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Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 7, 2014

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1. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
In 1967 this great-grandson of a slave joined the Supreme Court

2. TV TITLE ROLES
Julianna Margulies plays attorney Alicia Florrick on this show

3. STAMP COLLECTING
First sold in 1840, the “Penny Black” & the “Two Penny Blue” both featured this person

4. SHORT STORY WRITERS
He spun the tale of “Rip Van Winkle” around 1820

5. LAKES & RIVERS
It flows through the entire length of New Mexico & forms part of its border with Texas

6. THE INTERNET
Google owns this website of uploaded content founded in February 2005

7. ANATOMY
The primary vessel for carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body is this largest artery

8. NATIONAL PARKS
A third of Miami-Dade County is located in this national park

9. 9-LETTER WORDS
It's a word meaning 2 weeks

10. SHAKESPEARE
This history play starts with the “winter of our discontent” speech

11. COUNTRY MUSIC
This “American Idol” winner took over from Faith Hill singing the “Sunday Night Football” theme

12. POTENT POTABLES
Rum brand named for a man who was born in Wales & died in Jamaica

13. QUEENS OF FRANCE
This 16th century Medici queen of France was the great-granddaughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent

14. FISHY ANAGRAM
ROLE FUND

15. BALLET MOVES
A full turn of the body on one foot, it's from the Middle French for “spinning top”

16. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
In the U.S. this holiday is observed on the 2nd Sunday in May

17. FROM PAGE TO STAGE
This musical that debuted in 1964 was based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem

18. STATE OF THE UNION
In the Civil War its 187th Volunteers were the “Keystone Brigade”

19. THE OLYMPICS
This city hosted the Oiympics during the Depression & again 52 years later

20. ANCIENT ANIMALS
This extinct flying reptile's name is from the Greek for “wing finger”

21. TRANSPORTATION
In Europe it extends underwater for 31 miles from Folkestone to Sangatte

22. ENDS WITH “O”
The jargon of a profession or field of study

23. MCPEOPLE
She co-wrote the film adaptation of her novel “Waiting To Exhale”

24. NEWSPAPERS
This Maryland newspaper was founded back in 1837

25. THE PERIODIC TABLE
Cu is the symbol for this element

26. FOR THE BIRDS
The Adelie type of this bird builds nests from pebbles

27. THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Crassus, Pompey & Julius Caesar formed the “first” one in 60 B.C.

28. COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE
This Provo, Utah university was founded in 1875

29. 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE
In 1729 he presented “A Modest Proposal”

30. RECENT HITMAKERS
In 2008 this singer from the West Indies visited “Disturbia”

31. FROM THE GREEK
It's from the Greek for “five-angled”

32. BOOKS INTO MOVIES
This 1985 Orson Scott Card novel came to the big screen in 2013

33. WORLD CAPITALS
It's the capital of Libya

34. LEGALESE
It's the willful giving of false testimony under oath

35. THE BIBLE
Get out! It's the second book of The Bible

36. MEDIEVAL TIMES
King Harald II was killed at this battle in 1066

37. POETS & POETRY
This 3-named poetess wrote, “It is enough to bear / This image still and fair”

38. SCIENTISTS
In 1831 he got his Cambridge degree & set out on the H.M.S. Beagle

39. U.S. CITIES
This state capital's seal shows a phoenix, symbolizing its rebuilding after the Civil War

40. KIDDY LIT
The narrator did not like this Seuss-ian title breakfast “here or there”

41. ANYONE FOR DESSERT?
Ice cream & cake topped with browned meringue is “baked” this state

42. THE GREEK GODDESS
She was born dressed in armor & had no mother, so she sprang from Zeus' head

43. LONG-RUNNING TV
This Mark Harmon drama debuted in 2003 & is still on today

44. NOVELISTS
In 1826 he published “The Last of the Mohicans”

45. MY STARS!
Appropriately, this “dog star” is in Canis Major

46. HISTORIC WORLD LEADERS
He led Russia during WWII

47. TECH COMPANIES
This brand makes the Pentium Processor 967

48. OH, CANADA
On Burrard Inlet, Vancouver is in this Canadian province

49. FEMALE AUTHORS
Aliens, not vampires, helped this author stay on the bestseller lists with her novel “The Host”

50. BEFORE & AFTER
1980s sportswear designer who was used as an immigration center near the Statue of Liberty

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1. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Thurgood Marshall

