Meredith Mansfield, a college student from Atlanta, Georgia, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 16-17, 1999. She walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering her $16,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these prime-time television dramas in the order they debuted, starting with the earliest.
• A: Dawson's Creek • B: Melrose Place
• C: Beverly Hills 90210 • D: Party of Five
From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Meredith (with a time of 6.76 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Meredith's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What part of the character Pinocchio grows when he tells a lie?
• A: Leg • B: Arm
• C: Nose • D: Ear
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following best describes the literary characters 'The Hardy Boys'?
• A: Juvenile detectives • B: Polka kings
• C: Pirates • D: Juvenile delinquents
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What traditionally happens during a 'siesta'?
• A: Work • B: Rest
• C: Class • D: Sports
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In the classic card game, what do you do when an opponent tells you to 'go fish'?
• A: Deal the cards • B: Draw a card
• C: Give a card • D: Shuffle the cards
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these TV shows features real-life, small claims court cases, presided over by a judge?
• A: L. A. Law • B: The People's Court
• C: Law & Order • D: Judging Amy
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of the following regions would you find an oasis?
• A: Tundra • B: Rainforest
• C: Desert • D: Savannah
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What movie featured Tom Cruise dancing in his underwear to the song 'Old Time Rock & Roll'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: All the Right Moves • B: Risky Business
• C: Top Gun • D: Eyes Wide Shut
Ask the Audience Results: A: 2% • B: 94% • C: 3% • D: 1%
The klaxon called time and Meredith would return on $4,000 with 2 lifelines still available.
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What American historical figure wrote and published 'Poor Richard's Almanack'?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Ben Franklin • B: William Penn
• C: Nathan Hale • D: Mark Twain
Meredith did not feel confident on any answer, so she decided to call her cousin John, who was positive it was Franklin. She went with him and $8,000.
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
How many innings are there in an official regulation softball game?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Five • B: Seven
• C: Nine • D: Ten


Preceded by
Jennifer Mullins
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Meredith Mansfield
Succeeded by
Toby Moore

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