## Wednesday, February 28, 2007

### Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Show 2

Lakisha Livingston is back with us. Her new partner is Alana. The category chosen this time is 1st Grade Art. For \$5,000:

When you mix equal amounts of red and yellow paint, what color do you get?

She says orange and has \$5,000! Next category is 1st Grade Astronomy. To double to ten grand:

What star is the closest to Earth?

She says the Sun....that's \$10,000! Her new partner is Jacob. She goes for another \$15,000 in 2nd Grade U.S. Geography.

What country has the longest border in the U.S.?

Now, if she gets this right, she is guaranteed to leave with at least \$25,000 when the game ends.

...my answer, and Jacob has it to guarantee her \$25,000! She tries to double that in 4th Grade Math:

How many sides are there on a trapezoid?

She has no idea, so she peeks at Jacob's answer, which is 4. She agrees.....and is right for \$50,000! I screwed up again on a math question- I would have said 3.

She then goes for 3rd Grade Reading. To double again, this time to \$100,000:

True or False: Fiction books are not assigned numbers in the Dewey Decimal System.

I think that's false....and so does she....

...and that's \$100,000! Another \$75,000 is at stake in the next chosen category- 3rd Grade Measurements:

How many decades are in two millennia?

I say 200. But she's not sure enough, so she banks the \$100,000! She would've said 20 instead!