Who Wants To Be A Millionaire viewers say the programme is too easy

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire viewers bemoan show for ‘funny mix of questions’ after a contestant scoops £125,000 despite not knowing what type of instrument a flute is – but how would YOU fare?

  • Katie Chambers, from Hereford, appeared on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
  • Viewers were left ‘shouting at the TV’ as she struggled to answer the questions 
  • Tested on knowledge about Toy Story film and the type of instrument a flute is 
  • One said she had ‘funny mix of questions’  with some on ‘common knowledge’ 
  • Despite their protestations, contestant Katie walked away with £125,000 

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire viewers were left shouting at the television after a contestant was given questions about Disney films and musical instruments during last night’s show. 

Katie Chambers, from Hereford, stunned those watching after she used two of her lifelines answering a question about the Disney Pixar film and struggled to identify which section of the orchestra a flute would belong to.   

Many were less than impressed with Katie’s performance and said the programme had featured a ‘funny mix of questions’ including some which appeared to test ‘common knowledge’. 

One commented: ‘[I was] Shouting at the TV throughout that question. Waste of two lifelines!’ 

Contestant Katie Chambers, from Hereford, infuriated viewers as she struggled to answer questions on last night’s episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Could you answers last night’s questions on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 

 £100

The aim of which board game is for players to solve a murder mystery?

A. Cluedo 

B. Monopoly

C. Scrabble

D. Trivial Pursuit  

Which of these is the common name for a style of slim-fitting skirt?

A. Pencil

B. Crayon

C. Marker

D. Chalk 

£200

What term is commonly used to describe a mostly harmless untruth?

A. Grey fib

B. White lie

C. Blue bluff

D. Mauve myth

What term is used for a restaurant menu containing individually priced dishes for each course?

A. A la trucke

B. A la carte

C. A la barrowe

D. A la wagone

£300

According to the Bible, who was instructed by God to build an ark in order to survive the Flood?

A. Noah

B. Abraham

C. Eve

D. Mary 

What are the first names of the British ice dancers known collectively as Torvill and Dean?

A. Joanne and Kenneth

B. Jayne and Christopher

C. Jenny and Kevin

D. Judy and Callum

£500

The gemstones known as pearls are produced by which of these creatures?

A. Otter

B. Ocelot

C. Oyster

D. Ostrich

What word comes before ‘New Roman’ to give the name of a commonly-used typeface?

A. Telegraph

B. Independent

C. Guardian

D. Times

£1,000

CO2 is the chemical formula for which compound?

A. Nitrogen Dioxide

B. Methane

C. Water

D. Carbon Dioxide 

In the ‘Back to the Future’ films, Marty McFly time travels in what type of car?

A. Ford Escort

B. Vauxhall Viva

C. Talbot Sunbeam

D. DeLorean DMC-12

£2,000

Sir Matthew Pinsent won four consecutive Olympic gold medals in which sport?

A. Diving

B. Rowing

C. Boxing

D. Gymnastics 

When written on an invitation, RSVP is an abbreviation of a phrase in which language?

A. French

B. Spanish

C. Italian

D. German

£4,000

Which of these is a term for a person who writes, edits or compiles dictionaries?

A. Stenographer

B. Demographer

C. Calligrapher

D. Lexicographer 

The flute belongs to which section of an orchestra?

A. Woodwind

B. String

C. Brass

D. Percussion 

£8,000

The historical figure portrayed by Hugh Jackman in the film ‘The Greatest Showman’ had what first names?

A. Jerome David

B. Edward Morgan

C. Phineas Taylor

D. Wystan Hugh

What is the shape of the pasta ‘rigatoni’?

A. Butterfly

B. Ribbon

C. Corkscrew

D. Tube

£16,000

The king who was on the English Throne during the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 reigned under what name?

A. James

B. George

C. Richard

D. Edward

In 2018, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place in which county?

A. Wiltshire

B. Oxfordshire

C. Berkshire

D. Hampshire 

£32,000

Before he became president of the European Council in 2014, Donald Tusk served as prime minister of which country?

A. Italy

B. Poland

C. Greece

D. Sweden 

The ‘Broken Column’ and ‘Diego and I’ are works by which painter?

A. Georgia O’Keeffe

B. Frida Kahlo

C. Salvador Dali

D. Claude Monet 

£64,000

The capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville are separated by which river?

A. Nile

B. Zambezi

C. Niger

D. Congo

In the 1995 film ‘Toy Story’, which character says the final three words: ‘Wow, a puppy!’?

A. Woody

B. Andy

C. Buzz Lightyear

D. Mr. Potato Head

£125,000

Operation Torch was a major military operation held during which war?

A. Boer War

B. World War 1

C. World War 2

D. Korean War 

 How old was William Pitt the Younger when he became the UK’s youngest ever prime minister?

A. 18

B. 21

C. 24

D. 27

£250,000

 Famously used in the 1940 film ‘Fantasia’, ‘The Sorceror’s Apprentice’ is a piece of music by which composer?

A. Gustave Charpentier

B. Paul Dukas

C. Charles Gounod

D. Georges Bizet 

A theodolite is most likely to be used by somebody with which occupation?

