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=============================================================================== Who Wants to be a Millionaire? FAQ (GBC) Version 0.7 - Last Revised on 03/15/2001 By Dallas ([email protected]) http://www.gamefaqs.com - http://www.dallastm.cjb.net =============================================================================== Legal Disclaimer This document is Copyright 2000-2001, Dallas ([email protected]) and may not be reproduced nor retransmitted in any form without advance permission from the author. It may not be altered, edited, sold, given as an incentive to buy, published, etc. without prior consent from the author. If the above terms are broken, legal action will take place on account of Copyright Infringement. This document is unofficial and is in no way affiliated with any company. =============================================================================== Table of Contents i. Introduction and Revision History I. Game Overview II. Answer Listing III. Information =============================================================================== i. Introduction and Revision History =============================================================================== Introduction ------------ Despite what you may be thinking, this game can actually be quite challenging if you get stuck on one of the questions. If you're stuck on a question, use the "Find" feature (Ctrl + F; Apple + F) and search for keywords in the question to find the answer in this guide. If you find a question or anything else I don't have listed in this guide, feel free to send it to me. Revision History ---------------- version 0.7 - March 15, 2001 - Changed the top and bottom of the guide. version 0.6 - February 23, 2001 - Reformatted the guide and added an Introduction. version 0.5 - December 27, 2000 - Added three more answers thanks to Brian Rowe - Centered section titles and changed the Table of Contents version 0.4 - October 14, 2000 - Reformatted FAQ slightly - Final version unless anyone e-mails me any answers that I may have missed while playing version 0.3 - September 27, 2000 - A couple more answers added version 0.2 - September 25, 2000 - Many more answers added - Added a line under the ToC header - Spell-checked the document version 0.1 - September 24, 2000 - Overview section finished - A bunch of answers are up, not all of them, but a lot - More answers coming with next update =============================================================================== I. Game Overview =============================================================================== The game itself is pretty self-explanatory. You have 15 trivia questions you must answer, and the prize value goes up with each question. The goal of the game is to answer as many questions as possible and win as much money as possible, simple, eh? The title screen shows Regis mouthing the words "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" (no voice) and holding a hand of bills. You can then choose how many players you want, and set the sound options. Type in your name, and you will start the game. Here are the prize values for each of the 15 questions: 15 - $1 MILLION <-- Grand Prize 14 - $500,000 13 - $250,000 12 - $125,000 11 - $64,000 10 - $32,000 <-- Marker 9 - $16,000 8 - $8,000 7 - $4,000 6 - $2,000 5 - $1,000 <-- Marker 4 - $500 3 - $300 2 - $200 1 - $100 Every 5 questions is your "marker" meaning, if you get any of the next 5 questions wrong, you will walk away with at least that much money. Of course, when you answer the 15th question correctly, you win the grand prize of $1,000,000. If you answer a question incorrectly, you get Game Over, and have to start again from Question #1. If you are stumped by one of the questions, you have 3 lifelines to help you out. The "50/50" lifeline, the "Phone a Friend" Lifeline, and a "Poll the Audience" lifeline. The "50/50" lifeline will eliminate 2 of the wrong answers, leaving you with the correct answer and a wrong answer. The "Phone a Friend" lifeline will call a random friend, and will give you that "friend's" opinion on what the answer is. Sometimes they may be right, sometimes they may be wrong. The final lifeline is the "Poll the Audience" lifeline (my personal favorite) which will Poll the studio audience and get their votes for which answer they think is right. Most of the time, they will be right, but there are times when they can be wrong. You may only use each lifeline 1 time per game, and you can use multiple lifelines on 1 question (if you wish.) Those are pretty much the basics of the game, and that's all you should need to know. =============================================================================== II. Answer Listing =============================================================================== Below you will find the answers to (currently) most of the questions in the game. To make life easier, I've listed them sort of chronologically, from the lower valued questions to the higher valued questions, otherwise they are in no specific order. To find a question quickly, use CTRL + F on your keyboard to type in a keyword (Apple + F for Mac users.) Modern computer microchips are primarily composed of what element? Answer: Silicon Which of the following candies is traditionally fruit-flavored? Answer: Skittles How do you express 3/4 as a decimal? Answer: .75 What color is a ruby? Answer: Red Which of these is another name for a golf course? Answer: Links Huffy, Schwinn and Raleigh are all brands of what? Answer: Bicycles According to legend, in what country are you most likely to meet a leprechaun? Answer: