My Indian friend Jamal recently participated in the well-known TV quiz show Who wants to be a millionaire?. You might have heard or read about Jamal's spectacular success; the media reported on it extensively.
Here is what Jamal told us about the 125.000 Euro question:
Unfortunately the next question brought back sad memories of my high school years. Prem Kumar gave us a big smile, and it was absolutely clear that he had no idea what the question was about.
B was the only answer that was not on, but I was pretty sure that it was one. And Superman's was one also, and that eliminated C. That left me with A and D. I didn't know one from the other. Both had five letters, both started with a consonant, and both starting consonants were pretty common consonants. Cleverly I then decided to use my 50/50 lifeline. I hoped that A or D would be eliminated. Prem asked the computer to take away two wrong answers, and answers C and D disappeared. So I chose A. I was excited to find out that I was correct!
What was the 125.000 Euro question?
What were the four possible answers A, B, C, D?