David Fite, from San Antonio, Texas, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on January 9-10, 2000. He walked away with $500,000.


Fastest Finger Question Edit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following measurements of length in order from longest to shortest.
• A: Hand • B: Furlong
• C: Mile • D: Fathom

From the 8 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but David (with a time of 4.67 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

David's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What comes after "Duck, Duck" in a title of a popular children's game?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Duck - 15% • B: Parrot - 5%
• C: Goose - 79% • D: Monkey - 1%

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to an 19th century proverb, "the way to a man's heart is through his" what?
• A: Head • B: Ears
• C: Stomach • D: Rib cage

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the catchphrase of a classic TV show, why should you "smile"?
• A: You're on Candid Camera • B: You're on 60 Minutes
• C: You're on The Monkees • D: You're on fire

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
On which of the following documents could you find the words "summa cum laude"?
• A: Birth certificate • B: College diploma
• C: Marriage license • D: Parking ticket

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail are the sisters of what famous literary figure?
• A: Peter Rabbit • B: Benjamin Bunny
• C: Bugs Bunny • D: Easter Bunny
The klaxon called time and David would return on $1,000 with 2 lifelines still available.

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What popular singer is known to her fans as "The Divine Miss M"?
• A: Madonna • B: Barbara Mandrell
• C: Rita Moreno • D: Bette Midler

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The 1983 film "National Lampoon's Vacation" featured the family Griswold on their way to what fun park?
• A: Dollywood • B: Wally World
• C: Disney World • D: Water World

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the anatomical term for the breastbone?
• A: Sternum • B: Scapula
• C: Clavicle • D: Femur

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What former vice president killed Alexander Hamilton in a gun duel?
• A: John Adams • B: Thomas Jefferson
• C: Aaron Burr • D: George Clinton

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which classic arcade game featured ghost characters nicknamed Inky, Blinky and Clyde?
• A: Pac-Man • B: Donkey Kong
• C: Space Invaders • D: Pong

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
How many U.S. states border California?
• A: 1 • B: 2
• C: 3 • D: 4

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following does the "c" represent in the equation E=mc2?
• A: Volume • B: Mass
• C: Speed of light • D: Gravitational pull

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What painter's later works depict the sands and adobes of New Mexico, where she made her home?
• A: Georgia O'Keeffe • B: Maya Lin
• C: Vanessa Bell • D: Mary Cassatt

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following philosophers taught Alexander the Great when he was a teenager?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Socrates • B: Aristotle
• C: Pythagoras • D: Plato

$1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
In what language was Anne Frank's original diary first published?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Dutch • B: English
• C: French • D: German
David was not sure, so he decided to phone her mother Jean, who thought it was written in German. He did not think his mother was sure enough, so he decided to walk away with $500,000, and would guess French. The correct answer was A: Dutch.


Preceded by
Joe Roberts
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
David Fite
Succeeded by
Dale Masel

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