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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omgwheelhouse wrote:
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.
Well I guess reading the clue correctly helps, huh? :) Thanks Alex!

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Insultingly easy. If I hadn't gotten a passing score on last night's test then I would be majorly pissed about not taking this test.

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I had a brain-fart on Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius author. I sat there staring at the question going, "OMG, you know, whats his name? I can't think of it?!" I was trying to remember the name of
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Bret Easton Ellis.
Except the actual author is
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Dave Eggers!

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

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47 for me missing the MATH (of course) since I was trying to work out a number, the South American border country (natuurally) on a 50/59/90 and the Genius author. I find it no contest that it was easier than the Eastern test.

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39-41-ish for me, depending on misspellings and partials. Hoping this year they'll give me a shot at an audition (Washington, DC probably the worst audition city, I fear).

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Setho wrote:Insultingly easy. If I hadn't gotten a passing score on last night's test then I would be majorly pissed about not taking this test.
Sounds like just the kind of contestant Maggie loves. 8-)

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On that first question, does anyone think I'll get credit for:

Romeo a

Even so, I figure that only gives me 41 :|
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44 out of 50. Talked myself out of Gwen Stefani and said Lady Gaga, and confused the noun “gaggle” with “gander.” Couldn’t think of a pin between 2 plates beginning with R (or whatever it was) to save my life.

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45 (not 6, 31, 32, 41 or 50)
ETA: 1st time taking it on jeopardy.com just for fun.
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34/50, taking for fun

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Golf wrote:
Setho wrote:Insultingly easy. If I hadn't gotten a passing score on last night's test then I would be majorly pissed about not taking this test.
Sounds like just the kind of contestant Maggie loves. 8-)
When there is such a large disparity in exams it is frustrating. I've been on the other side before and been very upset. I commiserate with people who took last night's exam and wish they took this one.

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

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tyg wrote: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.
I didn't remember the rule but thought I'd better give all 3 names. On all the others I just gave surnames. Assuming they count
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Pretorian correct for "Praetorian Guard,"
and assuming the answers above are correct, I think I got a 46.

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37/50...should've had at least 40 but had 3 or so clams/mental lapses...now the waiting begins!
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Got 38 on yesterday's, would have gotten 41 tonight so I'm VERY ANGRY
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Count me as a dissenting voice on the question of relative difficulty. I scored a 45 taking last night's for fun. That almost certainly would have been a 46 had I been taking it for real since I would have studied the 2015 thread and been in position to recall The Girl on the Train. I scored a 46 tonight taking the test for real, but I felt like many more of responses tonight were educated guesses.

Misses tonight:
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House of Cards (Scandal)
Dave Eggers (Nicholas Sparks)
Gene Hackman (Peter Sellers)
Rivet (Rod)
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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42/50 off the transcript. Could that math question have been more confusingly worded? Maybe "Two angles with a combined measurement of 90 degrees are known as this adjective" would have been better.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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Magna wrote:
tyg wrote: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.
I didn't remember the rule but thought I'd better give all 3 names. On all the others I just gave surnames. Assuming they count
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Pretorian correct for "Praetorian Guard,"
and assuming the answers above are correct, I think I got a 46.
The rule on the test is always keep it simple. No need to put guard when it's in the clue.
I wrote just marquez. Don't think we needed the rest. The category serves as a TOM. Does Alex ever actually say you must give all 3 in such a category?
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Hello everyone, this is my first time taking the test and am curious as to what happens at this point. I definitely hit more than 35, will my next correspondence from jeopardy be if I am offered a spot to audition? Thanks in advance

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

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Yeah well J! has a REAL problem with tech support and TWitter is full of extremely angry fans, of which I am one.

Successfully logged on and the test window opened and presented 50 clues, of which I responded to 44 correctly, but at the end the window 'hung' and eventually disappeared; when I went to check my status on test result page found that my account was logged out, when logging in discovered test status = "Incomplete." SO FUBAR, again. I spent over 200 hours prepping for this over ten weeks and all day today cramming and reviewing so yes, I am quite pissed right now and am waving the international symbol of good will, digiti tertius to TPTB. IF you have a pro team and pay IT guys millions of $$$ to build a site like this you expect them to get it right. I'm pretty upset atm. This is totally bogus, TPTB owe us fans and applicants a BIG apology and re-test!! :evil:
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

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37 or 38 taking it last night for real, I counted 43 on tonight's I took just for fun..., and I was going to take it Wednesday, but my original conflict on Tuesday was eliminated.
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