Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, April 10, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Words in the News) for Friday, April 10, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 155):

On September 25, 2019, searches on for the definition of this 3-word Latin term increased by 5,500%

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Nibir Sarma, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota from Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Nibir Sarma on Jeopardy!
Natalie Hathcote, a junior at Liberty University from Parker, Colorado
Natalie Hathcote on Jeopardy!
Tyler Combs, a senior at Indiana University from Greenfield, Indiana
Tyler Combs on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is quid pro quo?

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A term which means “something for something”, the Latin term “quid pro quo” entered the news due to the impeachment of Donald Trump, due to his dealings with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky; it was charged that Trump requested an investigation of Hunter Biden as a precondition for Ukraine being delivered Congressionally authorized military aid.

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

Scores going into Final:
Tyler $29,200
Natalie $9,800
Nibir $9,700

Tonight’s results:
Nibir $9,700 + $8,748 = $18,448 (What is quid pro quo?)
Natalie $9,800 – $5,400 = $4,400 (What is writ of centura)
Tyler $29,200 – $800 = $28,400 (What is cogito) (Semi-Finalist)

Tyler Combs, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 10, 2020 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Marshall Comeaux, $17,599
Tuesday: Nathaniel Miller, $24,001
Wednesday: Londyn Lorenz, $20,801
Thursday: Joe Coker, $30,200
Friday: Tyler Combs, $28,400
1. Nibir Sarma, $18,448
2. Kayla Kalhor, $16,501
3. Beni Keown, $15,800
4. Xiaoke Ying, $12,800
5. Emma Farrell, $6,799
6. Sophie Casarico, $6,400
7. Natalie Hathcote, $4,400
8. Kylie Weaver, $2,000
9. Sirad Hassan, $100
10. Alistair Gray, $1

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Natalie $7,800
Tyler $3,800
Nibir $2,600

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) OLD DEUTERONOMY $600 (clue #4)
Natalie 1000 +1000 (Tyler 200 Nibir 400)
2) LITERARY GENRES $1200 (clue #11)
Tyler 16600 +3400 (Natalie 9800 Nibir 3400)
3) HEAD FOR THE HILLS $1200 (clue #17)
Nibir 10200 -2500 (Tyler 21600 Natalie 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 96

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 332 (2.14 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Tyler $27,000 Coryat, 29 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Nibir $12,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Natalie $9,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $48,600
Lach Trash: $1,800 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600

Tyler Combs, career statistics:
29 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,000

Natalie Hathcote, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Nibir Sarma, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • It amused me to see the number of times the writers made Alex pronounce “genre” in this game.
  • This year’s nonwinning scores were slightly below average, which will have some slight effects on the College wild card model once that gets updated tomorrow.

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, April 10, 2020"

  1. John McCleary | April 10, 2020 at 11:35 am |

    WOW! What a fantastic performance by Tyler! Definitely has the potential to win the entire thing!

  2. Predicting Tyler and Nathaniel win their semi’s, but all should be good watching!

    • Frank Smith | April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm |

      I predict Tyler, Nathaniel, and Joe in the finals, but it’s impossible to say.

      Tyler was amazing today. He would be good in the ToC if he makes it.

  3. Ah, the good old “dead” Latin again!!
    So now we have 3 ladies (1 W, 2 WC) and 6 young gentlemen (4 W, 2 WC) for the semis.

    Have a SAFE weekend everybody!!

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | April 10, 2020 at 5:06 pm |

    Has the leader after the jeopardy round ever only managed to buzz in once in double jeopardy? That seems like some type of record. Was rooting for Natalie and she disappeared!

    • I confess I was baffled by Natalie’s performance, contrasting a reasonably dominant performance in Jeopardy with a near shutout in Double. Did she just get frustrated? Hard to believe her buzzer skills deteriorated so much between the 2 rounds. I kept waiting for her “comeback”.

  5. None of the questions on here are ever on the actual episode… the category is there but not the questions you post.. why is that? The final question. Is the only one right….

  6. R. B. Smada | April 10, 2020 at 7:33 pm |

    I swear Alex pronounces genre differently every time

    • You are correct. “Genre” is a French word pronounced in one syllable where the second “e”is silent. So Alex as a French speaker is torn between pronouncing it the French way or the American way.

  7. Keith Hosannah | April 10, 2020 at 8:14 pm |

    Tyler showed that double Jeopardy is business part a game!

    I liked the Final Jeopardy! clue. I was unable to come up with a response but getting to a correct response was there if you thought long enough. I was thinking about the controversy surrounding the supreme court nomination of Kavanaugh but I was never going to get to a correct response.

  8. So these are my predictions for the semi-final matches.

    Joe, Nibir, Kayla
    Tyler, Marshall, Xiaoke
    Nathaniel, Londyn, Beni

    In that case, Nathaniel’s match would be the “group of death”, & Tyler might be the shoe-in. Joe’s aggressive betting will be make or break, and I certainly could picture Kayla playing the spoiler.

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