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How Much Money Would You Win On "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"?

Without using any lifelines.

This is John Carpenter, the first American contestant to win $1,000,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

In November of 1999, John answered all 15 questions correctly without using a single lifeline. On the final question, he pretended to use a lifeline to call his dad to tell him he'd won the million.

What follows are all 15 of John's questions. In his shoes, would you have won the million?