Matt is playing for Autism Speaks.
$500: According to modern business slang, if you're a member of the "Unicorn Club," what have you done?
A - caught a unicorn
B - successfully bred a unicorn
C - been granted three wishes by a unicorn
D - founded a start-up worth over $1 billion
$1000: In the classic game Battleship, which of these is NOT one of the five types of floating vessels players place on their boards?
A - aircraft carrier
B - battleship
C - submarine
D - stand-up paddleboard
$2000: Hailed by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in business, Rosalind Brewer is the aptly-named COO of what company?
A - Petco
B - Starbucks
C - Macy's
D - Staples
$3000: What New York Mets outfielder has a first and last name that are both also names of U.S. state capitals?
A - Austin Jackson
B - Madison Bumgarner
C - Juan Pierre
D - Jordan Montgomery
Matt grew up in Queens and is a Mets fan but he doesn't know this. He doesn't think Bumgarner and Jordan are state capitals. He asks the audience.
A - 95%
B - 3%
C - 1%
D - 1%
Matt realizes that Jackson is a state capital.
$5000: The mainlands of New Zealand, Iceland and Ireland (supposedly thanks to Saint Patrick) are thought to have no native species of which of these creatures?
A - butterflies
B - snakes
C - spiders
D - cows
Matt has been to Iceland and Ireland. He doesn't make the connection regarding St. Patrick, so he calls on his +1, Kim. She thinks St. Patrick had something to do with snakes and she wouldn't call butterflies or cows "creatures". New Zealand is famous for its dairy products. Matt is struggling with choosing an answer but he decides to make B his final answer.
$7000: In 2017, what rocker closed out the final show of his 40th anniversary tour with "American Girl," just a week before his death at age 66?
A - John Mellencamp
B - Eric Clapton
C - Bob Seger
D - Tom Petty
This what he wanted to use his +1 for but he'll have to work it out for himself. He does know that Tom Petty recently passed away. He opts to use his 50:50.
Matt's glad he did it.
$10,000: Similar in meaning to the American phrase "I couldn't care less," what is the literal translation of the German idiom "Das is mir Wurst"?
A - my concern flew away
B - you're making me sleepy
C - it's sausage to me
D - I have real problems
Matt says he can eliminate A and D, and says that C doesn't make any sense. But he makes that his final answer anyway. Then it dawns on him what "wurst" means.
$20,000: There are more of which one of these things than all of the other choices combined?
A - elements on the periodic table
B - stores in the Mall of America
C - "Seinfeld" episodes
D - countries in the United Nations
Matt doesn't know how many there are in each answer so he goes with the one that's most interesting and counterintuitive, shocking and odd.
Chris says there are more than 520 stores in the mall.
MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": Though it probably would have sold fewer tickets, "The Hangover" could have gone by what scientific name?
A - The Edema
B - The Neuralgia
C - The Angina
D - The Veisalgia
$30,000: If you're stuck without a ruler, it's helpful to know that how many pennies stacked flat on top of each other equal about 1 inch, and laid flat in a row equal exactly 1 foot?
A - 10
B - 16
C - 24
D - 30
Matt says he's going to get this right and take the time to get it. Chris tells him he has to make the call, so Matt decides to walk away.