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Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 9, 2014

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1. HISTORIC AKA
Prior to being Empress, she was Vicomtesse de Beauharnais

2. MOVIES
Steve Carell voiced the criminal mastermind Gru in this 2010 film & its 2013 sequel

3. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
The name of this 8-day Jewish festival is Hebrew for "dedication"

4. TRILOGIES
"Mockingjay" is the third part in a trilogy from this writer

5. SEAS
This sea extends southeast from Suez, Egypt for about 1,200 miles

6. RELIGION
The Latin version of the Catholic bible revised by St. Jerome in the 5th century is commonly called this

7. ASTRONOMY
Term for motion of a celestial body that is opposite to the motion of most other bodies in its solar system

8. U.S. PRESIDENTS
He carried 40 states in the 1928 election, 6 in 1932

9. HOMONYMS
To keep your tea bag in water, or marked by an extreme angle

10. NONFICTION
This TV personality had 2 nonfiction bestsellers in 2013, "Killing Jesus" & "Killing Kennedy"

11. SPORTS
In 2012 this quarterback joined the Broncos & lit up the Mile High scoreboards

12. FLAGS
This Caribbean country adopted France's tricolor flag but removed the central white stripe

13. WAR
Longbows were important to the 1346 Battle of Crecy, part of this war

14. STARTS & ENDS WITH "K"
It's a small structure open on one or more sides, used as a newspaper stand or booth

15. OPERA
This seductive gypsy foresees her own death in the cards in Act III of the opera named for her

16. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
In 1969 this women's college in Poughkeepsie, New York became coeducational

17. BESTSELLERS
His "Sycamore Row" was a follow-up to "A Time to Kill"

18. MOUNTAINS
The many eruptions of this Sicilian volcano include a fearsome one back in 475 B.C.

19. MUSICAL THEATER
The title character in this Broadway musical sings "Why So Silent?" & "The Music of the Night"

20. THE PERIODIC TABLE
The element Tungsten is also known by this "lupine" name

21. U.S. GOVERNMENT
Robert M. Gates served in this Cabinet post under both George W. Bush & Barack Obama

22. VOCABULARY
It's a lady's dressing table or a synonym for conceit

23. PULITZER PRIZE WINNING WOMEN
She got the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for an epistolary novel set in early 20th C. Georgia

24. THE LAW
The Latin phrase "onus probandi" refers to this; it lies with the plaintiff

25. FIRST LADIES
Buried at Hyde Park, she was a delegate to the U.N. after her husband's death

26. MINERALS
The Mohs scale is used to determine this in various minerals

27. MYTHOLOGY
This group of 3 goddesses who controlled human destiny were called Moirae in Greek

28. POLITICIANS
This democrat is the only person representing California to ever serve as Speaker of the House

29. ART & ARTISTS
In the 1960s he made images of celebrities like Marilyn & Jackie from photographs

30. TV SITCOMS
The Comic Center of Pasadena is a comic book store patronized by characters in this sitcom

31. 7-LETTER WORDS
As an adjective it means polite & gracious; as a noun, it's a strong, sweet liqueur

32. POETS
In 1798 a great-uncle died & he was suddenly a 10-year-old Baron

33. PLACES TO SEE
Located in Utah, it's the last National park alphabetically

34. WEIGHTS & MEASURES
Now 6 feet, this measure of water depth was once the distance between your fingertips with arms outstretched

35. THE NEW TESTAMENT
This apostle said to Jesus, "Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?"

36. TRADE WARS
The British were involved in 2 Opium Wars versus this country

37. WORLD LIT
The title character of this 2001 novel is the son of a zookeeper in Pondicherry, India

38. BIOLOGY
An allele is an alternative form of a gene on these strands of DNA

39. RIVERS
Of Pittsburgh's "Three Rivers", this one is alphabetically first

40. THE ANCIENT GREEKS
Homer's "Iliad" deals with a protracted war of the Greeks & this city

41. ECONOMICS
This American put his "Beautiful Mind" to work on game theory & shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics

42. CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
His "Songs to Remember" include about 50 mazurkas written in a 3/4 dance rhythm

43. POP MUSIC
In September 213 "Roar" became her 8th number one single

44. TRAGIC SHAKESPEARE'
She marries the King of France & tries to use the French army to help her Dad, King Lear

45. DISCOVERIES
He won the first Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of X-rays

46. EXPLORATION
Though killed in the Philippines, he gets credit for the first circumnavigation of the earth

47. POTENT POTABLES
The finest types of this liquor are certified 100% Blue Agave

48. DESERTS
This Chilean desert's average summer temperature is 66 degrees

49. AUTHORS & THEIR CHARACTERS
He's the most famous creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs

50. WORD ORIGINS
Urdu for "dusty", this olive drab cloth was first used in the uniforms of the British Army in India in 1857

