Steven Maurice Clark, was the first African-American to appear as a contestant on WWTBAM in the United States. He won $32,000, even though he missed the $250,000 question and lost $93,000


Fastest Finger Question Edit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these circular objects in the order they were invented, starting with the most recent.
• A: DVD • B: Wheel
• C: Hula Hoop • D: Phonograph record

Out of 9 contestants, Steven was the only one who answered correctly A-C-D-B in a time of 6.72 seconds, making it into the Hot Seat.

Steven's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following are beavers known to build?
• A: Chairs • B: Dams
• C: Mountains • D: Investment portfolios

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not associated with the game of baseball?
• A: Bat • B: Glove
• C: Base • D: Tutu

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is traditionally considered a symbol of peace?
• A: Oak branch • B: Olive branch
• C: Palm frond • D: Mushroom cloud

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of President Clinton's cat?
• A: Socks • B: Patches
• C: Felix • D: Toonces

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which comedian's signature line is "Can we talk?"?
• A: Rita Rudner • B: Phyllis Diller
• C: Joan Rivers • D: Roseanne

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the proper name for a padded cover used to keep the contents of a teapot warm?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Tea cozy • B: Pot blanket
• C: Tea coat • D: Hot jacket
Ask the Audience Results: A: 84% • B: 5% • C: 2% • D: 9%

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the lyrics of the 1970 hit song "War," "what is it good for"?
• A: Territorial expansion • B: Selling newspapers
• C: Weapons manufacturers • D: Absolutely nothing

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
According to legend, Pocahontas saved what Jamestown Colony leader?
• A: Sir Walter Raleigh • B: John Smith
• C: Peter Minuit • D: Roger Williams

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is another name for fossilized tree sap?
• A: Tar • B: Amber
• C: Bauxite • D: Jasper

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
On the TV series "Cheers", what seafood restaurant was upstairs from the bar?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Paul Revere's • B: Bull & Finch
• C: Melville's • D: The Nautilus
His friend Jonathan told him to go with C: Melville's, and that he was "fairly sure". Not convinced enough, he went for the 50:50.

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first U.S. president to make an official visit to Moscow?
• A: Henry S. Truman • B: Richard Nixon
• C: Jimmy Carter • D: Bill Clinton

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What method of food preservation did Nicolas Appert develop to help feed Napoleon's army?
• A: Canning • B: Pressure cooking
• C: Ash cooking • D: Dry heat cooking

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In their last game of the 1980 Olympics, whom did the U.S. men's hockey team beat to win the gold medal?
• A: Sweden • B: Canada
• C: Finland • D: Soviet Union

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