Mark Megerian

Mark is the first contestant of the November series, and he made it to the hot seat with this question:

QQ1. Place the following foods in the order in which they were first introduced.
A. Spam B. Rice-a-Roni
C. Hershey's chocolate bars D. Wonder Bread
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): C-D-A-B
Mark's winning time: 5.13
Competitors: 2/10

Let's see if the first contestant of November is also the first millionaire!

For $100:
1. What is cotton candy made of?

A. RiceB. Cotton
C. SugarD. Tobacco

Mark answers C...

And this is the first "Final Answer" of November.

It's also the first right answer! $100.

For $200:
2. In an American hospital, what does the abbreviation 'E.R.' stand for?

A. Emergency RoomB. Endoplasmic Room
C. Express RoomD. Excellent Room

Mark chooses A...

And that's his final answer.

Correct! $200.

For $300:
3. According to the well-known proverb, what city was not built in a day?

A. TimbuktuB. Venice
C. RomeD. Sheboygan

Mark decides on C...

For his final answer.

Three in a row! $300.

For $500:
4. What was the last name of the married characters played by Lucy and Desi on 'I Love Lucy'?

A. ArnazB. Ricardo
C. MacGillicuddyD. Mertz

Mark picks B...

Yes, that's his final answer.

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

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. What is the largest object in our solar system?

A. The sunB. The moon
C. JanuaryD. February

Mark ponders the question for a second, then settles on A...

And after a pause of 10 seconds, he says that's his final answer.

And now our first contestant of November is guaranteed a thousand bucks!

For $2000:
6. What university does President Clinton's daughter attend?

A. ColumbiaB. Berkeley
C. YaleD. Stanford

Mark knows she went to a California school...

And from there, he narrows it down to D...

Which is his final answer.

And he's doubled his money! $2000!

For $4000:
7. What is the proper name of a newborn swan?

A. Duckling B. Cygnet
C. Poult D. Nestling

Regis reminds Mark of his three Lifelines.

Mark has it down to A or B.

Again, after a slight pause, he selects B...

And that'll be his final answer.

He's right again! $4000!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Ahh, my first lament of November! Anyways, this should've been an easier question for Mark, especially if he remembered the tale of the Ugly Duckling. Once he remembered that the duckling grew up to be a "beatiful swan," it would've become clear for him. Of course, maybe he did remember that, and that's why he went for B. I guess we'll never know.

For $8000:
8. In the 1997 film 'As Good as it Gets', what is the profession of the character played by Jack Nicholson?

A. PainterB. Writer
C. Doctor D. Agent

As Mark reflects on the movie, he recalls that the character always wanted well-organized pencils. On that logic, he picks C...

As his final answer.

He talked it out well; he's correct!

For $16,000:
9. Which of the following sports do the competitors race in a building called a velodrome?

A. LugeB. Cycling
C. WalkingD. Dog Racing

Mark chooses B...

And that's his final answer.

And he's up to $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. Which of the these U.S. state capitals is located at the highest altitude?

A. CheyenneB. Santa Fe
C. PhoenixD. Denver

Mark: "Mile High City. It's gotta be Denver..... right?"
Reege: "You're asking me?" (laughter) "I'll let you know in a minute!"

Mark goes with D...

For his final answer.

Mark was certainly right...

Denver is the Mile High City...

But B. Santa Fe is even higher.
So our first contestant of November finishes the same way as the first contestant of August: a $1000 knockout.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: This was a toughie. I think the writers were banking on people guessing Denver, and I'm pretty sure that just about everyone would've been tripped up by this question. The thing that really hurts is, Mark still had all 3 Lifelines available, and he'll never get to use them.


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