Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Season 3 Episode 14

Episode 237

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 12, 2008 on FOX

Episode Recap

Jeff Foxworthy introduces the fifth graders; Cody, Sierra, MacKenzie, Nathan and Olivia. He notes that there is a mystery desk in the classroom tonight. The first contestant is Jessica Herrell, 26 year old RN. Jeff introduces the mystery desk occupant as Brody, Cody's identical twin brother. Jessica picks Brody as her first helper.



Question #1 is worth $1000 in 1st Grade Math: What is the sum of the whole numbers 1 through 6? She answers 21, which is correct.



Question #2 is for $2000 in 3rd Grade Health: True or False: When someone is near sighted, they have trouble seeing things far away? She answers true, which is correct. She picks Sierra to be the next class helper.



Question #3 is for $5,000 in 1st Grade Social Studies: The National Archives, which houses the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, is located in what US city? She is unsure and decides to use her first cheat, a Peek. Sierra answered Washington DC. Jessica likes that answer and locks it in and it is correct.



Question #4 is for $10,000 in 2nd Grade Animal Science: True or False: Chameleons are the only species of lizard that can change their color based on their environment? She answers true, which is incorrect. Sierra also answered true, which mean Jessica flunked out with no money.



The next contestant is Garry Dredge, a 27 year-old financial aid officer. Jeff then introduces Sylvia Johnson, Garry's mother-in-law, who will fill the mystery desk for this game. Garry picks Olivia as his first helper.



Question #1 is for $1000 in 1st Grade Science: A raison is the dehydrated version of what fruit? He answers grape, which is correct.



Question #2 is for $2000 in 1st Grade Animal Science : True or False: Tasmanian devils are now extinct? He answers false, which is correct. He chooses MacKenzie as his next helper.



Question #3 is for $5,000 in 2nd Grade US Geography: Excluding Alaska and Hawaii, the USA has four time zones; Eastern, central and pacific are three of them, what is the fourth? Garry answers mountain, which is correct.



Question #4 is for $10,000 in 3rd Grade World Geography: What is the capital city of China? He answers Beijing, which is correct. He picks Nathan to be his next helper.



Question #5 is for $25,000 in 1st Grade Spelling: How many times does the letter 'S' appear in the following word, (verbally) desert? He answers one, which is correct.



Question #6 is for $50,000 in 4th Grade World History: Ponce De Leon, who sailed on Columbus' second voyage, is credited with discovering what current US state in 1513? Garry is not sure and decides to use his Peek. Nathan answered Florida. He sticks with Florida, which is correct. He picks Sierra to be his next helper.



Question #7 is for $100,000 in 3rd Grade English: Which of the following is a Palindrome? The choices Vroom, jumbo shrimp or racecar. He answer Vroom, which is incorrect. Time runs out and Sierra's answer will be revealed next time.
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