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Andres Rivera, a software developer from Atlanta, Georgia, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 14, 1999. He walked away with $125,000.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following South American countries in order from northernmost to southernmost.
• A: Peru • B: Paraguay
• C: Colombia • D: Argentina

From the 10 contestants, 3 got it right, but Andres (with a time of 6.41 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-B-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Andres's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the 1953 song, 'when the moon hits your eyes like a big pizza pie,' what is it?
• A: Indigestion • B: Messy
• C: Bad luck • D: Amore


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In the classic children's story, which of these villains threatened the three little pigs?
• A: Wicked stepsister • B: Bluto
• C: Snidely Whiplash • D: Big Bad Wolf


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following terms is given for the lustrous lining of certain types of oyster shells?
• A: Cubic zirconia • B: Mother-of-pearl
• C: Oyster cracker • D: Pearl-of-wisdom


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What orange drink became popular after astronauts took it to the moon
• A: Sunny Delight • B: Tang
• C: Shasta • D: Orange Julius


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
If you travel 'as the crow flies,' what word best describes your route?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Crooked - 18% • B: Winding - 4%
• C: Straight - 73% • D: Circular - 5%


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What M&M's color was introduced in 1995 after winning a nationwide vote?
• A: Blue • B: Brown
• C: Yellow • D: Green


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Russian jewler Faberge is best known for what decorative objects?
• A: Easter eggs • B: Bookends
• C: Dinnerware • D: Vases


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following vampire characters was created by novelist Anne Rice?
• A: Nosferatu • B: Dracula
• C: Lestat • D: Vlad Tepes


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Hydrophobia literally means a fear of what?
• A: People • B: Water
• C: Snakes • D: Dark


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the NFL's Super Bowl trophy named after?
• A: Paul Brown • B: William Heffelfinger
• C: Pete Rozelle • D: Vince Lombardi


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1860, which state was the first to secede from the Union?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Alabama • B: Virginia
• C: South Carolina • D: Mississippi


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Gregor Johann Mendel was best known for his discoveries in what branch of science?
• A: Genetics • B: Geology
• C: Geophysics • D: Geometry


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first host of 'Saturday Night Live'?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Billy Crystal • B: George Carlin
• C: Steve Martin • D: Paul Simon
Andres did not even pretend to know the answer, so he decided to call his friend Ben, who did not know the answer. Therefore, Andres decided to walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was B: George Carlin.

SourcesEdit


Preceded by
Tom Pajak
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Andres Rivera
Succeeded by
Darrin Despain

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