Ireland What colors are the two circles in the MasterCard logo? Answer: Red and yellow Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson have both recorded duets with which former Beatle? Answer: Paul McCartney How many ships did Columbus set sail with on his initial voyage to the New World? Answer: Three On the TV show "CHiPs" what was Officer Frank Poncherello's nickname? Answer: Ponch What do you call a young cow? Answer: Calf If a business "files under Chapter 11" what is it doing? Answer: Declaring Bankruptcy What does an animal produce when it lactates? Answer: Milk A pita is a type of what? Answer: Flat bread What was the name of Huey Lewis' band? Answer: The News What internet company goes by the acronym AOL? Answer: America Online To create a tapestry, one must traditionally engage in what activity? Answer: Weaving What famous radio personality was also the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon "Scooby-Doo?" Answer: Casey Kasem What important food crop is grown in fields called paddies? Answer: Rice Where is the Louvre museum? Answer: Paris In cooking, the term "au gratin" is sometimes used to describe a dish with what topping? Answer: Cheese What fictional character claims to be "smarter than the average bear?" Answer: Yogi Bear Which of these rivers flows through France? Answer: Seine According to the proverb, necessity is the mother of what? Answer: Invention What is the colored part of the eye called? Answer: Iris Which of these is not found in a Snickers candy bar? Answer: Almonds When daylight-saving time arrives in the spring, how do most Americans turn their clocks? Answer: One hour forward What term describes someone who does not believe in the existence of God? Answer: Atheist If you dial "411" on a telephone, who are you calling? Answer: Directory assistance Which of these animals shares its name with a luxury car? Answer: Jaguar Which of these organizations is not part of the U.S. government? Answer: NAACP In what country are police officers referred to as "boobies?" Answer: England What kind of item is a ginsu? Answer: Knife What kind of worker uses a "paddy wagon?" Answer: Police Officer If someone has cataracts, what part of their body might need an operation? Answer: Eye For what purpose would you use an awl? Answer: To make holes Which of the following is not a TV cartoon duo? Answer: Simon and Garfunkel According to legend, if you give someone the "evil eye" what are you doing? Answer: Cursing them Which of these is a government agency established to protect investors? Answer: SEC According to the American Kennel Club, what is the most popular breed of dog in the U.S. as of 1999? Answer: Laborador retriever Where would you typically find a bailiff? Answer: Courtroom Which of these is not a position on an American football team? Answer: Striker Which of these movies does not star Jim Carrey? Answer: Patch Adams Elephant tusks are made of what material? Answer: Ivory Which of these painting tools has bristles on it? Answer: Brush By what collective name do Christians refer to God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Ghost? Answer: The Trinity Which of these is not one of the three branches of the U.S. government? Answer: Parliamentary What term describes a tribe that has no set homeland and wanders from place to place? Answer: Nomadic In the television network abbreviation "ABC" what does the "A" stand for? Answer: American What French city is home to a famous international film festival each spring? Answer: Cannes In what country did Pokemon originate? Answer: Japan What are the dimensions of a "letter size" piece of paper? Answer: 8 1/2 x 11 inches Which of these countries is not in Europe? Answer: Israel In a game with no wild cards, what is the highest, possible poker hand? Answer: Royal flush In American football, how many points is a touchdown worth? Answer: Six In computer terminology, what does the acronym "ISP" stand for? Answer: Internet Service Provider Which of the following is a sports award? Answer: Espy What term is used to describe a group of fish? Answer: School The common term for someone who has difficulty seeing objects in the distance is what? Answer: Nearsighted Cheese is a necessary ingredient in which of these dishes? Answer: Veal parmigiano What is an alternative name for the food dish "Beijing duck?" Answer: Peking duck How many stars are on the American flag? Answer: 50 The process of drilling holes in the skull is called what? Answer: Trepanation What animated character has a crush on the Little Red-Haired Girl? Answer: Charlie Brown Which of these is a member of the cucumber family? Answer: Watermelon Who or what was Big Bertha? Answer: A World War I gun To ward off bad luck, what do many people do to wood? Answer: Knock on it What is the final word of the Pledge of Allegiance? Answer: All The disco band ABBA comes from what country? Answer: Sweden Which fast food chain used the advertising slogan, "Where's the beef?" Answer: Wendy's What is another way of writing "six feet?" Answer: 6' What is the name of the baby who appears in cartoons and comic strips with Popeye the Sailor? Answer: Swee'pea According to the popular saying, what should you do "when in Rome?" Answer: as the Romans do Which of these foods is not traditionally considered kosher? Answer: Shellfish What disease is characterized by a body's inability to properly metabolize glucose? Answer: Diabetes People are supposed to drive on the left-hand side of the road in which country? Answer: England If a piece of music is in "common time" how many quarter notes are there per measure? Answer: Four What is the 7-Eleven company's