Final Jeopardy: War Novels

The Final Jeopardy question (6/19/2013) in the category “War Novels” was:

Appropriately, the sound of musketry and artillery is described as “a crimson roar” in this story.

Two day champ Andrew Moore has won $56,802 so far. Today he’ll try to keep his momentum going against these two players: Ravi Saxena from Chicago, IL; and Henry Watkins from Atlanta, GA.

Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Where Are You From?” He was in the lead with $3,200, $1,800 more than Henry in second place. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.

If you’re a Crucian, you’re from this U.S. Virgin Island. show

Andrew finished in the lead with $10,300. Ravi was second with $3,800 and Henry was last with $2,800.

Andrew found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double very quickly in “Painting & Sculpture.” He now had the lead with $11,900, $7,900 more than Henry in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania displays art by 3 generations of this family. show

Andrew found the last Daily Double in “Astronomers.” He had $23,100 now, $16,700 more than Henry in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

A type of this astronomical object is named for Karl Schwarzschild; his name should give you a hint. show

Andrew finished in the lead with a runaway $28,700. Henry was next with $12,400 and Ravi was in third place with $3,000.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS “THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE”?

“Stomping through the forest, Henry (Fleming) hears “the crimson roar” of battle. Hoping to get a closer look, he heads toward it. He comes upon a column of wounded men stumbling along a road, and notices one spectral soldier with a vacant gaze….” (Sparknotes: Red Badge of Courage, Chapter VIII)

In the Civil War, “Most rifles … were muzzle loaded rifled muskets.” You can read about the various Civil War weapons in wikipedia.

Ravi bet $2,900, bringing him up to $5,900.

Henry bet $12,000 and he finished with $24,400.

Andrew bet $3,800 so he won this one with $32,500, and he now has a spectacular 3-day total of $89,302.

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