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Shiva Oswal, from Cupertino, CA was a contestant who appeared on the 16th season of the special Whiz Kids Week on the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on November 14 & 15, 2017. He is the youngest ever contestant at 13 years old to win $250,000.

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$500 (1 of 14) - Not Timed
A geologist would likely be LEAST helpful for answering questions about which of the following?
• A: Granite boulders • B: Precious stones
• C: Igneous rocks • D: Fruity Pebbles
$1,000 (2 of 14) - Not Timed
A subtle hint that he's one of the good guys, the name of which of these characters from the "Transformers" movies roughly translates to "Best First"?
• A: Rampage • B: Devastator
• C: Optimus Prime • D: Bonecrusher
$2,000 (3 of 14) - Not Timed
Whose website includes a FAQ section that answers such questions as "Why isn't that alligator moving, is it dead or fake"?
• A: The Gateway Arch • B: Central Park
• C: Dodger Stadium • D: Everglades National Park
$3,000 (4 of 14) - Not Timed
In Chemistry class, you can enjoy all the primary colors just by observing sulfur, since it turns blue, is yellow when solid, and melts into what color liquid?
• A: Orange • B: Violet
• C: Green • D: Red
$5,000 (5 of 14) - Not Timed
Popular in Chipotle, carnitas consists of crisp shredded roast pork, and literally means what in Spanish?
• A: Little pieces • B: Little meats
• C: Little strings • D: Little mouthfuls
$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not Timed
Which of the following fictional comic book characters has won a Pulitzer Prize?
"Cut the Question" lifeline used.
• A: Bruce Wayne • B: Clark Kent
• C: Tony Stark • D: Bruce Banner
$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not Timed SWITCHED QUESTION
Allowing users to exercise free speech on their wall posts, according to a Virginia court, "liking" something on Facebook is now protected by the what?
• A: First Amendment • B: Second Amendment
• C: Third Amendment • D: Fourth Amendment
$10,000 (7 of 14) - Not Timed
Now that the test has reverted from a 2400-point scale back to a 1600-point scale, which of these represents a perfect SAT score in Roman Numerals?
• A: MVIC • B: CLX
• C: MDC • D: XVIC
$20,000 (8 of 14) - Not Timed
There has never been a U.S. president whose last name has either started or ended with which of the following letters?
• A: D • B: P
• C: Y • D: I
$30,000 (9 of 14) - Not Timed
Which of the following is NOT an anagram for the closest planet to the sun, nor subatomic particles the sun creates, NOR all of space and time?
"50:50" lifeline used.
• A: Iron Tunes • B: Sir Venue
• C: Topaz Ski Car • D: Curry Me
$50,000 (10 of 14) - Not Timed
Which of the following countries do NOT border each other at all?
• A: Uruguay and Paraguay • B: Romania and Bulgaria
• C: Afghanistan and Pakistan • D: Niger and Nigeria
$100,000 (11 of 14) - Not Timed
If the Earth's 4.54 billion-year history were condensed into a single year, Jesus wouldn't know up until New Year's Eve at approximately what time?
• A: One hour before midnight • B: Fifteen minutes before midnight
• C: One minute before midnight • D: Fifteen seconds before midnight
The klaxon called time. He will be back tomorrow with 2 lifelines available.
$250,000 (12 of 14) - Not Timed
Certainly a bizarre term, a "bezoar" is another word for what?
"Ask the Audience" and "Plus One" lifelines used.
• A: The end of a sidewalk • B: A cat's hairball
• C: A wrinkle on a shirt • D: A round of applause
Ask the Audience Results: A: 15% • B: 42% • C: 16% • D: 27%
He went for the audience's answer then it will reveal the answer after the break. And then he got it right.


$500,000 (13 of 14) - Not Timed
Though now associated with Barack Obama, who used the actual word "Change" more than any other president in his inaugural address?
• A: Theodore Roosevelt • B: John F. Kennedy
• C: Lyndon B. Johnson • D: George H.W. Bush
He walked away on this question. His guess would have been B: John F. Kennedy, but the correct answer is C: Lyndon B. Johnson.

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