The questions that made them millionaires
Here’s the list of Million-dollar questions, as answered correctly by the eleven big winners of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Answers at the bottom of the page.
John Carpenter, Nov. 19 ’99: Which of these US Presidents appeared on the television series “Laugh-In”? A. Lyndon Johnson B. Richard Nixon C. Jimmy Carter D. Gerald Ford
Dan Blonsky, Jan. 18 ’00: The earth is approximately how many miles from the sun? A. 9.3 million B. 39 million C. 93 million D. 193 million
Joe Trela, Mar. 23 ’00: What insect shorted out an early supercomputer and inspired the term “computer bug”? A. Moth B. Roach C. Fly D. Japanese beetle
Bob House, Jun. 13 ’00:Which of these men does not have a chemical element named for him? A. Albert Einstein B. Niels Bohr C. Issac Newton D. Enrico Fermi
Kim Hunt, Jul. 6 ’00: Which of these landlocked countries is entirely contained within another country? A. Lesotho B. Burkina Faso C. Mongolia D. Luxembourg
David Goodman, Jul. 12 ’00:In the children’s book series, where is Paddington Bear originally from? A. India B. Peru C. Canada D. Iceland
Kevin Olmstead, Apr. 10 ’01 ($2,180,000): Who is credited with inventing the first mass-produced helicopter? A) Igor Sikorsky B) Elmer Sperry C) Ferdinand von Zeppelin D) Gottlieb Daimler
Bernie Cullen, Apr. 15 ’01: What letter must appear at the beginning of the registration number of all non-military aircraft in the United States? A) N… B) A… C) U… D) L
Ed Toutant, Sep. 7 ’01 ($1,860,000): During WWII, U.S. soldiers used the first commercial aerosol cans to hold what? A) Cleaning fluid B) Antiseptic C) Insecticide D) Shaving Cream
Kevin Smith, Feb 2003: The U.S. icon “Uncle Sam” was based on Samuel Wilson, who worked during the war of 1812 as a what? A) Meat Inspector B) Mail deliverer C) Historian D) Weapons mechanic
Nancy Christy, May 2003: Who did artist Grant Wood use as the model for the farmer in his classic painting “American Gothic”? A) Traveling salesman B) Local sherriff C) His dentist D) His butcher
Millionaire answers: Carpenter – (b); Blonsky – (c); Trela – (a); House – (c); Hunt – (a); Goodman – (b); Olmstead – (a); Cullen – (a); Toutant – (c); Smith – (a); Christy – (c).