Final Jeopardy: Children’s Literature
The Final Jeopardy question (5/22/2015), in the category “Children’s Literature” was:
In a recent British poll, the 1926 book about this title character was named the favorite of children’s books of the past 150 years.
New champ Choyon Manjrekar won $23,800 in yesterday’s game. In the last game of the week, he is up against: Gordon Marx, from Somerville, MA; and Melissa Lake, from Reading, PA.
Round 1: Choyon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Patriot Act” under the $1,000 clue. He was in the lead with $7,200, $3,400 more than Gordon in second place. He bet $1,500 and thought it was the Minutemen. That was WRONG.
Dean Norris is Ben Franklin in the miniseries titled after this group of 1760s radicals. show
Choyon finished in the lead with $6,100. Gordon was second with $3,800 and Melissa was last with $3,200.
Round 2: Choyon found the first Daily Double in “Anagrams of Each Other” under the $1,200 clue. He was in the lead with $6,900, $2,300 more than Gordon in second place. He bet $2,400 and he was RIGHT.
A former Yugoslav Republic & a deadly contagious canine disease. show
Melissa found the last Daily Double in “World War I” under the $1,200 clue. In second place with $8,400, she had $10,500 less than Choyon’s lead. She bet $400 and thought it was Bosphorus. That was WRONG.
British General Sir Ian Hamilton’s amphibious assault on this peninsula in April of 1915 ended in a bloody 8-month stalemate.
Choyon finished first with a runaway $18,900. Melissa was next with $8,800 and Gordon was in third place with $4,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Winnie-the-Pooh has been named as the favourite children’s book of the past 150 years, in a poll of more than 2,000 adults. The first of the classic AA Milne books beat Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland into second….” See the complete list on the BBC)
Gordon wrote down “the Little Prince.” His $4,599 bet left him with $1.00.
Melissa thought it was Peter Pan. That cost her everything but $1.00, too.
Choyon got it right. He didn’t bet a farthing since he had already won so he remained at $18,900. His 2-day total is $42,700.
FYI, neither the Little Prince or Peter Pan made the Top 10. Here is today’s results, showing that Melissa got the $2,000 second place prize.
During the chat, Choyon talked about his experiments with making his own pickles.
Two $2,000 triple stumpers:
WORLD WAR I – In early 1918 this French general was named Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces on the Western Front
GREEN BOOKS – Frank Chapman’s 1895 “Handbook of” these critters “of Eastern North America” is a must-have for any naturalist
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Classic Kids’ Stuff”:
This 1920s plaything still made today got its name in tribute to 2 famous men of the day: Marconi & Lindbergh. show