John Zimcosky (Chicago, IL):
- John’s game began on the previous episode.
- $50,000: “Before returning to the UK in July, controversial singer Amy Winehouse spent most of 2009 vacationing on what island nation? A. Saint Kitts and Nevis, B. Saint Lucia, C. Cyprus, D. Kiribati” Answer-B
- John gets the $50,000 question wrong but leaves with $25,000.
Brian Slope (Berlin, PA):
- $100: “Which of these celebrity couples is an example of a same-sex couple? A. Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes, B. Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi, C. Jay-Z & Beyonce, D. Emeril Lagasse & Chef Boyardee” Answer-B
- $200: “The World Championship of Sand Sculpture requires that sculptures be made only of sand and what liquid? A. Coffee, B. Juice, C. Water, D. Milk” Answer-C
- $300: “Telling a person that he is altitudinous is a fancy way of saying that he is very what? A. Shy, B. Well-dressed, C. Handsome, D. Tall” Answer-D
- $500: “Asian Sensations is a supermarket brand that sells several varieties of frozen what? A. Enchiladas, B. Wiener schnitzels, C. Egg rolls, D. Pizzas” Answer-C
- $1,000: “On Wired magazine’s Web site, which of these objects was not included on a 2009 list of “100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About”? A. 8-track cartridges, B. Answering machines, C. Typewriters, D. Mobile phones” Answer-D
- $2,000: “Which of these names is trademarked by the Sealed Air Corporation? A. Bubble Wrap, B. Post-it Notes, C. Velcro, D. Slinky” Answer-A
- $4,000: “What Shakespeare role does Elmer Fudd tackle in a 1944 cartoon in which he says, “What wight on younder window bweaks?” A. Othello, B. Hamlet, C. Romeo, D. Macbeth” Answer-C
- $8,000: “Due to the rich diversity of its animal species, what island nation is known to ecologists as the “8th continent”? A. Sri Lanka, B. Madagascar, C. Cuba, D. Taiwan” Answer-B
- $16,000: “Released just before President Obama took office, what R&B group remade an old hit with the 2009 single “Solid (As Barack)”? A. Kool & the Gang, B. Sly & The Family Stone, C. Earth, Wind, & Fire, D. Ashford & Simpson” Answer-D
- $25,000: “Who are “The Twitter Guys”? A. Nate Silver & Shai Agassi, B. Steven Chu & Paul Krugman, C. Evan Williams & Biz Stone, D. Stephan Schuster & Webb Miller” Answer-C
- $50,000: “Which of these men is the National Hockey League’s 2009 MVP and not a character in a play by Anton Chekhov? A. Alexander Ovechkin, B. Konstantin Treplev, C. Mikhail Astrov, D. Boris Trigorin” Answer-A
- $100,000: “What age was Rosa Parks on the day in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus? A. 22, B. 32, C. 42, D. 52″ Answer-C
- Brian quits on the $100,000 question and takes home $50,000.
Anthony Sloan (Washington D.C.):
- $100: “True to its name, a large Sweet Tea at McDonald’s contains 59 grams of what? A. Garlic powder, B. Salt, C. Sugar, D. Kelly Ripa” Answer-C
- $200: “Which of the following is the name of a major TV network in the Arab world and not the name of a famous American? A. Al Pacino, B. Al Gore, C. Al Jazeera, D. Al Franken” Answer-C
- $300: “What country is home to the Guinness World Record holder for “Largest Dome Igloo”? A. Spain, B. Canada, C. South Africa, D. Costa Rica” Answer-B
- $500: “North American Whitetail” is a magazine targeted toward enthusiasts of what outdoor pastime? A. Surfing, B. Rock climbing, C. Gardening, D. Deer hunting” Answer-D
- $1,000: “Appropriately, what “celebrity” Muppet hosts a “Sesame Street” skit called “Are You Smarter Than an Egg Layer?” A. Howie Hendel, B. Beak Sajak, C. Jeff Bawksworthy, D. Cluck Saget” Answer-C
- $2,000: “Which of these adjectives does Edgar Allan Poe use to describe the raven’s color in his 1845 poem “The Raven”? A. Ebony, B. Emerald, C. Magenta, D. Turquoise” Answer-A
- $4,000: “In July 2009, LL Cool J playfully suggested he was “too sexy for Barbara” during an appearance on what talk show? A. Good Morning America, B. The View, C. The Today Show, D. The Early Show” Answer-B
- $8,000: “”The Foie Gras Wars” is a 2009 book that features what type of animal on its cover? A. Sheep, B. Pig, C. Duck, D. Cow” Answer-C
- $16,000: “Who is the current prime minister of Israel? A. Ariel Sharon, B. Benjamin Netanyahu, C. Ehud Olmert, D. Tzipi Livni” Answer-B
- Anthony’s game will continue next time.
- $50,000: “In the movie “Notting Hill,” William Thacker visits movie star Anna Scott at a press junket and claims to be a reporter from what magazine? A. Cat Fancy, B. Horse & Hound, C. Amateur Gardening, D. Cigar Aficionado” Answer-B