A European capital got its name as a consequence of flooding on this river

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!


CLUE: A European capital got its name as a consequence of flooding on this river

ANSWER: Amstel

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, 12 January 2024

Amsterdam, a European capital, earned its name due to a river-related event – specifically, flooding. Its name, “Amsterdam,” finds its origins in the Dutch term “Amstelredamme,” signifying “a dam established along the Amstel River.” In the 12th century, the city’s foundation centered around the construction of a dam on the Amstel River, serving as protection against floods. Gradually, Amsterdam evolved into the dynamic capital of the Netherlands. The city’s distinct history and its deep connection with water have played a significant role in shaping its character and urban growth.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Friday, 12 January 2024

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
Roy Camara
Crawfordville, Florida
Grocery Specialist

Final Score: $0
Round 2 Score: $1,600
Round 1 Score: $5,400
Long Nguyen
Las Vegas, Nevada
Retired Engineer

Winning Score: $36,800
Round 2 Score: $18,400
Round 1 Score: $0
Rotimi Kukoyi
Hoover, Alabama
Health Policy & Management Student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Final Score: $0
Round 2 Score: $4,600
Round 1 Score: $3,400

Final Jeopardy Video – Friday, 12 January 2024

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.

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