Final Jeopardy: Movies & The Bible

The Final Jeopardy question (6/26/2013) in the category “Movies & The Bible” was:

In this crime drama, a 1994 Oscar nominee for Best Picture, a character misquotes Ezekiel 25:17 twice.

New champ Padraic Scanlon returns today, after taking down a 6-day champ yesterday and winning $11,400. His opponents today are: Maggie Millikan from Midlothian, VA; and Gabe Gales from Cincinnati, OH.

Padraic found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “You Must Be President to Win.” He was in third place with $1,600, $3,600 less than Maggie in the lead. He bet $1,400 and he was RIGHT.

The International Radio & Television Society gave him its Gold Medal as “America’s Most Accomplished Communicator.” show

Maggie finished in the lead with $7,800. Gabe was second with $5,200 and Padraic was last with $3,800.

Padraic immediately uncovered the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “World Literature” under the $1,200 clue, so the scores were still the same. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

The last chapter of this 16th century work is “an exhortation to liberate Italy from the barbarians.” show

Maggie found the last Daily Double in “Statues.” She was in the lead with $15,400, $200 more than Padraic in second place. She bet $3,000, and she was RIGHT.

Baruch Spinoza stands in front of this world capital’s City Hall. show

Maggie finished in the lead with $18,400. Padraic was next with $15,200 and Gabe was in third place with $14,000.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Samuel L. Jackson plays hitman Jules Winnfield in “Pulp Fiction,” who greatly embellishes upon Ezekiel 25:17: “I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I take vengeance on them.” (NIV). See IMDB for one of Jules’ misquotes.

Gabe got it right and added $13,950 to his score to finish with $27,950.

Padraic wrote down “Seven.” He lost his $10,000 bet and finished with $5,200.

Maggie didn’t write down anything and it cost her $12,001. She ended up with $6,399.

So we have a new Jeopardy! champ once again. Gabe Gales will return tomorrow for another go at it.

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