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Shane Cunningham
High school drama teacher
Cookeville, Tenn.


$500
According to legend, 3rd century B.C. Greek philosopher Chrysippus was so amused by the sight of a donkey eating figs and drinking wine that he did what?
A: Recorded it on his iPhone B: Died laughing
C: Sold the movie rights D: Booked it on “Greece’s Got Talent”

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Died laughing


$1,000
Which of the following does NOT correctly match a country to its official language?
A: Latvia = Latvian B: Mongolia = Mongolian
C: Nepal = Nepali D: Vatican City = Vatican Cityish

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Vatican City = Vatican Cityish
Chris quips “It’s all Italian to me.” Then he says “Vatican City’s official language is Latin, by the way.” (He was right the first time.)


$2,000
In the U.S., 90% of the sales of which sweet treat happen between Thanksgiving and Christmas?
A: Candy canes B: Peeps
C: Sweethearts D: Shamrock Shakes

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Candy canes


$3,000
Calling to mind a best-selling model of Toyota, 91 babies born in the U.S. in 2017 were given what name?
A: Miataa B: Sentrah
C: Camreigh D: Civik

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Camreigh


$5,000
What director of movies like “Straight Outta Compton” and “The Fate of the Furious” has a middle and last name that are anagrams of each other?
A: J. Thomas Shamto B: W. Brian Brain
C: R. Vetness Stevens D: F. Gary Gray

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
Shane checks that all the names are anagrams, but he’s not sure which one is the real director’s name.
A: 12% B: 8% C: 8% D: 72%


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: F. Gary Gray


Commercial break

Shane left a much higher paying job to become a drama teacher. If he wins big bucks, he’ll give his wife Melinda the opportunity to pursue her dream job. Melinda says she’d like to get out of the office and work with animals.

$7,000
Though “Cosmology For Dummies” may have been a catchier title, “The Universe in a Nutshell” was the long-awaited follow-up to what book?
A: Dune B: The Origin of Species
C: 2001: A Space Odyssey D: A Brief History of Time

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: A Brief History of Time


$10,000
On Forbes’ current list of athletes with the most valuable brands. India’s Virat Kohli is the only one in the top 10 who plays which sport, his country’s most popular?
A: Badminton B: Cricket
C: Soccer D: Tennis

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Cricket


Commercial break

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After becoming the eighth man to walk on the moon, astronaut James Irwin went on multiple expeditions to Turkey’s Mount Ararat in search of what?
A: The Ark of the Covenant B: The Shroud of Turin
C: The Holy Grail D: Noah’s Ark

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Noah’s Ark


$20,000
Which of the following statements regarding insects is the only one that’s true?
A: Dragonflies are flies B: Cockroaches are arachnids
C: Fireflies are beetles D: Wasps are bees

[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
50/50 leaves A & C.
Shane says fireflies have a carapace that covers their wings like beetles.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Fireflies are beetles


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