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History in the Making? - March 29

Our first student is a 31-year-old tech service rep from Orchard Park Elementary in Dayton, OH, PAT GERMANO! And if the rumors are true, he's going to do something no other student has...

Back to Pat, though. He says he can remember his first kiss from elementary school.

First up, fellow girth brother Kyle will assist. First question...

3rd Grade Science $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere?
a) mesosphere
b) thermosphere
c) troposphere

He's sure he doesn't know the answer... so he copies Kyle's answer.

Kyle said B. Correct answer... C. And Pat becomes the first person in the history of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Elementary to absolutely, positively, and in all form and facet flunk out with nothing.

New player! A 29-year-old non-profit development director from Thomas Hooker Elementary at Meriden, CT, DEBORAH BASSET. She used to be a beauty queen from way back... sorry, she was a dance student. My bad.

Do-over. This time, Jacob takes the same seat.

4th Grade US Geography $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the southernmost US state?

Deborah somehow remembers Hawaii... Aloha, she's got $1000.

3rd Grade World Geography $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the world's longest river?

Deborah goes for the Nile... and she's right for $2000! Jake says Nile. Both are right.

Jacob is back in class, while Laura goes to the head.

2nd Grade Measurements $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many feet are in a mile?

Laura locks in already. Deborah locks in with 5280... Everyone's got the same answer. Everyone's... right!

5th Grade Astronomy $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
The planet Mars has how many moons?

Deborah locks in with zero... She's wrong. Laura needs to write down two... or else it's over. Everyone else wrote 2. So did Laura; she's got $10,000! SAVED!

Deborah works with non-profits all over the world, so this money will go to some good causes...

New classmate goes up. It's Spencer... Here's the milestone.

1st Grade Animal Science $25,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE: The koala is a marsupial.

Deborah remembers that a koala carries its young in a pouch. True, right? RIGHT!

Cheering Deborah on today Cass, Adam, and Will, two good friends.

1st Grade Grammar $50,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many proper nouns are in the following sentence? "In Oklahoma, Oprah met our ostrich Ozzy."

Deborah takes a peek at Spencer's paper. Spencer said 3. That was Deborah's initial gut. She goes with it... and Spencer's right, which means that Deborah's right.

Alana comes up to help now. For $100,000...

3rd Grade Math $100,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many of an interior angles of a scalene triangle have the same number of degrees?

Deborah takes the copy and Alana's answer of... Well, we'll get to that. Deborah had 3. The class had 1 and/or at least 2. Alana had... none. Alana's right; Deborah's got $100,000!

But the rest of the quiz is all her. Next question for $175,000.

4th Grade US Geography $175,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What's the most common first name among US Presidents?

Deborah can save a lot of oceans with $100,000... She thinks it's John, but she KNOWS she's saving the planet with $100,000, so she drops out.

The kids said James... The kids are right; Deborah is wrong.

New student next time...


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