Scott went to law school, graduated from it and found there were no jobs, so he turned his hobby into a profession by becoming a magician.
Scott: Yeah, in law school, I mastered the art of deception and as a magician, I put it to use for good!
Meredith asks the computer to randomize the money and the questions. The unrandomized Topic Tree is not shown.
Topic Tree (Randomized)
?: Presumed Existence
?: Holy Spit Take
?: Go Team
?: Made By Hand
?: Punk Protest
?: Picture Perfect
?: Don't Mock Me
?: Good Reads
?: Medical Conditions
?: Higher Learning
Question #1 - Level ?: Higher Learning
One of the leading musicians in his genre, Bootsy Collins is the co-founder of an online bass guitar school with what straightforward name?
A: Country University B: Funk University
C: Punk University D: Pop University
Scott: The only thing I can think of--Before I say anything, I think I'm going to ask the audience. I don't want to influence them.
Question Value: $5,000
Question #2 - Level ?: Medical Conditions
People with the rare medical condition known as cherubism appear to have swollen or enlarged what?
A: Ears B: Hips
C: Cheeks D: Feet
Scott: It makes me think of
Question Value: $1,000
Question #3 - Level ?: Good Reads
Noting their purchase of "Exile and the Kingdom," a recent article ran with the headline "Malia and Sasha Obama Buy Young Adult Novels - and" what?
A: Kafka B: Sartre
C: Camus D: Beckett
Scott jumps the question.
Question Value: $7,000
Question #4 - Level ?: Don't Mock Me
By definition, a "mocktail" is a cocktail that has no what?
A: Sugar B: Alcohol
C: Color D: Ice
Question Value: $500
-- Commercial Break --
Question #5 - Level ?: Picture Perfect
Photographer Gordon Parks used the name of what classic painting for his 1942 photo of a standing woman holding a broom?
A: Christina's World B: Nighthawks
C: American Gothic D: Whistler's Mother
Question Value: $100
Question #6 - Level ?: Punk Protest
On August 17, 2012, Merriam-Webster lookups of what word spiked following the imprisonment of three members of a Russian female punk band?
A: Hooliganism B: Ruffianism
C: Derelictism D: Rascalism
Question Value: $3,000
Question #7 - Level ?: Made By Hand
A popular website for purchasing handmade items, what company calls itself "The world's most vibrant handmade marketplace"?
A: Amazon B: eBay
C: Shopzilla D: Etsy
Question Value: $2,000
Question #8 - Level ?: Go Team
Burnie is the official mascot of what NBA team?
A: Chicago Bulls B: Los Angeles Lakers
C: Miami Heat D: Sacramento Kings
Question Value: $10,000
Question #9 - Level ?: Holy Spit Take
Though busy with a show that airs on weeknights, what funny man sets aside time on weekends to teach Sunday school?
A: Conan O'Brien B: Stephen Colbert
C: Jimmy Fallon D: Jay Leno
Question Value: $15,000
-- The End of Game "Noise" --
Scott will return to look at the $25,000 question on tomorrow's show.