Peter Braxton, a cost analyst for the U.S. Navy from Burke, Virginia, was a contestant on season 2 of the U.S. version of the show on February 8, 2001. He walked away with $250,000. He appeared on the show when the jackpot raised at $1.91 million.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these movies in order of their first theatrical release, starting with the most recent.
• A: Do the Right Thing • B: The Truman Show
• C: Pulp Fiction • D: Cast Away

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Peter (with a time of 5.19 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Peter's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
People who have a great enthusiasm for the TV series "Star Trek" are commonly called what?
• A: Enterprisers • B: Trekkies
• C: Klingy Klingons • D: Free this week

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
A person who is annoying to you is said to be "a thorn in your" what?
• A: Thigh • B: Side
• C: Mind • D: Tire

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a seating section on a commercial passenger airplane?
• A: Skybox • B: Orchestra
• C: Coach • D: Cramped

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
A crisper is commonly found inside which of these household appliances?
• A: Clothes dryer • B: Blender
• C: Air conditioner • D: Refrigerator

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is retired U.S. Army General Schwarzkopf's popular nickname?
• A: Stormin' Norman • B: Ragin' Norman
• C: Rollin' Norman • D: Howlin' Norman

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What color is the letter "K" featured on the Kellogg's Special K cereal box?
• A: Orange • B: Black
• C: Red • D: Blue

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following parts of an atom has a neutral charge?
• A: Proton • B: Electron
• C: Voltron • D: Neutron

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1996 movie "Mr. Holland's Opus," what does Mr. Holland teach?
• A: Painting • B: Music
• C: Writing • D: Dance

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In May of 1970, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a woman kneeling over a man lying facedown was taken where?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Kent State University - 53% • B: My Lai, Vietnam - 42%
• C: Woodstock - 2% • D: Red Square - 3%

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
David E. Kelley's production company credit at the end of his TV shows features an old woman exclaiming what?
• A: Good night • B: Go away
• C: Bye-bye • D: You stinker

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In 2000, what city offered a popular new license plate protesting "Taxation Without Representation"?
• A: San Juan, PR • B: Boston, MA
• C: Washington, DC • D: Austin, TX

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What flower comes in a variety of flower types such as spoon, pompon and spider?
'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Chrysanthemum • B: Geranium
• C: Peony • D: Rose
Peter had no clue, so he decided to call his friend Dick, who failed to give an answer within the alloted time. Therefore, he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating B and D. He decided to go with A: Chrysanthemum and won $125,000.

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
How many provinces make up Canada?
• A: 7 • B: 10
• C: 12 • D: 16

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following authors played the lead role in the original movie based on his own novel?
• A: Richard Wright • B: James Baldwin
• C: John Updike • D: Frank Herbert
Peter had never heard of this, so he decided to walk away with $250,000. The correct answer was A: Richard Wrighy.



Preceded by
David Valeck
U.S. Contestant (Season 2)
Peter Braxton
Succeeded by
Caleb Burroughs

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