The Final 8 Questions That Landed One ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” Contestant the Big Prize

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You have to solve 15 questions in a row to win the grand prize on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. It’s harder than it sounds, and even though you get three lifelines and the questions ease in at the beginning, the ones at the end are meant to make you question everything you think you know.

These 8 questions were the final ones in the series one winner solved correctly – can you do it, too? No cheating (though we won’t know if you Google, you’ll know. Just saying).

8. $8000

7. $16000

6. $32,000

5. $64,000

4. $125,000

3. $250,000

2. $500,000

1. $1,000,000

Continue reading to check your answers!

8. $8,000: In the game of chess, which of these pieces is never able to move diagonally? (Kevin Smith used his 50:50 lifeline, and the options he was left with were “King” and “Rook.”)

7. $16,000: On the TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Raymond and his wife have a total of how many children? (Kevin Smith had to ask the audience for this. 82% of ’em said the answer is “3,” 13% said it’s “2,” and 5% said it’s “4.”)

6. $32,000: What rock group is named after a gym teacher who taught at the original band members’ high school?

5. $64,000: The flu vaccine is not recommended for people who are very allergic to what food?

4. $125,000: Anti-communist leader Joseph McCarthy served as US senator for what state?

3. $250,000: Published in 1936, the first issue of Life magazine had a Margaret Bourke-White photo of what on its cover?

2. $500,000: “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” is inscribed in the lobby of what agency’s headquarters? (Kevin Smith used his “Phone a Friend” lifeline here, and his friend told him he believed the answer to be “Library of Congress” and he felt “80%” sure.)

1. $1,000,000: The US icon “Uncle Sam” was based on Samuel Wilson, who worked during the War of 1812 as a what?

If you haven’t already solved the first 7 questions in this series, go back and do it now!

Cheers to you if you’ve just won a fictional million bucks without cheating!