May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

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May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

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Here are the questions, thanks to nlw44 for transcribing, you can also see the video from sherder in the second post.
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MAY 31 2017 ONLINE TEST

1 – AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
THIS RELIGIOUS LEADER’S 1990 AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS “FREEDOM IN EXILE”

2 – RHYME TIME
CLINTON VEEP’S DUTIES

3 – CHEMISTRY
THESE, LIKE IONIC OR COVALENT, LINK ATOMS TO FORM MOLECULES

4 – MONARCHS
THE BROTHER OF KING RICHARD, THE LIONHEARTED, HE SEALED HIS NAME ON THE MAGNA CARTA

5 – BUSINESS
PIZZA HUT, KFC & TACO BELL ARE PART OF THIS BRAND THAT USES AN EXCLAMATION POINT

6 – SMALL COUNTRIES
THE GRIMALDI FAMILY BEGAN RULING THIS PRINCIPALITY IN 1297

7 – BIBLE HEROES
IN THE BOOK OF JUDGES THIS MAN KILLS A LION WITH HIS BARE HANDS

8 – GOVERNMENT
THIS FORMER SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR IS THE CURRENT U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.

9 – STEPHEN KING
THIS STEPHEN KING BOOK IS SUBTITLED “A NOVEL OF A GIRL WITH A FRIGHTENING POWER”

10 – ORANGE STUFF
THE ORANGE FREE STATE WAS ONE OF THE 4 TRADITIONAL PROVINCES OF THIS COUNTRY

11 – 2016 MOVIES
CASEY AFFLECK PLAYED A SAD JANITOR IN THIS FILM

12 – U.S. PRESIDENTS
“THE BUCK STOPS HERE” WAS THE MOTTO OF THIS PRESIDENT FROM MISSOURI

13 – ACRONYMS
IT’S THE 6-LETTER ACRONYM FOR THE HIGHEST COURT IN AMERICA

14 – POETRY
“NORTH OF BOSTON” WAS A 1914 COLLECTION OF POEMS BY THIS CHRONICLER OF RURAL NEW ENGLAND

15 – ISLAND NATIONS
THIS ARAB ISLAND NATION IS ACTUALLY MADE UP OF MORE THAN 30 ISLANDS IN THE PERSIAN GULF

16 – ANATOMY
THE RESEMBLANCE OF A HUMAN HEART VALVE TO A BISHOP’S HAT GIVES IT THIS NAME

17 – CLASSICAL MUSIC
BORN NEAR WARSAW, AT AGE 7 HE WROTE “POLONAISE IN G MINOR”

18 – POLITICAL PARTIES
LIKUD IS A MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY IN THIS COUNTRY

19 – MUSIC
HIS NO. 1 ALBUMS INCLUDE “VIEWS”, ABOUT HIS HOMETOWN OF TORONTO, & “MORE LIFE”, FROM 2017

20 – 21ST CENTURY FICTION
DONNA TARTT WON A PULITZER FOR THIS NOVEL ABOUT A PAINTING OF A BIRD

21 – STATE CAPITALS
IT’S THE CAPITAL OF PENNSYLVANIA

22 – MAGAZINES
FOUNDED IN 1888, THIS WORLD-SPANNING MAGAZINE WAS ACQUIRED BY FOX IN 2015

23 – CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
HE’S THE COBRA-SLAYING MONGOOSE IN “THE JUNGLE BOOK”

24 – FOOD
ITALIAN PASTA MADE CARBONARA STYLE TRADITIONALLY GETS BITS OF THIS TYPE OF MEAT

25 – LANDMARKS
STILL IN BUSINESS, THIS LEGENDARY HARLEM THEATRE OPENED AS A BURLESQUE HOUSE IN 1914

26 – HOMOPHONES
A TIME OF DAY OR A TIME OF SADNESS

27 – CHARACTERS IN MUSICALS
IN “MY FAIR LADY”, THIS CHARACTER IS THE MODERN COUNTERPART OF THE LEGENDARY SCULPTOR PYGMALION

28 – THE CONSTELLATIONS
THE CONSTELLATION OF THIS HUNTER CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY HIS CLUB, SWORD & BELT

29 – GAMES
THE GOAL OF THIS HASBRO GAME IS TO IMPROVE CAVITY SAM’S HEALTH

30 – CANADA
THE FIRST KNOWN MENTION OF THE WORD “CANADA” WAS IN 1535 IN THIS FRENCH EXPLORER’S JOURNAL

31 – THE ORCHESTRA
YOU’LL FIND TIMPANI IN THIS SECTION OF THE ORCHESTRA

32 – TV COMEDIES
THE TITLE OF THIS AMERICA FERRARA SITCOM REFERS TO BUSINESSES LIKE TARGET & COSTCO

33 – GOVERNMENT
CONGRESS IS MADE UP OF 100 SENATORS & THIS MANY MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

34 – EXPLORERS
A STRAIT BETWEEN THE TIP OF SOUTH AMERICA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO IS NAMED FOR THIS PORTUGUESE EXPLORER

