Final Jeopardy: Shakespeare
The Final Jeopardy question (10/28/2016) in the category “Shakespeare” was:
These 2 title characters who have the same pair of initials both die by stabbing.
New champ Ken Hirsh won $16,001 yesterday. In the last game of the week, his challengers are: Julia Lee, from San Bruno, CA; and Meghan Winch, from Philadelphia, PA.
Round 1 Categories: Masters Of Socks – Stuff About States – Initialiterature – Garden Party – Fore! – Letter Words
Ken found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Stuff about States” under the $800 clue on the 9th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $3,000, $1,800 ahead of Julia in second place. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.
It was the first state to have a chemical element named for it. show
Julia finished in the lead with $5,600. Meghan was second with $4,000 and Ken was last with $3,900.
Round 2 Categories: Who’s the Mrs.? – Legal Matters – History: Hired & Fired – Weather – Rhyme Hole – American Artists
Meghan found the first Daily Double in “Rhyme Hole” under the $2,000 clue, with 13 clues remaining after it. She was in the lead with $12,800 at this point, $3,300 more than Ken in second place. She bet $2,000 but could not come up with a guess so she was WRONG.
It’s from the Old Norse for “demon” show
Julia found the last Daily Double in “Weather” under the $1,600 clue, with 8 clues to go after it. In third place with $8,800, she had $2,000 less than Meghan’s lead. She bet $1,600 and she was RIGHT.
On the Beaufort scale, this 4-letter wind is stronger than a breeze but not as violent as a storm. show
Julia finished in the lead with $13,200. Ken was next with $9,900 and Meghan was in third place with $8,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO ARE JULIUS CAESAR & JULIET CAPULET?
There are many Shakespearean characters who died from being stabbed or by a self-inflicted stab. On ProgressiveGeographies.com, there is an infographic that we might call Shakespearean Deaths at a Glance. It uses rest room figures to depict the characters and shows some 30 characters who expired from a stab wound. (You gotta love the Polonius representation). Julius Caesar and Juliet Capulet are the only ones with the same initials.
Death from the plays are in the above video, but the creators found Portia’s hot coal exit in “Julius Caesar” more dramatic than the way Caesar went out. That is No. 3 and Juliet is No. 2 on their Top l0 list.
Meghan wrote down Romeo & Juliet. She bet and lost it all.
Ken could only come up with Lady Macbeth. He lost $7,701 and had $2,199 left.
Julia had Hamlet & Horatio. She lost $6,601, leaving her with $6,599 and that made her today’s winner. We’ll start off with this new Jeopardy! champ on Monday.
A triple stumper from each round:
GARDEN PARTY ($400) A symbol of friendship between the U.S. & Canada, the International Peace Garden is on the border of N.D. & this province
HISTORY: HIRED & FIRED ($1200) Yeah, you could always charm Elizabeth I, but disobeying James I & attacking the Spanish in 1618? Bad move. You’re fired.
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Inventions”
This machine was invented in 1929; the Government began buying them to help prevent any more Army Air Corps fatalities. show