today's whiz kid was the arkansas state quiz bowl mvp not once, but twice, and got a perfect score on the english portion of the act. he's 14 years old. from springdale, arkansas, please welcome sojas wagle. [cheers and applause] sojas, how you doing, buddy? >> good, how are you? [dramatic music] ♪ >> so you're the, uh, bowl champ twice. >> yes. >> the mvp, you-- perfect score on the act english portion? >> yes. >> that's pretty impressive. so tell me something good you've done academically. i'm just kidding. [laughter] quiz bowl, for everyone that doesn't know, that's like the super bowl of...quizzing for adults and kids. >> um, yeah, i think mostly it's for kids. and what it is, is different schools, they have different teams, and they compete against each other. and it's about trivia questions, kind of like this show, except it's in time. so whoever knows it-- not only knows it but who answers it the quickest... >> right. >> get 'em, gets the point
for their team. >> i would say you're made for this show. right? i feel like you're a good fit. you ready to play today? >> yes. >> all right, well let me tell you what you're up against. 14 questions, the money value is growing from $500 all the way up to that $1 million. [cheers and applause] every question you answer correctly moves you one step closer to that top prize. remember, if at any time you want to walk away, you can with the money you've earned up to that point. if you give an incorrect answer, you walk away with nothing until you get to those thresholds of $5,000, then again at $50,000. you also have your lifelines. the audience can help you with a question. "50/50," i take away two incorrect answers. you have your "plus one." who's your plus one today? >> my dad. >> hello, dad, how you doing? [cheers and applause] and because it's whiz kids week, just for you guys, we have a special fourth lifeline called "cut the question." if you get a question you don't think you can answer, you can cut it, and we will replace it with an easier question. you can use that lifeline on any question up to and including that $50,000 threshold. all right, you ready to go? >> yep.
>> good luck to you. i'm glad you're here. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] all right, sojas, $500 question. >> okay. >> apparently deciding it looks like a curled-up cat, finland calls the "at" sign in emails "miukumauku," which roughly translates to what? >> well, in the question it says "curled-up cat" and the sound a cat makes is "meow." so i'm going to go with c, the meow sign. final answer. >> thank you for not making me read those again. i appreciate it. you got it. there you go, $500. [applause] $1,000 right here. unlike english, in most european languages--including french, spanish, and german-- nouns have their own what?
>> well, these, um, all nouns can correspond to also different aspects of people, but i think--i've actually taking spanish right now. and i see that any time that you have a noun, there's always "el" or "la" for masculine or feminine. which is corresponding to gender. so i'm gonna go with c, genders. final answer. >> spanish is paying off. up to $1,000 it's paid you off. way to go. [applause] now here's your $2,000 question. based on roald dahl's classic children's novel, the 2016 movie "the bfg" features an orphan named sophie who becomes friends with a what? >> well, i haven't read the book or watched the movie, but i'm pretty sure, um, i'm familiar with the book and the author. he's a really great author. and i know that the the bfg is--
stands for big friendly giant. so i'm gonna go with a, big friendly giant. final answer. >> absolutely right. there you go, sojas. [applause] $2,000. now a shot to get to $3,000 if you get this question right. with a body temperature close to 98.6, non-hollow bones, and hair-like feathers, new zealand's kiwi birds are often described as what? >> okay, so when i think of 98.6 degrees, i think of that's our--the human body temperature. non-hollow bones, well, that's what we have. hair-life feathers, we have hair. so i'm finding a lot of similarities between us and kiwi birds. and we are mammals. so i'm guessing a kiwi bird is also a mammal. or, not a mammal, but, like, also similar to mammals. so...can't be insects. i don't think it's fish or reptiles either. so i'm gonna go with b, honorary mammals, final answer.
