“Where is the Great Wall of China?” A contestant on Turkish edition 'Who Wants to Be Millionaire?' had to use two lifelines to answer this question. The contestant has become the butt of many jokes on the internet after the clip, where she failed to answer the simple question, went viral.
26-year-old Su Ayhan, an economics graduate from Istanbul, was asked to name the country where the 'Wall of China' is located during the show, according to Hurriyet Daily News. She was given four choices: China, India, South Korea, and Japan.
She chose to use her first lifeline. “I know the answer but I’d like to ask the audience.” This was only the fourth question during the game.
As only 51% of audience members gave the correct answer, Ayhan was left with no choice but to use another lifeline.
Ayhan called a friend who, fortunately, gave the correct answer and she proceeded further in the game.
Watch her struggle to answer the simple question here:
She was, however, eliminated in the next round when she failed to give the correct answer to the fifth question. She gave an incorrect answer when asked to identify the composer of a popular Turkish song.
Ayhan was brutally trolled on social media with many users even blaming the Turkish education system for her ignorance.
"I had no idea where the Sea of Tranquility was, but don't most people learn what the Great Wall of China is when they're like 5? It must be in so many children's books, TV shows, in school, etc. It's not like a somewhat obscure Ancient Wonder of the World. Also, it's in the name," a Twitter user wrote.
I had no idea where the Sea of Tranquility was, but don't most people learn what the Great Wall of China is when they're like 5? It must be in so many children's books, TV shows, in school, etc. It's not like a somewhat obscure Ancient Wonder of the World. Also, it's in the name.— Nick Ashdown (@Nick_Ashdown) August 6, 2018
She responded to criticism by saying, "I could use my lifelines whenever I wanted."
Originally a British show, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' has seen many editions, including in India where it is called ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati?’ and hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.