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1. HISTORIC AKA
Josephine

2. MOVIES
Despicable Me

3. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
Hannukah

4. TRILOGIES
Suzanne Collins

5. SEAS
Red Sea

6. RELIGION
Vulgate

7. ASTRONOMY
retrograde

8. U.S. PRESIDENTS
Herbert Hoover

9. HOMONYMS
steep

10. NONFICTION
Bill O'Reilly

11. SPORTS
Peyton Manning

12. FLAGS
Haiti

13. WAR
100 Years War

14. STARTS & ENDS WITH "K"
kiosk

15. OPERA
Carmen

16. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Vassar

17. BESTSELLERS
John Grisham

18. MOUNTAINS
Mt. Etna

19. MUSICAL THEATER
Phantom of the Opera

20. THE PERIODIC TABLE
Wolfram

21. U.S. GOVERNMENT
Secretary of Defense

22. VOCABULARY
vanity

23. PULITZER PRIZE WINNING WOMEN
Alice Walker

24. THE LAW
burden of proof

25. FIRST LADIES
Eleanor Roosevelt

26. MINERALS
hardness

27. MYTHOLOGY
Fates

28. POLITICIANS
Nancy Pelosi

29. ART & ARTISTS
Andy Warhol

30. TV SITCOMS
The Big Bang Theory

31. 7-LETTER WORDS
cordial

32. POETS
George Gordon, Lord Byron

33. PLACES TO SEE
Zion

34. WEIGHTS & MEASURES
fathom

35. THE NEW TESTAMENT
Thomas

36. TRADE WARS
China

37. WORLD LIT
Life of Pi

38. BIOLOGY
chromosomes

39. RIVERS
Allegheny

40. THE ANCIENT GREEKS
Troy

41. ECONOMICS
John Nash

42. CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
Frederic Chopin

43. POP MUSIC
Katy Perry

44. TRAGIC SHAKESPEARE'
Cordelia

45. DISCOVERIES
Roentgen

46. EXPLORATION
Ferdinand Magellan

47. POTENT POTABLES
tequila

48. DESERTS
Atacama

49. AUTHORS & THEIR CHARACTERS
Tarzan

50. WORD ORIGINS
khaki

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Terrible. Just terrible. At least one answer (Zion National Park) I got only after I put in a wrong answer, and at least a few inexcusable misses.

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That was brutal.

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That sucked.

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corvo wrote:That was brutal.
For me, by far the hardest of the three tests. I *think* I may have squeaked past ...

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That kicked my ass. Definitely tougher than Tuesday, and I think tougher than Wednesday too. I may have cobbled together 35 but not feeling good.

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Man, that was just so much harder than the first two nights!

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I felt quite good about this one despite blanking on two answers I knew. I'll have to await the transcript to see if my optimism is justified, though.

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A couple of brain farts and a few I just plain didn't know, but I felt like I got at least 40.

Sad to hear the others were easier...I forgot about the Tuesday test until 5 minutes into it and wasn't free for the Wednesday one!
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After seeing all these posts, I don't feel quite as bad.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Yeah....that was definitely the hardest of the 3 tests this week. There was a section in the middle where I was cruising, and then it turned to badness again. I think it was right after I taunted it for asking me a question about the 3 rivers I cross every day on my way to and from work. :-)

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I felt like I had a great start, but there were some toughies in there. Goneril for Cordelia was a tough miss.

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I thought this was much, much more difficult than the previous two nights. Pretty sure I passed with some room, but I scored no 49 or 48 like I did the first two nights. I might be as low as 40. We'll see in a bit.

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After getting 45 and 42 on the first two tests, this one was for real and I'd be surprised if I got 30.

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fowlerism wrote:I felt like I had a great start, but there were some toughies in there. Goneril for Cordelia was a tough miss.
I just flipped a three-sided coin for that one. Looks like it came up correct.

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That was pretty tough. I'm still kicking myself for not remembering Nancy Pelosi's name until a couple of questions later.

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That was my first time taking it and it was horrible. I probably left 20 blanks. Way harder than the examples I've seen on here.

For the future, is there any reason not to take all three nights? I didn't realize I could sign up for all three nights when I registered.

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Leonardisawesome wrote:That was my first time taking it and it was horrible. I probably left 20 blanks. Way harder than the examples I've seen on here.

For the future, is there any reason not to take all three nights? I didn't realize I could sign up for all three nights when I registered.
You can sign up for any of the three nights, not all of them.


And, as you may have guessed, we've broken our record for most simultaneous users. ;)

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