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 his 200 Euro question:
After my success in the first round, I started to feel a bit more confident. Prem Kumar cleared his throat, rolled his eyes, stretched his neck like a gander and started to read the 200 Euro question. I sat up straight and feverishly looked through the answers. All four answers were single letters!
I immediately discarded the second and the third answer; it was more likely to find them around restrooms, and of course ladies were always first. However, I wasn't quite sure about the first and the fourth answer: most ornithologists (and indeed also most people from the street) talk about the shape being the first answer, but I had always seen it looking more like the answer D, although they both were pretty similar letters. However, since this is a quiz show at popular culture and trivia level, I decided to go with conventional wisdom and to choose the first answer.
What was the 200 Euro question?
What were the four possible answers A, B, C, D?