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    And that's good for the money!

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    You want to keep going, right?
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    Sure, let's continue. There's still relatively little risk to continuing at this point.

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    And if you get this right, you'll be guaranteed $2,560. Here's the question.

    In 1789, the first Congress of the United States met in which city?

    A: New York City
    B: Washington, D.C.
    C: Boston
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    Well, I don't recall Boston ever being the capital of the US, although I know both of the others have. If I recall correctly, D.C. was not the first capital of the US. Thus, that leaves me to select New York City as my answer by process of elimination.

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    And you are right!


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    No point in asking, since you're guaranteed that much, so let's go for $5,120...

    Which U.S. cabinet department includes the National Ocean Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service?

    A: Commerce
    B: Interior
    C: Agriculture
    D: State
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    You know, I'm not really sure. It's surely not State (interntional) or Agriculture (farming), but I really am ot sure about the other two. The National Ocean Service leads me to believe it does not fall under Interior, as oceans are not in the interior of the US. However, Commerce makes me think of economics and trade, which is odd for an Ocean Service. Fisheries are certainly something important for economics, however. Based on that, I'll go with Commerce as my answer.

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    And you...






    ...are right for $5,120!

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    Now, you can take that or risk half of it on a single-part open-ended question for $10,000. What's your pleasure?
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    Sure, let's continue.

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    *breaks the seal on the $10,000 question*

    For $10,000, I'm going to give you a number of people who are all member of the same political family. Your job is to give me the last name of the family.

    Great grandfather: wealthy oil man. Two grandsons: Governors, of different states. Two great grandsons: another Governor and Senator, and a Lieutenant Governor.

    For $10,000, I need the last name that connects these people.
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    Certainly it is the Rockefeller family.

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    And you're correct for $10,000.


    Now, you can take that, or go for a two-parter worth $20,000. What's your choice?
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    Let's try the two-parter.

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    Here it is...


    In the 1984 presidential election, the losing candidate, representing the Democratic Party, came from Minnesota. He had previously been Vice President under Jimmy Carter. His running mate was a House Representative at the time of the election.

    For $20,000...

    1. Name the presidential candidate.
    2. Name this candidate's running mate in the election.
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    I believe it to be Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro (Presidential race stuff is the best!).

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    You said the candidate was Walter Mondale... YOU'RE RIGHT.


    You said his running mate was Geraldine Ferraro... and YOU'RE RIGHT FOR $20,000!

    (Orchestra plays last fanfare)


    I have in my hands a check for $20,000. You can take it or go for the $40,000 plateau in the isolation booth. It's a three-parter. So what do you want to do - stay or play?
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    I shall stay. I'm sure I can do one more.

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    Then let's get you into the booth!


    (theme snippet plays as Gryoine is escorted into the isolation booth. the set darkens)

    Gryoine, for $40,000...

    Currently, three states have vacant seats in the House of Representatives: Illinois, South Carolina, and Missouri. Their three previous reps resigned on November 21, 2012, January 2, 2013, and January 22, 2013.

    For a guaranteed $40,000 car...

    Name me...

    1. The representative that resigned their seat for Illinois.
    2. The representative that resigned their seat for South Carolina.
    3. The representative that resigned their seat for Missouri.

    We're going to give you some time to collect your thoughts.

    (20 second thinking music plays)

    Alright, give me the names one by one.
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    These long answer ones have been easier than the multiple choice.

    Jesse Jackson Jr (D-IL) resigned due to medical issues and corruption charges.
    Tim Scott (R-SC) resigned to replace resigning Seantor Jim DeMint (R-SC) in the Senate due to his appointment.
    Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) resigned to do something; I don't remember.

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    Jesse Jackson Jr... is right, that's one.

    Tim Scott... is also right, that's two.


    And Jo Ann Emerson...
























































    ...IS THE RIGHT ANSWER!


    (Theme fanfare, cheers and applause as the lighting returns to normal, Gryoine steps out of the isolation booth)


    You're making this look easy!


    (some audience laughter)


    Anyhow, you've gotten past the $40,000 question, so if you flub from any point here on out, we'll still send you home with this!!


    ["MATCH GAME HOLLYWOOD SQUARES HOUR"]




    It's the 2013 Chevy Volt Hybrid! Comes with all the standard features, plus the comfort package, 17" alloy wheels, enhanced safety package, floor mats, and a premium sound system! A prize worth $42,235!

    (much applause)

    How would you feel driving home in that?
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    I'd love to; driving is quite fun.

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    But of course, we don't want to give you that... we want to give you more, and we'll try after the break!


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    Gryoine, I'm being told we have time for one more question, so if you get this right, we'll bring you back towards the end of tomorrow's show to try for $160,000 and then $320,000. Alright?
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    Yes, this is fine with me.

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    Then let's go!


    (Gryoine steps back into the isolation booth, the lights fade)


    For $80,000...


    Of all the presidents of the United States, only three have chosen to be unaffiliated with any political party at some point during their term. One left the party they had been affiliated with 6 months into their term, another tried to build a new political party and failed.

    Name those three presidents.
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    The first is Washington, as he didn't like the ideas of parties.
    The third is Teddy Roosevelt, with his Bull Moose (Progressive) Party.

    The second I'm not certain about. However, Andrew Johnson was elected on a bi-partisan ticket, so it may have been under a different party. I'll go with him.

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    Washington... is right.


    Andrew Jackson...





    is also right.




    And Teddy Roosevelt...

























    ...is the WRONG answer.




    (everyone groans)


    He DID leave his party, but that was after his time as President. We were looking for a Whig, John Tyler.


    (Gryoine steps out of the booth)


    But hey, you've got the car! Could be a lot worse, couldn't it?
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