Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 2, 2016

Tonight begins the Teacher’s Tournament! (In case you’re wondering: Buzzy Cohen returns May 23.)

Today’s contestants:

Chris Tempro, a 9th grade math teacher from Allentown, PA
Dianne Lee, a 4th grade language arts teacher from Savannah, GA
Lauren Gilmore, a high school history teacher from Lake Wales, FL

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Chris $12,400
Lauren $9,200
Dianne $2,600

Final Jeopardy! category: WORD ORIGINS

Final Jeopardy! clue: From the Greek for “all views”, this word was first used to describe a large 1787 painting of Edinburgh by artist Robert Barker

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What is panorama? (Dianne looked like she was going for landscape but couldn’t finish)



Dianne 2600 – 2500 = 100
Lauren 9200 + 1800 = 11000
Chris 12400 + 6001 = 18001

Semifinalists & Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Chris Tempro

1. Lauren Gilmore $11,000 ($9,200)
2. Dianne Lee $100 ($2,600)



From Edinburgh, Robert Barker set his sights on London.

From The Regency Redingote:

When Robert Barker initially came to London from Edinburgh, in November of 1788, hoping to make his fortune with his new form of public entertainment, the panorama, he had to find a place to display his massive painting. Like many panorama artists and proprietors were to do for decades after 1802, when Barker’s exclusive patent on the panorama concept expired, he rented a large room at No. 28, Haymarket. Here, on 14 March 1789, he opened to the public the exhibit of his first panorama, the view of Edinburgh from the top of Carlton Hill. Attendance was not what he had hoped, and reasoning Londoners would be more interested in a panorama of their own city, he began a new, even larger panorama, with the help of his son, Henry Aston Barker, of a 360-degree view of the English capital.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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8 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 2, 2016"

  1. Steve Hong | May 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm |

    Chris Tempro misspelled “panorama” with all “A’s” for vowels. The judges were asleep. They have to make this right and give the win to Lauren Gilmore.

    • Andy Saunders | May 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm |

      Sorry, but you’re allowed to misspell if it doesn’t change the pronunciation. No wrongdoing here.

  2. Graciela Velasco | May 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm |

    Alex always corrects pronunciation and spelling in the answers, which is right. Chris Tempro answered correctly the last question, but the spelling was wrong. He wrote PANARAMA (not in the dictionary) instead of PANORAMA. Lauren Guilmore answered correctly. Is it right for Mr. Temmpro to be the champion?

    • Andy Saunders | May 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm |

      You’re allowed to misspell if it doesn’t change the pronunciation. Se yes, it is right.

  3. Andy Saunders | May 2, 2016 at 11:04 pm |

    (For the record: Future comments regarding the judge’s ruling this evening on Final Jeopardy will not be approved.)

    The O in “panorama” is pronounced as a schwa. Due to that, I’d say that the judges would accept any vowel in that spot.

  4. Andy Saunders | May 2, 2016 at 11:47 pm |

    Chris $17,400 Coryat (22 R, 4 W, 38.6% in first)
    Lauren $9,200 Coryat (17 R, 3 W, 33.3% in first)
    Dianne $4,600 Coryat (6 R, 2 W, 12.2% in first)

  5. Question: would panoramic been deemed incorrect?

    I was playing at home and this came up.

    • I think “panoramic” is actually the answer they were looking for, because they asked for a word to describe the painting. Panoramic is a verb, panorama is a noun.

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