Round 1: Christy vs. Ogas/Spangenberg vs. Legler
- August 12|
Last time, Rahim
Oberholtzer was offed by game show queen Phyllis Harris, while John Carpenter
showed an old-school champ Thom McKee his walking papers. Tonight, the final of
our round 1 matches, as Millionaire champs Nancy Christy and Ogi Ogas pitch bout
against each other, while Jeopardy!'s Frank "Spankenberg" Spangenberg takes on
Twenty-One's David Legler in a battle of the lieutenants.
But first, Christy vs. Ogas. Let's meet the
8th grade English teacher
graduate student (neuroscience)
Millionaire: is the show's only
female to traverse the 15
Claim to fame
Millionaire: won $500,000 last
Nancy hasn't changed her life drastically. She's
still a teacher, and she believes that 8th graders are her biggest challenge.
Ogi is still a PhD student. He likes to think
about thinking. His greatest mistake, though, not preparing himself for the
million... even though he knew the answer. He's not going to duplicate that same
Okay, an explanation of the rules...
Round 1: General knowledge questions.
Round 2: Numbers and logic.
Round 3: Words and letters.
Round 4: Mixed bag.
Players are each given one minute of the
questioner's time. Correct answers will stop the clock; wrong ones will keep the
clock going until they give a correct answer or they use one of three switches
given to them for the entire match. A switch passes the question to their
opponent. The player who runs out of time first loses the round, and the winner
keeps the time remaining on his or her clock to use in the final round. Player
who runs out of time in that round first is out of the tournament.
Round 1 begins... NOW.
Andrew, Thomas & Simon the Zealot are all depicted in what famous painting,
completed in 1848?
NANCY: "The Last Supper". CORRECT
|What current game
show host also appeared as a series regular on the NBC drama "St.
OGI: Richard Dawson (Howie Mandel)
Vatican City is an independent nation located within what European city?
OGI: Rome. CORRECT
|Until 1972, what
country was known as Ceylon?
NANCY: Sri Lanka. CORRECT
|In 1994, current New
Jersey governor Jon Corzine became chairman and CEO of what investment bank?
OGI: Goldman Sachs. CORRECT
|According to the
lyrics of a 2003 hit song by Kelis, what drink "brings all the boys to the
NANCY: Milkshake. CORRECT
|Who famously said,
"In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes"?
OGI: Andy Warhol. CORRECT
|Edward was the
vaccinator and Bruce the decathlete. What's the surname?
NANCY: Pass (Jenner)
In the famous
equation E=mc2, what does "c" represent?
|OGI: Speed of light.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa,
is located in what nation?
NANCY: Kenya (Tanzania)
The movie "US
Marshals" is a sequel to what 1993 hit film?
NANCY: Pass ("The Fugitive")
Sn is the chemical symbol for what element?
NANCY: Antimony (Tin)
The first Wal-Mart store opened in 1962 in
what US state?
NANCY: Arkansas. CORRECT
|What star is
currently known as the North Star?
OGI: Polaris. CORRECT
|In what country
would you find King Fahd International Airport?
NANCY: Saudi Arabia. CORRECT.
|What is the first
name of "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling?
OGI: Joanna (Joanne)
The famous brand
of Waterford crystal is produced in the city of Waterford located in what
OGI: Ireland. CORRECT
|Gary Cherone and
Sammy Hagar have both been lead singers of what rock group?
TIME! Correct: Van Halen.
Ogi banks 16.23 seconds to take into the final
Another minute on the clock for both sides as we
prepare for the numbers round. Round 2 begins... NOW.
||What geometric theorem regarding
right triangles is usually represented as "a2 + b2 = c2"?
OGI: Pythagorean Theorem. CORRECT
|What is the square root of 289?
NANCY: 17. CORRECT
|What is 40% of 70?
OGI: 28. CORRECT
How many square inches are in a square foot?
NANCY: 144. Correct
|Solve for y: 3y + 14 = 5
OGI: -3. CORRECT
|How is 57 expressed in Roman
NANCY: CV... (LVII)
What is 21 + 58 +
52 + 20
NANCY: 152 (151)
The interior angle formed by the hour and
minute hands of a clock reading 5 o'clock is how many degrees?
NANCY: Pass (150)
What is 572 ÷ 11?
Nancy: 65 (52)
How long is 3 hours 38 minutes - 49 minutes?
Nancy: 2 hours 33 minutes (2 hours 49 minutes)
Divide the number of maniacs in Natalie
Merchant's band name by the number of guys who made up *NSYNC.
Nancy: 200 (2000)
How many pints are in 6 quarts?
Nancy: 12. CORRECT
|If 4z + 5y = 51 and z = 4, what
does y equal?
OGI: 7. CORRECT.
|What is one-fourth of 1360?
TIME! Correct was 340.
Ogi adds another 39.64 seconds to his bank,
putting him ahead by almost a minute.
Time to play with letters. Round 3... begins now.
|Which musical instrument is
hidden in WE CLIMB ON GOSSAMER WINGS?
NANCY: Pass. (Bongo)
LAUGHING - - - - -
NANCY: Hyena (Stock)
Which high-ranking politician's name is an
anagram of DYE CHICKEN?
