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Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 8, 2014

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1. EXPLORERS
In 1724 Peter the Great commissioned this Dane to explore the Pacific coast of Siberia

2. TV DRAMAS
Claire Danes plays the Emmy-winning role of CIA agent Carrie Mathison on this Showtime Drama

3. FASHION
In bridal fashions, Blusher, Cascade & Birdcage are types of these

4. BESTSELLERS
The TV series “Under The Dome” is based on the bestseller by this author

5. BODIES OF WATER
The Gulf of Finland is an arm of this sea

6. “A” IN MYTHOLOGY
In Greek myth Jason led this famous group of sailors

7. GENERAL SCIENCE
Nearly all of the earth's weather occurs in this layer of the atmosphere below the stratosphere

8. 20TH CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS
“Glengarry Glen Ross”, about desperate real estate salesmen, won him a 1984 Pulitzer Prize

9. 10-LETTER WORDS
This “botanical” interchange is where 2 highways meet

10. MEMOIRS
She wrote the 2009 memoir “Going Rogue: An American Life”

11. SINGLE-NAMED PERFORMERS
Marshall Mathers goes by this stage name

12. TREES
Brought over from Australia to the U.S., blue gum is a common variety of this tree

13. AMERICAN HISTORY
In November 1906 Teddy Roosevelt left the U.S. to personally see the progress on this engineering project

14. LANGUAGE LESSONS
It's the Spanish word for the midday rest

15. ART
A rich auburn color is named for this Venetian artist, who favored that hair color in his paintings

16. FIRST NAMES
One of the top 5 for U.S. girls born in 2012, it also belongs to a Jane Austen heroine

17. BOOKS & AUTHORS
He reworked a novel called “Stephen Hero” into “A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man”

18. DESERTS
This desert forms the triangular southern half of Israel

19. ACTOR-DIRECTORS
He wrote & directed 2013's Blue Jasmine but doesn't star in it

20. PHYSICS
“Planck” down this term for the smallest amount of energy that can be emitted as electromagnetic radiation

21. ARCHITECTURE
The 3 orders of ancient Greek column were Doric, Ionic & this ornate one named for a city

22. COMPOUND WORDS
It's an apartment house owner who overcharges tenants while allowing the property to deteriorate

23. NAME THE WORK
1902: “The horror! The horror!”

24. ENTREPRENEURS
In the 21st century he kept dazzling visitors to Vegas with The Encore as well as the casino that bears his name

25. CURRENT WORD LEADERS
He served in the KGB from 1975 to 1991

26. THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Triton is the largest moon of this planet

27. U.S. PRESIDENTS
He was President when the 20th century began

28. FLAGS
4 white fleur-de-lis appear on this Canadian province's flag

29. ENGLISH LITERATURE
According to a George Eliot title, the Tuillvers own a mill on this river

30. CLASSIC MOVIE ACTRESSES
She played Ilsa in “Casablanca”

31. ALLITERATION
Bovine term for a business product that is a dependable source of income

32. SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN
While sleepwalking she yells, “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”

33. 4-LETTER CAPITALS
It's the capital of Latvia

34. TECH STUFF
In 2013 Susan Bennett was revealed to be the original voice of this iPhone assistant

35. COLONIAL AMERICA
The Pilgrims formed Plymouth colony & this religious group founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony

36. ANCIENT GREEKS
At age 70, he was put on trial for “not believing the gods the state believes in”

37. NONFICTION
His books included “Diet Revolution”, “New Diet Revolution” & “Health Revolution”

38. ANATOMY
The name of this jawbone is from the Latin for “to chew”

39. WORLD CITIES
Located at the south end of the Bosporus, it's the only major city to lie on 2 continents: Asia & Europe

40. AMERICAN LIT
This author's “House of the Seven Gables” tells of the cursed Pyncheon family

41. LEGAL “E”S
Often issued in times of war, this order prohibits ships or goods from leaving a port

42. BIBLE BOOKS BY STORY
3 friends are thrown into a fiery furnace in this Biblical book

43. COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
Since 1975 this New Year's college bowl game has been played at the Superdome in New Orleans

44. LITERARY TRILOGIES
“The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest” completed the trilogy about a hacker from this country

45. HEALTH & MEDICINE
It's the learning disability in which sufferers reverse words like “was” & “saw”

46. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
During this bloody period of the revolution, at least 17,000 people were executed

47. POLITICIANS
This senator's memoir “An American Son” covers his family's journey from Cuba to Florida

48. THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
The West Indian island of Aruba is a self-governing part of this European country

