The Eight Thousand Pound Challenge

Bob Sykes, deputy head at Central Middle School,Wallsend,( which is now sadly closed,) wrote this next drama to illustrate Jesus' parable of the wise and foolish builders. Used with permission.

TV Quiz Competition Presenter. (This part is not scripted. Ad-lib is required)

The Wise Family (Ernie Wise and Blue Eyes)

The Fool Family (Tom Fool and April Fool

Presenter ad-libs and opens the proceedings and introduces competitors. He outlines the rules. Each family begins with £8,000. Rules: Double your money with a right answer, half with wrong.

P Q1 Spell FARM as in Old MacDonald had a farm.

T&A E I E I O

P Ad-lib

E&B F A R M

P Ad-lib. Wise now have £16,000. Fools have £4,000

P Q2 Geography. What is the capital of France?

T&A F

P Ad-lib

E&B PARIS

P Ad-lib. Wise now have £32,000 Fools have £2,000

P Q3 Mythology. What animal in Greek Mythology was half-man half-animal?

T&A Buffalo Bill

P Ad-lib

E&B The Minotaur

P Ad-lib. Wise now have £64,000 Fools have £1,000

P Q4 Logic. Spell the first four letters of the alphabet backwards.

T&A (Turns round) ABCD

P Ad-lib

E&B DCBA

P Ad-lib. Wise now have £125,000 Fools have £500

P Q5 Sport. In football what should you do if you are surrounded by opposition

Players and your centre-forward is in front of goal, unmarked?

T&A SHOOT YOURSELF

P Ad-lib

E&B (Shakes head) Pass!

P Ad-lib. Wise family now have £250,000 Fools have £250

P Q6 In the Bible, when it went dark, what did Moses do?

T&A Go to bed?

P Ad-lib

E&B When it went dark? Turned on the Israelites!

P Ad-lib. Wise family now have half a million pounds. Fools have £125.

P Q7 Lastly D.I.Y. If you were building a house, what would be the best foundations?

T&A Sand!

P Ad-lib

E&B ROCK!

P Ad-lib. So Wise family now have ONE MILLION POUNDS. The fools now have £64 from which we will deduct your hotel and travelling expenses, which leaves you with nothing. Ad-Lib to end. © Bob Sykes