Clark Hantzmon, a tax attorney from Watertown, Washington, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 10, 1999. He walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $32,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these U.S. mountain ranges in order from westernmost to the easternmost.
• A: Rocky Mountains • B: Allegheny Mountains
• C: Catskill Mountains • D: Sierra Nevadas

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Clark (with a time of 5.33 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Clark's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
If you add 'half-and-half' to your coffee, what mixture are you putting in your cup?
• A: Sugar and cinnamon • B: Flour and water
• C: Cream and milk • D: Salt and pepper

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
On a car with automatic transmission, what does the letter 'N' on the gearshift lever stand for?
• A: Normal • B: Neutral
• C: Negative • D: No

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What icon appears on the front of Superman's costume?
• A: Handcuffs • B: Bullet
• C: Letter 'S' • D: Locomotive

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the larva of a frog or toad called?
• A: Tadpole • B: Maypole
• C: Grog • D: Newt Gingrich

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
For which of the following crafts would you use a kiln?
• A: Pottery • B: Weaving
• C: Knitting • D: Macrame

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The character Don Quixote is also known as 'The Man of' what?
• A: La Jolla • B: La Nana
• C: La Mancha • D: La Sancha

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What U.S. president caused a public stir when he declared that he was not going to eat his broccoli?
• A: Ronald Reagan • B: Jimmy Carter
• C: George Bush • D: Bill Clinton

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which female gymnast won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Nadia Comenici - 14% • B: Mary Lou Retton - 80%
• C: Kerri Strug - 0% • D: Kathy Rigby - 7%

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In what country is the holy city of Mecca located?
• A: Iraq • B: Iran
• C: Saudi Arabia • D: Jordan

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not the name of a U.S. space shuttle?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Discovery • B: Endeavour
• C: Atlantis • D: Voyager


Preceded by
Ted Patchell
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Clark Hantzmon
Succeeded by
Beth Plummer

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