Contestant #7

Well, Doug Van Gundy has come the closest that anyone has made it. We still have time, so let's who contestant #7 will be:

QQ7. Put the following confederate states in geographical order, from east to west. earliest to the most recent.
A. Alabama B. Texas
C. Georgia D. Mississippi

Below is the correct order. Use your mouse to highlight the letters.

C. Georgia
A. Alabama
D. Mississippi
B. Texas

Let's see who got them right, and who did it the fastest:

Damian Farry WRONG
Cindy Rowse WRONG
Ron Aramini 12.90
Brent Austin 4.26
Adam Fine 5.90
John McClain 4.15
Keith Gayler 5.46
Gregory Denny WRONG
Ed Stash WRONG
Tom PritchettWRONG

John McClain wins by 11 hundredths of a second!

John McClain is the youngest contestant on the show so far, at 18 years. He'll be starting his studies at Rutgers University the Saturday after this show.

For $100:
1. Which of the following crackers is most often crushed up for use in pie crusts?

A. Graham CrackersB. Triscuits
C. SaltinesD. Cheez-Its

John picks A...

And that's his final answer.

He's right for $100!

For $200:
2. Which of the following is NOT one of the New Testament gospels?

A. MatthewB. Mark
C. LukeD. Keanu

Good thing the answer is a gimme... I can hear the atheists lighting up the switchboards. John selects D...

And confirms that's his final answer.

He's right again! $200.

For $300:
3. Which of the following is the legendary sleuth created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

A. Oliver Wendell HolmesB. Sherlock Holmes
C. Hercules PoirotD. Homey the Clown

With only two legitimate answers up there, John goes with B...

Yes, that's his final answer.

Correct! $300.


For $500:
4. What did the Addams Family call the disembodied hand in the box?

A. Thing B. Cousin Itt
C. FingersD. Lurch

Well, it's before his time, but he's seen enough reruns to guess A...

Which is his final answer.

It's a good one; he's just won $500!

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. Who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in "Scent of a Woman"?

A. Al PacinoB. Jeremy Irons
C. Michael DouglasD. Robert DeNiro

Like many other people, John oftens gets Pacino and DeNiro mixed up. But he says it's A...

And that's his final answer.

And he's leave with no less than $1000!

For $2000:
6. What US state became the nation's 50th in 1959?

A. AlaskaB. Hawaii
C. New MexicoD. Arizona

John knows a friend who has the answer...

But his friend has talked about it so much he doesn't need to call him. John will go with B...

Yes, that's his final answer.

His friend repeated it enough; John's right!

For $4000:
7. Which of these is NOT a Monopoly game piece?

A. CandlestickB. Top Hat
C. Race CarD. Thimble

They can't trick John - he knows that the Candlestick is from Clue. He'll pick A...

And he confirms that's his final answer.

He's right once again for $4000!

For $8000:
8. For most of his career, what number did Hank Aaron wear on his Atlanta Braves baseball jersey?

A. 23B. 33
C. 9D. 44

John's first two guesses were 44 and 15. Since 15 isn't a possibility, and since he's seen a number of clips of Hank wearing it, he'll choose 44...

Which is his final answer.

His luck paid off - it's 44!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: I would've had to Ask the Audience. Although I knew it couldn't be 9; that's Dan Majerle's number. : )

For $16,000:
9. Who painted the 1871 work, "Arrangement in Black and Grey: The Artist's Mother"?

A. Edgar DegasB. Claude Monet
C. James WhistlerD. Eduard Manet

It took him two years to figure out that "Whistler's Mother"'s actual title was "Arrangement in Black and Grey." He confidently chooses C...

And that's his final answer.

It's Whistler's Mother, all right! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. How many US Presidents were elected in the 1970's?

A. NoneB. One
C. ThreeD. Two

John mulls it over. He knows that Gerald Ford was not elected, so he doesn't count. The rest of the decade, however, is a bit of a blur. Since most of the audience is older than him, he's asking them to help him out.

A. None - 2%B. One - 23%

C. Three - 16%D. Two - 59%

Even though more than half the audience favors D, he still has his doubts.

John: "I wish I was alive at the time."
Reege: "No, you don't."

John wants to make sure he leaves with at least $32K, so he's going to whip out his 50:50, although he's uncertain how much help it will be.


C. ThreeD. Two

As John was afraid of, it doesn't help him. So, he reluctantly uses his Phone-a-Friend to call his Aunt Carol. Here's the transcript, after the question and choices:

    Carol: "Hmm... Well... Carter..."
    John: "...and Reagan, right, in '79..."
    Carol: "Right."
    John: "Was Ford elected?"
    Carol: "No."
    John: "He was never elected."
    Carol: "No."
    John: "And Nixon was elected..."
    Carol: "I'm gonna stick with Two, John."
    John: "OK, thank you. Are you sure?"
    Carol: "I'm not positive, but fairly certain..." (Time's up)

With all three Lifelines gone, he's still having a difficult time. Regis tells John not to rush, since $31,000 is hanging in the balance.

Reege: "You think it's tough on you, Desiree [his girlfriend] is going crazy up there."

But John finally decides to go for it. He selects D...

He pauses, and declares that's his final answer.

Regis pauses...

And replies...

"What was the problem, it was Two!"

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: This was a horribly written question. First of all, what constitutes "elected"? Nixon was originally elected in '68, so does his re-election count? Or does it have to be a new president elected? Second, when does the 70's start, and when does it end? Technically, It goes from '71-'80, NOT '70-'79 (which is why the 21st century actually begins in the year 2001, NOT 2000), so Reagan should be counted. It could be either 2 or 3, depending on those two variables. I would have guessed two, though, and I'd have appealed had it have been three.

For $64,000:
11. Which of these technology companies is not currently traded on the New York Stock Exchange?

A. MicrosoftB. America Online
C. LucentD. Compaq

This is a no-risk situation for John, which is just as well because this is going to be a guess. He mentions that he was going to start investing next week, when he starts school.

He knows that Lucent Technologies is the most recent company of the bunch, and figures perhaps it's being traded on Nasdaq. But, he also has a feeling about AOL. He can only pick one, though, so he'll go with C...

And that's his final answer.

Well, it turns out neither of his picks were right. The correct answer was A. Microsoft.
So, John McClain leaves with $32,000.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: I didn't know this one, either. This is a toughie unless you're into the Business section of the paper. Then again, considering the bad writing of the last question which caused him to burn all of his Lifelines, I hate to think what might have happened if he had used any of them here.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $364,000, at least.

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