David is a math professor at the University of Washington, who beat the field at this question:
|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
Let's go for the million!
|1. According to the title of one popular '80s book, what kind of food don't 'real men' eat?||A. Broccoli||B. Quiche
||C. Veal||D. Tiramisu
David says B...
And he's on the board!
|2. Which of the following instruments do you have to blow into to play?||A. Trumpet||B. Drum
||C. Guitar||D. Triangle
David chooses A...
Nailed it! $200.
|3. In which general direction are you traveling if you fly from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles?||A. East||B. North
||C. West||D. South
David selects C...
And he's picked up $300!
|4. What number is the ultimate goal when playing Blackjack?||A. 19||B. 20
||C. 21||D. 22
David goes with C...
Right again! $500.
|5. Which of the following is not an example of computer hardware?||A. Monitor||B. Web browser
||C. Hard Drive||D. Mouse
David chooses B...
And he's got himself a grand!
|6. In ballet, how many dancers participate in a traditional pas de deux?||A. Two||B. Three
||C. Four||D. 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!
|7. Which of the following roads is often used to describe the advertising agency?||A. Bourbon Street||B. Capitol Hill
||C. Savile Row ||D. Madison Avenue
David picks B...
And that's his final answer.
He's got another one! $4000!
|8. What is a Portuguese man-of-war?||A. Card game||B. Jellyfish
||C. Battleship ||D. Climbing plant
David selects B...
For his final answer.
And he's correct! $8000!
|9. Who is the last character to be eaten by the shark in the movie 'Jaws'?||A. Ellen Brody||B. Quint
||C. Hooper||D. 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!
|10. In 1993, 'Take Our Daughters to Work Day' was created by what organization?||A. League of Women Voters||B. Girl Scouts of America
||C. Better Business Bureau||D. Ms. Foundation for Women
David has a hunch, but before he does anything stupid he'll take the 50:50.
|A. League of Women Voters||OUT||OUT||D. 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!!
|11. Which of the following topics is the focus of the popular PBS show hosted by English nun Wendy Beckett?||A. Fine art||B. Gardening
||C. Haute cuisine||D. 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!
|12. Which of these countries is not on the equator?||A. Kenya||B. Ecuador
||C. Chile||D. 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:
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.
If David had gone along with his friend...
He would've been right. C. Chile was the correct answer.
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