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Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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SHAKESPEARE
1. The monarch with this first name was ruling England when Shakespeare died

TOP 10 HITS
2. Top 10 hits for Meghan Trainor include "Lips Are Movin'" at no. 4 & this song at no. 1

BOTANY
3. This green pigment is necessary for plants to carry out photosynthesis

CITIES OF THE WORLD
4. Mosul & Ramadi can both be found in this mideast country

ANIMALS
5. Its name is from the Greek for "River Horse"

ANCIENT ROME
6. Julius Caesar was assassinated on the 15th, or ides, of this month

AMERICAN LITERATURE
7. "The Naked and the Dead" & "The Executioner's Song" are books by this novelist

COLLEGES
8. After receiving a gift of $1 million in 1873, Nashville's Central University changed its name to this
AFTER RECEIVING A GIFT OF $1 MILLION IN 1873, NASHVILLE’S CENTRAL UNIVERSITY CHANGED ITS NAME TO THIS

ART
9. "Night Watch" is a classic painting from this 17th century master

HOBBIES
10. Not gardening, but this hobby with a 9-letter name is getting to the roots of your ancestors

RHYME TIME
11. Musical instrument for the Mrs.

CANADA
12. Canada’s 3 territories are Nunavut, the Northwest Territories & this one

The Olympics
13. The 2008 Olympics were held in this city
THE 2008 OLYMPICS WERE HERLD IN THIS CITY

BESTSELLING NONFICTION
14. "The Devil in the White City" tells of this city's 1893 World's Fair

WWII
15. The 1944 battle of the Ardennes is also alliteratively called the "Battle of" this

ASTRONOMY
16. The 7 brightest stars in Ursa Major are collectively known as this

THE ORCHESTRA
17. Castanets & the tambourine belong to this section of the orchestra

COOKING
18. A speciality of Naples, this pizza turnover's name means "trouser leg"

FOREIGN PLACES
19. Hajj is a pilgramage to this city
My answer: Mecca

BIBLE PEOPLE
20. All 4 Gospels say Jesus was buried by Joseph of this place

FIRST LADIES
21. She wrote several books including “First Lady From Plains” in 1984

WEIGHTS & MEASURES
22. Like a ship's, an aircraft's speed is typically measured in these units
LIKE A SHIP’S, AN AIRCRAFT’S SPEED IS TYPICALLY MEASURED IN THESE UNITS

POETS & POETRY
23. This Scot's beloved poems include "To A Mouse" & "Address To A Haggis"

LET'S MOVE
24. Sometimes called an aerial rope slide, it's best known as this

DESERTS
25. Simpson Desert is a 55,000-square mile region in this country's Northern Territory

REALITY TV SHOWS
26. The elimination catchphrase from this competition reality TV show is "Please pack your knives & go"

PULITZER PRIZES
27. This author's dystopian novel "The Road" took the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

THE HUMAN BODY
28. An enlargement of this gland is called a goiter

FASHION
29. The French phrase pret-a-porter literally means this

EARLY AMERICA
30. Crispus Attucks, killed during this event, was one of the first to die for American independence

CLASSICAL MUSIC
31. This composer's 1869 work "Wiegenlied" is better known to us as "Lullaby"

BEGINS & ENDS WITH THE SAME LETTER
32. A guess as to the price or weight of something

AUTOMOBILES
33. Powered by multiple sources, Honda's Insight was the first of these cars sold in the U.S.

OPERA
34. Italian for "first lady" gives us this term for the lead female singer of an opera company

NONFICTION
35. This 3-named economist wrote the influential 1936 work "General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money"

GEOGRAPHIC TERMS
36. A country that has no direct access to the sea is referred to by this 10-letter term

MUSICAL THEATER

37. Lola helps save a failing shoe factory in this high-heeled 2013 Tony winner for best musical

ON THE MONEY
38. In 2017 this female author will replace Charles Darwin on the ten pound note

PARTS OF THE BODY
39. This vestigial organ is attached to a part of the large intestine called the cecum

BALLET
40. Cursed by a sorcerer, Odette is the lead role in this Tchaikovsky work.

