Native Americans called it Okwa-ta or wide water Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville would rename it for a countryman

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: Native Americans called it Okwa-ta, or “wide water”; Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville would rename it for a countryman

ANSWER: Lake Pontchartrain

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, 16 June 2023

Lake Pontchartrain, situated in southeastern Louisiana, is a large estuary that was originally named “Okwa-ta” by the indigenous tribes of the region, a term that translates to “wide water.” French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville later renamed it after Louis Phélypeaux, Comte de Pontchartrain, who served as France’s Minister of Marine during d’Iberville’s exploration period.

Encompassing an area of 630 square miles, Lake Pontchartrain is among the most expansive inland bodies of water in the United States. The lake is also home to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records as the longest continuous bridge traversing over water. The causeway includes two parallel spans that collectively span approximately 24 miles.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Friday, 16 June 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
Suzanne Goldlust
Marketing Manager
Reston, Virginia
1 Day Winnings of $18,700

Final Score: $3,000
Round 2 Score: $3,000
Round 1 Score: $1,400
Ben Goldstein
Content Marketing Strategist
Dexter, Michigan

Winning Score: $6,198
Round 2 Score: $8,600
Round 1 Score: $3,800
Erica Rapheal
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Final Score: $4,799
Round 2 Score: $11,000
Round 1 Score: $2,000

Final Jeopardy Video – Friday, 16 June 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.

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