Meredith Mansfield

Meredith is a college student, who made it to the main game by answering this question:

QQ22. Put these prime-time television dramas in the order they debuted, starting with the earliest.
A. Dawson's Creek B. Melrose Place
C. Beverly Hills 90210 D. Party of Five
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): C-B-D-A
Meredith's winning time: 6/76
Competitors: 5/10

Let's see if our second female contestant in a row can win the million!

For $100:
1. What part of the character Pinocchio grows when he tells a lie?

A. Leg B. Arm
C. NoseD. Ear

Meredith chooses C...

And it's right! $100.

For $200:
2. Which of the following best describes the literary characters 'The Hardy Boys'?

A. Juvenile detectivesB. Polka kings
C. PiratesD. Juvenile delinquents

Meredith goes with A...

Correct! $200.

For $300:
3. What traditionally happens during a 'siesta'?

A. WorkB. Rest
C. ClassD. Sports

Meredith picks B...

Right again! $300.

For $500:
4. In the classic card game, what do you do when an opponent tells you to 'go fish'?

A. Deal the cardsB. Draw a card
C. Give a cardD. Shuffle the cards

Meredith chooses B...

And she's got $500!

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. Which of these TV shows features real-life, small claims court cases, presided over by a judge?

A. L. A. LawB. The People's Court
C. Law & OrderD. Judging Amy

Meredith selects B...

Which nets her a guaranteed $1000!

For $2000:
6. In which of the following regions would you find an oasis?

A. TundraB. Rainforest
C. DesertD. Savannah

Meredith picks C...

And that's her final answer.

She's correct! $2000!

For $4000:
7. What movie featured Tom Cruise dancing in his underwear to the song 'Old Time Rock & Roll'?

A. All the Right Moves B. Risky Business
C. Top GunD. Eyes Wide Shut

Meredith seems pretty sure it's B...

But to be positive, she'll give this to the eternally-wise audience.

A. All the Right Moves - 2%B. Risky Business - 94%

C. Top Gun - 3%D. Eyes Wide Shut - 1%

Got your riot gear ready, I hope.

Meredith smartly goes with the audience and chooses B...

For her final answer.

The audience keeps their batting average high! $4000!


For $8000:
8. What American historical figure wrote and published 'Poor Richard's Almanack'?

A. Ben FranklinB. William Penn
C. Nathan Hale D. Mark Twain

None of the answers are jumping out at Meredith. So, she'll use another Lifeline and call her cousin, John. Here's the transcript, after the obligatory schtuff:

    John: "Ben Franklin."
    Meredith: "That would be my guess. Are you positive?"
    John: "Positive."
    Meredith: "OK, Thanks John."
    John: "Mm-hmm." (Hang up with 15 seconds left)

Looks like she's got another definitive Lifeline answer to work with. Meredith goes with A...

Yes, that's her final answer.

It's the right answer, too! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. How many innings are there in an official regulation softball game?

A. FiveB. Seven
C. NineD. Ten

Meredith isn't sure, but she's afraid the 50:50 will leave the two answers she's debating.

Ah, what the heck, let's burn the 50:50.

OUTB. Seven

C. NineOUT

Maybe it did work after all. It seems that one of her choices is off the list now. With more certainty, she chooses C...

Which is her final answer.

A baseball game has nine innings...

But a softball game has B. Seven.
Meredith Mansfield is knocked out of the game with $1000.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Like I said before, if a choice is the right answer to a similar question, it's the wrong answer to the one you're being asked. If she knew how many innings were in a baseball game and used this logic, she would've come to the right answer. The two previous female contestants share the crown for the most winnings for a woman on the show; Meredith walks away the least successful. Even Hillary Daw got $16,000.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $1,144,000

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