Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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PeteMoss wrote:I had no idea who the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were. I never heard of those songs.
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Green Day.

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PeteMoss wrote:I had no idea who the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were. I never heard of those songs.
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Green Day.
I knew American Idiot but not the other one.
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Substantially easier than yesterday. I think I only missed
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fourth president - one of the M guys... said Monroe (Madison)
Spargel - said celergy (it is asparagus)
Optimist's Daughter - said Morrison (it's Eudora Welty)
California Mill - said Sutton (it's Sutter)
Flock of Geese not flying - had nothing, said waddle (it's gaggle)
100 yrs of solitude - blanked, couldn't get Guy Gavriel Kay out of my mind, despite having read the book (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
giving 44.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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I'm in California and felt it was weighted pretty heavily this way. Eggers and Warriors questions might be tougher for the Central crowd, however. That said, I'll take all the help I can get to make up for my ignorance of network TV shows (that aren't Jeopardy!).

Best of luck!

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ClosingTime wrote:
Johnblue wrote:Just finished and I think it was much easier than last night's!
Agreed...had probably 41 last night. Only 5 tonight I was unsure about. Finally picked the correct night to take it for real! Now will cross my fingers and hope for an audition. It would be nice to find out they don't want me on the show because of my appearance and personality for a change, instead of my not scoring high enough to pass the test! :D

Have I just not noticed on prior tests, or is it a new add where they reveal the category for a few seconds before each clue? It made it a lot easier for me to focus vs. spending a few precious seconds on each clue trying to decipher what they were looking for.
Yes, I think that was new. Very helpful...But no before-and-afters or anything I recall where the category was tricky...

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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spoiler for answers which should have the majority correct. I'll monitor the thread to get the other ones in I missed.
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Romeo & Juliet
House of Cards
Oppenheimer
Ottawa
Volkswagen
James Madison
Gulliver
Budweiser
clavicle
asparagus
warden
Orinoco
Gwen Stefani
Eudora Welty
Praetorian Guard
silver
lion
San Francisco
dagger
Emma Lazarus
Sutter
coffee
Dave Eggers
chess
Space Needle
Gene Hackman
Ralph Ellison
Dolly
Maybelline
Florence Nightingale
complement(ary)(Added together it's either of 2 angles producing an angle of 90 degrees)
rivet
a la mode
Troy
sonnet
Olympus
Green Day
Yellowstone
mononucleosis
Cain
gaggle
Chile
140
Chicago
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
treble
hadron
Warriors
Virgil
bribery or bribing
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43 for me with some very silly mistakes. The transcript is available as a PDF here on the J! site.

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Annoyed that I got the middle name wrong on the three name authors clue. Normally I would've just given the last name (which I did for all the other clues), but my recollection is that when there's a category named like that on the show, they'll want all three names. Personally kicking myself for blanking on Gene Hackman and adding an L to start "Eggers".

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MarkBarrett wrote:spoiler for answers which should have the majority correct. I'll monitor the thread to get the other ones in I missed.
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Complementary
is the answer for the angles
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davey wrote:
ClosingTime wrote:
Johnblue wrote:Just finished and I think it was much easier than last night's!
Agreed...had probably 41 last night. Only 5 tonight I was unsure about. Finally picked the correct night to take it for real! Now will cross my fingers and hope for an audition. It would be nice to find out they don't want me on the show because of my appearance and personality for a change, instead of my not scoring high enough to pass the test! :D

Have I just not noticed on prior tests, or is it a new add where they reveal the category for a few seconds before each clue? It made it a lot easier for me to focus vs. spending a few precious seconds on each clue trying to decipher what they were looking for.
Yes, I think that was new. Very helpful...But no before-and-afters or anything I recall where the category was tricky...
True...I guess it just allowed my brain a few seconds to reset between questions, which aided considerably.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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MarkBarrett wrote:spoiler for answers which should have the majority correct. I'll monitor the thread to get the other ones in I missed.
Spoiler
Romeo & Juliet
House of Cards
Oppenheimer
Ottawa
Volkswagen
James Madison
Gulliver
Budweiser
clavicle
asparagus
warden
orinoco
Gwen Stefani
Eudora Welty
Praetorian Guard
silver
lion
San Francisco
dagger
Emma Lazarus
Sutter
coffee
Dave Eggers
chess
Space Needle
Gene Hackman
Ralph Ellison
Dolly
Maybelline
Florence Nightingale
(Added together it's either of 2 angles producing an angle of 90 degrees)
rivet
a la mode
Troy
sonnet
Olympus
Green Day
Yellowstone
mononucleosis
Cain
gaggle
Chile
140
Chicago
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
treble
hadron
Warriors
Virgil
bribery or bribing
I agree with those answers. The one you left blank is
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complement

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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^ If the answers posted above are correct, I got 33 correct. Still, I should have done better. I thought of Eudora Welty for Mississippi but thought she was too old to win a 1973 Pulitzer.

Oh well...WTNY, I guess. Good luck to everyone else. I will live vicariously through your success as the process moves along.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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Thanks Crazymatt & boson, I edited in the MATH answer using both of your forms.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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It was pretty easy even though I switched the kissing question. :x All things considred, I feel quite good about my results tonight.

Based on the list, I count 40 correct.

I missed:
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Eudora Welty (Alice Walker)
coffee (rum)
Dave Eggers (Stephen Hawking)
complementary (obtuse)
rivet (no answer)
Troy (Athens)
sonnet (no answer)
mononucleosis (AIDS- changed from right answer!)
gaggle (gander)
Chile (Peru)
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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I put down Teller for "The Father of the Hydrogen Bomb". I assume they will accept that, based on http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search ?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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Echo the easier comments.

Thoughts on rod instead of rivet?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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I typed Maybeliine but didn't think that was right anyway so didn't correct the typo. But maybe they'll accept it and I did better even than I thought...

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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My answer list, compiled separately from Mark's above, but we seem to agree on all 50, as far as I can see.
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1 Romeo and Juliet
2 House of Cards
3 Robert Oppenheimer
4 Ottawa
5 Volkswagen
6 James Madison
7 Gulliver
8 Budweiser
9 clavicle
10 asparagus
11 warden
12 Orinoco
13 Gwen Stefani
14 Eudora Welty
15 Praetorian guard
16 silver
17 lion
18 San Francisco
19 dagger
20 Emma Lazarus
21 Sutter
22 coffee
23 Dave Eggers
24 chess
25 Space Needle
26 Gene Hackman
27 Ralph Ellison
28 Dolly
29 Maybeline
30 Florence Nightingale
31 complementary
32 rivet
33 a la mode
34 Troy
35 sonnet
36 Mt. Olympus
37 Green Day
38 Yellowstone
39 mononucleosis
40 Cain
41 gaggle
42 Chile
43 140 characters
44 Chicago
45 Gabriel Garcia Marquez
46 treble clef
47 hadron
48 Golden State Warriors
49 Virgil
50 bribery

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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BulgarianBeast wrote:I put down Teller for "The Father of the Hydrogen Bomb". I assume they will accept that, based on http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search ?
Atomic.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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BulgarianBeast wrote:I put down Teller for "The Father of the Hydrogen Bomb". I assume they will accept that, based on http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search ?
The clue was "atomic" bomb...

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