Shiva Oswal, from Cupertino, CA was a contestant who appeared on the 16th season of the special Whiz Kids Week on the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on November 14 & 15, 2017. He is the youngest ever contestant at 13 years old to win $250,000.

He reappeared on the 17th season during the 100 Million Dollar Season week on November 16 & 19, 2018 and won $50,000 after he incorrectly answered on his $250,000 question.


$500 (1 of 14) - Not Timed
A geologist would likely be LEAST helpful for answering questions about which of the following?
• A: Granite boulders • B: Precious stones
• C: Igneous rocks • D: Fruity Pebbles
$1,000 (2 of 14) - Not Timed
A subtle hint that he's one of the good guys, the name of which of these characters from the "Transformers" movies roughly translates to "Best First"?
• A: Rampage • B: Devastator
• C: Optimus Prime • D: Bonecrusher
$2,000 (3 of 14) - Not Timed
Whose website includes a FAQ section that answers such questions as "Why isn't that alligator moving, is it dead or fake"?
• A: The Gateway Arch • B: Central Park
• C: Dodger Stadium • D: Everglades National Park
$3,000 (4 of 14) - Not Timed
In Chemistry class, you can enjoy all the primary colors just by observing sulfur, since it turns blue, is yellow when solid, and melts into what color liquid?
• A: Orange • B: Violet
• C: Green • D: Red
$5,000 (5 of 14) - Not Timed
Popular in Chipotle, carnitas consists of crisp shredded roast pork, and literally means what in Spanish?
• A: Little pieces • B: Little meats
• C: Little strings • D: Little mouthfuls
$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not Timed
Which of the following fictional comic book characters has won a Pulitzer Prize?
"Cut the Question" lifeline used.
• A: Bruce Wayne • B: Clark Kent
• C: Tony Stark • D: Bruce Banner
$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not Timed (SWITCHED QUESTION)
Allowing users to exercise free speech on their wall posts, according to a Virginia court, "liking" something on Facebook is now protected by the what?
• A: First Amendment • B: Second Amendment
• C: Third Amendment • D: Fourth Amendment
$10,000 (7 of 14) - Not Timed
Now that the test has reverted from a 2400-point scale back to a 1600-point scale, which of these represents a perfect SAT score in Roman Numerals?
• A: MVIC • B: CLX
• C: MDC • D: XVIC
$20,000 (8 of 14) - Not Timed
There has never been a U.S. president whose last name has either started or ended with which of the following letters?
• A: D • B: P
• C: Y • D: I
$30,000 (9 of 14) - Not Timed
Which of the following is NOT an anagram for the closest planet to the sun, nor subatomic particles the sun creates, NOR all of space and time?
"50:50" lifeline used.
• A: Iron Tunes • B: Sir Venue
• C: Topaz Ski Car • D: Curry Me
$50,000 (10 of 14) - Not Timed
Which of the following countries do NOT border each other at all?
• A: Uruguay and Paraguay • B: Romania and Bulgaria
• C: Afghanistan and Pakistan • D: Niger and Nigeria
$100,000 (11 of 14) - Not Timed
If the Earth's 4.54 billion-year history were condensed into a single year, Jesus wouldn't show up until New Year's Eve at approximately what time?
• A: One hour before midnight • B: Fifteen minutes before midnight
• C: One minute before midnight • D: Fifteen seconds before midnight
The klaxon called time. He will be back tomorrow with 2 lifelines available.
$250,000 (12 of 14) - Not Timed
Certainly a bizarre term, a "bezoar" is another word for what?
"Ask the Audience" and "Plus One" lifelines used.
• A: The end of a sidewalk • B: A cat's hairball
• C: A wrinkle on a shirt • D: A round of applause
Ask the Audience Results: A: 15% • B: 42% • C: 16% • D: 27%
He went for the audience's answer then it will reveal the answer after the break. And then he got it right.
$500,000 (13 of 14) - Not Timed
Though now associated with Barack Obama, who used the actual word "Change" more than any other president in his inaugural address?
• A: Theodore Roosevelt • B: John F. Kennedy
• C: Lyndon B. Johnson • D: George H.W. Bush
He walked away on this question. His guess would have been B: John F. Kennedy, but the correct answer is C: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Shiva's Second Run to the Million (100 Million Dollar Season):