49. SUCH A CHARACTER!
Robert Bloch based this motel owner in his novel “Psycho” on convicted Wisconsin killer Ed Gein

50. DOUBLE “L” WORDS
Hairstyle described as “business in the front, party in the back”

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1. EXPLORERS
Bering

2. TV DRAMAS
Homeland

3. FASHION
veils

4. BESTSELLERS
Stephen King

5. BODIES OF WATER
Baltic Sea

6. “A” IN MYTHOLOGY
Argonauts

7. GENERAL SCIENCE
troposphere

8. 20TH CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS
David Mamet

9. 10-LETTER WORDS
cloverleaf

10. MEMOIRS
Sarah Palin

11. SINGLE-NAMED PERFORMERS
Eminem

12. TREES
Eucalyptus

13. AMERICAN HISTORY
Panama Canal

14. LANGUAGE LESSONS
siesta

15. ART
Titian red

16. FIRST NAMES
Emma

17. BOOKS & AUTHORS
James Joyce

18. DESERTS
Negev Desert

19. ACTOR-DIRECTORS
Woody Allen

20. PHYSICS
quantum

21. ARCHITECTURE
Corinthian

22. COMPOUND WORDS
slumlord

23. NAME THE WORK
Heart of Darkness

24. ENTREPRENEURS
Steve Wynn

25. CURRENT WORD LEADERS
Vladimir Putin

26. THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Neptune

27. U.S. PRESIDENTS
William Mckinley

28. FLAGS
Quebec

29. ENGLISH LITERATURE
Floss

30. CLASSIC MOVIE ACTRESSES
Ingrid Bergman

31. ALLITERATION
cash cow

32. SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN
Lady Macbeth

33. 4-LETTER CAPITALS
Riga

34. TECH STUFF
Siri

35. COLONIAL AMERICA
Puritans

36. ANCIENT GREEKS
Socrates

37. NONFICTION
Atkins

38. ANATOMY
mandible

39. WORLD CITIES
Istanbul

40. AMERICAN LIT
Nathaniel Hawthorne

41. LEGAL “E”S
embargo

42. BIBLE BOOKS BY STORY
Daniel

43. COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
Sugar Bowl

44. LITERARY TRILOGIES
Sweden

45. HEALTH & MEDICINE
dyslexia

46. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Reign of Terror

47. POLITICIANS
Marco Rubio

48. THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Netherlands

49. SUCH A CHARACTER!
Norman Bates

50. DOUBLE “L” WORDS
mullet

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harder than last nights, I THINK i got more than 40 but i'll need to wait for the clues to be posted
What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.

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Oy.

Rough going. I probably spelled about twelve things wrong. For example, I spelled "Floss" as "Silas Marner" and "mandible" as "maxilla."

Do you think they will take Riggah for Riga? The category was four-letter capitals but it sounds the same. What about "youkaliptus" for "eucalyptus"?

Anyway, if all of those are considered correct, then I estimate that I got 62 or 63 right. Anyone know what the cutoff is?

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Ouch. Definitely harder than last night's. Got 30 on the nose.
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If I didn't pass this one then I don't deserve to be on the show. There were a few toughies in the middle portion, between questions 20-30, iirc, but overall this was one of the easiest adult tests that I remember.

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Honestly, that's the best I've ever felt after taking the test. I'm borderline, I think, but I didn't dwell as much on what or how much I'd missed.

Really hating Glengarry Glen Ross right now, though.

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Will have questions/answers ASAP.

Initial assessment, significantly harder. Not many "gimme" pop culture/music/TV questions aside from the Eminem one, and maybe double the amount of older literature questions.

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Pretty tough, as expected. My 'scream at the computer' moment:
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Austin Powers wrote:Anyway, if all of those are considered correct, then I estimate that I got 62 or 63 right. Anyone know what the cutoff is?
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Wish I'd taken last night's test - ouch.

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Cannot *wait* for the info to be posted. I killed that test!! Feel like I broke 40 for sure.

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Looks like the Tuesday test is the way to go, then... wish I had taken it again this year. :(

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StevenH wrote:If I didn't pass this one then I don't deserve to be on the show. There were a few toughies in the middle portion, between questions 20-30, iirc, but overall this was one of the easiest adult tests that I remember.
I thought the first part was the hardest. Excited there were at least two about politics!

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Not sure of my exact total, but I liked the test. Quite a bit of literature, and and my usual bugaboo categories (like geography) tended to be easy.

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StevenH wrote:If I didn't pass this one then I don't deserve to be on the show. There were a few toughies in the middle portion, between questions 20-30, iirc, but overall this was one of the easiest adult tests that I remember.
Agreed. Though I was in full on choke mode. Couldn't name the Danish explorer. Tried "mastus" for the jaw bone (wrong form of the Latin verb). That whole test felt embarrassing to me.

Also, does anyone know if there's a video up for yesterday's yet?

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TreehugginCowgirl wrote:Agreed. Though I was in full on choke mode. Couldn't name the Danish explorer. Tried "mastus" for the jaw bone (wrong form of the Latin verb). That whole test felt embarrassing to me.

Also, does anyone know if there's a video up for yesterday's yet?
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I didn't take it, but apparently one of the questions was the SJ DD from one of my games (the Daniel one).
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Austin Powers wrote:Oy.

Rough going. I probably spelled about twelve things wrong. For example, I spelled "Floss" as "Silas Marner" and "mandible" as "maxilla."

Do you think they will take Riggah for Riga? The category was four-letter capitals but it sounds the same. What about "youkaliptus" for "eucalyptus"?

Anyway, if all of those are considered correct, then I estimate that I got 62 or 63 right. Anyone know what the cutoff is?

You are too funny. 62 right out of 50? I think it's highly likely they'll accept Riggah, since the screen with the countdown clock states that it isn't a spelling contest - even though the category specified the # of letters.

I heard that Kevin Youklis of the RedSox is really big on eucalyptus. Youklisalytpus.

Felt like there were much fewer pop culture questions that two years ago. I couldn't take 2013's since I was called in for audition in 2012 so I have to compare 2014 to 2012. @012 was also my first so I have nothing else to compare it to.

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