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Joe Roberts, from Perth Amboy, New Jersey, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on January 9, 2000. He walked away with $250,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Place the following events in the order they occurred, starting with the earliest.
• A: Exxon Valdez oil spill • B: Challenger explosion
• C: Harvey Milk assassination • D: Million Man March

From the 9 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but Joe (with a time of 4.92 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Joe's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
How many letters are there in the modern English alphabet?
• A: 10 • B: 26
• C: 23 • D: 15

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is a human blood type?
• A: FM • B: AB
• C: DA • D: ABBA

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these athletes has won the Men's Singles competition at Wimbledon?
• A: Carl Lewis • B: Michael Jordan
• C: Andre Agassi • D: Regis Philbin

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In which part of the body does the female kangaroo nurse her young?
• A: Ear • B: Paw
• C: Mouth • D: Pouch

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
How far can a car going 60 miles per hour go in one minute?
• A: 1 mile • B: 6 miles
• C: 10 miles • D: 60 miles

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following sports is played with a shuttlecock?
• A: Jai alai • B: Cricket
• C: Badminton • D: Miniature Golf

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Before joining the boy band 'N Sync, two members were regulars on what children's TV show?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Seame Street • B: The Electric Company
• C: Mickey Mouse Club • D: Barney & Friends
Joe did not know, so he decided to call his brother Rich, who was told that Mickey Mouse Club was correct. He decided to go with him, and won $4,000.

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following vies plants their green color?
• A: Chlorophyll • B: Carotene
• C: Calcium • D: Chlorine

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The Russian city of St. Petersburg used to be known as which of the following?
'50:50' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Stalingrad - 29% • B: Belgorod
• C: Volgorod • D: Leningrad - 71%

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What letter in the Braille alphabet is represented by a single raised dot?
• A: A • B: B
• C: C • D: D

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
By marriage Richard Nixon's dauhter Julie is related by what other U.S. president?
• A: Carter • B: Eisenhower
• C: Truman • D: Clinton

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What animated character danced with Gene Kelly in the film 'Anchors Aweigh'?
• A: Mickey Mouse • B: Popeye
• C: Jerry • D: Betty Boop

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
During which war did nurse Florence Nightingale achieve notoriety?
• A: Boer War • B: Crimean War
• C: Peloponnesian War • D: World War I

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is often credited for designing the uniforms worn by the Vatican's Swiss Guards?
• A: Caravaggio • B: Da Vinci
• C: Bernini • D: Michelangelo
Joe did not know, and being out of lifelines meant for him to walk away with $250,000. The correct answer was D: Michelangelo.


Preceded by
Jim Meyer
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Joe Roberts
Succeeded by
David Fite

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