Nancy: Pass. (Dick Cheney)
What is the middle letter of the world
Nancy: R. Correct
|What "S" is a word of German
origin meaning to take pleasure in another's misfortunes?
OGI: Sadistic (Schadenfreude)
the country from its capital in OWALOYORSN
OGI: Pass. (Oslo, Norway)
Add consonants to AAAIO to get the name of a
OGI: Washington (Abraham Lincoln)
DECORATING + O = What historic fort?
OGI: Ticonderoga. CORRECT
|What "N" is the name for coin
NANCY: Numismatism (Numismatics)
English alphabet, what letter comes 13 after J?
NANCY: X (W)
NANCY: R-H-O-R. Incorrect.
JACK - - - - - - CALLING
NANCY: Pass (London)
Another 31.03 to Ogi's final time in the most
grueling letters round in the series.
Now we go to the final round. Nancy only gets the
minute. Ogi gets 2:26.09. Each player is allocated another switch. Use it
Round 4... begins NOW.
||Name the capital city of
OGI: Jakarta. CORRECT.
|In a standard game of
backgammon, how many checkers does each player begin with?
NANCY: 15. CORRECT
|Separate the director from his
movie in GSETOARGRELWUACRASS.
|NANCY: George Lucas, Star Wars. CORRECT
|On "Gilligan's Island", the SS
Minnow departed on a three hour tour from a port in what state?
OGI: Hawaii. CORRECT
|Add letters to P--V-Z M-S---R-F
to get the first and last names of Pakistan's president.
NANCY: Pass (Pervez Musharraf)
corporate retailer is synonymous with New York City's annual Thanksgiving
NANCY: Macy's. CORRECT.
OGI: D-E-N-O-U-E-M-E-N-T. CORRECT
|IBy definition, a plane
traveling at Mach 1 is traveling at the speed of what?
NANCY: Sound. CORRECT
|What does the "A" stand for in
the global political group known as NATO?
OGI: Atlantic. CORRECT
|Marcel Duchamp's famous
sculpture known as "Fountain" is called just an autographed what?
NANCY: Pass. (Urinal)
If a pizza pie
has 8 slices, how many pies will it take to serve 16 people 2 slices each?
NANCY: 4. CORRECT.
|What familiar Latin phrase can
be translated to "produce the body"?
OGI: Habeas corpus. CORRECT
|What is Dorothy's last name in
the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz"?
|NANCY: Pass (Gale).
How many gallons are in a barrel of crude oil?
NANCY: 52 (42)
What Charles Dickens novel begins, "It was
the best of times, it was the worst of times..."?
NANCY: "A Tale of Two Cities". CORRECT
|In 2006, what female celebrity
went to Malawi to begin the process of adoption of a local baby boy?
|NANCY: Angelina Jolie (Madonna)
Ogi is one step closer to the $100,000! He moves
on to face Brad Rutter in the quarterfinals.
Now we come to the final match in the opening
round, a man who invented the Jeopardy! Jump vs. a man who had to ask for help
from his father to win almost $2 million. It's Frank Spangenberg vs. David
Legler. Let's look at the tale of the tape...
Blue Springs, MO
Twenty-One: won $1.765 million
Claim to fame
Jeopardy!: won $269,596
During a one-day taping, he went from a potential
contestant to one of the game's largest winners ever. Wife Amy knew from the
get-go that he was into trivia AND very competitive.
Frank is a fourth-generation police officer.
Everyone said that he's a walking computer. And if you think his brain is
something to be feared, get this. He stands 6'6"... barefoot. And his moustache
is the stuff that New York City legends are made of.
Boards are set. Clocks are in place. Players are
ready. Round 1 begins... NOW.
|An optometrist specializes in
caring for part of the body?
DAVID: Eyes. CORRECT
|What green vegetable is the name
of a current Crayola crayon color?
FRANK: Broccoli (Asparagus)
What is the
nickname of Roger Kint in "The Usual Suspects"?
FRANK: Pass (Verbal)
What Russian city
is often referred to as "the Venice of the North"?
FRANK: Leningrad. CORRECT
|What 1953 science fiction novel
was based on the author's novella "The Fireman"?
DAVID: "Farenheit 451". CORRECT.
|What is the lowest valued slot
on the current Big Wheel in the Showcase Showdown of "The Price is Right"?
FRANK: Zero (five cents)
In 2005 Cate
Blanchett won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in what
|DAVID: "Lord of the Rings:
Return of the King" (The Aviator)
organization was the precursor to the United Nations?
DAVID: League of Nations. CORRECT
|Paul Weitz made a movie, Don
McLean wrote a song. What title do they share?
FRANK: Pass. (American Pie).
characters on NBC's Americanized sitcom "The Office" work for what fictional
FRANK: Pass. (Dunder Mifflin)
What country's official currency is the baht?
FRANK: Pass (Thailand)
If you're facing Mount Rushmore, the carving
of what president's face is furthest to the right?
FRANK: Theodore Roosevelt
From what nonprofit university did Emeril
TIME! Correct: Johnson & Wales
David banks 41.38 to use in the final round, but
first we have to get through two more. David still has all three switches to
Frank's two. Round 2... begins now.
||What is (63 - 28) + (44 - 14)?
