Monday, July 05, 2004

Quiz show

I was channel-surfing the pay TV when a quiz show caught my attention. It was called Kunci Khazanah, I think. I don't really know how it works, but there were 6 individual contestants, divided into 2 groups.

In one of the segment, a contestant was answering 10 questions within a time frame. The 10 questions were the same set of questions, so if she could not answer a question, she can move on to the next question, and then return back to the same question another time, all within the time frame. And she could also get help from the other 3 contestants of the other group. She can also give as many answer as she wants, but she has to finish 10 questions within the stipulated time.

She was stucked on one particular question. "What is the most populous city in China?"

She tried to get help from one of the other contestant. The other contestant answered "Hanoi". I was stunned. The host was trying hard not to laugh. You see, she can actually choose whether to use that answer or come up with her own answer. Amazingly she used the answer, which is obviously wrong.

Then she open the question to another contestant, who gave her the answer "Beijing" (I thoughtt it was Beijing also). But the host said it is wrong.

Finally she open the question to the last contestant. He answered "Chieng Mai". This time the host couldn't hold himself and laughed. Amazingly still, she used the answer.

I swithced off the TV.

For those who don't know ;) , Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. And Chieng Mai is a city in North Thailand, where a lot of Malaysian go to buy themselves a young wife. Shang Hai is the answer to that question.