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.

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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.

Final Jeopardy (6/20/2017) Peter Guekguezian, Melissa Dean, Chris Nadon

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

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11 Responses

  1. VJ says: has an article on that Bergen County Blue Laws clue in this game– how wrong it was because you can buy alcohol on Sunday there. LINK

  2. William Weyser says:

    I’m sure that Eric Terzuolo will remember Measure For Measure.

    • Dalton Higbee says:

      Where did you get that from?

      • William Weyser says:

        1 time, I watched a Jeopardy! Tournament Montage, this was from the 1990 Tournament Of Champions by the way, and in 1 of the quarter-final matches, the Final Jeopardy! category was Shakespeare, and the clue says ”The 3-word title of this play begins & ends with the same 7-letter word”. 5-time champion Elaine Zollner had $3,200 going into Final Jeopardy, she drew a complete blank, and lost it all. 1990 Seniors Champion George Soule had $4,800 going into Final Jeopardy, tried to write down ”What is All’s Well That Ends Well?”, but it didn’t work out for him, and he also lost it all. Finally, 5-time champion Eric Terzuolo had $8,800 going into Final Jeopardy, got it right with ”What is Measure For Measure?”, added $801 to his total, bringing him up to $9,601. So, Eric Terzuolo wins the game and becomes an automatic semi-finalist, while his 2 opponents, both with $0, are mathematically & officially eliminated.

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    Big true Daily Double misses yesterday and today.

  4. rhonda says:

    I was surprised at how little they knew about Dylan!! Like his real last name, for one!

    • VJ says:

      Yeah, me too. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that they never heard of The River of No Return but I can still hear MM singing that song in the film.

      By the way, my fav Mitchum movie is “Night of the Hunter” and Shelley Winters was in that too.

      • rhonda says:

        Oh, I loved that movie, VJ, and I also loved him in the original Cape Fear, even though he scared me silly in that one, too.

        • Lou says:

          Me too I just loved Shelley Winters. She was a great actress and I still miss her. But her movies will always be in my heart forever. Why did Chris bet it all on that daily double and then lose it all, VJ? I wonder if this was similar to kaya a big bet on the man category.

        • VJ says:

          @Lou, I just don’t know what happened to make Chris forget the category, especially since he answered the first clue in that category correctly. Very sad.

          You should check out the post about John Garfield’s last film if you have not seen that film. Shelley Winters was in it.

          LINK: 10 more clues from this match

  5. Lou says:

    Another amazing play by Peter even though he missed final jeopardy. I’m guessing he might start playing like Seth Wilson did in his games but we will see if he can get final jeopardy right tomorrow, right? I.wonder why Chris response to an earlier clue didn’t get accepted while Melissa got it?