“My name is Julia Gillard and I am not smarter than a Fifth Grader,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Gillard admitted the shocking revelation last night after dipping out on the big prize on Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader. But she came very darn close.
Gillard took out the $100,000 prize when she declined answering the second last question at $250,000.
That question was: “Published in 1991 shortly after his death, ‘The Minpins’ was the last book by which author?”
“This is what I feared,” said Gillard.
“Even though I would never give this advice as Education Minister, I think I might be dropping out of school, Rove.”
The answer was Roald Dahl (which the kids correctly guessed). In declining the question she dropped back to her $100,000 win for her charity Western Chances. She had also correctly guessed the number of verticles on a regular Octahedron (6).
But the night proved too tricky.
“I would prefer to do Question Time, Kerry O’Brien, Tony Jones on Lateline in a block than do this. This is much, much harder!” she said.