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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:22 am 
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Haley Grassel
Bethel Park, PA
Teacher's aide and student


Meredith asks her about the audition process. Haley had to wait in line for a long time, the audition was in a nightclub and there was a life-size cutout of Meredith between the mechanical bull and the bar. Meredith jokes, "that was no cutout." Meredith says she didn't know they did that.

$100 - In a familiar nursery rhyme, what precedes the line "The mouse ran up the clock"?

A - Baa, baa black sheep
B - Hickory dickory dock
C - Rock-a-bye baby
D - Fee-fi-fo-exterminator

Haley says some people might want to call an exterminator if a mouse ran up their clock.

$200 - In a popular kids' joke, what U.S. state is said to be the "smartest" because it "has" four A's and one B?

A - Arkansas
B - Nevada
C - Alabama
D - Montana

$300 - Probably because of its color and enlongated shape, what musical instrument is often referred to as "the licorice stick?"

A - clarinet
B - trumpet
C - saxophone
D - trombone

$500 - By definition, a corporation that files for Chapter 11 is doing what?

A - selling stock
B - introducing new products
C - relocating
D - declaring bankruptcy

Meredith says she hopes Haley never has to do this.

$1K - Which of these groups of animals has the greatest total number of legs?

A - an ostrich, a bear and a spider
B - two bears and a spider
C - two spiders and an ostrich
D - six ostriches

Haley does the math and comes up with the correct answer.

$2K - TMZ.com, which takes its name from the "thirty-mile zone" around Hollywood, is a Web site that features what?

A - music downloads
B - book reviews
C - low-fat recipes
D - celebrity gossip

Haley has never been to it. She has an idea but she isn't sure. She thinks the audience looks pretty smart so she wants their help.

ATA results:
A - 6%
B - 2%
C - 3%
D - 89%


Haley said that's what she was thinking. She trusts the audience and goes with their answer.

Commercial break

Haley is studying to be an elementary school teacher, working with 4th and 5th grades. They are so bright and their personalities are starting to develop.

$4K - The highly porous structure of activated charcoal makes it useful for which of these tasks?

A - filtering water
B - tenderizing meat
C - mining vegetables
D - squeezing fruit juice

The answer Haley was expecting isn't up there. Meredith asks what she thought and Haley replies that charcoal is used in grills so she thought that would be there, but tenderizing meat is related to that. She asks to use the 50/50, leaving A and C. Neither of those is what Haley expected. She focuses on the word "porous" and thinks it would be useful for water. She decides to go with "A" as her final answer.

$8K - In 2007, Robert Zoellick replaced the embattled Paul Wolfowitz as the head of what international organization?

A - World Bank
B - UNICEF
C - International Red Cross
D - FIFA

Haley really has no idea but she does have a lifeline left. She decides to call her brother Steven. Haley reads the question, spelling Zoellick's last name. Steven says "I'm sorry, I just don't know" just as time runs out. $4K is a lot of money and she decides to walk away.

Commercial break

ANSWERS:
$100 - B (Hickory dickory dock)
$200 - C (Alabama)
$300 - A (clarinet)
$500 - D (declare bankruptcy)
$1K - C (two spiders and an ostrich)
$2K - D (celebrity gossip)
$4K - A (filtering water)
$8K - A (World Bank)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:17 am 
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Haley Grassel
Bethel Park, PA
Teacher's aide and student


Gotta root for the teachers.

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$1K - Which of these groups of animals has the greatest total number of legs?

A - an ostrich, a bear and a spider
B - two bears and a spider
C - two spiders and an ostrich
D - six ostriches


She stayed CLAM and worked through the math.

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$2K - TMZ.com, which takes its name from the "thirty-mile zone" around Hollywood, is a Web site that features what?

A - music downloads
B - book reviews
C - low-fat recipes
D - celebrity gossip

Haley has never been to it. She has an idea but she isn't sure. She thinks the audience looks pretty smart so she wants their help.


I've never been to the site, either, but the mention of Hollywood should make the answer obvious.

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Haley said that's what she was thinking. She trusts the audience and goes with their answer.


Once again a contestant wastes a lifeline.

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$4K - The highly porous structure of activated charcoal makes it useful for which of these tasks?

A - filtering water
B - tenderizing meat
C - mining vegetables
D - squeezing fruit juice

The answer Haley was expecting isn't up there. Meredith asks what she thought and Haley replies that charcoal is used in grills so she thought that would be there, but tenderizing meat is related to that. She asks to use the 50/50, leaving A and C. Neither of those is what Haley expected. She focuses on the word "porous" and thinks it would be useful for water. She decides to go with "A" as her final answer.


I was afraid she was going to bite on the distractor (her association of grilling and tenderizing meat) but she again stayed CLAM and finally came up with the right answer. I thought the answer would be "air filtering".

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$8K - In 2007, Robert Zoellick replaced the embattled Paul Wolfowitz as the head of what international organization?

A - World Bank
B - UNICEF
C - International Red Cross
D - FIFA

Haley really has no idea but she does have a lifeline left. She decides to call her brother Steven. Haley reads the question, spelling Zoellick's last name. Steven says "I'm sorry, I just don't know" just as time runs out. $4K is a lot of money and she decides to walk away.


She did the right thing. The transcript doesn't show that Haley read through the question at least twice.

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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$4K - The highly porous structure of activated charcoal makes it useful for which of these tasks?

A - filtering water
B - tenderizing meat
C - mining vegetables
D - squeezing fruit juice

The answer Haley was expecting isn't up there. Meredith asks what she thought and Haley replies that charcoal is used in grills so she thought that would be there, but tenderizing meat is related to that. She asks to use the 50/50, leaving A and C. Neither of those is what Haley expected. She focuses on the word "porous" and thinks it would be useful for water. She decides to go with "A" as her final answer.


Was "mining vegetables" really one of the choices? Sounds like a $100 joke answer.


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$4K is a lot of money and she decides to walk away.


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Was "mining vegetables" really one of the choices? Sounds like a $100 joke answer.

That's mincing.

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Oh my goodness

that is all


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2K: Never heard of this, but the clue gives it away.

so far so good


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