Final Jeopardy: Shakespeare Titles
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/20/2017) in the category “Shakespeare Titles” was:
The verse from the Sermon on the Mount following “Judge not, that ye be not judged” inspired this Bard comedy title.
2x champ Peter Guekguezian has now won $25,599. His challengers today are: Chris Nadon, from Claremont, CA; and Melissa Dean, from Raleigh, NC.
Round 1 Categories: We’re Giving You a Commission – Good Sources of Calcium – Authors’ Initials – 10-letter Verbs – The Game Is Rigged – Return to the Movies
Peter found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Authors’ Initials” under the $600 clue on the 9th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $2,000, $800 ahead of Chris in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
He liked to rime: STC. show
Peter finished in the lead with $8,000. Chris was second with $5,200 and Melissa was last with $4,400.
Round 2 Categories: Blowin’ in the Wind – Tangled Up in Blue – It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Things Have Changed – Forever “Young” – Bob Dylan
Peter found the first Daily Double in “Blowin’ in the Wind” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. He was in the lead with $8,800 now, $3,200 more than Chris in second place. He bet $4,400 and he was RIGHT.
Speeding up evaporation, winds are strong in many deserts, like this one that’s home to most Joshua trees. show
Chris found the last Daily Double in “Forever ‘Young'” under the $800 clue on the 12th pick. In second place with $7,200, he had $8,800 less than Peter’s lead. He went with a true Daily Double but couldn’t come up with anything so he was WRONG. When Trebek reminded him of the category, he knew it instantly!
The seeds of this disruptive group date back to 1889 with members of the Imperial Medical Academy of Istanbul. show
Peter finished with a runaway $21,600. Melissa was next with $9,600 and Chris was in third place with $800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In the New Testament, the biblical phrase in the clue is the first verse from Matthew 7 (KJV). The second verse says “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Don’t ask us how they know Shakespeare was referring to this particular passage. It also appears in the Gospel of Mark (4.24) in the Parable of the Sower: “with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you,” but Shakespeare certainly must have liked the phrase. He also used it in King Henry VI, Part 3: “Measure for measure must be answered” (II. vi. 55).
Chris got it right. His $799 bet brought him up to $1,599.
Melissa didn’t have a response. She lost her $8,000 bet, finishing with $1,600.
Peter crossed out “The Comedy of Er” and started on “Much Ado” when he ran out of time. He lost his $2,399 bet but remained champ with a $19,201 win. His 3-day total is $44,800.
A triple stumper from each round
RETURN TO THE MOVIES ($1000) The 1954 western “River of No Return” saw Robert Mitchum team up with this sultry screen goddess
FOREVER “YOUNG” ($2000) In a Nathaniel Hawthorne tale, this title Puritan flees a witches’ sabbath
2 years ago: NEITHER of the 2 players left in FJ got this one in “Fun & Games”
A standard chessboard has this many perimeter squares. show