Yes, the questions are sometimes painfully simple. But I noticed something: Kids play this game with more strategy than adults.
Adults for some reason always start at the top. "I'll take such-and-such for $200." The person gets it, then gets the $400. The next person gets the next question for $600, and the game is tied in one answer.
Kids are smarter. They start at the bottom with the $1200 questions, so their competitors have to answer more questions to make up the balance.
I've always wondered why adults don't do this.