>> and i'm gonna give you $3,000. that's right! [cheers and applause] well done. okay. next stop, threshold, $5,000. here it is. of all the existing numbers, how many have only one syllable? >> let's see, so you have 8, 10, 13, and 19. so 13... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. okay, that's another one. or, no, 20 has two syllables. so i've counted 11 so far. so 21... but then after that, it's gonna be, again... let's see... [dramatic music] ♪ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, oh. 7 has two syllables, never mind. so then it's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and then 12. so i'm counting 10. so i'm gonna go with b, 10, final answer. >> way to take your time. way to figure it out. there you go. [cheers and applause] well done, $5,000. you got there. nice job, you're playing great. we're coming back with this whiz kid next. [dramatic music] ♪ as the strip's first stand-alone boutique hotel, the cromwell emphasizes personalized experiences. enjoy the views from celebrity chef giada de laurentiis' first-ever restaurant. or party for 24 hours at one of the three different club venues. with all of this and more, nothing comes close to cromwell. l o s hrad l ocovney. brs e hrad l alrvmae, slyliya ocovney.
whiz kids week here on "who wants to be a millionaire." sojas wagle, he wants to be a millionaire, and he is a whiz kid, so you fit the bill here. playing a great game. you're at $5,000. you reached that threshold. [cheers and applause] i see why you were the mvp. >> [laughs] thank you. >> you're playing a good game. you feeling good? >> mm-hmm. >> all right, you want to keep going? >> yes. >> all right, i'll quit talking. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] all right, sojas, $7,000. signifying its departure and arrival cities, the letters "nyp" appear on what historic vehicle? >> okay, so these are all ships, i'm guessing. the only thing that's really-- that i'm really familiar with is "rms titanic," not the rest. >> you have all your lifelines. you're at $5,000. [dramatic music]
♪ ♪ >> i think... [exhales] i'm gonna... risk it. i'm gonna tr--say... >> let me tell you where you are in the game. you're at $5,000 so you're not risking any money. >> yeah, yeah. >> that's the good news. but all four of your lifelines. which you hate to leave a game with all four of your lifelines. >> yeah. >> but this is a chance to continue on, and that's the main thing, is to stay in the game. >> yeah. >> but at this point, you're not losing any money. >> okay, so, i'm gonna just "ask the audience." you guys look like a smart audience so i'm gonna go with you guys. >> sucking up always helps. is that your final? >> yes, that's final. >> okay. all right, audience, sojas needs your help here. if you would, pick up those keypads and enter your vote now. [percussive music] ♪ all right, hopefully this will help you here.
take a look at the results. so 48% say c, "spirit of st. louis." >> i think that's pretty bigger than the rest. i think i'm gonna... that makes sense 'cause i don't--i--didn't think that "titanic" was it because it came from southampton to, like, yeah, that wouldn't work. so i think i'm gonna go with it. i think i'm gonna go... c, "spirit of st. louis." final answer. >> you almost went with "titanic." glad you didn't. you're right. [cheers and applause] lindbergh flew it from new york to paris, by the way. that's the p: paris. $7,000. there you go. those lifelines are there for a reason. >> mm-hmm. >> if you get stuck, you can use them. you still have three more. $10,000 question is right here. [dramatic musical flourish] ♪
followed by his dog who walks half as fast, a man climbs a one-mile hill, then turns back. how far will he have walked when he meets his dog again? >> okay, so, whenever he reaches 1 mile, the dog will be at .5 miles. and then once he, um... so then once he goes to, um, 1.5 miles, the dog will be at the top, 1 mile. [dramatic music] ♪ or he--he walks half as fast. so if he walks 1 mile, well, if his dog walks half as fast... so the dog will be at .5. if he walks 2 miles, the dog will be at 1. so that means they must have met at least... once while they're going up
and--while the dog is going up, he's going down. so once he goes up once, and he's going... so if he were to go, um, 1/2 a mile, then the dog will be only going 1/2--um, 1/4 of a mile. so it'd be 1.5 miles he's going. and that means .75 that the dog walked. >> just want to remind you, you have three lifelines yet to be used. [dramatic music] ♪ >> they would have passed by each other on letter--on choice c. 2 miles... that wouldn't make sense either. let me see, like, how much about 1/6 is. it's like about .16. yeah. so if it's .166 plus .5 that the dog walked, that would be .666 which is equal to 2/3. and then 1 and 1/3 plus 2/3 would equal 2 miles, which is
