Sent in by Aaron Blanco
This game is a clone of the hit television show “Who wants to be a Millionaire.” Here’s how it works:
The game is nearly identical to the TV version, with a few minor exceptions. All contestants know one or two weeks in advance what portion of the Bible the questions will come from. Aron comments they generally give two weeks’ notice and often cover an entire book, such as one of the Gospels. The Grand Prize is $50 and the prize ladder for correctly answered questions is as follows.
Question #1 = £/$ 1
Question #2 = £/$ 2
Question #3 = £/$ 3
Question #4 = £/$ 4
Question #5 = £/$ 5 (first milestone)
Question #6 = £/$ 10
Question #7 = £/$ 12
Question #8 = £/$ 14
Question #9 = £/$16
Question #10 = £/$ 20 (second milestone)
Question #11= £/$ 25
Question #12= £/$ 30
Question #13= £/$ 35
Question #14= £/$ 40
Question #15= £/$ 50
(You may decide upon less money; but the lure of $50 is a *big* motivator. You may elect to charge a small fee from contestants and observers.)
Obviously the easier questions come at the beginning and gradually become much harder toward the end. Students know that one has a very limited chance of winning the Grand Prize without having carefully read the entire material at least once or twice. (Yet the questions should not be so hard that they are nearly impossible to answer…)
Lifelines are the same except for one. Instead of the “Call a Friend” lifeline, this was substituted for “Check the Bible” lifeline, where a contestant has thirty seconds to look for/confirm the answer in the Bible.
“Fastest Finger” questions may be anything you want, but should be easy enough for anyone to answer. Sheets of paper and pens may be handed to each potential contestant and then the Fastest Finger question is read audibly. The first student to raise his/her sheet of paper (and who has the correct answers) gets to compete for the Grand Prize.
Some students may not do Fastest Finger well. Another option may be to ask the question and have students fold their sheets and hand them in. Then the host draws one sheet at random.
To involve more people, you may invite other students not answering questions to be “guest hosts” and read the questions to the contestants.
Aaron comments they put all the questions on MS PowerPoint, dimmed the lights and showed the questions on a large screen.