. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this and would love to use it for my Managerial Accounting class!!! Though, are we allowed to change the PowerPoint Slides to the subject matter that we are teaching vs. what is already in the PowerPoint Slides?

    Please advise/confirm and thank you for providing this great game as a learning tool for Accounting!

    • Dr. Wendy Tietz, CPA, CMA, CGMA Reply April 6, 2017 at 6:29 am

      Thank you for the feedback. As with everything, you can edit as you wish – but you cannot use the material commercially. Also, there is a managerial accounting Jeopardy PowerPoint file coming out today on the blog:-) Have a great day.

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