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The Trilogy of Error - June 7

Last time, Michael Warren lost on the first question. Wife Kelly made up for it with a win of $175,000.

Now coming to play is a 45-year-old CFO from Reseda Elementary, DENNIS FERDON. He comes with an apple for the teacher... with a tiny bite out of it.

Round 1 begins with Spen-CER! Here's the first...

1st Grade Science $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Which of the following foods have seeds inside?
a) Orange
b) Potato
c) Carrot

Spencer is locked. Dennis locks in "orange". Correct for $1000!

Next...

2nd Grade Animal Science $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE? Chickens are cold-blooded animals.

Dennis... eats a lot of chicken. He thinks fish are cold-blooded. He thinks that it's FALSE. Spencer agrees.

(Fun fact: Dennis scored a 1220 on his SAT)

On this question, he scores... $2000.

Next classmate is Kyle.

3rd Grade World History $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE? Vikings, also known as Norsemen, originated in Scandinavia.

"I'm thinking they're from Minnesota." Dennis locks in TRUE... Correct!

Next question.

4th Grade World Geography $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What country borders Spain to the west?

Dennis elects to PEEK. Kyle said "Portugel". Well, it's spelled wrong, but Dennis locks in Portugal. Good call. You've got $10,000.

Next is the Milestone, and Jacob is helping. He likes to gamble. Check this out...

2nd Grade Math $25,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
If Jacob always goes bowling three times a week, how many times does he go bowling in 11 weeks?

Jacob wants to win because his daughters are cute. Dennis locks in 33. Dennis is right!

Freeball...

1st Grade Spelling $50,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many times does the letter "N" appear in the following word...

"Environment."

We see it's three. Dennis locks in three. Dennis wins $50,000.

Round 4 begins with this for Dennis and Alana.

5th Grade US Geography $100,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Completed in 1825, what man-made waterway in New York State connects the Hudson River to the Great Lakes?

The finance guy says walk. The gambler says go for it and copy.

(Fun fact: Dennis had a 3.5 GPA)

Dennis... COPIES. Correct answer: the Erie Canal. Alana says... "Gradeon."

I don't know what that is, but it means that Dennis leaves with $25,000.

Next on the roll call is a 29-year-old teacher and football coach from Madeira Elementary, LEVI LINE. Helping him out is Levi's D-line.

What time is it? "It's game time!"

Jeff thinks that if anyone can win this game, it's a teacher. Let's find out. Here comes Kyle.

3rd Grade Social Studies $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What US state was named after a king of England?

Levi locks in New York. Not right. Correct answer: Georgia, Jeff's home state. Named after King George III.

Kyle said... Georgia. SAVED!

Next...

1st Grade Animal Science $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE? All birds are mammals.

Levi thinks that it's true. He copies Kyle's paper. Correct answer: FALSE.

Kyle wrote... FALSE!

Next classmate is Alana for $5000.

4th Grade US History $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
During what decade did James Marshall discover gold nuggets, sparking the family California Gold Rush?

This is Levi's subject. He's a history teacher. More than that, he's a football coach. He locks in the 1840s. San Francisco 49ers...

CORRECT!

Next question.

4th Grade World Geography $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Mount Kilimanjaro is located on what continent?

Alana is locked. Levi uses his PEEK. Alana wrote... Asia.

Levi locks it in.

His students would've gone with Africa. His students... would've been right. Levi flunks out with nothing.

Next is a 49-year-old rocket scientist from New Albany School in Cinnaminson, NJ, KARL SCHAUB. He is a second generation rocket scientist who doesn't like math.

Karl starts with Kyle. First question.

3rd Grade Social Studies $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE? Vermont was one of the original 13 colonies.

Fun fact: Karl scores a 1350 on his SATs.

Karl goes TRUE. Answer... FALSE. Vermont was #14.

Kyle said... False! SAVED!

Next...

1st Grade Geography $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
The US state of Indiana borders which Great Lake?

Karl ruled out Erie, Superior, and Michigan, but still, he peeks. Kyle says "Lake Erie."

This is tough... Karl goes with Kyle's answer.

According to his co-workers' calculations, Karl has a one in 3728 chance of being smarter than a 5th grader.

Nevertheless, Karl is not. Correct... Lake Michigan. He too flunks out with nothing.

New student next time. 

 

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