2. TV TITLE ROLES
The Good Wife

3. STAMP COLLECTING
Queen Victoria

4. SHORT STORY WRITERS
Washington Irving

5. LAKES & RIVERS
Rio Grande

6. THE INTERNET
YouTube

7. ANATOMY
aorta

8. NATIONAL PARKS
Everglades

9. 9-LETTER WORDS
fortnight

10. SHAKESPEARE
Richard III

11. COUNTRY MUSIC
Carrie Underwood

12. POTENT POTABLES
Captain Morgan

13. QUEENS OF FRANCE
Catherine

14. FISHY ANAGRAM
flounder

15. BALLET MOVES
pirouette

16. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
Mother's Day

17. FROM PAGE TO STAGE
Fiddler on the Roof

18. STATE OF THE UNION
Pennsylvania

19. THE OLYMPICS
Los Angeles

20. ANCIENT ANIMALS
pterodactyl

21. TRANSPORTATION
Chunnel/Channel Tunnel

22. ENDS WITH “O”
lingo

23. MCPEOPLE
Terry McMillan

24. NEWSPAPERS
Baltimore Sun

25. THE PERIODIC TABLE
copper

26. FOR THE BIRDS
penguin

27. THE ROMAN EMPIRE
triumvirate

28. COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE
Brigham Young

29. 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE
Jonathan Swift

30. RECENT HITMAKERS
Rihanna

31. FROM THE GREEK
pentagon

32. BOOKS INTO MOVIES
Ender's Game

33. WORLD CAPITALS
Tripoli

34. LEGALESE
perjury

35. THE BIBLE
Exodus

36. MEDIEVAL TIMES
Hastings

37. POETS & POETRY
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

38. SCIENTISTS
Charles Darwin

39. U.S. CITIES
Atlanta

40. KIDDY LIT
Green Eggs & Ham

41. ANYONE FOR DESSERT?
baked alaska

42. THE GREEK GODDESS
Athena

43. LONG-RUNNING TV
NCIS

44. NOVELISTS
James Fenimore Cooper

45. MY STARS!
Sirius

46. HISTORIC WORLD LEADERS
Stalin

47. TECH COMPANIES
Intel

48. OH, CANADA
British Columbia

49. FEMALE AUTHORS
Stephanie Meyer

50. BEFORE & AFTER
Perry Ellis Island

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I am mad that I couldn't fix my typos in Green Eggs and Ham in time :(
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Had 10 blanks so that's 40 already. Half the blanks were total brain farts, i.e. knowing but not dredging up in time (Jonathan Swift, Perry Ellis Island come to mind immediately).
A few too many guesses on the 40 I did answer, and I'll be incredibly lucky to hit the alleged cut-off this time. :(

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zakharov wrote:I am mad that I couldn't fix my typos in Green Eggs and Ham in time
Oh yeah, that's 39 already. I misread and gave "Sam I Am"

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I hope they accept my partial answer of "pengui" for penguin.

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Paucle wrote:Had 10 blanks so that's 40 already. Half the blanks were total brain farts, i.e. knowing but not dredging up in time (Jonathan Swift, Perry Ellis Island come to mind immediately).
A few too many guesses on the 40 I did answer, and I'll be incredibly lucky to hit the alleged cut-off this time. :(
Ditto... I didn't count my blanks (didn't want to waste any brain energy) but I'm in roughly the same boat. Felt pretty good about most that I did answer though.

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Think they'll accept Ellis for Perry Ellis Island?

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CrunchyTaco wrote:I hope they accept my partial answer of "pengui" for penguin.
I'd bet they do. They can be more forgiving than the show.

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What state seal has the phoenix on it?

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CrunchyTaco wrote:I hope they accept my partial answer of "pengui" for penguin.
I hope they accept my answer of "seagull" for penguin.

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That didn't seem as bad as prior years - I'll be able to judge better when the transcript came up.

Kicking myself on Perry Ellis Island - I knew his first name began with a P, just put Paul to have something...Other than that, it was mostly I either knew it or didn't.

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Easier than last year's EST test, which was TOUGH. Not sure exactly how many the hubs got, but it was hard not to chime in!

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Woppy T wrote:
CrunchyTaco wrote:I hope they accept my partial answer of "pengui" for penguin.
I hope they accept my answer of "seagull" for penguin.
The whole reason I ran out of time typing penguin was that I originally had pidgeon before changing my answer with ~2 seconds left.

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timk wrote:What state seal has the phoenix on it?
It was state capital -- Atlanta.

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CrunchyTaco wrote:
Woppy T wrote:
CrunchyTaco wrote:I hope they accept my partial answer of "pengui" for penguin.
I hope they accept my answer of "seagull" for penguin.
The whole reason I ran out of time typing penguin was that I originally had pidgeon before changing my answer with ~2 seconds left.
I don't remember this question at all.
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I didn't get Green Eggs and Ham because I found the question to be very convoluted (whatever it was) in the middle of the test and amid the time pressure. I'm sure that whatever I wound up with, it will be close to the cutoff like it always is. Thanks to Woof for Enders Game in the study guide.
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OntarioQuizzer wrote:
CrunchyTaco wrote:
Woppy T wrote:
CrunchyTaco wrote:I hope they accept my partial answer of "pengui" for penguin.
I hope they accept my answer of "seagull" for penguin.
The whole reason I ran out of time typing penguin was that I originally had pidgeon before changing my answer with ~2 seconds left.
I don't remember this question at all.
It was the question about the "Adelie" species of this bird.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 7, 2014

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Yikes. That was rough. I'm kicking myself for at least a couple of obvious blunders. The aforementioned "Sam I Am" instead of "Green Eggs and Ham". "Atlanta" instead of "Georgia". Uggh.

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