Beth Plummer, a sales representative from Edgewater, Maryland, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 11-12, 1999. She walked away with $64,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following Big Ten universities in geographical order from west to east.
• A: Purdue • B: Ohio State
• C: Northwestern • D: Penn State

From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Beth (with a time of 6.52 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-B-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Beth's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the popular 1950's TV theme song, what was Davy Crockett the king of?
• A: England • B: Wild Frontier
• C: Queens • D: Kings

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
If you wanted to make an igloo, which of the following materials would you traditionally use?
• A: Cement • B: Flour
• C: Snow • D: Eskimo Pies
The klaxon called time, and Beth would return on $200 with all 3 lifelines still available

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is your power source if you use solar energy?
• A: Sun • B: Propane
• C: Water • D: Energizer Bunny

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Greek mythology, what king turned everything he touched into gold?
• A: Arthur • B: Midas
• C: Solomon • D: Trump

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In what year did Christopher Columbus discover America?
• A: 1392 • B: 1692
• C: 1592 • D: 1492

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What culinary dish is still raw, even once it's prepared?
• A: Steak Tartare • B: Beef Wellington
• C: London Broil • D: Hungarian goulash

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What city plays host every year to the Miss America pageant?
• A: Orlando • B: Las Vegas
• C: Los Angeles • D: Atlantic City

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Fictional rocker Chris Gaines is the alter ego of what country star?
• A: Dwight Yoakam • B: Garth Brooks
• C: Clint Black • D: Billy Ray Cyrus

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
At which of the following times would a nocturnal animal most likely sleep?
• A: 12:30 PM • B: 1:30 AM
• C: 3:30 AM • D: 12:30 AM

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Abbott and Costello's classic comedy routine 'Who's on First?', who plays third base?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Why - 5% • B: What - 14%
• C: Who Cares - 14% • D: I Don't Know - 67%

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following people was born in the 20th century?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Ernest Hemingway • B: Babe Ruth
• C: Mother Teresa • D: Charlie Chaplin
Beth did not know, so she decided to use her 50:50, removing B and D. Not wasting anytime, Beth decides to phone her father John, who was sure it was C: Mother Teresa. She went with him, and won $64,000

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
John Steinbeck's non-fiction work 'Travels with Charley' describes a cross-country trip with whom?
• A: His oldest son • B: His pet poodle
• C: His younger brother • D: His young colt
Beth did not know, and no more than 10 seconds of pondering made her decide to walk away with $64,000. The correct answer was B: His pet poodle


  • When calling her dad during her $64,000 question, her mother accidentally picked up the phone. After a cute little interchange, her father came on the line.


Preceded by
Clark Hantzmon
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Beth Plummer
Succeeded by
Gary Levine

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