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Dropping Out - April 5

Pat made history as the first person to flunk out on the first question... Hopefully our next student won't make that same mistake. A 30-year-old executive assistant to a tax attorney from Eric White Elementary, SHEILA VELIOS.

First up to help Sheila... Alana.  First question...

1st Grade Animal Science $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE: Some crocodiles are native to North America.

Alana is locked in. It's the first question, and Sheila needs to peek. Alana said... TRUE. Sheila agrees... Right for $1000. They're native to Florida and Mexico.

Next up...

4th Grade Astronomy $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Not counting Pluto, how many planets in our solar system are smaller than Earth?

Because you know, Pluto is no longer a planet. Sheila copies Alana's paper. Her guess (Sheila's)... 3... That was right. Alana.... wrote 3! Venus, Mercury, and Mars.

Alana goes back to her seat while we meet Sheila's two daughters and girlfriend. Spencer gets the call up for round 2.

1st Grade Vocabulary $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many times does the letter "A" appear in the following word...

"Mastodon." That's one A. Sheila is stuck between two and three. She goes with two... Wrong. Spencer wrote... one!

Spencer goes back, because the rest of the game is played with her brain and her brain only.

2nd Grade US Geography $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
In terms of land area, what is the second biggest US state?

Sheila went up and down the coast... and she's dropping out at $5000. Correct: Texas. The largest... Kyle's right, it's Alaska.

The daughters knew both the answers.

Time for a new student. He's a 38-year-old operations manager who graduated from Fair Ave. Elementary, ROY RUDOLFIN.

First up with Roy... Kyle.

1st Grade Astronomy $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE: You can see the planet Saturn with the naked eye.

Kyle is locked. Roy... doesn't know the answer. He peeks at Kyle's answer. ... "False." He can see it. Roy goes against Kyle... TRUE. Good move. Roy is right!

Next up...

1st Grade Social Studies $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
The month of November has how many federal holidays?

Roy is sure that it has one.

Jacob wrote: "Two, Thanksgiving and something else."

But two is the right answer. The something else was Veteran's Day.

Kyle said... 2. SAVED!

Next center stage: Alana in her second appearance of the night.

2nd Grade Animal Science $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What gender mosquito bites humans?

He hates to use it, but here we go with the copy. Alana wrote... Female. Saved AGAIN!

Okay, now it's all Roy.

2nd Grade Art $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Which colors absorbs the most light?
a) Black
b) White
c) Yellow

Roy eliminates C. He remembers the old desert analogy, wearing light clothes in the middle of the desert to reflect the sun. He goes with A.... Right for $10,000.

Now to the milestone. The coolest question of all.

3rd Grade Earth Science $25,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
In the Southern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox occurs in which month?

He doesn't know what an equinox is... and he doesn't know what vernal is...

He too drops out. He would've guessed February.... It was March.

"Mom, I'm sorry, but I'm not smarter than a 5th grader."

Next is a 25-year-old retail manager who graduated from Aspen Elementary, CRYSTAL ROBERTSON. She's a new mom.

First to help Crystal today is Alana... Popular choice tonight...

4th Grade US Geography $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Two US rivers are over 2,000 miles long. One is the Mississippi. What is the other?

Alana is locked for the fourth time tonight. Crystal hasn't a clue. She uses her copy. Alana wrote... "Missorie." "Missorie"... Missouri is right!

Next up...

3rd Grade Math $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
A triangle has two interior angles of one degree each. How many degrees does its third angle have?

She goes with one degree as well... Wrong. It's 178 degrees. Alana said... 1 as well. Jacob said 178. He's right, meaning that Crystal flunks out with nothing...

New student next time...


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