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

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

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A bit harder than most online tests I've taken. That, combined with one very dumb mistake and one slightly dumb mistake, probably put me at the lower end of my range, which would be about a 38.

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I actually spent some time today going over the emmys, grammys and oscars of the last year assuming that there would be one current pop culture question. Outside of "Top Chef" was there really any others. It seemed to me that last year the current pop culture stuff was good for several questions.

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

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Was the question about a guess that started and ended with the same letter supposed to be knack or hunch, or would either be acceptable, or is it something different?

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Sherm wrote:I actually spent some time today going over the emmys, grammys and oscars of the last year assuming that there would be one current pop culture question. Outside of "Top Chef" was there really any others. It seemed to me that last year the current pop culture stuff was good for several questions.
Megan Trainor. That was about the only other one.

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

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I thought it was pretty easy.
Missed Jane Austen (said Christie), James I (said Elizabeth I), and only had time for the first couple letters of "SCHIN" dler's List! (think they'll know what i was going for?)

Urgh, and Top Chef (said Hells Kitchen.) I *hate* reality shows and never watch them. Should I?
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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This was a good one for me, I think I got 43/50, with one I should have had but got caught in the wrong tab trying to confirm a previous answer and ran out of time. Here's what I have for answers, no idea what they wanted on #41, let me know if you got it or know what they were going for, and if you have any other corrections/additions/comments.
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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 (just Red Cross should be wrong, but I'm not sure if Jeopardy! has ever accepted it.)
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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Cat Hammarskjold wrote:Was the question about a guess that started and ended with the same letter supposed to be knack or hunch, or would either be acceptable, or is it something different?
I said "estimate"

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Cat Hammarskjold wrote:Was the question about a guess that started and ended with the same letter supposed to be knack or hunch, or would either be acceptable, or is it something different?
I said estimate

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

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jjwaymee wrote:It took me 17 seconds to come up with "estimate"
Me Too.
jjwaymee wrote:and my stupid brain locked in on "Pleiades" for a group of seven stars. Ugh.
For some reason I thought that the Little Dipper was in Ursa Major :evil:

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

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Jeff6286, No. 41 is gallows humor.

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I thought this was one of the easiest yet, very sure I got 40, and I may have got a few lucky guesses.
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jjwaymee wrote: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.
It took me about two minute to come up with Norman Mailer, which is a killer, because I was trying to think of his name for about 10 questions, like that does any good. I saw a special on him on netflix about a year ago. I knew exactly who they wanted, and I could tell you more about the guy than just about anybody (we are talking Rip Torn hitting him in the head with a hammer during a film scene), but I could not come up with his name at all. Those are the ones I just hate.

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triviawayne wrote:I thought this was one of the easiest yet, very sure I got 40, and I may have got a few lucky guesses.
I'm a little concerned because this is closer to how I feel - I normally get around 30, but this time I estimate (lol) 38. I think maybe part of that was the relative lack of pop culture questions; I struggle with those (although I remembered just in time to put Top Ch, the well-known reali s ab coo).

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

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jjwaymee wrote: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.
Did the same thing, then erased "Seven Sisters", then typed "Big Di" before time ran out.

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Taking it for realsies, I got 44 or 45, depending on the official scoring decision on one of my responses. I did find it tougher than usual for these things. An astonishing number of my guesses panned out. My misses:
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The Meghan Trainor song (I had no guess -- I had studied stuff like that but had forgotten it)

genealogy, which I misspelled "geneaology" making it 10 letters in a category that demanded 9 letters. ETA: I'm assuming my response on this one will be marked wrong, but given that spelling generally doesn't count on these online tests, despite the mention of 9-letters in the clue, and given how lenient they are with accepting incomplete answers, who knows?

ziplining (assuming that's what they were going for) -- I got confused and said rappeling.

pituitary for thyroid.

Schubert for Brahms.

ionic bonds as the opposite of covalent -- I blanked on that one.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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I think James is correct in place of Elizabeth

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

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jeff6286 wrote: 41 (no idea, something about a type of humor that has a similar name as a type of chain used in hangings, I can't remember enough to find an answer.)
I put "gallows" for this one.

Assuming gallows is correct, I got a 36/50, hopefully good enough.

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Ok so this is my first time taking the online test - not sure how I did. Guessing in the 30's but just a guess. Those who have taken it before - will my actual score be posted, or will they post the questions and I have to try to remember my answers?

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OSXpert wrote:I think James is correct in place of Elizabeth
100%, considering that James I was on the throne when the Bard died in 1616.
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