VOCABULARY
41. A type of humor includes the name of this structure used in hangings

MOUNTAINS
42. You'll find 5-mile high Nanga Parbat in this range

TECH TALK
43. It's what LAN stands for

WOMEN OF HISTORY
44. Clara Barton was the founder of this group

FICTIONAL DETECTIVES
45. The 1930 book "Murder at the Vicarage" featured this female sleuth

MYTHOLOGY
46. Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire & metalworking, was identified with this Roman god

CHEMISTRY
47. The 2 main types of chemical bonds are covalent & this type found in salts

OSCAR WINNING MOVIES
48. "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire" is a tagline from this 1993 film

SCIENCE FICTION
49. In this classic novel from 1898, invaders from Mars attack planet Earth

STARTS WITH “A”
50. To abandon the throne

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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1 James
2 All About That Bass
3 Chlorophyll
4 Iraq
5 Hippopotamus
6 March
7 Norman Mailer
8 Vanderbilt
9 Rembrandt
10 Genealogy
11 Wife Fife
12 Yukon
13 Beijing
14 Chicago
15 the Bulge
16 Big Dipper
17 Percussion
18 Calzone
19 Mecca
20 Arimathea
21 Rosalynn Carter
22 Knots
23 Robert Burns
24 Zipline
25 Australia
26 Top Chef
27 Cormac McCarthy
28 Thyroid
29 Ready to Wear
30 Boston Massacre
31 Johannes Brahms
32 Estimate
33 Hybrid car
34 Prima Donna
35 John Maynard Keynes
36 Landlocked
37 Kinky Boots
38 Jane Austen
39 appendix
40 Swan Lake
41 Gallows Humor
42 Himalayas
43 Local Area Network
44 American Red Cross
45 Miss Marple
46 Vulcan
47 Ionic Bond
48 Schindler's List
49 War of the Worlds
50 Abdicate

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Might be because I'm tired but I think that was my worst test yet. Would not be surprised if I failed to break 35.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Anecdotally the East Coast test always seems brutal. This one was quite challenging. Even my gimme categories weren't gimmes.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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That was definitely more challenging than the one I took in January.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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That felt very tough to me.

Is "Wife fife" the right answer for that rhyme time? That felt like a clutch pull for me.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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I might be on the cusp as well. It didn't feel HORRIBLE, but certainly not my best. I'll just blame my horrific cold :lol:
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OSXpert wrote:That felt very tough to me.

Is "Wife fife" the right answer for that rhyme time? That felt like a clutch pull for me.
Concur

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Yeowch. Pretty tough. I had some problems early on, but did OK later. Overall I think I probably got at least 35/50.

ETA: based on the list Jeff posted below, I think I got around 38-40. Not my best, but OK.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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OSXpert wrote:That felt very tough to me.

Is "Wife fife" the right answer for that rhyme time? That felt like a clutch pull for me.
That was my answer

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Hmm....can't be completely sure of course until the transcript goes up, but this felt like the easiest test for me in some years.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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That was on the of tougher tests.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Yeah,this felt hard. I am thinking that I missed by a few, but the clues that were in my good categories also felt on the difficult side.

From what I remember: it would have been nice if the clue on Miss Jane Marple had come before the one on Jane Austen, so I wouldn't have lost out on the 50 50 90 guess between Austen and Christie! I also misread First Lady from Plains as "First Lady from THE Plains", and guessed Nancy Reagan.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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CrunchyTaco wrote:That was on the of tougher tests.
I agree. I do not think that I did very well.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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I actually thought this one was the easiest I've taken. I'm normally around 30-35, but I have no doubt I was over 35 on this one. The hardest part was the spelling. There were quite a few that I knew the answer but messed up the spelling. Hopefully they were close enough.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Does anyone remember what the clue that mentioned an an aerial rose slide was about?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Clue Jungry wrote:Does anyone remember what the clue that mentioned an an aerial rose slide was about?
I think it was just asking for the other term that means the same thing
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zipline
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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It took me 17 seconds to come up with "estimate" and my stupid brain locked in on "Pleiades" for a group of seven stars. Ugh.

I think I'm in the 40-42 range.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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I'll be contrarian and say that this wasn't either the easiest or hardest tryout test I've taken, with the caveat that the clues in my weak areas (pop music, art, movies) were things I actually knew, although I couldn't think of Rembrandt until there wasn't enough time to type his name.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Does anyone else's profile still show a blank (no check mark) under "Test Taken"? I know it's probably too early to check, but the test site always feels pretty wonky to me and I don't really trust the tech end of it a ton...

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