Parents' Guide to

500 Questions

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Quiz show for geniuses trades cash for right answers.

TV ABC Game Shows 2015
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Starring contestants from attorneys to neuroscientists, the show has an entertainment factor that comes less from the money to be won and more from the pressure to answer each question well within the 10-second time limit to stay in the game. Random "battles," "triple threat" questions, and the host's suggestions about potential missed strategies all are designed to add to the hype. The series drags on a bit as contestants answer question after question. Meanwhile, though the show claims an intellectual approach, the questions are mainly focused on general knowledge and trivia rather than anything academic. But if you enjoy quiz shows, you'll find it worth watching.

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