Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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The clues are already posted on J!'s Facebook page. I can't be completely sure what answers they were going for on a few, but I think I got about 41 right. Brain freeze on a couple that I should've known, and I misread one question, but I also lucked out on a couple.
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Definitely got 44/50. Two really silly mistakes including messing up what they were saying was to the west of what in Q42. Then two brainfarts and a couple of oops-too-slows.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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I think I managed to pull 37 out of my ... brain. What a relief!
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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By my quick scoring, managed to get either a 41 or 42. Not bad, considering I missed 3 of the first 7!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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I think I got 39.

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Well I thought I did WAY worse than usual, but from the questions on the J! Facebook page, I think I got 31! Which is about how I usually do :) Note to self: Learn basic history and geography before the next test...

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sherder wrote:Here's the link to the FB post: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 980&type=1
Is that supposed to be May 14th? Or is there some other meaning, like 14 (or more) months in a year?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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45/50.

This is by far the best I've ever done on an online test. I'm giddy with excitement right now!

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I panicked a bit when the text for the first question didn't show up right away, thinking it was a glitch with this computer (took test at library due to iffy home connection). Whew is all I can say; no problems after that. I got 40+ but my how much I don't know. Thank you, thank you to the folks who contributed to the "recent-ish events" thread. That got me 2 questions at least. Reviewing it is highly recommended :D Also disappointed there were no sports questions.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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Did a practice run today and got around 41 or 42. Maybe I should have done it for real tonight :-/

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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Ack, well, I drew a blank on some ridiculous ones (Nomad? How did I miss that) and lucky-guessed a few, but only turned in about 36 right in the end. Not my best performance, oh well. Next year!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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Nice test, not too hard. I count 43 right, and that was even with a few stupid wrong answers on my part.
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"9. MYTHOLOGY | The Roman counterpart of Mars, in Greek myth he was the god of war"
I assume they want Ares here, but the clue is incorrectly worded. Isn't it?

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Just checked my answers, since Jeopardy was so kind as to post the questions...even with the tech problems, 36/50!!!!!!!!

This makes 4 in a row and 5 overall, with no in-person audition...yet!

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OSXpert wrote:Did a practice run today and got around 41 or 42. Maybe I should have done it for real tonight :-/

That is exactly why I don't do that, if it is the only one I pass, I would forever be kicking myself.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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jjwaymee wrote:Not cool. I couldn't see the categories until about question 40 :o

Did this happen to anybody else?
I couldn't see either of the first two questions at all
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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Just read the questions on the FB page. They came up with some really hard ones in the middle. I did know some of the last few, though (like the writer of "Are You There God, it's Me, Margaret-which I read as a kid). Maybe they are making the online tests harder so they can weed out any cheaters.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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To me that was the hardest Eastern test in the last 3 years.

Still pulled off a 32, which is kind of annoying that I'm right on the bubble of what Jeopardy wants 3 years running, but at least I didn't get 34 this year like the last two. Even if I got my one flip right (went Purple Heart instead of Medal of Honor), I still would have had 33, which is still better than 34.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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After looking at the clues, it's close. If all of my educated guesses are right, 41. However, there are a bunch I typed in really fast really late and some I'm not sure on the answers to still, so it'll be close. Hopefully on the right side of 35 when the answers go up

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