Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 28, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Wednesday, December 28, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: FICTIONAL PLACES

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: This land is described as “All that lies between the lamp-post and the Great Castle of Cair Paravel on the Eastern Sea”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Justin Scace, a writer & editor from East Lyme, Connecticut
Mike Lamar, an OB/GYN from Wichita Falls, Texas
Stephanie Schlatter, a stay-at-home parent from Toledo, Ohio (2-day total: $18,802)

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What is Narnia?


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The quote in Final Jeopardy! was spoken by the Faun in the great C. S. Lewis work The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

While The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia, it was not first chronologically; The Magician’s Nephew came first. This has led to a long-standing debate as to which book should be read first!

Which order do you prefer reading The Chronicles of Narnia in, publication order (starting with The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe), or Narian historical order, starting with The Magician’s Nephew? Leave a comment!

Another fun fact: My elementary school librarian, when I was in grade 3, adapted The Magician’s Nephew into a school play. I was Aslan. That librarian, Bev Matson, was such an inspiration for myself and so many others when it came to literature. I’ll expand on this point a little bit more in a post tomorrow.

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14 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 28, 2016"

  1. Laurie MacDougall | December 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm |

    Definitely publication order!

    • Andy Saunders | December 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm |

      Interesting! When I first read the series, I read Lion first, but I then went chronologically for the rest of them.

    • Scott William | December 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm |

      If I had read “The Magician’s Nephew” first, I am not sure whether I would have continued beyond it. Whereas I greatly enjoyed “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.

      Magician’s Nephew did have some strong elements, such as the connected attics, the ponds, and the rings. On the other hand, some of that stuff about how the “Magician” saw the Witch in London and his main thought was that she was “a dem fine woman, sir, a dem fine woman” struck me as awkward and off-putting. I thought Lewis did much better, as a writer, when he brought the normal people to his fantasy worlds such as Narnia, rather than bringing his fantasy characters into the normal world.

      • Definitely LW&W first. It’s the most interesting for kids, and therefore has the strongest chance of keeping their interest well enough to have them advance to he next. Especially in today’s kid lit world, he competition for kids’ attention is too strong to start with anything but LW&W.

  2. Andy Saunders | December 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Mike $17,200
    Stephanie $10,000
    Justin $7,200

    Final results:
    Justin $7,200 + $7,200 = $14,400 (1-day total: $14,400)
    Stephanie $10,000 – $9,998 = $2 (What is Nod?)
    Mike $17,200 – $3,000 = $14,200 (What is Neverland)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Stephanie $4,800
    Mike $3,600
    Justin $2,400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) KNOWLEDGE ABOUT COLLEGE $600 (13th pick)
    Justin 2000 -2000 (Mike 2600 Stephanie 0)

    2) U.S. HISTORY $1200 (8th pick)
    Justin 5600 +2000 (Stephanie 5600 Mike 3600)
    3) ITALIAN GEOGRAPHY $1600 (26th pick, $6,800 left on board)
    Mike 13200 +2000 (Stephanie 9200 Justin 7200)

    Unplayed clues:

    Game Stats:
    Justin $8,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Mike $16,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Stephanie $10,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.57% in first on buzzer

    Stephanie Schlatter, final stats:
    45 correct
    9 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
    1/3 in Final Jeopardy
    24.55% in first on buzzer (41/167)
    Average Coryat: $9,000

    Justin Scace, current stats:
    15 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
    Average Coryat: $8,400

    Justin Scace, to win:
    2 games: 27.96%
    3: 7.82%
    4: 2.19%
    5: 0.61%
    6: 0.17%
    Avg. streak: 1.388 games.

  3. Interesting totals going into Final Jeopardy. Mike, with $17,200, could have bet $2,800 to guarantee no worse than a tie with Stephanie. And if he and Stephanie were both wrong, that same $2,800 bet would’ve dropped Mike to $14,400, guaranteeing no worse than a tie with Justin. The $3,000 bet didn’t make sense.

    • Andy Saunders | December 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm |

      It makes sense to me in that Mike was in a crush position over Stephanie. Anything from $2,801 to $7,199 makes sense out of Mike if he’s not willing to play for the possible tiebreaker.

      While I’ve definitely spoken with others whose opinions differ on this, I can certainly see why Mike might want to avoid a tiebreaker.

      • Ah – I didn’t know that in the event of a tie, they went to a tiebreaker question to determine the winner. I made my original comment on the basis of the old rule where contestants who tied for the lead at the end of Final Jeopardy (two, or all three) got to return the next day to play an entire new game. So trying to avoid the tie makes sense, and Mark’s bet to win makes perfect sense. And, as you point out, if you’re going to bet to win, any amount between $2,801 and $7,199 was justifiable. Thanks!

  4. In Minnesota, the beginning of Final Jeopardy was blacked out and when it came back it was a few seconds before the contestants stopped writing their answers. The crazy thing is, they were different contestants! It was tomorrow’s final jeopardy! Justin was in the left position instead of today’s far right. I won’t give away the ending but I’ve never seen this happen before!

  5. Anyone else have the wrong Final Jeopardy question broadcasted in your area? Here in the Twin Cities, today’s broadcast for the first two rounds was right–but when it came time for Final Jeopardy, they instead broadcasted Final Jeopardy from 12/29/16–TOMORROW’S broadcast! (category removed by Admin) Jeopardy.com confirms that tomorrow’s new competitors are Mukund and Nathalie, who were the competitors shown on the local broadcast.

    • Andy Saunders | December 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm |

      It was just a KARE thing.

      • I’m surprised to hear that KARE would have it already. I had been under the assumption that the stations got the episodes same day at the earliest, to prevent leaks like this.

        • Andy Saunders | December 28, 2016 at 9:48 pm |

          Affiliates usually get episodes either one to two days in advance, just in case there are technical difficulties. That way, the difficulties have a chance to be rectified.

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