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Whiz Kids Week

Alexandra Polur Gold
Louisville, KY


Alexandra was able to recognize Tchiakovsky on the radio at age 2 but hasn't listened to any of his music since she was in ballet in 4th grade. She enjoys Broadway musicals such as "Hamilton" but her favorite is "Cabaret". She is very competitive - she checked out 30 to 40 books at a time when she was studying for spelling bees. Her +1 is her mother.

$500: In what classic children's counting game are the hands used to represent root vegetables?
A - One Potato, Two Potato
B - Duck, Duck, Omelette
C - Tic-Tac-Tuna
D - Truth or Doughnuts
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (One Potato, Two Potato)


$1000: Meaning "dead from laughter," mort de rire, abbreviated MDR, is a way of texting what in French?
A - IMHO
B - BRB
C - LOL
D - TTYL

Alexandra doesn't know what IMHO means but does know the others.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (LOL)


$2000: Mathematically, which of the following statements is false?
A - 0 x 0 = 0
B - 1 x 1 = 1
C - √2 x √2 = 2
D - pi x pi = pi

Alexandra knows the value of pi.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (pi x pi = pi)


$3000: Not one solitary word in this question can be classified as what part of speech?
A - verb
B - adjective
C - preposition
D - interjection

Alexandra asks if this refers to just this question. She says she had a good 7th grade language arts teacher.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (interjection)


$5000: Although he's a pachyderm, Dr. Seuss' Horton the Elephant behaves similarly to monotremes like the platypus in that he is a mammal that does what?
A - walks on two legs
B - lives underground
C - hatches eggs
D - flies short distances

Alexandra says that "Seussical: The Musical" was her musical for sleepaway camp last year.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (hatches eggs)

commercial break

During the break Alexandra told Chris she had butterflies the size of small dragons in her stomach.

$7000: What living legend shares its name with the French explorer who is credited with naming Canada
A - Cartier
B - Hermès
C - Chanel
D - Baccarat

While studying for the show Alexandria read about Jacques Cartier sailing up the St. Lawrence River, which she thinks is in Canada. She isn't sure so she uses her 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler: 50:50 results
A & D

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Cartier)


$10,000: Traveling through outer space, light waves travel at approximately what constant speed?
A - 186,000 miles per second
B - 186,000 miles per minute
C - 186,000 miles per hour
D - 186,000 miles per day

Alexandra has no idea, so she asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 79%
B - 9%
C - 10%
D - 2%

She thinks that miles per hour is how most speeds are measured. She decides to use her "Cut the Question" lifeline.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (186,000 miles per second)


$10,000 (CTQ): In 2002, what company released an oven-like device that allows kids to melt down its products and make them into new ones?
A - Crayola
B - Tonka
C - American Girl
D - Nintendo

Alexandra has 2 American Girl dolls and knows that Nintendo makes electronics.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Crayola)

commercial break

$20,000: Currently holding one of the most important positions in the US government, Loretta Lynch is the 1st African-American woman to serve as what?
A - Secretary of Homeland Security
B - White House Chief of Staff
C - Attorney-General
D - Director of the Secret Service

Alexandra is fairly certain it's C but decides to use her +1, her mom, who is a lawyer. Mom says she's 90% certain that Loretta Lynch is Attorney-General.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Attorney-General)


$30,000: Of the following, who was NOT born in the 19th century?
A - C.S. Lewis
B - Pablo Picasso
C - Ludwig van Beethoven
D - Ulysses S. Grant

Alexandra thinks that Picasso was born in the 1900s and Grant was a Civil War general so he would have been in the 19th century. She decides to walk away.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Ludwig van Beethoven)


MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY" The Girl Scout Promise and the Boy Scout Oath both begin with what three words?:
A - Because I believe
B - I hereby pledge
C - In this life
D - On my honor
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (On my honor)


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2K: I don't get what is meant by C here but know "pi x pi" does not equal pi.


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2K: I don't get what is meant by C here but know "pi x pi" does not equal pi.
Choice C would be the square root of two times the square root of two equals two. --Bob

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C on my screen originally printed as "?2". Now it reads "√2".


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