Alan Carver was the last contestant to play with the old money tree in the clock format of American WWTBAM. He is best remembered for answering his questions so fast (even saying 'final answer' before Meredith finished reading all the answers), using only 30 seconds to answer the first 11 questions.

He was one the contestants from who did not make to the Hot Seat on 10th Anniversary Primetime version on August 23, 2009, and one of the contestants who were invited by Meredith Vieira.

Alan's Run to the Million

$100 (1 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Shake Shake Shake
According to Emily Post, at the movies you should turn which of these items to "vibrate"?
• A: Laptop computer • B: Cell phone
• C: Digital camera • D: Significant other
$200 (2 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: That's Class
Dedicated in 1984, Arizona State University's Cronkite School focuses on what professional field?
• A: Fashion design • B: Architecture
• C: Journalism • D: Classical music
$300 (3 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Let's Play House
Which of these household objects is commonly used as a musical instrument in folk and country music?
• A: Umbrella stand • B: Washboard
• C: Lampshade • D: Mirror
$500 (4 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Put a Lid on It
In 2009, a retractable roof was added to Centre Court to prevent rain delays at what prestigious sporting event?
• A: Wimbledon • B: Indianapolis 500
• C: The Masters • D: Kentucky Derby
$1,000 (5 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Bad Words
The name of what medical condition comes from Greek roots meaning "bad word"?
• A: Anemia • B: Dyslexia
• C: Myopia • D: Insomnia
$2,000 (6 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: WWII
The site of an infamous World War II batle, Okinawa is a prefecture governed by what nation?
• A: Japan • B: South Korea
• C: The Phillipines • D: Vietnam
$4,000 (7 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Don't Quote Me
At a 2009 event, President Obama joked that what politician was writing a memoir titled "How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People"?
• A: Hillary Clinton • B: Dick Cheney
• C: Joe Biden • D: John McCain
$8,000 (8 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Denim
Which of these jeans makers features a horse's head in profile in its logo?
• A: Guess? • B: Wrangler
• C: Lee • D: Jordache
$16,000 (9 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Delicious Fruit
What variety of fruit is sometines referred to as an "Algerian tangerine," after where some believe it was discovered?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Clementine • B: Guava
• C: Avocado • D: Papaya
Ask the Audience Results: A: 71% • B: 14% • C: 3% • D: 12%
The klaxon called time and Alan returned home with $16,000
$25,000 (10 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Chicago
In 2009, Chicago's famed Sears Tower officially changed its name to what?
• A: Weston Tower • B: Ward Tower
• C: Willis Tower • D: Woodley Tower
$50,000 (11 of 15) - 45 seconds
Category: Practice Time
By definition, someone who is "skirling" is playing what musical instrument?
• A: Cowbell • B: Bagpipes
• C: Xylophone • D: Accordion
$100,000 (12 of 15) - 45 seconds
Category: Oh, Henry!
Author Henry James famously remarked that "the two most beautiful words in the English language" are what?
'Ask the Expert' lifeline used
• A: Summer afternoon • B: Outdoor cafe
• C: Complete silence • D: Babbling brook
Alan went with his thinking and what the expert (Alexandra "Ali" Wentworth) guessed, which was C: Complete silence, but turned out they were both wrong, and he went home with $25,000. He ended the game with "Phone a Friend" and "Double Dip" lifelines intact.

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