Bob had finally made it to the last round of the very popular game show, “The $5,000,000 Question”. The rules state that Bob is allowed to choose the category of the final question. He told the M.C. that he desired a question on American History.
The big night had arrived. Bob made his way on stage in front of the studio and a very large TV audience. He had become the talk of the week. Bob was the best guest this show had ever seen. The M.C. stepped up to the mic.
“Bob, you have chosen American History as your final question. You know that if you correctly answer this question, you will walk away $5,000,000 dollars richer. Are you ready?”
Bob nodded with a cocky confidence. The crowd went nuts. He hadn’t missed a question all week.
“Bob, your question on American History is a two-part question. As you know, you may answer either part first. As a rule, the second half of the question is always easier. Which part would you like to take a stab at first?”
Bob was now becoming noticeably nervous. He couldn’t believe it, but he was losing his focus. American History was his easiest subject, but still, decided to play it safe. “I’ll try the easier part first.”
The M.C. nodded approvingly. “Here we go Bob. I will ask you the second half first. If you answer correctly I will then ask you the first half.”
The audience silenced with gross anticipation . . .
“Bob, here is your question: And in what year did it happen??”