Shawn, a factory worker and volunteer fireman, made it to the hot seat thanks to this question:
|A. Kalifornia||B. Seven Years in Tibet
||C. Fight Club ||D. Thelma & Louise
||Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-A-B-C
Shawn's winning time: 7.18
Here goes Shawn on his quest for the million!
|1. What target did William Tell split in half while it sat on his son's head?||A. Apple||B. Balloon
||C. Snowball||D. Cantaloupe
Shawn picks A...
And he's right! $100.
|2. In 'Miracle on 34th Street", what legendary figure must stand trial in court?||A. Bigfoot||B. Kris Kringle
||C. Tooth Fairy||D. Paul Bunyan
Shawn chooses B...
|3. A business man that is in debt is said to be 'in the...' what?||A. Pink||B. Red
||C. Blue||D. Black
Shawn selects B...
Right again! $300.
|4. By definition, what sport do you participate in if you are an 'angler'?||A. Curling||B. Fishing
||C. Baseball||D. Cheerleading
Shawn and his father love to do this - it's B, Fishing...
|5. How many face cards are there in a standard U.S. deck of 52 cards?||A. 8||B. 10
||C. 12||D. 14
Shawn goes with C...
And he's nailed the thousand dollars!
|6. What sqaud of TV commando-for-hire would you seek out to find Mr. T?||A. The A-Team||B. The Brady Bunch
||C. The Dirty Dozen||D. The Avengers
Shawn likes A...
That's his final answer.
No problem! $2000!
|7. Seventeenth-century French monk Dom Pérignon is considered the father of what?||A. Champagne ||B. Sparkling water
||C. Brie ||D. Baguette
Shawn hopes to splurge on a bottle of this if he wins the million - he picks A...
For his final answer.
Absolutely right! $4000!
|8. What constellation is known as the Hunter?||A. Orion||B. Andromeda
||C. Cassiopeia ||D. Draco
Shawn isn't feeling to sure about this one, so he'll give this one to the astronomically-minded audience.
|A. Orion - 86%||B. Andromeda - 8%||C. Cassiopeia - 4%||D. Draco - 2%
Another lopsided response from the audience.
That's enough to help Shawn. He'll say A...
As his final answer.
And the audience pulls it off once more! $8000!
|9. What is the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens?||A. Mark Twain||B. Thomas Wolfe
||C. Jack London||D. Henry Miller
Shawn is (obviously) not a literary buff, so he'll call Sharon, his high school history teacher. After the fluff, we get this:
Shawn: "Thank you, Sharon. Are you positive on that?""
Sharon: "Oh yes, dear."
Shawn: "OK." (Audience laughs) "I would never doubt you."
Sharon: "Good luck, honey."
Shawn: "Thank you." (Hang up with 11 seconds left)
Reege: "Sounds like a very close student-teacher relationship. Dear, honey... a lot going on there. All in front of the new wife, too."
A ringing endorsement for A, and that's what Shawn will take.
That'll be his final answer.
She was right! $16,000!
|10. What legendary jazz vocalist was known as 'Lady Day'?||A. Ella Fitzgerald||B. Mahalia Jackson
||C. Billie Holiday||D. Lena Horne
With no idea, Shawn is going to use his 50:50.
|A. Ella Fitzgerald||OUT||C. Billie Holiday||OUT
On the logic that he knows she's a jazz singer and isn't as sure about the other, Shawn will pick A...
Which will be his final answer.
It was a 50-50 shot.
An even gamble.
And Shawn's risk is going to...
Cost him money. The answer was C. Billie Holiday. Shawn Borgosz drops back to $1000.
LOOGAROO LAMENTS: A pretty tough question for this level. A person who figured out the mnemonic device would've had it, though. (Don't look at me - I was guessing A, too.)
The following space is blank - don't worry about it.