Pat Thompson, a graphic designer from St. Paul, Minnesota, was a contestant on season 1 of the US version of the show on August 11th, 2000. She walked away with $500,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these books in the order they were first published, starting with the earliest.
• A: A Bright Shining Lie • B: Silent Spring
• C: The Right Stuff • D: A Room of One's Own

From the 10 contestants, 2 got it right, but Pat (with a time of 6.64 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Pat's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these phrases is slang for "someone who has a strong and unyielding attitude"?
• A: Boiled ham • B: Tough cookie
• C: Ruffled chip • D: Sogy cereal

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to army regulations, what part of the body must soldiers use to salute an office?
• A: Knee • B: Eyebrow
• C: Hand • D: Big toe

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
On which of the following vehicles would you normally find a kickstand?
• A: Unicycle • B: Bicycle
• C: Tricycle • D: Canoe

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is a popular retirement plan that companies often offer employees?
• A: 401(k) • B: CPA
• C: 501 Blue • D: e-Business

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these nuts is most shaped like a human kidney?
• A: Hazelnut • B: Chestnuw
• C: Cashew • D: Macadamia

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What part of the body is an "orange stick" designed to groom?
• A: Eyelashes • B: Beard
• C: Teeth • D: Cuticles

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In the TV series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," where is the title character originally from?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Boston - 6% • B: New York - 22%
• C: Philadelphia - 64% • D: Washington DC - 8%

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In 2000, which of these supermodels released a workout video for new moms?
• A: Heidi Klum • B: Cindy Crawford
• C: Tyra Banks • D: Linda Evangelista

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following actors has not portrayed Dracula in a movie?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Tom Cruise • B: Bela Lugosi
• C: Gary Oldman • D: Jack Palance

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The Taj Mahal is located in what Indian city?
• A: Bangalore • B: Calcutta
• C: Bombay • D: Agra

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these artists sold only one painting during his lifetime?
• A: Paul Gauguin • B: Vincent van Gogh
• C: Claude Monet • D: Pierre Auguste Renoir

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What comedian was known as the "King of One-Liners"?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Alan King • B: George Burns
• C: Henny Youngman • D: Jackie Gleason
Pat decided to call her father Bill, who was 70% percent it was Youngman. After some hesitation, she decided to go with him and won $125,000.

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
After a crocodile egg has been laid, what factor makes the embryo male or female?
• A: Humidity • B: pH level
• C: Barometric pressure • D: Incubation temperature

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What culture's mythology holds that all life was created during a period known as "dreamtime"?
• A: Aborigine • B: Aztec
• C: Zulu • D: Goth

$1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the United Nations, in what year was the world's population half of its present total?
• A: 1950 • B: 1960
• C: 1970 • D: 1940
Pat had read something about it in the past, but could not recall it. Therefore, after some thinking, she decided to walk away with $500,000, saying she would have guessed 1960. The correct answer was indeed B: 1960.


Preceded by
Ian Ith
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Pat Thompson
Succeeded by
Charlotte Seymour

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