trademarked name for its super-large sodas? Answer: Big Gulp A portrait that comically exaggerates a person's physical traits is called a what? Answer: Caricature What are the names of Donald Duck's three nephews? Answer: Huey, Dewey, Louie What Greek poet wrote "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey?" Answer: Homer Which of these is a commonly-known investment account? Answer: IRA What condition is caused by malfunctioning sebaceous glands? Answer: Acne Which of the following beverages is brewed from the leaves of a plant? Answer: Tea What part of the human body does a gastroenterologist examine? Answer: Stomach Which of these is a slang term for "police?" Answer: Fuzz Which of these is typically not used as a spice? Answer: Hemlock What color is Uncle Sam's goatee? Answer: White What is the name of the StarKist tuna mascot? Answer: Charlie In horse racing, what is the term for a wager on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in a specific race? Answer: Trifecta What sporting event is held anually on Memorial Day weekend? Answer: Indianapolis 500 What type of meat is on a traditional Reuben sandwich? Answer: Corned Beef Which of these is not the name of one of rock musician Frank Zappa's children? Answer: Lumpy Gravy Which of the following is most commonly kept in a terrarium? Answer: Plants In soccer, which player is allowed to use his or her hands in the field of play? Answer: Goalkeeper Which of the following breakfast cereals is shaped like the letter O? Answer: Cheerios What day of the week is sometimes called "hump day?" Answer: Wednesday What disease does a carcinogen cause? Answer: Cancer A flashing red traffic light signifies that a driver should do what? Answer: Stop Which of these countries does not participate in NAFTA? Answer: Guatemala Who is the career hit leader among players never elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame? Answer: Pete Rose What's the popular name of the breakfast meat consisting of sausages wrapped in pancakes? Answer: Pigs in a blanket What singer appeared in the 1992 baseball film "A League of Their Own?" Answer: Madonna In America, what is the main ingredient in pepperoni? Answer: Meat What country is famous for making wooden shoes? Answer: The Netherlands What does a pH level measure? Answer: Acidity Which of these months has 31 days? Answer: March The phrase "hospital corners" refers to what? Answer: Bed sheets In Mister Rogers' theme song, what does he ask you to be? Answer: His neighbor From whom does the Lutheran Church get its name? Answer: Martin Luther What is the art of elegant handwriting called? Answer: Calligraphy What city's airport uses the code ORD? Answer: Chicago From what language does the term "R.S.V.P." originate? Answer: French Who wrote "A Tale of Two Cities?" Answer: Charles Dickens Someone would most likely contract salmonella poisoning from eating which of the following? Answer: Chicken The majority of calcium in the human body if found where? Answer: Bones In what state is the 1999 movie "Magnolia" set? Answer: California What is the name of the Swedish company that specializes in affordable furniture? Answer: IKEA Which of these candy bars was named for a baseball player? Answer: Reggie Bar What mathematical term is used to describe the average of a series of numbers? Answer: Mean In the movie "Star Wars" what kind of creature is Chewbacca? Answer: Wookiee Who is considered the owner of a "publicly held" company? Answer: The stockholders Which of the following sounds is commonly associated with owls? Answer: Hoot The British dish "bangers and mash" is made up of sausage and what? Answer: Potatoes What professional sports team plays its home games in the Alamodome? Answer: San Antonio Spurs How many periods are there in an ice hockey game? Answer: Three In the movie "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" what is the name of Dr. Evil's diminitive clone? Answer: Mini-Me When it first appeared on the internet, amazon.com sold only what? Answer: Books Which of these vitamins was the first to be named? Answer: Vitamin A How many $100 bills does it take to equal one million dollars? Answer: Ten thousand Backgammon is a how many-player game? Answer: Two In what restaurant can you order a Grand Slam breakfast? Answer: Denny's What is actor Antonio Banderas' native language? Answer: Spanish What is the name of Mario's brother in the "Super Mario" video games? Answer: Luigi A second-year college student is usually called a what? Answer: Sophomore What does the acronym "REM" stand for? Answer: Rapid Eye Movement What is the medical term for a doctor's identification of a disease? Answer: Diagnosis Which of the following is a natural sugar found in most fruits? Answer: Fructose Where did Exxon Valdez run aground in March of 1989? Answer: Prince William Sound In traditional English puppet shows, who is married to the character Punch? Answer: Judy What is the name of Howard Stern's female on-air sidekick? Answer: Robin Quivers Who was the first U.S. president to resign from that office? Answer: Richard Nixon What character did Woody replace on the TV show "Cheers?" Answer: Coach What term is used to describe a group of geese? Answer: Gaggle How long is Hanukkah? Answer: Eight days What is the most popular month for weddings in America? Answer: August Which character on the TV show "Friends" is a chef? Answer: Monica In what decade was the Hula-Hoop invented? Answer: 1950s What high school does the gang from the "Archie" comic strip attend? Answer: Riverdale High In the Jimmy Buffet song "Magaritaville" what is the singer searching for? Answer: A shaker