Put the following best-selling authors in order of their birth, starting with the earliest.
• A: Barbara Kingsolver
• B: J.D. Salinger
• C: Sue Grafton
• D: Frank McCourt
Mark took the full 20 seconds (the time limit) to answer the question in the correct order, being B-D-C-A. And, to his surprise, he was the only one who got it right, so he made it into the Hot Seat. He then later said he had pressed the "Ok" button well before the time limit, but the computer didn't recognize it. So, when the 20 seconds time limit came in, the computer automatically sent his answer.
Mark did not know, so he decided to Ask the Audience, from which the top answer was Paula Poundstone with 42%, followed by Rosie O'Donnell with 32%, and Jenny Jones with 14%. Therefore, he decided to call his old friend Dave, who did not have an y idea; so he decided to burn his 50:50, eliminating B and D. He had a strong feeling towards Jenny Jones, and decided to go with that and won $32,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Mark would return on $32,000 with no lifelines available.
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following novels features a dog trainer named Muriel Pritchett?
• A: Animal Dreams
• B: The Accidental Tourist
• C: Breathing Lessons
• D: Searching for Caleb
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What character did James Montgomery Flagg help immortalize in his 1914 poster?
• A: Kilroy
• B: Betty Boop
• C: Uncle Sam
• D: Smokey Bar
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
According to an Aesop fable, what bird told the goddess Juno that he wanted the voice of a nightingale?
• A: Crane
• B: Peacock
• C: Dove
• D: Swan
The answer Mark was thinking did not appear among the choices, so he decided to walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was B: Peacock.