Final Jeopardy: Fictional Places

The Final Jeopardy question (12/28/2016) in the category “Fictional Places” was:

This land is described as “all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea”

2x champ Stephanie Schlatter has won $18,802 so far. Today she takes on these two players: Justin Scace, from East Lyme, CT; and Mike Lamar, from Wichita Falls, TX.

Round 1 Categories: On SiriusXM Radio – Knowledge about College – It’s an Emergency! – They Said It with Flowers – Historic Homes – Blended Words

Justin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Knowledge about College” under the $600 clue on the 13th pick of the round. He was in second place with $2,000, $600 less than Mike’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and guessed Auburn. That was WRONG.

It’s the only Pac-12 school that does not contain the name of a state. show

Stephanie finished in the lead with $4,800. Mike was second with $3,600 and Justin was last with $2,400.

Round 2 Categories: U.S. History – Title Characters – Italian Geography – Ante “Bell”um – Billy Idol – Manet / Monet

Justin found the first Daily Double in “U.S. History” under the $1,200 clue on the 8th pick. He was in a tie for the lead with Stephanie. They both had $5,600 at this point, $2,000 more than Mike in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

Under the 1832 Treaty of Payne’s Landing, Chiefs in this tribe agreed to removal from Florida to points west. show

Mike found the last Daily Double in “Italian Geography” under the $1,600, with 4 clues left after it. In the lead with $13,200, he had $4,000 more than Stephanie in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT when he remembered to put it question form.

The name of this region in northwest Italy known for its prize-winning wines means “foot of the mountain” show

Mike finished in the lead with $17,200. Stephanie was next with $10,000 and Justin was in third place with $7,200.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In Chapter 2 of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” Lucy enters the land of Narnia where she meets a faun named Mr. Tumnus. He gives her the scoop on where she is (about the 1:33 mark in the video) and invites her to his cozy abode for some tea, accompanied by a nice brown egg, sardines on toast, toast with honey and a sugar-topped cake.

Cair Paravel is the home of the Kings and Queens of Narnia. The meaning of the name is on Lion’s Call list of 40 Things You Never Knew About Narnia

Justin got it right. He bet it all, bringing him up to $14,400.

Stephanie had the Land of Nod. She lost her $9,998 bet, leaving her with $2.00.

Mike picked Neverland. He only bet $3,000, but it was just a bit too much. He finished with $14,200 and that made Justin the winner of this match and the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (12/28/2016) Stephanie Schlatter, Mike Lamar, Justin Scace

A triple stumper from each round:

IT’S AN EMERGENCY! ($1000) A phenomenon called odor fade can make this dangerous home event harder to detect

MANET / MONET ($400) Manet’s “Battle of the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the C.S.S. Alabama” shows the battle off France’s coast during this U.S. War

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Islands”

Present name of an island settled by Europeans in the 1490s, today the most populous island in the Americas. show

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7 Responses

  1. lou says:

    this was a very easy final since i watched the lord of the rings movies and the chronicles of narnia. Also Wonderland is by lewis carroll and not cs lewis. Third where did the land of nod come from? Was stephanie thinking of a command and conquer tiberian sun?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, the players didn’t get any info about the author until right before their responses were revealed. Mike had Neverland (from Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie). As for the Land of Nod, idk — the only ones I know about are where Cain was sent in the Bible and there’s also a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson called The Land of Nod, about a place a little boy dreams about. Maybe she was thinking of that.

      LINK: 13 more clues from this match, including the “Billy Idol” category

  2. EricS says:

    Mike had the options of covering a double up by a two time champ, risking a toss-up, or blocking a third place winner but risking losing to a two-time champ. By covering the double-up by the two-time champ, he could only lose to Justin iff both he and Stephanie missed and Justin was right. This last scenario seems unlikely. Mike’s only mistake was not betting enough.

  3. jacob ska says:

    Marilyn, sorry to steal your line but Mike’s wager makes no sense to me. He did not guard against Justin who was in 3rd place. If he had wagered $2799 he would have won the game. Instead it appears he was trying to beat the returning champ, Stephanie, by $200?

    • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

      I think to protect against both Stephanie and Justin each doubling up, Mike should have bet 2800. If he and Stephanie are both right, they will be tied. If Justin is right and Mike is wrong (as it actually happened), they would be tied and we would see our first tiebreaker.

  4. Kaye says:

    Seems like a very easy fj to me…but then again I like the narnia series.