John Cuthbertson

John is a stock analyst, who won his way up with this question:

QQ2. Put the following European cities in order from westernmost to easternmost.
A. Prague B. London
C. Kiev D. Lisbon
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-B-A-C
John's winning time: 6.05
Competitors: 4/9

Here we go on the quest for the million!

For $100:
1. How many days are there in the modern month of September?

A. 28B. 30
C. 31D. 365

John chooses B...

And that's his final answer.

He's right for $100!

For $200:
2. What is the name of the stick traditionally used by a conductor to lead an orchestra?

A. BatonB. Bow
C. WhipD. Lightsaber

John selects A...

That's gonna be his final answer.

Correct! $200.

For $300:
3. What word traditionally describes the surface you strike on a nail?

A. BitB. Tip
C. NutD. Head

John picks D...

Final answer? You bet.

And he's got another one! $300.

For $500:
4. The 1964 movie 'A Fistful of Dollars' is referred to as what kind of western?

A. SteakB. Macaroni
C. PorkD. Western

John confidently guesses D...

Which is his final answer.

Four in a row! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. Which NBA team did Earvin 'Magic' Johnson play for?

A. Orlando MagicB. Los Angeles Lakers
C. Boston CelticsD. Washington Wizards

John goes with B...

For his final answer.

And he's just pocketed a grand!

For $2000:
6. What is the English translation of Ricky Martin's smash hit 'Livin' La Vida Loca'?

A. Living the good lifeB. Living the crazy life
C. Living the wrong lifeD. Living the long life

John chooses B...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And he's absolutely right! $2000!

For $4000:
7. According to the Old Testament, which of the following people freed the Israelites from captivity in Egypt?

A. Jacob B. Job
C. Moses D. Spartacus

John selects C...

As his final answer.

And he's got it! $4000!

For $8000:
8. How many rings intersect in the official Olympic Games symbol?

A. ThreeB. Four
C. Five D. Seven

John went to the Olympics in '92, so he knows it's C...

And that's his final answer.

He's on a roll, folks! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. In 1997, media mogul Ted Turner pledged one billion dollars to what organization?

A. United NationsB. Special Olympics

John, quick on the trigger, says it's A...

Which is his final answer.

And he's got himself 16 grand!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. What is the name of the piece of jewelry being sought in the 1997 film 'Titanic'?

A. Heart of the OceanB. Blue Phoenix
C. Azure StarD. Heart of the Sea

John never saw the movie, so he's going to burn the first lifeline of November and ask the all-knowing audience.

A. Heart of the Ocean - 49%B. Blue Phoenix - 13%

C. Azure Star - 13%D. Heart of the Sea - 25%

Well, it's gotta be Heart of the something, judging by the audience survey.

It's not an overwhelming majority - heck, it's not a majority at all - but 49% is a large enough portion for John. He picks A...

And that's his final answer.

The audience was almost always right in August...

And they pick up right where they left off!
John wins $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded anually in which city?

A. CopenhagenB. Helsinki
C. StockholmD. Oslo

John isn't totally sure of the answer, so he's going to activate the 50:50. Let's see if it helps.


C. StockholmD. Oslo

It didn't. John's two ideas are still there.

But this one's a freebie, so he's going to take a shot. He'll guess C...

Which is his final answer.

It was only a guess.

He had nothing to lose.

It's a good thing, too. D. Oslo is the correct answer.
So, John Cuthbertson walks away with $32,000.


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