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Victories for Veterans Week concludes

Ashley Durkin
De Soto, KS


Ashley served in the Navy for 6 years.

$500: With only about 1,400 accepted each year, most U.S. Air Force Academy applicants must be nominated by either a member of Congress or whom?
A - their 6th grade volleyball coach
B - a third cousin on their mother's side
C - the Vice President of the United States
D - one of the actors in "Top Gun"
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (the Vice President of the United States)


$1000: Musicians like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen often use a hands-free neck device called a holder or rack so they can play what simultaneously with the guitar?
A - the harmonica
B - the triangle
C - the maracas
D - ping-pong

Ashley is a harmonica connoisseur.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (the harmonica)


$2000: In the wake of a slew of fashion designers pledging to stop using it, in 2018 San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to officially ban the sale of what?
A - real animal fur
B - deodorant
C - birth control
D - mayonnaise
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (real animal fur)


$3000: Which of these is not a type of massage, nor a brand of car NOR another word for harakiri, but rather a puzzle where you insert numbers into a grid?
A - subaru
B - shiatsu
C - seppuku
D - sudoku

Ashley doesn't know what harakiri is but she does know that sudoku is a puzzle that she's bad at.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (sudoku)


$5000: Which of the following pairs of countries are farthest from each other?
A - Afghanistan & Pakistan
B - Czech Republic & Central African Republic
C - Uruguay & Paraguay
D - Australia & Austria

When Ashley was in the service she confused Uruguay & Paraguay.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Australia & Austria)


$7000: Which pair of "H" names are the first name of boxing great "Macho" Camacho and a great Trojan warrior of myth, respectively?
A - Hórace and Horace
B - Héctor and Hector
C - Hérmes and Hermes
D - Hómer and Homer

Ashley is not savvy on boxers or the Trojan War. She is going to ask the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 8%
B - 61%
C - 23%
D - 8%

That's where Ashley was leaning.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Héctor and Hector)

commercial break

For three years she was a radar signal analyst on a ship off the coast of Italy; she was also a cryptologic analyst.

$10,000: Which of the following contains all seven of the letters commonly used to form Roman numerals?
A - MILD MILL
B - DID I MIMIC DILL
C - VIVID VIM
D - MIX CIVIL LID

She was originally excited to see "Roman" but then not so much. She knows I and X are Roman numerals.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (MIX CIVIL LID)


$20,000: Rarely occurring in the continental U.S., but prevalent in Latin America, Puerto Rico and parts of Asia, dengue is transmitted by what?
A - mosquitoes
B - unclean drinking water
C - kissing
D - dog bites

Ashley says mosquitoes are the worst vector for everything, with unclean water a close second. She decides to use her +1 and calls Christopher, her boyfriend. He knows nothing about dengue. He thinks Puerto Rico would have had clean drinking water before the hurricane. Ashley thinks the 50:50 would leave A & B. She doesn't want to walk away, so she goes for it with A.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (mosquitoes)

commercial break

Next week the winner of the 4-day Disney cruise will be announced.

Ashley is now a veterinary technician and would use the money to invest in research for canine prosthetics; her dog lost one of its front legs.

$30,000: In "Anchorman," what fictional TV station is home to legendary newscaster Ron Burgundy?
A - KVWN
B - KBBL
C - WPBH
D - WQHG

Ashley doesn't know any of these; all she knows is "San Diego" (pronounced with an exaggerated accent). She decides to use her 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A & C

The one she thought it might be is no longer there. It's heartbreaking but she thinks she has to walk away.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (KVWN)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": Called the "Dinosaur Capital of the World" for its many rich fossil beds, Drumheller is a town 80 miles east of Calgary in what Canadian province?
A - British Columbia
B - Alberta
C - Saskatchewan
D - Manitoba
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Alberta)

commercial break


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Victories for Veterans Week concludes

Ashley Durkin
De Soto, KS


Ashley served in the Navy for 6 years.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$30,000: In "Anchorman," what fictional TV station is home to legendary ewscaster Ron Burgundy?
A - KVWN
B - KBBL
C - WPBH
D - WQHG

Ashley doesn't know any of these; all she knows is "San Diego" (pronounced with an exaggerated accent). She decides to use her 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A & C

The one she thought it might be is no longer there. It's heartbreaking but she thinks she has to walk away.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (KVWN)

Once again our trivia team had a question about this - we had to identify the city, not the station, but knowing it was in San Diego, it would have to be either A or B. I'd use the 50:50 also, and with A & C the choices, I'd have had no hesitation going for A.

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$500: With only about 1,400 accepted each year, most U.S. Air Force Academy applicants must be nominated by either a member of Congress or whom?
A - their 6th grade volleyball coach
B - a third cousin on their mother's side
C - the Vice President of the United States
D - one of the actors in "Top Gun"
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (the Vice President of the United States)


I wonder if Colorado applicants are given some preference. Everyone I know who applied got in.

$20,000: Rarely occurring in the continental U.S., but prevalent in Latin America, Puerto Rico and parts of Asia, dengue is transmitted by what?
A - mosquitoes
B - unclean drinking water
C - kissing
D - dog bites

Ashley says mosquitoes are the worst vector for everything, with unclean water a close second. She decides to use her +1 and calls Christopher, her boyfriend. He knows nothing about dengue. He thinks Puerto Rico would have had clean drinking water before the hurricane. Ashley thinks the 50:50 would leave A & B. She doesn't want to walk away, so she goes for it with A.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (mosquitoes)


I went to Costa Rica with a bunch of high school students, and nobody could get on the plane without providing evidence of anti-malaria medicine, some quinine derivative. Anyway, we were warned about dengue fever as strenuously as we were about malaria. I wish she hadn't wasted her Plus One; she knew it.

$30,000: In "Anchorman," what fictional TV station is home to legendary newscaster Ron Burgundy?
A - KVWN
B - KBBL
C - WPBH
D - WQHG

Ashley doesn't know any of these; all she knows is "San Diego" (pronounced with an exaggerated accent). She decides to use her 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A & C

The one she thought it might be is no longer there. It's heartbreaking but she thinks she has to walk away.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (KVWN)


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