Green Genius: A Jeopardy Review Game on Herbs and Plants

Welcome to our special Jeopardy Review Game, designed to test your knowledge of herbs and plants! This unique educational game is structured just like the classic Jeopardy show, where answers are given first, and contestants must respond in the form of a question. Our categories span a wide range of topics, from the medicinal uses of herbs to the majestic trees and shrubs that decorate our natural landscapes. You’ll also explore famous gardens worldwide, delve into plant science, and even tackle the challenges of pests and diseases affecting plants.

Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, grow herbs for your meals, a botany student, or simply curious about the natural world, this game offers a fun and informative way to review and expand your understanding of various botanical topics. Get ready to test your knowledge and perhaps learn something new about the fascinating world of herbs and plants. Let’s play Jeopardy!

Here are six categories and five questions each, ranging in value from $100 to $500. The questions get progressively harder as the point value increases.

Category 1: Medicinal Uses

$100: This herb, also known as Ocimum basilicum, is used to soothe stomach ailments and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Response: What is basil?

$200: Traditionally used in teas, this herb helps alleviate cough and cold symptoms and is a natural remedy for anxiety.
Response: What is chamomile?

$300: The gel from this plant is renowned for treating skin conditions such as burns and sunburn.
Response: What is aloe vera?

$400: This “stinky” herb is known for its benefits in improving heart health and lowering cholesterol.
Response: What is garlic?

$500: Used both as a spice and a medicine, this root can reduce inflammation, treat nausea, and boost heart health.
Response: What is ginger?

Category 2: Culinary Herbs

$100: This herb is essential in Italian cooking and pairs well with tomatoes.
Response: What is basil?

$200: Often used in French cuisine, this herb is one of the “fines herbes” and is noted for its anise-like flavor.
Response: What is tarragon?

$300: This robust herb is often used in roasts and poultry dishes, especially famous in Thanksgiving recipes.
Response: What is sage?

$400: Popular in Southeast Asian cuisines, this herb is crucial for pho and is often mistaken for mint.
Response: What is cilantro?

$500: This Mediterranean herb is key in making pesto and has leaves that are piney and bitter.
Response: What is rosemary?

Category 3: Plant Science

$100: This process is how plants make their food using sunlight.
Response: What is photosynthesis?

$200: This term describes a plant that lives for more than two years.
Response: What is perennial?

$300: Plants release this gas as a byproduct of photosynthesis.
Response: What is oxygen?

$400: This type of root system features many roots of similar size, common in grasses.
Response: What is a fibrous root system?

$500: This botanical term refers to the loss of water from parts of plants, especially leaves.
Response: What is transpiration?

Category 4: Famous Gardens Around the World

$100: Located in France, this garden is famous for its geometrically arranged terraces, trees, and waterways, created for King Louis XIV.
Response: What is the Garden of Versailles?

$200: This iconic botanical garden in London houses one of the largest and most diverse botanical collections in the world.
Response: What is Kew Gardens?

$300: Known for its large floral clock and butterfly conservatory, this series of gardens is located near a famous waterfall in Ontario.
Response: What are the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens?

$400: This historic garden in India was built by the Mughals and is famous for its precise architectural symmetry and beauty.
Response: What is the Shalimar Gardens?

$500: This garden in Japan is noted for its traditional design and is often considered one of the finest surviving examples of Japanese garden art.
Response: What is Ryoan-ji?

Category 5: Trees and Shrubs

$100: This evergreen tree is often used as a Christmas tree in many parts of the world.
Response: What is a fir tree?

$200: Known for its beautiful pink and white blossoms, this tree is celebrated annually in Washington, D.C.
Response: What is the cherry tree?

$300: This type of tree is known for its ability to survive in arid environments and has a distinctive thick trunk used to store water.
Response: What is the baobab tree?

$400: Famous for its colorful bark and native to the northeastern United States, this tree is often used in furniture making.
Response: What is the sugar maple?

$500: This Mediterranean shrub is known for its deep blue flowers and is often used to make essential oils for perfumes.
Response: What is lavender?

Category 6: Pests and Diseases

$100: This common garden pest is known for its red or green color and appetite for plant leaves.
Response: What is an aphid?

$200: This fungal disease creates a powdery white coating on leaves and is common in humid environments.
Response: What is powdery mildew?

$300: Known for causing the Irish Potato Famine, this organism affects potatoes and tomatoes.
Response: What is Phytophthora infestans (potato blight)?

$400: This insect pest burrows into the wood of ash trees, threatening populations across North America.
Response: What is the emerald ash borer?

$500: This disease, caused by a bacterium, leads to the wilting and death of various crops, including tomatoes and tobacco.
Response: What is bacterial wilt?

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