Both of the names of these 2 lovers in a Shakespeare play come from latin words for “Blessed”

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CLUE: Both of the names of these 2 lovers in a Shakespeare play come from latin words for “Blessed”

ANSWER: Beatrice and Benedick

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, 23 May 2023

In Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” the names of two main characters, Beatrice and Benedick, originate from Latin terms related to “blessed.”

Beatrice comes from the Latin name “Beatrix,” which translates to “the one who brings joy” or “the giver of happiness.” This name is based on the Latin verb “beare,” meaning “to bless.”

On the other hand, Benedick’s name is rooted in the Latin name “Benedictus,” signifying “blessed.” It’s based on the Latin verb “benedicere,” which means “to bless” or “to commend.”

In the storyline, Beatrice and Benedick are noted for their engaging banter and joint skepticism about love and matrimony. Their friends, noticing a hidden bond between them, devise a scheme to fool each one into thinking that the other is secretly smitten. Initially, they engage in a battle of wits, but they eventually fall for each other, confessing their mutual love.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Ben Chan
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Philosophy Professor
9 Day Winnings of $252,600

Final Score: $5,199
Round 2 Score: $17,400
Round 1 Score: $7,200
Danny Leserman
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Policy Communications Manager

Final Score: $1,000
Round 2 Score: $2,400
Round 1 Score: $1,600
Lynn Di Vito
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Retired Museum Educator

Winning Score: $11,800
Round 2 Score: $14,800
Round 1 Score: $1,000

Final Jeopardy Video – Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

4 Responses

  1. Dylan says:

    Ben Chan was screwed over and done dirty. Jeopardy should be embarrassed.

  2. Denise says:

    I always enjoy watching and the challenge of trying to answer the questions of the show. Last nights ruling that Ben answered incorrectly for a spelling error is preposterous.
    I have seen answers before that you could barely read their writing and they are given the points for the correct answer. I think they need to review their methods of ruling correct or incorrect and have some consistency throughout. Sometime the contestant is garbling their response and the host rules it to be correct. To me that is the same thing. He knew the characters names just misspelled. Ken Jennings as the host sometimes assists the contestant by saying, more specific which then gives them more time to complete their response. If they don’t answer correctly, move on.

  3. Sharon O'Hearn says:

    Since when did spelling count in final Jeopardy? Maybe it’s time to replace Bialick. Ben Han was the true winner!

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