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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:25 am 
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WHIZ KIDS WEEK (again)

Clayton Finney
Pompano Beach, FL


Clayton is a future engineer and scored in the 97th percentile on his PSAT. For Whiz Kids Week Clayton gets a 4th lifeline, Cut the Question, usable up to the $50,000 question.

$500: A veteran of more than a dozen Pixar feature films, John Ratzenberger voiced what animated piggy bank in all three "Toy Story" movies?
A - Hamm
B - Chickenn
C - Beeff
D - Goatt
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Hamm)


$1000: Predating Lara Croft by 3,000 years, National Geographic noted that what crime is "as old as the PHaraohs" and has recently worsened in Egypt and Syria?
A - tomb raiding
B - telemarketing fraud
C - car theft
D - computer hacking
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (tomb raiding)


$2000: Horses have a system of ligaments, tendons and muscles known as a "stay apparatus," which allows them to do what?
A - sleep while standing
B - eat while running
C - whinny while rolling
D - kick while jumping

clayton asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 95%
B - 0%
C - 0%
D - 5%

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (sleep while standing)


$3000: Ironically not true about the word itself, what adjective describes a word that is spelled the way it sounds?
A - funetic
B - phonetic
C - fahnetic
D - phanetique
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (phonetic)

commercial break

$5000: What novel has been called a more realistic version of "The Coral Island," a book where boys get stranded on an island, but everything works out in the end?
A - Last of the Mohicans
B - Lord of the Flies
C - Call of the Wild
D - Oliver Twist

He read this in English class this year.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Lord of the Flies)


$7000: If Sam buys a $400 iPhone from the Apple Store at 25% off, and then sells it to Suzy for 30% off what he paid, how much will Suzy pay for the phone?
A - $100
B - $210
C - #220
D - $270

Sam runs through the math and comes up with the answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B ($210)

Sam compted on a math team and was the youngest member of the team.

$10,000: Similar to the 3-headed Cerberus of Greek mythology, the legendary Norse figure Garm, guardian of the gates of the underworld, is what type of creature?
A - lion
B - bear
C - horse
D - dog
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (dog)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY"When Jimmy Kimmel ws a radio disc jockey in California, what future star worked for him as a teenaged intern?:
A - Zach Galifianakis
B - Carson Daly
C - Dave Chappelle
D - Ryan Seacrest
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Carson Daly)

commercial break

$20,000: Captain Christopher Jones was at the helm of which of these historic crafts?
A - Hindenburg
B - Mayflower
C - Titanic
D - Enola Gay

Clayton eliminates Enola Gay because it's a plane, and the Hindenberg comes from Germany and that's not a German mame. Clayton decides to cut the question.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Mayflower)


$20,000: Of the various types of blood vessels, which take oxygen-poor blood back to the heart?
A - arteries
B - veins
C - capillaries
D - cilia

Clayton has never heard of cilia, so he eliminates it[/spoiler. He calls down his +1, his sister Chase. She knows a lot but anatomy and biology aren't her strong suits. She's thinking [spoiler]veins send blood out to the rest of the body, so she's leaning toward arteries. She is trying to remember what she learned in 2nd grade about the heart.Clayton considers using the 50:50 but Chase says if it ends up A & B that won't help. Chase knows that capillaries are very small and doesn't know what cilia are. Clayton trusts his sister.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (veins)

Clayton leaves with $5,000.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:54 am 
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20K: Have read about Enola Gay captain & don't think its him.

Not German name so rule out Hindenberg. STQ but I wouldn't have it. +1


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WHIZ KIDS WEEK (again)

Clayton Finney
Pompano Beach, FL


Clayton is a future engineer and scored in the 97th percentile on his PSAT. For Whiz Kids Week Clayton gets a 4th lifeline, Cut the Question, usable up to the $50,000 question.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: Captain Christopher Jones was at the helm of which of these historic crafts?
A - Hindenburg
B - Mayflower
C - Titanic
D - Enola Gay

Clayton eliminates Enola Gay because it's a plane, and the Hindenberg comes from Germany and that's not a German mame. Clayton decides to cut the question.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Mayflower)

Tibbets was in command of the Enola Gay, Captain Smith helmed the Titanic. "Jones" doesn't sound German, so go with "Mayflower".

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$20,000: Of the various types of blood vessels, which take oxygen-poor blood back to the heart?
A - arteries
B - veins
C - capillaries
D - cilia

Clayton has never heard of cilia, so he eliminates it[/spoiler. He calls down his +1, his sister Chase. She knows a lot but anatomy and biology aren't her strong suits. She's thinking [spoiler]veins send blood out to the rest of the body, so she's leaning toward arteries. She is trying to remember what she learned in 2nd grade about the heart.Clayton considers using the 50:50 but Chase says if it ends up A & B that won't help. Chase knows that capillaries are very small and doesn't know what cilia are. Clayton trusts his sister.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (veins)

Clayton leaves with $5,000.

A pity - but as soon as Chase said what she did, I thought Clayton would go down. I suspect he was right about the 50:50, which wouldn't have helped. Of course there was the time factor - the question aired after the MQOD, meaning that he was going to either walk away or answer incorrectly.

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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: Of the various types of blood vessels, which take oxygen-poor blood back to the heart?
A - arteries
B - veins
C - capillaries
D - cilia

Clayton has never heard of cilia, so he eliminates it[/spoiler. He calls down his +1, his sister Chase. She knows a lot but anatomy and biology aren't her strong suits. She's thinking [spoiler]veins send blood out to the rest of the body, so she's leaning toward arteries. She is trying to remember what she learned in 2nd grade about the heart. Clayton considers using the 50:50 but Chase says if it ends up A & B that won't help. Chase knows that capillaries are very small and doesn't know what cilia are. Clayton trusts his sister.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (veins)

Clayton leaves with $5,000.
I believe he must have (incorrectly) answered "arteries," not (correctly) "veins."

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