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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Peter Morris
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Peter's goal is to win more money than his sister did last year (she won $100,000). If Peter answers the $5,000 question correctly he wins 2 tickets to see the Backstreet Boys and meet them backstage.

$500: Suggesting that a person can't change their basic character, a common idiom states that "a leopard cannot change its" what?
A - spots
B - contact lenses
C - underwear
D - data plan
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (spots)


$1000: Fittingly, "The Plowshere" is an official magazine published by what company for "collectors and enthusiasts" of its products?
A - Macy's
B - John Deere
C - Crayola
D - 7-Eleven
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (John Deere)


$2000: While its influence on the country's reggae music is well-known, only 1.1% of Jamaicans are actually documented as being of what religious denomination?
A - Seventh Day Adventist
B - Baptist
C - Rastafarian
D - Pentecostal
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Rastafarian)


$3000: Stam Train Maury, Frisco Jack and Connecticut Slim are a few of the legendary vagabonds celebrated at what Britt, IA landmark?
A - National Prospector Museum
B - National Farmer Museum
C - National Inventor Museum
D - National Hobo Museum

Frank says that all three of these sound like men Peter's sister has dated.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (National Hobo Museum)


$5000: On MSNBC, the stylized version of the title of the political talk show "Hardball with Chris Matthews" features what two letters appropriately colored red and blue, respectively?
A - H and A
B - R and D
C - B and A
D - L and L

Peter says the clue is "appropriately colored".
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (R and D)

commercial break

$7000: Born in 1564 like the famous astronomer, what great Renaissance mind is said to allude to Galileo's discovery of Jupiter's moons in his play "Cymbeline"?
A - John Milton
B - Voltaire
C - William Shakespeare
D - Martin Luther

Peter knows one person who was born in 1564 and wrote a play named "Cymbeline".
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (William Shakespeare)


$10,000: Contrary to popular belief, National Geographic confirms that you can't completely sink in ordinary quicksand, due to your body's relatively lower what?
A - density
B - volume
C - mass
D - surface area

Peter says surface area doesn't make sense; he has a lower surface area than a swimming pool but that doesn't keep him from sinking. "Mass" depends upon the amount of quicksand. He's tempted by A.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (density)


$20,000: Receiving the awards in 1969 and 1977, respectively, who is the only Best Actress Oscar winner to also win an Oscar for Best Original Song?
A - Julie Andrews
B - Barbra Streisand
C - Liza Minnelli
D - Cher

Peter is tempted to do impersonations but refrains. He knows that the Best Actress Oscar was a tie in 1969 between Katherine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Barbra Streisand)

commercial break

$30,000: Authentic champagne, as produced in France, is traditionally made from only three types of grapes. Which of these is NOT one of them?
A - pinot
B - meurier
C - chardonnay
D - zinfandel

Peter loves champagne but never thought about the grapes. He uses his 50:50 to narrow it down.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": B & D

Peter was leaning toward B when all four answers were on the board. He wonders if this is a champagne audience. He decides to ask them.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - %
B - 69%
C - %
D - 31%

Peter hopes he didn't persuade them the wrong way.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (zinfandel)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": Unabomber Ted Kaczynski was a former Math professor at what college?
A - U. of Washington
B - Columbia
C - Berkeley
D - Brown
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Berkeley)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:11 am 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Peter Morris
Swarthmore, PA


Peter's goal is to win more money than his sister did last year (she won $100,000). If Peter answers the $5,000 question correctly he wins 2 tickets to see the Backstreet Boys and meet them backstage.


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$20,000: Receiving the awards in 1969 and 1977, respectively, who is the only Best Actress Oscar winner to also win an Oscar for Best Original Song?
A - Julie Andrews
B - Barbra Streisand
C - Liza Minnelli
D - Cher

Peter is tempted to do impersonations but refrains. He knows that the Best Actress Oscar was a tie in 1969 between Katherine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Barbra Streisand)

Interestingly our trivia team had a question about the two actresses who tied for Best Actress in 1968 last Saturday.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$30,000: Authentic champagne, as produced in France, is traditionally made from only three types of grapes. Which of these is NOT one of them?
A - pinot
B - meurier
C - chardonnay
D - zinfandel

Peter loves champagne but never thought about the grapes. He uses his 50:50 to narrow it down.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": B & D

Peter was leaning toward B when all four answers were on the board. He wonders if this is a champagne audience. He decides to ask them.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - %
B - 69%
C - %
D - 31%

Peter hopes he didn't persuade them the wrong way.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (zinfandel)

I suspect the audience was misled by Peter's musings. Zinfandel is a California grape. So he failed to win as much as his sister (I couldn't find her transcript in the archives).

Peter had a habit of repeating the question and the answers every time.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:06 am 
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7K: B or C. 50/50

20K: Streisand a songwriter


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20K: Streisand a songwriter
Cher is, too.

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