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Final Jeopardy: Characters in Shakespeare

Published on May 7, 2013 by   ·   1 Comment

The Final Jeopardy question (5/7/2013), in the category “Characters in Shakespeare” was:

This character said to represent Shakespeare’s philosophy has a name that means “fortunate” in Latin.

It’s Day 2 of the quarter-final College Championship matches. Today’s students are: Kristen Jolley, a Georgia Tech senior from Alpharetta, GA; Daniel Donohue, a Northwestern junior from Arlington Heights, IL; and Jim Coury, a Georgetown sophomore from Olmsted Falls, OH.

Daniel found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Emerson.” He was in the lead with $3,200, $600 more than Jim in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

Emerson helped start this literary movement in New England with his 1836 work “Nature.”


Daniel finished in the lead with $6,400. Jim was second with $4,400 and Kristen was last with $2,200.

Daniel found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Physiology.” He had the lead with $8,000 now, $3,600 more than Jim in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

This tube that splits into 2 bronchi widens & lengthens slightly with each breath taken in.


Kristen found the last Daily Double in “U.S. Volcanoes.” She was in second place with $11,400, $2,000 less than Daniel’s lead. She bet $2,000, guessed Mauna Kea but that was WRONG.

It’s on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa & its name means “spewing” in Hawaiian.

Daniel finished in the lead with $15,400. Jim was next with $14,800 and Kristen was in third place with $11,000.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“For centuries, men have claimed that their actions are acceptable simply because the end result is desirable. This idea gave rise to the popular but false philosophy that the end justifies the means. In Shakespeare’s The Tempest the philosophy that “the end justifies the means” seems to be the misguided philosophy of Prospero.” ( Prospero Character Analysis)

Kristen got it right and bet $8,000. She finished with $19,000.

Jim also got it and he bet $5,201 so he finished with $20,001.

Daniel wrote down Benvolio, which means “good will.” He bet $1,401 so he ended up with $14,000.

So Jim Coury is the second quarter-finalist and tomorrow we’ll start putting up the wild card standings. Right now, it’s looking good for Kristen and Daniel.


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  1. john blahuta says:

    not to mention Julia with her 16.400 from yesterday….!

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