Final Jeopardy: Biblical Who’s Who

The Final Jeopardy question (3/13/2017) in the category “Biblical Who’s Who” was:

Among the places he visited on his second missionary journey were Galatia & Corinth.

New champ Jessica Johnston won $20,400 last Friday. In her second appearance, she takes on these two players: Michael Roy, from New Orleans, LA; and Bonnie Harris, from New York, NY.

Round 1 Categories: Hot Places – Books for Cooks – The March of History – Reality Television – Full of Questions – 5 “W”S

Jessica found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Full of Questions” under the $800 clue with 8 clues left after it. She was in the lead with $6,200, $4,400 more than Bonnie in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.

“Where’s my serpent of old Nile?” is a line from this Shakespeare play. show

Jessica finished in the lead with $9,200. Bonnie was second with $1,400 and Michael was last with $1,200.

Round 2 Categories: Countries’ Political Parties – Money Music – Word Origins – Who “Ru”? – Open the Podcast Doors, Hal – Literature Across America

Bonnie found the first Daily Double in “Who ‘Ru'” under the $1,200 clue with 10 clues still to go after it. She was in third place with $6,200 at this point, $11,800 less than Jessica’s lead. She bet $6,000 and she was RIGHT.

Henry was the first name of this early 1800s philanthropist who supported education in New Jersey. show

4 clues later, Bonnie found the last Daily Double in “Word Origins” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $13,400, she had $4,600 less than Jessica’s lead. She bet $3,000 and guessed potentate. That was WRONG.

Used to describe a wealthy or powerful person, it was originally a title applied by foreigners to the Shogun of Japan. show

On the very last clue they got to ($1,200 in “Podcast”), Bonnie rang in with a response that brought her down to $9,200. Jessica got her lock on the game back when she gave the correct response.

Jessica finished in the lead with $19,200. Bonnie was next with $9,200 and Michael was in third place with $8,800.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Paul’s second missionary journey begins in Acts 15 of the Bible, in the last verse, where he has a disagreement with Barnabas over taking John Mark. He ends up taking Silas and they set out from Antioch in Syria. Galatia is mentioned in Acts 16:6. Paul and Silas had some rough times, particularly in Philippi and Thessalonia. From Berea, Paul was taken to Athens alone. Silas and Timothy eventually joined him in Corinth in Acts 18. Click here for a more complete outline of Paul’s second journey

Before revealing the players’ answers, Trebek said we know him by two names, and when Bonnie’s answer was revealed he said “or Saul.” St. Paul was fine and we are sure Paul the Apostle would’ve worked, too.

Michael wrote down St. Paul. He bet $401 and finished with $9,201.

Bonnie just went with Paul. She bet $8,001 bringing her up to $17,201.

Jessica went with Paul, too. She added a $700 bet, winning the match with $19,900. Her 2-day total is $40,300.

Final Jeopardy (3/13/2017) Jessica Johnston, Bonnie Harris, Michael Roy

A triple stumper from each round:

THE MARCH OF HISTORY ($600) In March 1865 this General said all his Congress did was “eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.”

WHO “RU”? ($1600) Last name of Ann, said (maybe wrongly) to have been Abe Lincoln’s first love

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Kids’ TV Characters”

Marquez is the last name of this character who debuted in 2000. show

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9 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Congrats to all the players getting final jeopardy right. Let’s see how Jessica will do.tomorrow and hope she runs another category or two. Also is St. Paul in the New testament or the old testament in the bible?

    • VJ says:

      New Testament, Lou. I guess the FJ being so easy made Bonnie feel better about that last clue. That was a match that the leader was just naturally gonna win.

      I wondered if anyone ever told Michael that he has the same name as one of Erica Kane’s men on All My Children. Mike Roy was my favorite, probably a lot of other people too. I bet that’s why they brought him back from the dead.

      LINK: 10 more clues from the match

      • rhonda says:

        VJ, I wasn’t watching AMC when Mike Roy and Erica were an item. Dimitri was one of my favorites and I loved her with David Hayward. AMC was my 2nd favorite soap, OLTL was favorite. I miss them still.

        • VJ says:

          OLTL was my fav, too, Rhonda. But it was the show that eventually cured me of daytime soaps once and for all. I was never into GH. That was my mom’s show. I eventually dropped AMC and was down to just OLTL. Then one day I just could not take one more second of Dorian Lord’s constant whining. LOL!

        • rhonda says:

          I watched them to the bitter end, although I used to ff through the parts I didn’t care for. I sobbed the whole week when Megan died lol. I even watched them in their short-lived rebirth on the internet.

        • VJ says:

          I would have liked to see AMC on the internet for the return of Billy Clyde but I didn’t know he was going to be in it. That character, played by Christine Baranski’s late husband, was a hoot.

        • rhonda says:

          Oh, yes, dear Billy Clyde Tuggle. He had supposedly reformed himself on the internet version and I believe he was trying to convince Dixie of it, if I am remembering correctly. By the way, in the late 90’s the late Ruth Warrick gave a lecture here at the Teddy Roosevelt House that I attended. She was quite an admirer of his and spoke at length about him without any notes!

        • VJ says:

          You know how they had that WWJD in this game? Believe it or not, I have a “What would Billy Clyde Tuggle do?” coffee mug. LOL!!

        • rhonda says:

          That’s hilarious, VJ! I love it!!