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All those things you learned in elementary school are about to come back to haunt you... in the form of a quiz show that tests how dumb you've become.

Host: Jeff Foxworthy
The Class: Jenna Balk, Bryce Cass, Jonathan Cummings, Olivia Dellums, Francesca deRosa
Announcer: Mark Thompson
Creators: Mark Burnett, Roy Bank, Barry Poznick, John Stevens
EP: Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick, John Stevens
Packager: Mark Burnett Productions, Zoo Productions
Origin: CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA

Airs: Fridays at 8p ET on FOX
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Episode 3.6 - The Jeopardy! Champion
October 10

He was put in Jeopardy!...  He had a Grand Slam... And he was leader of the Mob for a while... But is Ken Jennings smarter than a 5th Grader?

Let's bring him out, from Southmore School in Korea, now living in Seattle... KEN JENNINGS! He's won over $3 million in Jeopardy!, $100,000 in Grand Slam, and about $700 on 1 vs. 100. Today, he's playing for fun money in the classroom.

5th Grade US History 5th Grade Life Science
4th Grade Earth Science 4th Grade Cultural Studies
3rd Grade Measurements 3rd Grade World Geography
2nd Grade Spelling 2nd Grade Animal Science
1st Grade English 1st Grade Social Studies

First up to help the erstwhile quizmaster is Jenna.

2nd Grade Spelling $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many times does "S" appear in the following word?

The word is... "success". He goes with three... and he's right for $1000.

1st Grade English $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
"Won't" is a contraction of what two words?

"Will not" sounds about right for $2000... and Ken goes with that.

Next, he goes with Bryce.

1st Grade Social Studies $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the name of this monument in the following picture?

Ken correctly goes with Mount Rushmore for $5000.

3rd Grade World Geography $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
The country of Madagascar is an island located in the Pacific Ocean.

Ken thinks that it's FALSE. He could've peeked at Bryce's paper... but he doesn't have to. Ken's right.

Next up for the milestone is Olivia, and this question from the Classroom Club.

2nd Grade Animal Science $25,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
CLASSROOM CLUB QUESTION from Lunden of Chapel Grove Elementary
Polar bears are mammals.

He goes with TRUE... It's good for $25,000.

And the deal is that if he got there, then son Dylan got a playhouse. Well, Dylan... thank Jeff, because he just negotiated for your treehouse

(Joe Capitano: Due to the length of tonight's game, we now join 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?', already in progress.)

4th Grade Cultural Studies $50,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Built in the 1600s, the Taj Mahal stands in the city of Agra in what country?

He hasn't been there, but he's seen it in movies. Ken locks in India... and he's right!

Francesca gets the nod for round 4.

3rd Grade Measurements $100,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Bryce is in a pie eating contest. If he eats six ounces of pie every minute, how many pounds of pie will he eat in eight minutes?

Ken was trying to avoid this categories. But he thinks it through. Six ounces of pie a minute times eight minutes is 48 ounces of pie. Divided by 16 ounces a pound... is three. He goes with three... and he's right!

5th Grade US History $175,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What Jamestown colony settler married Pocahontas in 1614?

Ken is torn between John Smith and John Rolfe. He decides to PEEK.

Francesca wrote... "John Smith". Now he could go with John Rolfe and cover his bases... which he does.

One of them is right... and it's KEN! Now this was a very interesting question. As of right now, Ken Jennings is the all-time winningest player in the history of game shows with over $3.2 million.

But that's no reason to stop now, is it? Here comes Jonathan.

4th Grade Earth Science $300,000   COPY SAVE
What is the approximate diameter of the Earth in miles?
a) 7900
b) 14,300
c) 27,200

He goes over the trivia in his head... and with a thank you to the game show world, he locks in A. Jonathan locks in B... One of them is right.

... and it's Ken again! $300,000 is his!

5th Grade Life Science $500,000   COPY SAVE
There are three basic types of muscle tissue in the human body. Smooth and skeletal are two of them. What's the third?

He thinks about it and goes with "cardiac". Jonathan wrote "rough".

Jeff says....



Now here's the deal, all the help is gone. All of the classmates are gone. You can still see the subject and drop out, but if you go for it, there's no turning back.

The Million Dollar category is...


After thinking it out for a while, Ken... drops out of school, but he does so with the record!

DROP OUT: $500,000 (all time total of $3,623,414.29)

But what could've been? Here's the question.

5th Grade Social Studies MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION
US President John Adams was a member of what political party at the time of his election?

He correctly guesses Federalist, but at this point, it's all water under the bridge. The richest man in game shows is now $500,000 richer.

New student next time.