Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Season 3 Episode 8

Episode 309

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 2008 on FOX

Episode Recap

Jeff Foxworthy introduces the fifth graders; Jenna, Bryce, Jonathan, Francesca and Olivia. The first contestant is Dave Ellis is a 31 year old a bartender and a Boston Celtics fan. Jeff announces that there will be a Visiting Class tonight, 5 of the Boston Celtics' cheerleaders; Stacy, Caitlin, Rachel, Alexis and Rebecca. He picks Caitlin as his first helper. Question #1 is worth $1000 is a 1st Grade Music: What was the name of this musical instrument (picture shown)? He answers trombone, which is correct. Question #2 is for $2000 in 1st Grade Life Science: True or False: Roses are the only flowering plants with thorns? He is not sure and decodes to Peek at Caitlin's answer of true. He thinks it is false, which is correct. He picks Jenna to be the next class helper. Question #3 is for $5,000 in 2nd Grade Spelling: Spell the following word (verbally) feisty? He answers F-I-E-S-T-Y, which is correct. Question #4 is for $10,000 in 2nd Grade Vocabulary: Which of these is a synonym of the word rural? The choices are urban, countryside or metropolitan. Dave answers countryside, which is correct. He picks Francesca as his next helper. Question #5 is for $25,000 in 3rd Grade World Geography: Katmandu is the capital of what country? He answers Nepal, which is correct. Question #6 is for $50,000 in 4th Grade US History: On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus in what US city? Dave answers Montgomery Alabama, which is correct. He picks Stacy as his next helper. Question #7 is for $100,000 3rd Grade Earth Science: True or false: Pure cork comes from the ocean? He answers false, which is correct. Question #8 is for $175,000 in 5th Grade Literature: In what decade was the Herman Melville novel Moby Dick first published? Dave is not sure and decides to leave with $100,000. He would have guessed the 1920's, which would have been incorrect. The correct answer is 1850's. The next contestant is Lacresia Witcher, a 28 year-old Miss Plus America and the director of the Emma Center (a place for troubled youths). She picks Bryce as her first class helper. Question #1 is worth $1000 is a 1st Grade Math: True or False: The sum of the digits in the number 768 is equal to 22? She answers true, which is incorrect. Bryce also answered true and Lacresia flunks out with no money.
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