Charles Van Doren vs. the 1994 Quiz Show Dream Team

In 1956-57, TV game-show audiences were riveted to their sets during Charles Van Doren's 14-week reign on NBC's Twenty-One. The bookish champ became an unlikely national hero -- until it was revealed that he had been fed answers to the show's often obscure questions, a scandal dramatized in the new film Quiz Show. Could today's intellectuals handle actual questions asked of Van Doren? Without cheating? Time put these five to the test:

1. Identify the main Balearic Islands.

-- Vos Savant: "Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza." ((correct))

-- Ambrose: "These were the islands surrounding Atlantis?" ((wrong))

-- Hirsch: "Don't know."

-- Rice...

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