Final Jeopardy: Classic Children’s Literature

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/4/2017) in the category “Classic Children’s Literature” was:

A 2016 biography of a children’s author is titled “In the Great Green Room”, a line from this classic book

2x champ Jon Eisenman has now won $45,100. In Game 3, his challengers are: Robert D’Emilio, from Ridgewood, NY; and Jacob Farrell, from Washington, D.C.

Round 1 Categories: Chapter 13 – College Sports – “F” Words – Casino Royale – On July 4th – The Red, White & Blue

In a bit of déjà vu, Jon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Casino Royale” under the $600 clue on the 1st pick of the round. He even bet $600 again, just like yesterday, and he was RIGHT, once he remembered to phrase his answer in the form of a question.

Gary, Indiana’s Majestic Star Casino has a royal view of this Great Lake. show

Jon finished in the lead with $5,200. Robert was second with $4,200 and Jacob was last with $4,000.

Round 2 Categories: Rodents of Unusual Size – New Words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary – Inlander – Look at Those Curves – Asian Geography – 1960s Pop Music

Jacob found the first Daily Double in “Look at Those Curves” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. He was in second place with $4,400 now, $800 less than Jon’s lead. He bet $1,200 and took a guess with “plane.” That was WRONG.

Most latitude & longitude lines curve on the gnomonic type of this, a way to map the round earth on a flat surface. show

Jacob found the last Daily Double in “New Words” under the $1,600 clue, with 9 clues left after it. In third place with $6,000, he had $7,600 less than Jon’s lead. He bet $2,500 and went with color blindness but that was in M-W before Feb 2017 so it was WRONG.

The neurological condition prosopagnosia is often called this blindness for what isn’t recognized. show

Jon finished in the lead with a runaway $19,600. Robert was next with $6,200 and Jacob was in third place with $3,500.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Margaret Wise Brown published “Goodnight Moon” in 1947, the tale of a little bunny saying “good night” to everything inside and outside of “the great green room.” That became the title of a biography of Brown, published by Amy Gary in January 2017, and subtitled: “The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown.” Gary’s biography drew upon Brown’s published works, as well as unpublished manuscripts and songs she discovered in 1990, to present an in-depth look at the life of the woman who wrote one of the best-loved bedtime stories of all time.

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Jacob wrote down “Eloise at the Plaza.” He lost his $2,000 bet and finished with $1,500.

Robert came up with “The Velveteen Rabbit.” He lost $801, leaving him with $5,399.

Jon just had a smiley face. It cost him a mere $400. His $19,200 win today brought him up to a 3-day total of $64,300.

Final Jeopardy (7/4/2017) Jon Eisenman, Jacob Farrell, Robert D'Emilio

A triple stumper from each round:

CHAPTER 13 ($1000) “The Hispaniola was rolling scuppers under in the ocean swell”

1960S POP MUSIC ($2000) The top female solo act of the 1960s, she began the decade with Sweet Nothin’s” & “I’m Sorry”

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

Due to developments in 2012, this annual summer contest now lists no winners from the years 1999-2005. show

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3 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    This was supposed to be the easiest final jeopardy because my parents read goodnight moon to me when I was little. I hope you read this to your grandkids when they were just infants, VJ? This is a childhood favorite.

    • Dalton Higbee says:

      Me too!

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, it looked to me like Robert realized the correct story right when the music ended. Yeah, that story is a classic, but it’s really short. Your mom was lucky she could get you to go to sleep in 3 minutes. LOL!

      LINK: 9 more clues from this match