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The New Girl in Class - April 26

Last time, Alex Outhred was THIS close to a million, but ended up taking home half a mill. There'll be a new classmate later to try his or her luck...

But first, everyone remembers when they had to move away... Saying goodbye to old friends, starting over in a new place, all that stuff... Well, when you're a student at AYSTA5G Elementary, it takes on a new meaning. In case you haven't noticed, Laura's gone. She's been called by the network to do more than just help out potential millionaires on a game show. Best of luck to her.

So what's a hit quizzer to do? Bring in a new student. That's where Marki comes in. She just transferred to our school, and we're hoping that she'll bring the same brain power that her four classmates can.

Here to break her in is a 26-year-old watch sales man from Conway Middle School in Orlando, JOHN ZOLE. He... uhh.. got beat up by a girl.

First question requires the assistance of Kyle.

1st Grade Social Studies $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the name of the following landmark which is located in our nation's capital?

John tries the Washington Monument... which is right for $1000..,

Next up...

1st Grade Grammar $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE? The word "monsters" is the subject of the following sentence: "The idea of monsters living under his bed kept Kyle awake at night."

John takes an educated guess on "False"... And he's right. It's "idea".

John gets a video greeting from his old school, where his old band plays the show's theme song. That makes nice fighting music... Heh.

New classmate... it's the new kid, Marki. Round 2...

2nd Grade Measurements $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Jacob left his home for school at 7:45am and returned home the same day at 3:45pm. How many hours was he gone?

The watch salesman better get this. John goes with eight hours... Right again!

Next question.

2nd Grade Animal Science $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
The female of what animal is called a ewe?

John guesses a sheep... And a sheep it is!

Next up for the milestone is Jacob... In the rooting section is his wife Stacy.

3rd Grade US Geography $25,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
The following is an outline of what US state?

Looks like Nebraska to me. Looks like Nebraska to John. Looks like 25 large.

Freeball coming...

4th Grade World Geography $50,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Bern is the capital of what European country?

John takes a peek. Jacob wrote Switzerland. The watch salesman goes with the Swiss-made watches himself. And those are right for $50,000!

Alana takes the desk for round 4...

3rd Grade Astronomy $100,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE? Light is the only thing that can escape a black hole.

Alana is locked. "Light is very quick, but not even light can escape a black hole. FALSE." Right for $100,000!

High fives all around! Next question...

5th Grade US History $175,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What man who would later be US President represented the British soldiers who were on trial for the Boston Massacre?

Alana is locked. John... used to know this. His gut says John Adams. He goes with that...

... and prays...

Alana says James Madison.

John would've said James Madison. That is WRONG.

The answer... (mouthing Thomas Jefferson).... JOHN ADAMS! And... he's on the floor! He's got $175,000!

That leaves Spencer for round 5. Let's play!

5th Grade Literature $300,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of what famous American author who wrote "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"?

His first instinct... COPY! Despite his wife's reservations... He does just that. COPY. Correct answer: Samuel Clemens.

What did Spencer write? "Samuel Clemens!"

That's $300,000! With only his save left, we go to the last question on the board...

4th Grade Math $500,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the sum of 11.5 and -14?

He does the math in his head and calculates -2.5. The rule is subtract and take the sign of the greater absolute value...

Spencer wrote the same thing.

They're both right!

Now we're getting serious. John, after being consoled by Jacob, can see the category for the Million Dollar Question, but once he decides to play, there's no turning back. Or he can walk with $500,000.

The category is...


John could do this... No cheats. No help. Just him and the question. He's got half a mill and a beautiful wife he hopes to sleep in the same building tonight...

He's gonna drop out with $500,000. But just for shiggles, here's the question.

What is the only prime number that is a factor of 16?

John has no idea. Correct: 2. Okay, John, you know where the camera is.

"My name is John Zole. I fly helicopters. I've been around the world. I'm worth half-a-million dollars... and I am not smarter than a 5th grader."  But hey... half a million, baby.

New student next time...


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