A. Car mechanic

B. Surgeon

C. Jeweller

D. Surveyor 

 £500,000

Who won the Wimbledon ladies’ singles title in the year 2000?’

A. Martina Hingis

B. Lindsay Davenport

C. Serena Williams

D. Venus Williams 

HR manager and university graduate Katie joined presenter Jeremy Clarkson during the second part of the programme last night. 

And, after using one lifeline on an earlier question, the contestant came stuck when asked the following question: ‘The flute belongs to which section of an orchestra?’

Perplexed viewers were shocked to see her stumble on the question before she opted to put the question to the audience. 

Just 86 per cent steered Katie to the correct answer naming the flute as part of the woodwind section. 

 

 

Again, viewers were enraged by her ‘ignorance of basic general knowledge’ and one said ‘archaeologists up and down the country are screaming D-Surveyor at the TV!’

Meanwhile she also left viewers baffled when she used up her ‘Ask the Host’ and ’50:50′ lifelines for the £64,000 question.

Presenter Jeremy Clarkson asked: ‘In the 1995 film ‘Toy Story’, which character says the final three words: “Wow, a puppy!”? ‘  

After using her two of her lifelines, she struggled on the answer ‘Andy’, which proved to be correct.

And she went on to  struggle with a further question as Jeremy asked: ‘A theodolite is most likely to be used by somebody with which occupation?’ 

Another question Katie struggled with asked which section of an orchestra the flute belongs to, for which she used her ‘Ask the Audience’ lifeline

In spite of struggling with the difficult questions, Katie walked away from the show with an impressive £125,000 in her pocket. 

But many slammed her abilities online, with one user stating he was shocked that she ‘proudly declared jaw-dropping ignorance of basic general knowledge’.    

Another wrote: ‘It’s ok knowing the answer to questions about renaissance and all that, but if you can’t answer a question on Toy Story then you DUMB!!!’

Another commented: ‘Who can possibly think the flute was a percussion instrument?’ 

For her final question, which she ultimately walked away from to ensure she kept her £125,000, Katie was clueless as to what profession uses a theodolite

Another said the question about the flute was a ‘reason why the arts are important’, explaining that Katie could have ‘avoided using a lifeline on a question like this.’

Another  wrote: ‘#WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire, they’ve got a funny mix of questions, some of the hard ones seem more common knowledge.’

‘When you know the answer to the £250,000 question and you’re shouting at the TV…it’s a surveyor, it’s D,’ another commented. 

The answers to last night’s episode 

 £100

The aim of which board game is for players to solve a murder mystery?

A. Cluedo 

Which of these is the common name for a style of slim-fitting skirt?

A. Pencil 

£200

What term is commonly used to describe a mostly harmless untruth? 

B. White lie

What term is used for a restaurant menu containing individually priced dishes for each course?

B. A la carte

£300

According to the Bible, who was instructed by God to build an ark in order to survive the Flood?

A. Noah

What are the first names of the British ice dancers known collectively as Torvill and Dean?

B. Jayne and Christopher 

£500

The gemstones known as pearls are produced by which of these creatures? 

C. Oyster

What word comes before ‘New Roman’ to give the name of a commonly-used typeface? 

D. Times

£1,000

CO2 is the chemical formula for which compound? 

D. Carbon Dioxide 

In the ‘Back to the Future’ films, Marty McFly time travels in what type of car? 

D. DeLorean DMC-12

£2,000

Sir Matthew Pinsent won four consecutive Olympic gold medals in which sport?

B. Rowing

When written on an invitation, RSVP is an abbreviation of a phrase in which language?

A. French

£4,000

Which of these is a term for a person who writes, edits or compiles dictionaries?

D. Lexicographer 

The flute belongs to which section of an orchestra?

A. Woodwind

£8,000

The historical figure portrayed by Hugh Jackman in the film ‘The Greatest Showman’ had what first names?

C. Phineas Taylor

What is the shape of the pasta ‘rigatoni’?

D. Tube

£16,000

The king who was on the English Throne during the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 reigned under what name?

A. James

In 2018, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place in which county?

C. Berkshire

£32,000

Before he became president of the European Council in 2014, Donald Tusk served as prime minister of which country?

B. Poland

The ‘Broken Column’ and ‘Diego and I’ are works by which painter?

B. Frida Kahlo

£64,000

The capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville are separated by which river?

D. Congo

In the 1995 film ‘Toy Story’, which character says the final three words: ‘Wow, a puppy!’?

B. Andy

£125,000

Operation Torch was a major military operation held during which war?

C. World War 2

 How old was William Pitt the Younger when he became the UK’s youngest ever prime minister?

C. 24

£250,000

 Famously used in the 1940 film ‘Fantasia’, ‘The Sorceror’s Apprentice’ is a piece of music by which composer?

B. Paul Dukas 

A theodolite is most likely to be used by somebody with which occupation?

D. Surveyor 

 £500,000

Who won the Wimbledon ladies’ singles title in the year 2000?’ 

D. Venus Williams 

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