David Patrick

David is a math professor at the University of Washington, who beat the field at this question:

QQ33. Put the following family-led groups in the order their first album was released, starting with the earliest.
A. Everly Brothers B. Van Halen
C. Pointer Sister D. Hanson
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): A-C-B-D
David's winning time: 5.04
Competitors: 7/10

Let's go for the million!

For $100:
1. According to the title of one popular '80s book, what kind of food don't 'real men' eat?

A. BroccoliB. Quiche
C. VealD. Tiramisu

David says B...

And he's on the board!

For $200:
2. Which of the following instruments do you have to blow into to play?

A. TrumpetB. Drum
C. GuitarD. Triangle

David chooses A...

Nailed it! $200.

For $300:
3. In which general direction are you traveling if you fly from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles?

A. EastB. North
C. WestD. South

David selects C...

And he's picked up $300!

For $500:
4. What number is the ultimate goal when playing Blackjack?

A. 19B. 20
C. 21D. 22

David goes with C...

Right again! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. Which of the following is not an example of computer hardware?

A. MonitorB. Web browser
C. Hard DriveD. Mouse

David chooses B...

And he's got himself a grand!

For $2000:
6. In ballet, how many dancers participate in a traditional pas de deux?

A. TwoB. Three
C. FourD. One

Giving number questions to the math teacher, I see...

David knows that deux is French for two, so he'll settle on A...

As his final answer.

C'est vrai! $2000!

For $4000:
7. Which of the following roads is often used to describe the advertising agency?

A. Bourbon StreetB. Capitol Hill
C. Savile Row D. Madison Avenue

David picks B...

And that's his final answer.

He's got another one! $4000!

For $8000:
8. What is a Portuguese man-of-war?

A. Card gameB. Jellyfish
C. Battleship D. Climbing plant

David selects B...

For his final answer.

And he's correct! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. Who is the last character to be eaten by the shark in the movie 'Jaws'?

A. Ellen BrodyB. Quint
C. HooperD. Sheriff Brody

He's seen the movie, but doesn't remember it well enough to answer this on his own. So, he'll toss this one to the movie-loving audience.

A. Ellen Brody - 5%B. Quint - 65%

C. Hooper - 15%D. Sheriff Brody - 15%

It's enough of a majority to convince him. He'll take B...

Which is his final answer.

And David's just eaten up $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. In 1993, 'Take Our Daughters to Work Day' was created by what organization?

A. League of Women VotersB. Girl Scouts of America
C. Better Business BureauD. Ms. Foundation for Women

David has a hunch, but before he does anything stupid he'll take the 50:50.

A. League of Women VotersOUT

OUTD. Ms. Foundation for Women

He thought it was D. It's still there. He doesn't figure that the League of Women Voters would be interested in this kind of thing, so he'll pick D...

That'll be his final answer.

He had $16,000.

He could've stopped with $16,000.

He no longer has $16,000.

He's got $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. Which of the following topics is the focus of the popular PBS show hosted by English nun Wendy Beckett?

A. Fine artB. Gardening
C. Haute cuisineD. Bird-watching

David seems sure it's A...

And he'll make that his final answer.

David thought he had the right answer...

And he did!

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. Which of these countries is not on the equator?

A. KenyaB. Ecuador
C. ChileD. Indonesia

He doesn't look to positive on this one, so he'll phone his friend Scott. Here's the transcript after all the fluff:

    Scott: "Uh..... Hmm.... I'm sure Ecuador is not the answer... Um... I'm not sure..."
    David: "You got 10 seconds."
    Scott: "Um... Chile, maybe? That's a guess, though. Sorry."
    David: "OK. It's just a guess?"
    Scott: "Yeah, it's kind of a guess. Sorry."
    David: "OK."(Burp burp)

Scott is also a professor in Maryland. In other words, two professors are struggling on this question.

David knows B is wrong, but isn't sure about the other three. Scott's endorsement of C was hardly a strong one, so David will play it safe and pass.
David Patrick walks away with $64,000.

If David had gone along with his friend...

He would've been right. C. Chile was the correct answer.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $3,180,000

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