Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 28, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Shakespeare) for Thursday, June 28, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 209):

The prologue of this tragedy is a sonnet whose rhymes include dignity & mutiny; scene & unclean; & life & strife

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Kat Long, a journalist from New York, New York
Kat Long on Jeopardy!
Frank Young, an animation writer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Frank Young on Jeopardy!
Scott McFadden, a librarian from Muncie, Indiana (1-day total: $26,001)
Scott McFadden on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Romeo and Juliet?


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Romeo and Juliet is still one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

Here’s the prologue to Romeo and Juliet:

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

Romeo and Juliet was written at near the height of Shakespeare’s fame around the turn of the 17th century. By the end of his life, though, he had fallen out of favor with the English court, possibly due to his plays being more critical of England’s political situation, and he was said to suffer from very low ticket sales at his Globe Theatre.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Scott $17,400
Kat $16,800
Frank $11,400


Tonight’s results:
Frank $11,400 + $600 = $12,000
Kat $16,800 – $14,799 = $2,001 (What is Hamlet)
Scott $17,400 + $16,201 = $33,601 (2-day total: $59,602)


Scott McFadden, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 28, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kat $7,000
Frank $4,600
Scott $2,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) CHILDREN’S BOOKS $800 (24th pick)
Scott 0 +1000 (Kat 5800 Frank 3600)
2) 1958 $2000 (20th pick)
Kat 13000 +3000 (Frank 10200 Scott 10000)
3) IRA $1600 (24th pick)
Scott 12400 +3000 (Kat 16000 Frank 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 147


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Scott $15,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Frank $11,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Kat $15,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzer
Combined Coryat Score: $43,000
Lach Trash: $7,000(on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000


Scott McFadden, stats to date:
47 correct, 4 incorrect
38.18% in first on buzzer (42/110)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,100


Scott McFadden, to win:
3 games: 55.46%
4: 30.76%
5: 17.06%
6: 9.46%
7: 5.25%
Avg. streak: 3.245 games.


Miscellaneous:

  • Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 28, 2018"

  1. So Shakespeare put spoilers in his prologue? So the theater goers knew the ending before it started!

  2. Enos Williams | June 29, 2018 at 1:05 am | Reply

    Had to memorize the prologue in 9th grade. I knew it would come in handy for something someday.

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