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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I guessed on about 10 questions, and they were all right. All of them. Three of them (matisse, bach, preposition) complete uneducated guesses. I got a 37. Hoh lee damn.

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

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Mathew5000 wrote:"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?
I think they got it right. Mars is the Roman name and they wanted the Greek one.

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UniquePerspective wrote: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.
I also wrote Purple Heart because I couldn't remember if the other one was the Congressional Medal of Honor or just Medal of Honor. Then I wrote "secondhand" instead of "hearsay" even though both words were stuck in my head. Whoops.

Also, is there any chance they accept "graphic" for "graphics" in the GIF/PNG question?

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Mathew5000 wrote:"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?
This threw me off and I blanked :roll:
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I count 45. My first thought was "dingo" but I had never heard that as slang for "cowardly" so switched to "jackal" instead. Oops.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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Newhausen wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote: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.
Also, is there any chance they accept "graphic" for "graphics" in the GIF/PNG question?
I hope so. They certainly don't have to based on the way they phrased it though, they were looking for the plural, but I put singular too.

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

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Newhausen wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote: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.
I also wrote Purple Heart because I couldn't remember if the other one was the Congressional Medal of Honor or just Medal of Honor. Then I wrote "secondhand" instead of "hearsay" even though both words were stuck in my head. Whoops.

Also, is there any chance they accept "graphic" for "graphics" in the GIF/PNG question?
I think it's certainly possible. I found at least one piece of information that has a single .PNG file being graphic instead of graphics. If that's not true I actually go down to 31.

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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?
The clue for Question 1 didn't display on my laptop. Questions 2-50. displayed just fine.

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UniquePerspective wrote:
Newhausen wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote: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.
I also wrote Purple Heart because I couldn't remember if the other one was the Congressional Medal of Honor or just Medal of Honor. Then I wrote "secondhand" instead of "hearsay" even though both words were stuck in my head. Whoops.

Also, is there any chance they accept "graphic" for "graphics" in the GIF/PNG question?
I think it's certainly possible. I found at least one piece of information that has a single .PNG file being graphic instead of graphics. If that's not true I actually go down to 31.
Thanks. That question is the difference between 34 and 35 for me, so I'm praying they show some leniency.

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Took it for fun off the J! Facebook page, and I think I did pretty good! Only clammed two (I know, I know!) - nos. 1 and 20, and made an educated guess on about 5 or so, but I'm waiting to see the answers, either here on on the J! Facebook page, before I will definitely state my unofficial score.

Of course, it only matters a) on my real test on Thursday, and b) if it results in an audition invite.
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UniquePerspective wrote:
Newhausen wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote: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.
I also wrote Purple Heart because I couldn't remember if the other one was the Congressional Medal of Honor or just Medal of Honor. Then I wrote "secondhand" instead of "hearsay" even though both words were stuck in my head. Whoops.

Also, is there any chance they accept "graphic" for "graphics" in the GIF/PNG question?
I think it's certainly possible. I found at least one piece of information that has a single .PNG file being graphic instead of graphics. If that's not true I actually go down to 31.
Considering they emphasize that this isn't a spelling test and that a computer is what grades these tests, I think it's more likely than not they will accept it without the s.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

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Magna wrote:
Mathew5000 wrote:"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?
I think they got it right. Mars is the Roman name and they wanted the Greek one.
How? Roman counterpart of Mars makes no sense, as Mars is the Roman name. They could have just left it "in Greek myth he was the god of war"
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1. Outlander
2. Scandal
3. ion
4. Cincinnati
5. hearsay
6. forum
7. Voltaire
8. Android
9. Ares
10. (Congressional) Medal of Honor
11. nomad
12. Danube
13. Buster Keaton
14. The Glass Menagerie
15. Stephen Douglas
16. obsidian
17. Henri Matisse
18. Greece
19. Jesus
20. Wild
21. rack
22. graphic(s)
23. As You Like It
24. Martha Stewart
25. Utah
26. Hozier
27. Howl
28. femur
29. jubilee
30. Bull Run
31. John Kerry
32. dystopia
33. Rosh Hashanah
34. dingo
35. Moby Dick
36. Tallinn
37. You Oughta Know
38. Koch
39. Bohr
40. JS Bach
41. crucify
42. Montana
43. Notre Dame
44. Gorbachev
45. Judy Blume
46. rib
47. sodium
48. X-Men
49. ISIS
50. preposition
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Fortunately I don't think it mattered that I couldn't see 80% of the categories. By my count I have about 41-42, depending on if "graphics" is acceptable. I did put "distopian" instead of "distopia" for question 32. It would have been nice to know that they were looking for an eight-letter word. :roll:

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For question 30: I think they were looking for "Bull Run", but would "Manassas" also be an acceptable answer? Same battle, different name.

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dnbguy wrote:For question 30: I think they were looking for "Bull Run", but would "Manassas" also be an acceptable answer? Same battle, different name.
Definitely, both are commonly used.

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Based on what I can confirm, it seems like I got exactly 35 right! So excited and nervous! :shock:

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That was quick! Thanks.
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35 on the dot, assuming "graphic" is accepted!

Art and Classical Music are usually 2 of my best categories, but I said Haydn for Bach and Duchamp for Matisse. I can't claim it was only pop culture and general knowledge that got me this time around.

I was happy to make educated lucky guesses on Utah, "You Oughta Know," and femur.

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Assuming Lampy is correct (thank you!), I got 35 on the nose, thanks to some lucky guesses. I'll be sweating for sure! Last year was definitely better (and I still didn't get an audition, so who knows?).
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