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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:27 am 
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BEGINNER'S LUCK WEEK
Contestants are people who have never been to Las Vegas before. If a contestant gets the $5,000 question, he or she gets free tickets to the High Roller Observation Wheel

Jeanne LeClair
Brookline, MA
nanny


$500: To assure someone that great things take time to achieve, you might remind them that, according to a famous phrase, what "wasn't built in a day"?
A - Rome
B - my IKEA bookcase
C - the Cheesecake Factory franchise
D - Ryan Reynolds' six-pack
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Rome)


$1000: Offering packages such as the "Royal Flush," Las Vegas' Reviv wellness spa specializes in curing customers of what common ailment?
A - scurvy
B - smallpox
C - hangover
D - bubonic plague

Jeanne says it's cruel to ask a Las Vegas question to someone who has never been here.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Hangover)


$2000: Blamed on its high cost of living, what state has, by far, the largest percentage of adults still living with their parents?
A - Montana
B - New Jersey
C - Nebraska
D - Tennessee
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (New Jersey)

commercial break

$3000: Vulture.com recently joked that a TV documentary about what musical "Will Take You to the Room Where It Happens, Without the $500 Price Tag"?
A - Hamilton
B - Billy Elliot
C - The Book of Mormon
D - Avenue Q
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Hamilton)


$5000: A Jewish practice that involves people gathering to sit on low stools or boxes, "sitting shiva," by definition, occurs when?
A - before a birth
B - before a bar mitzvah
C - after a death
D - during Passover

She remembers this because Jon Stewart spoke about it during a "Daily Show" episode.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (after a death)


$7000: Though he's so far stuck to music, in the late 1980s Stevie Wonder said that he would one day likely consider running for mayor of his hometown of what?
A - Baltimore
B - Chicago
C - Atlanta
D - Detroit

She likes Stevie Wonder but not enough to know his hometown, She hopes the audience does.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 8%
B - 5%
C - 35%
D - 52%

She was sort of thinking that way.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Detroit)


$10,000: Though it began in the mid-19th century partly as a telegraph delivery company, today American District Telegraph is the #1 company by revenue in which business?
A - credit card processing
B - voting machines
C - security monitoring
D - electronic billboards

Joanne ponders which company might have innovated enough to become #1 in any one of the four possible answers. She finally realizes that American District Telegraph is ADT, which she knows is involved in security monitoring.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (security monitoring)

commercial break

$20,000: The tallest actor to have won an Academy Award, how much taller is 6'5" Tim Robbins than his Oscar statuette?
A - 3.2 times taller
B - 4.4 times taller
C - 5.7 times taller
D - 7.9 times taller

Jeanne was hoping for a math question. She thinks the statuette is 8 - 10 inches, which she rounds to 10". She does the math and decides that D is the right answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (5.7 times taller)

Chris says that the Oscar statuette is 13.5" tall. Jeanne leaves with $5,000 and tickets to the observation wheel.


MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": What desert surrounds the city of Las Vegas?
A - Mojave
B - Sonoran
C - Painted
D - Great Basin
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Mojave)

commercial break


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:12 pm 
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10K: go by the initials, ADT

20K: Think statue is 10 inches. Robbins is 77 inches. I would have gone with D & bombed out here.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:03 am 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
BEGINNER'S LUCK WEEK
Contestants are people who have never been to Las Vegas before. If a contestant gets the $5,000 question, he or she gets free tickets to the High Roller Observation Wheel

Jeanne LeClair
Brookline, MA
nanny


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: The tallest actor to have won an Academy Award, how much taller is 6'5" Tim Robbins than his Oscar statuette?
A - 3.2 times taller
B - 4.4 times taller
C - 5.7 times taller
D - 7.9 times taller

Jeanne was hoping for a math question. She thinks the statuette is 8 - 10 inches, which she rounds to 10". She does the math and decides that D is the right answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (5.7 times taller)

Chris says that the Oscar statuette is 13.5" tall. Jeanne leaves with $5,000 and tickets to the observation wheel.

I'd be burning lifelines on this one - I didn't know how tall the statue was.

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what I (& everybody else, including contestant) should have done is set up all 4 choices as equations of form '77" x X = amt-taller' & solve for X. The X that comes out an even # or at least an "even.5" # is probably the right one. Only because TPTB on this show like even #s if they csn have them. They couldn't juggle the size of Oscar, though.

And yes, I know that even using the right X doesn't exactly come out as an even X, but does hit "even.5".


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