of salt On what continent can you find tigers in the wild? Answer: Asia According to the children's nursery rhyme, what type of ocean did Columbus sail in 1492? Answer: Blue What is the capital of North Dakota? Answer: Bismarck In the famous baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" Casey plays for the team from what town? Answer: Mudville What letters are on the "3" button of a touch-tone telephone? Answer: DEF Which of these television programs did not feature characters introduced on "Happy Days?" Answer: Perfect Strangers What was Richard Nixon's middle name? Answer: Milhous What is produced during photosynthesis? Answer: Oxygen Which of these is not a spice? Answer: Cucumber In computer terminology, what does the acronym "FTP" stand for? Answer: File Transfer Protocol The dance known as the "fandango" is of what origin? Answer: Spanish What exercise apparatus is used during a "Spinning" class? Answer: Stationary bicycle What term describes the passing of genetic traits from one generation to the next? Answer: Heredity What kind of animal is cartoon character Tennessee Tuxedo? Answer: Penguin Which of these companies is not an online stock brokerage? Answer: EDigital How is the word "ambulance" normally written on the front of American ambulances? Answer: In reverse Which of these people was buried in the Valley of the Kings? Answer: King Tut What disease is sometimes referred to as the "royal disease?" Answer: Hemophilia In what city would you find people studying art and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology? Answer: New York What is the name of the POW camp where "Hogan's Heroes" are held? Answer: Stalag 13 What is the approximate speed of light? Answer: 186,000 miles per second The term "chili con carne" refers to chili with what? Answer: Meat Which of these dishes is made from pig intestines? Answer: Chitins Who is the twin sister of "Dear Abby" columnist Abigail Van Buren? Answer: Ann Landers What is the name of the female character played by comedian Flip Wilson on his 1970s show? Answer: Geraldine Jones What native empire controlled large areas of South African territory during the 19th century? Answer: Zulu Which of the following is not in Nevada? Answer: Pikes Peak What were the first names of the early American explorers Lewis and Clark? Answer: Meriwether and William Which of these stores is not owned by Gap, Inc.? Answer: J. Crew What kind of animal is a peregrine? Answer: Bird Which of these is an Italian design firm? Answer: Fendi Which of these is not a type of rock? Answer: Deciduous Which one of these world leaders was assassinated? Answer: Indira Gandhi Which one of these World War II leaders was not at the Yalta Conference? Answer: Mussolini Which of these items is useful for removing ink stains? Answer: Hair Spray Which city's residents are known as "Knickerbockers?" Answer: New York City On TV's "Seinfeld" what type of doctor did Mr. Costanza go to when he sat on "fusilli Jerry?" Answer: Proctologist The Apple iMac computer is available in all of the following colors except which? Answer: Kiwi How is the Arabic numeral for "2" written? Answer: 2 Who sang lead vocals for the band Big Brother and the Holding Company? Answer: Janis Joplin Which of these fashion designers was born in the United States? Answer: Donna Karan What former "Today" show personality played a neighbor on the TV sitcom "The Hogan Family?" Answer: Willard Scott John D. Rockefeller made his fortune in what industry? Answer: Oil Which of these is not a breed of cat? Answer: Bichon Frise What place is named the title of the 1979 live album by rock legends Cheap Trick? Answer: Budokan What sport is known as "The Sport of Kings?" Answer: Horse Racing Which of these is not one of the official languages of the United Nations? Answer: Japanese What is a balalaika? Answer: Musical Instrument Which of these college football programs has produced the most Heisman Trophy winners? Answer: What people ruled the Andes Mountains until they were conquered by the Spanish in 1532? Answer: Inca If you are truly afraid of the dark, what do you suffer from? Answer: Nyctophobia What corporation was founded by a candle maker and a soapmaker? Answer: Procter & Gamble In the comic strip "Peanuts" what is Schroeder known for doing? Answer: Playing the piano What liqueur is used to make a Pink Lady cocktail pink? Answer: Grenadine How many years is an official term of the US Senate? Answer: 6 Which of these is a fish? Answer: Sea Horse Which form of knitting requires at least 2 needles? Answer: Hand Knitting =============================================================================== III. Information =============================================================================== Credits and Sources ------------------- Brian Rowe - [email protected] Gave me the last three answers in the "Answers" section. Jeff "CJayC" Veasey - http://www.gamefaqs.com For hosting this FAQ on his site. Contact Information ------------------- Have any comments, questions, suggestions, complaints, contributions, praise, constructive criticism, or anything else about this FAQ (or any of my others?) Please contact me via one of the following, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. All questions asked that have already been answered in the guide will be ignored: E-mail Address: [email protected] ICQ Number: 100893080 Webmasters ---------- Want to host this FAQ on your website? Please contact me via one of the above methods and send me the URL of your site, and I'll give you the terms I have for webmasters hosting my guides. 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