$500 (1 of 14) - Not Timed
In the famous nursery rhyme that begins “Rub-a-dub-dub” which of these is NOT a job title held by one of the three men in a tub?
• A: Butcher • B: Baker
• C: Candlestick maker • D: Personal shopper
$1,000 (2 of 14) - Not Timed
Movie snack hack! Instead of saying “Fill it partially, top it with butter, repeat until full” at some movie theaters insiders can simply order what popular treat “layered”?
• A: Rasinets • B: Popcorn
• C: Diet Coke • D: Caviar
$2,000 (3 of 14) - Not Timed
In 1983 who was granted a U.S. patent for a “spatial logical toy” whose operation involved “six or nine toy elements” being “simultaneously rotated”?
• A: E.Z. Bakeoven • B: Erno Rubik
• C: Bean E. Baybee • D: Thaddeus J. Potatohead
$3,000 (4 of 14) - Not Timed
Three of the following can define words or names that begin with “ee.” Which one does NOT?
• A: Winnie-the-Pooh's donkey pal • B: Strange, in a frightening & mysterious way
• C: An artist’s stand • D: A wormlike fish
$5,000 (5 of 14) - Not Timed
Even longer than its “giant” relative what animal’s thought to be the largest invertebrate on Earth?
• A: Mega whale • B: Titanic elephant
• C: Mammoth bear • D: Colossal squid
$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not Timed
According to the NY Times, a 706-carat diamond recently discovered in Sierra Leone’s worth as much as $50M which would be about how much per carat?
• A: $708.21 • B: $7,082.15
• C: $70,821.53 • D: $708,215.3
$10,000 (7 of 14) - Not Timed
All carbohydrates are made up of just three chemical elements. Which of the following is NOT one of those three?
• A: Oxygen • B: Hydrogen
• C: Sodium • D: Carbon
$20,000 (8 of 14) - Not Timed
Wellington, New Zealand is the world’s southernmost capital city. All of the following are among the next three southernmost capitals except for which?
• A: Canberra • B: Montevideo
• C: Buenos Aires • D: La Paz
$30,000 (9 of 14) - Not Timed
Competing in the Olympic Games in 67 A.D. what Roman emperor was thrown from his carriage in a chariot race but was declared the winner anyway?
• A: Julius Caesar • B: Marcus Aurelius
• C: Nero • D: Augustus
$50,000 (10 of 14) - Not Timed
As many use “Oscillation” instead of pure “Amplification” academics have noted that a certain invention of the 1950s should sometimes be called what?
"50:50" lifeline used.
$100,000 (11 of 14) - Not Timed
According to ex-Secret Service agent Dan Emmett the steps of the U.S. President’s official helicopter (often visible in photos) are fitted with Plexiglas placards that say what?
"Plus One" lifeline used
• A: "United States of America" • B: "Welcome Aboard Marine One"
• C: "In God We Trust" • D: "Please Watch Your Step"
The klaxon called time. Shiva will be back next week with his "Ask the Audience" lifeline available.
$250,000 (12 of 14) - Not Timed
According to Domino's Pizza, its busiest delivery day of the year is what?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: Super Bowl Sunday • B: Halloween
• C: New Year's Eve • D: The day before Thanksgiving
Ask the Audience Results: A: 80% • B: 2% • C: 8% • D: 10%
Shiva decided to ask the audience and 80% of them voted for A: Super Bowl Sunday. Shiva had thought of that because people who watch the Super Bowl on TV eat junk food and pizza. He decided to go with the audience. But, unfortunately, it’s wrong as correct answer was actually C: New Year’s Eve.