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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    house, kangaroo, knots, lifetime, likes, memorize, newborn, nickname, patrol, pygmy, skates, someday, what, also, answer, baseball
     content words:    Challenger Deep, Pacific Ocean, Jeopardy Jacob, Someday Jacob, Trimont Trivia Talents, Mind Trap, Star Wars
Jeopardy Jacob

By Kathleen W. Redman
1     What is the biggest house cat? What is the smallest mouse? What is the coldest city in the world? What is the lowest point on Earth?
 
2     Jacob knows the answers. The biggest house cat is the Savannah. The smallest mouse is the African pygmy mouse. The coldest city is Yakutsk, Russia. The lowest point on Earth is Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean.
 
3     Why does Jacob know all this? Jacob loves trivia.
 
4     What's trivia?
 
5     Trivia is small, not-so-important facts.
 
6     Jacob knows the world is full of trivia. He loves to study trivia. He has lots of books about trivia. He loves to memorize trivia. People are amazed at how much Jacob knows.
 
7     Jacob knows trivia about many subjects. He loves trivia about weather. He loves trivia about history. His favorite is trivia about animals. Did you know a cow produces about 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime? Jacob does! He also knows that a newborn kangaroo is only an inch long!
 
8     Jacob loves to test his knowledge. He likes to play trivia games. He loves to play them with his family. His mom and dad love trivia, too! They always have a good time.
 
9     Sometimes Jacob can answer questions that his mom and dad can't! Jacob also loves trivia games on television. Jeopardy is his favorite television show. He got his nickname, Jeopardy Jacob, from that show.
 
10     Someday Jacob would like to be on a trivia show. People think he would win a lot of money on a show like Jeopardy. Right now, though, Jacob is learning as much as he can. He wants to be chosen for his school's trivia team - the Trimont Trivia Talents.
 
11     Do you think you could be on a trivia team? Here are some of the questions Jacob is using to practice. These questions are about games.
 
12     1. What game claims to tie you up in knots?
 
13     a. Mind Trap

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