going up and down. so i'm gonna go with b, 1 1/3 mile, final answer. >> yes. that's right. [cheers and applause] that's right! [cheers and applause] i'm exhausted. >> yeah, me too. >> i'm gonna take a break. we'll be back. more whiz kids right after this. way to go, man. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ ♪ dear fellow citizen, i know what it's like to want to relax with your family. but enjoying today doesn't mean losing sight of tomorrow. so while i invest in "the now" my mortgage, vacations i still invest in the future,
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[cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ >> welcome back to whiz kids week here on "who wants to be a millionaire." sojas wagle throwing down some mad math skills to get that $10,000 question right. [cheers and applause] very well done. that was grinding it out right there. >> yeah. >> but you stuck with it. well done. that was a great, great job. so you're at $10,000. now a chance to double your money. you still have three lifelines. so you're in good shape. you ready to go? >> yes. >> all right. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] $20,000 question. which of the following is one of japan's largest islands and not one of the many
popular japanese pokemon characters? [scattered laughter] >> so, um, i-- also my favorite subject is geography. i really love geography. >> i thought you were going to say pokémon. [laughter] i'm glad you said geography. >> but also, when i was little i used to love pokémon too. so and i know natu, chinchou, and pachirisu are all pokémon. and kyushu is, um, the third-largest island in japan. so "which of the following is one of japan's largest islands, and not one of the pop pokémon?" that would be kyushu. so i'm gonna go with b, kyushu, final answer. >> you got all your bases covered. just like that, that's right. [cheers and applause] $20,000! $20,000. sojas. all right, my man, three lifelines... >> mm-hmm. >> here's your $30,000 question. [dramatic musical flourish]
♪ according to a princeton review sat study guide, 3/4 of all elements, including sodium, calcium, and potassium, are considered what? >> so i know it's-- it's--can't be nonreactive. 'cause i know sodium, um, is reactive since it--um, it only has, uh, one atom in its-- one valence--or electron, sorry, in its outer electron shell. so it has to bond with something to, like, um... become satisfied, i guess. so it can't be that. radioactive, i know it's not that. colorless or metals? [dramatic music] ♪ i'm not sure if i want to use a "50/50" on this. "according to a princeton review sat study..." wait. of course-- i don't think it would be colorless, would it? because, like, sodium, if it bonds with chlorine,
it becomes salt and salt is white. so i guess white counts as a color. so it can't be colorless. calcium. potassium. i'm gonna go with c, metals, final answer. >> you are a pleasure to watch. [cheers and applause] that is right. $30,000, sojas! way to go, man! you are taking us all to school today here on whiz kids. when we come back, he's gonna try and get to that $50,000 threshold. don't go anywhere. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪
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>> the answer to that question was boomerang kids. [cheers and applause] here on "who wants to be a millionaires. just...utting on a clinic. i feel like we should all um, you have three lifelines, that one of those lifelines special to this week ison use tt on this next question. okay, i all right? but the other two will remain,p" okay, so you're at $30,000 we're you ready, my man? >>esplay "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] ♪ here it is, $50,00 quest
also reflecting who taught whom, which of t greek philosophers has them in chronological ordeac their births? >> well, i'm really glad i have the "cut the question" 'cause "reflecting who taught whom, oh. i know aristotle taugesn't have anythig to do with this. "also reflecting who taught whom, which of these lists ofem" so that means one of them taught the other one, and then the first pers-- so... yeah, i'm gonna "cut the question." >> sojas, i'm just happydn't kn.
>> [laughs] >> i'm--i'm it. did you--you want to take a guess? >> it was d.. d, socrates, plato, aristotle. but don't worry about it. we are getting rid of that question. your $50,000 question will be next time... [audience groans] on "who wants to be a millionaire." that's it for today, sojas. but you're not going anywhere. when we come back, you'll get your new $50,000 question. and you still have two lifelines. he's just five away from $1 million. thanks for watching whiz kids. for everyone who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ closed captioning sponsored by: wahhhh... right. in. your. stomach! watch this!... >>yikes, that ice cream was messing with you, wasn't it? try lactaid, it's real ice cream,
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