FRANK: Pass. (65).
How long is 49
minutes + 33 minutes?
FRANK: 1 hour 22 minutes. CORRECT
|Subtract the year of the Mexico
City Olympic Games from the year of the Atlanta Olympic Games.
DAVID: 28. CORRECT
|What is -8 x -2.5?
FRANK: 20. CORRECT.
|How long is 4 hours 7 minutes -
2 hours 56 minutes?
DAVID: 1 hour 11 minutes. CORRECT.
|What is the square root of the
number of candles in the title of the John Hughes film?
FRANK: 4. CORRECT.
|What is 60% of 75?
DAVID: Pass (45)
in my neighborhood has a kid. Tina and Matt are a childless couple. Do they
live in my neighborhood?
DAVID: No. CORRECT
|What percentage of 80 is the
FRANK: Pass (70)
How is 141 expressed
in Roman numerals?
FRANK: CXLI. CORRECT
|In the US, what number is
represented by a "1" with 18 zeroes after it?
DAVID: Quadrillion (Quintillion).
you buy 9 plums at $0.13 each, how much change will have you have left from
DAVID: 83 cents. CORRECT
|Solve for y: 15 x 4y = 120.
TIME! Correct: 2
David adds another 3 seconds, giving him a 44
second advantage in the final round. Now comes the letters round. David goes
first. Round 3 starts... NOW.
|RACE - - - - - FEATHERS
DAVID: Horse. CORRECT
|The name of what US state is an
anagram of DRANK HOT OAT?
FRANK: North Dakota. CORRECT
|Add letters to C-M- -WA- W-T- M-
to get the 2002 Grammy winner for Album of the Year
DAVID: "Come Away With Me". CORRECT
|What two one-word Tom Hanks
movies are found in this jumble: SBPILASGH
FRANK: "Splash" and "Big". CORRECT
:41.20 (Roy Orbison)
|When referring to radio
stations, the letters FM stand for what?
DAVID: Frequency modulation. CORRECT
|What fruit is hidden in WHY DID
SUPERMAN GO TO SATURN?
FRANK: Mango. CORRECT.
|Spelling backwards, spell
DAVID: M-S-I-C-S-I.. (M-S-I-C-S-A-F)
What is the middle letter of the word "sangfroid"?
DAVID: F. CORRECT
|Separate the composer from his
work in MEHASNSIDELAH.
FRANK: Handel, Messiah. CORRECT
|FRESH - - - - - MARK
|FRANK: Pass. (Water)
In the English alphabet, what is the only letter
whose name is more than one syllable long?
FRANK: W. CORRECT
|What edible nut-like seed is
hidden in AN ABNORMAL MONDAY?
DAVID: Pass. (Almond).
Add letters to
-O-N T--ER to get the name of what US President?
DAVID: John Tyler. CORRECT:
|Named after its inventor, what
"D" is an early form of the photograph?
FRANK: Daguerreotype. CORRECT
|BENCH - - - - McGWIRE
TIME! Correct: Mark
Frank gets another 6 and a quarter seconds to use
in the final round. He takes 1:06.25 against David's 1:44.39. Each player is
allocated one more switch. Round 4... begins NOW.
||What Best Picture Academy
Award-winning film was based on a play by Alfred Uhry?
FRANK: Pass ("Driving Miss Daisy")
1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov lost a match to what IBM
FRANK: Deep Blue. CORRECT
|According to the Girl Scouts of
America, what is their best-selling cookie?
DAVID: Thin Mints. CORRECT
|What does the second A stand for
in the name of the civil rights group known as the NAACP?
FRANK: Advancement. CORRECT
|In the board game "Clue",
players try to figure out who killed what fictional character?
DAVID: Mr. Boddy. CORRECT
|What is 6.3 + 5.9?
FRANK: 12.1 (12.2)
What "P" is a
partial shadow caused by a planet or moon?
FRANK: Penumbra. CORRECT
|What 1972 film features the
classic line, "Leave the gun. Take the cannolis."?
DAVID: "The Godfather". CORRECT.
FRANK: T-O-U-R-N-I-Q-U-E-T. CORRECT
|"Code Red" is the
cherry-flavored version of what soft drink?
DAVID: Mountain Dew. CORRECT
If 6y = 84, what does 5y equal?
FRANK: 70. CORRECT
|How many total consonants appear
in the word "facetious"?
DAVID: 5. (4).
What is the next number in this sequence? 0,
1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, ?
DAVID: 49. CORRECT
|Separate the mountain from its
home state in this jumble: WRASAIHININEGTORN
FRANK: Washington, Rainier. CORRECT
|Singer Stevie Nicks was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of what band?
DAVID: Fleetwood Mac. CORRECT
|Which famous Alamo defender has
a knife named after him?
FRANK: Bowie. CORRECT
Correct, but too slow. David is the winner of
this match, and he'll face a tough opponent in Leszek Pawlowicz in the
Next time, the quarterfinals begin. Who'll stand
up, and who'll be left in the wake? Stay tuned...