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John Cuthbertson, a stock analyst from San Diego, California, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 7th, 1999. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $64,000 question.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following European cities in order from westernmost to easternmost.
• A: Prague • B: London
• C: Kiev • D: Lisbon

From the 9 contestants, 4 got it right, but John (with a time of 6.05 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

John's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
How many days are there in the modern month of September?
• A: 28 • B: 30
• C: 31 • D: 365


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the stick traditionally used by a conductor to lead an orchestra?
• A: Baton • B: Bow
• C: Whip • D: Lightsaber


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What word traditionally describes the surface you strike on a nail?
• A: Bit • B: Tip
• C: Nut • D: Head


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The 1964 movie "A Fistful of Dollars" is referred to as what kind of western?
• A: Steak • B: Macaroni
• C: Pork • D: Spaghetti


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which NBA team did Earvin "Magic" Johnson play for?
• A: Orlando Magic • B: Los Angeles Lakers
• C: Boston Celtics • D: Washington Wizards


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the English translation of Ricky Martin's smash hit "Livin' La Vida Loca"?
• A: Living the good life • B: Living the crazy life
• C: Living the wrong life • D: Living the long life


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the Old Testament, which of the following people freed the Israelites from captivity in Egypt?
• A: Jacob • B: Job
• C: Moses • D: Spartacus


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
How many rings intersect in the official Olympic Games symbol?
• A: Three • B: Four
• C: Five • D: Seven


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1997, media mogul Ted Turner pledged one billion dollars to what organization?
• A: United Nations • B: Special Olympics
• C: NATO • D: NAACP


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the piece of jewelry being sought in the 1997 film "Titanic"?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Heart of the Ocean - 49% • B: Blue Phoenix - 13%
• C: Azure Star - 13% • D: Heart of the Sea - 25%


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded anually in which city?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Copenhagen • B: Helsinki
• C: Stockholm • D: Oslo

ReferencesEdit


Preceded by
Mark Megerian
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
John Cuthbertson
Succeeded by
Jim Baird

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