Radio: Quiz Crazy

The quiz-show contagion has spread from the U.S. to just about every nation that boasts a TV transmitter. In Brazil contestants compete for as much as 45,000 cruzeiros ($675); in Italy it is possible to win a fat bundle of 5,000,000 lire ($8,000); in Britain a Pakistani college girl got £1,024 ($2,867) for her knowledge of Chaucer. Mexican viewers of The 64,000 Peso ($5,120) Question were grumbling that the sponsor was asking impossible questions to avoid paying the jackpot, but finally a textile engineer named Jaime Olvera broke the bank by identifying two of Cortez' scouts in his war with the...

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