Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 10, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Medical History) for Thursday, September 10, 2020 (Season 36, Game 189):

One of the first recorded autopsies was performed on this man & revealed 23 puncture marks

This episode originally aired on June 11, 2020.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Jennifer Kosmin, a history professor from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Jennifer Kosmin on Jeopardy!
Iman Shervington, a filmmaker from Los Angeles, California
Iman Shervington on Jeopardy!
Zach Newkirk, an attorney from Alexandria, Virginia (2-day total: $44,400)
Zach Newkirk on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Julius Caesar?


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During the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, 44 BCE, he was stabbed 23 times. Interestingly, the autopsy performed on him determined that only one wound of the 23, a piercing of his aorta, was ultimately fatal.

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

Scores going into Final:
Zach $21,800
Jennifer $7,800
Iman $1,200


Tonight’s results:
Iman $1,200 – $1,100 = $100 (Who is ?)
Jennifer $7,800 – $7,800 = $0 (Who is)
Zach $21,800 – $726 = $21,074 (Who is Bram Stoker?) (3-day total: $65,674)


Zach Newkirk, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 10, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jennifer $5,000
Zach $4,800
Iman -$800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) SPEAK LOUDER $800 (clue #26)
Jennifer 3200 +800 (Zach 4800 Iman -800)
2) PATRON SAINTS $1200 (clue #12)
Jennifer 7400 -2000 (Zach 8800 Iman -1600)
3) THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES $1600 (clue #17)
Zach 12000 +5000 (Iman -1600 Jennifer 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 40


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: SPEAK LOUDER $200 $400 $600
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 381 (2.02 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Zach $18,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.63% in first on buzzer (16/54), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Iman $1,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer (10/54), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jennifer $9,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.93% in first on buzzer (14/54), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,400
Lach Trash: $18,400 (on 16 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

Zach Newkirk, career statistics:
56 correct, 7 incorrect
9/11 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
27.67% in first on buzzer (44/159)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,600)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,867

Iman Shervington, career statistics:
7 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
18.52% in first on buzzer (10/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,200

Jennifer Kosmin, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
25.93% in first on buzzer (14/54)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Zach Newkirk, to win:
4 games: 60.849%
5: 37.026%
6: 22.530%
7: 13.709%
8: 8.342%
Avg. streak: 4.554 games.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 10, 2020"

  1. I wonder if Zach isn’t returning right away because he isn’t from California.

    • That’s exactly it, all the contestants for the time being will be from SoCal. Check out Andy’s great info about the new season on this site’s main page.

  2. Prithvi Sudhakar | September 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm | Reply

    Pretty interesting that there was a contestant named Iman today.

    Reminds me of the supermodel with the same name.

  3. Prithvi Sudhakar | September 10, 2020 at 5:54 pm | Reply

    Also nice to see Jennifer, who is from my home state!

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