A game show
on cable television
The format: the questioner's back is to the camera and never shown, four contestants stand at center stage at pulpits. Questions are of the form:
Mary's Lamb had
A. fleece as white as snow
B. not a place to go
C. none of the above
Points for right answers are tallied, until the ever-visible hourglass' sand runs out.
The inquizitioner has a rude, abrupt demeanor. For example, if all contestants miss a question, he may say, "Universal ineptitude!" He also gives helpful but curt pep-talks to those who lag behind.