35 – BRITISH LITERATURE
“THE WAR OF THE WORLDS” & “THE INVISIBLE MAN” ARE BY HIM

36 – POTENT POTABLES
COGNAC IS A TYPE OF THIS SPIRIT

37 – BEGINS & ENDS WITH THE SAME LETTER
UBIQUITOUS MEANS THIS, ALSO 10 LETTERS LONG

38 – HOBBIES
A PHILATELIST IS PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH THE COLLECTION OF THESE

39 – ANIMALS
URSUS MARITIMUS IS THE SCIENTIFIC NAME OF THIS LARGE CARNIVORE

40 – DANCE
THIS AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHED “REVELATIONS”, HIS DANCE COMPANY’S SIGNATURE PIECE SET TO GOSPELS

41 – STREAMING OPTIONS
“LUKE CAGE” & “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” ARE ORIGINAL SERIES FROM THIS STREAMING SERVICE

42 – FRENCH HISTORY
LOUIS XIV HAD HIS DAD’S HUNTING LODGE TRANSFORMED INTO THIS PALACE

43 – TECH TALK
ALLITERATIVE TERM FOR HARDWARE THAT AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFIES & CONFIGURES WITH YOUR COMPUTER

44 – LAKES & RIVERS
THE ANGARA RIVER IS THE ONLY OUTLET OF THIS DEEP SIBERIAN LAKE

45 – WHO’S TALKING IN SHAKESPEARE
HE SAYS, “FRIENDS, ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN, LEND ME YOUR EARS”

46 – OPERA
“TOSCA” & “MADAME BUTTERFLY” WERE WRITTEN BY THIS TUSCAN-BORN COMPOSER

47 – DNA
IT’S THE SCIENTIFIC TERM FOR DETERMINING THE ORDER OF NUCLEOTIDES IN A DNA MOLECULE

48 – WORDS FROM BOOKS
IN THE WORKS OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN, THE NAME OF THIS RACE IS SAID TO MEAN “HOLE-DWELLER”

49 – WOMEN AUTHORS
THIS SISTER OF EMILY & CHARLOTTE BRONTE WROTE “THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL”

50 – BASEBALL
THIS ANGELS CENTER FIELDER WAS THE A.L. MVP IN 2014 & 2016
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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

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This is what I have for answers, let me know if you see any issues.

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1 Autobiographies ------- the Dalai Lama
2 Rhyme Time ------- Gore's chores
3 Chemistry ------- Bonds
4 Monarchs ------- King John
5 Business ------- YUM! brands
6 Small Countries ------- Monaco
7 Bible Heroes ------- Samson
8 Government ------- Nikki Haley
9 Steven King ------- Carrie
10 Orange Stuff ------- South Africa
11 2016 Movies ------- Manchester by the Sea
12 US Presidents ------- Harry Truman
13 Acronyms ------- SCOTUS
14 Poetry ------- Robert Frost
15 Island Nations ------- Bahrain
16 Anatomy ------- Mitral valve
17 Classical Music ------- Frederic Chopin
18 Political Parties ------- Israel
19 Music ------- Drake
20 21st Century Fiction ------- The Goldfinch
21 State Capitals ------- Harrisburg
22 Magazines ------- National Geographic
23 Children's Literature ------- Rikki Tikki Tavi
24 Food ------- Bacon
25 Landmarks ------- The Apollo
26 Homophones ------- morning or mourning
27 Characters in Musicals ------- Henry Higgins
28 The Constellations ------- Orion
29 Games ------- Operation
30 Canada ------- Jacques Cartier
31 The Orchestra ------- Percussion
32 TV Comedies ------- Superstore
33 Government ------- 435
34 Explorers ------- Ferdinand Magellan
35 British Literature ------- H.G. Wells
36 Potent Potables ------- Brandy
37 Begins and Ends With the same Letter ------- Everywhere
38 Hobbies ------- Stamps
39 Animals ------- Polar Bear
40 Dance ------- Alvin Ailey
41 Streaming Options ------- Netflix
42 French History ------- Versailles
43 Tech Talk ------- Plug and Play
44 Lakes and Rivers ------- Lake Baikal
45 Who's Talking in Shakespeare ------- Marc Antony
46 Opera ------- Giacomo Puccini
47 DNA ------- Sequencing
48 Words from Books ------- Hobbit
49 Women Authors ------- Anne Bronte
50 Baseball ------- Mike Trout
And we have video! Thanks to sherder as always!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPNnkbDfqWU
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I did not like that test. Not sure why but I will have to wait for another time before reaching 35. Will have to study next time!

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Just finished, and I feel pretty good. I did better when I was practicing on yesterday's questions, but that wasn't under pressure.

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As a Formula One fan who just watched the Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday, I'm pretty annoyed at myself for blanking on the Grimaldi family question and blurting "San Marino." If I don't make the cut, I have nobody to blame but myself...

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I didn't do well at all... Mayyyyybe 30...

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I'm glad the baseball question was the last one. Early misses mess with my head. I'll wait for a transcript to check, but it felt like a comfortable pass to me. I had Puccini and Verdi down for the opera question and my not have completely deleted Verdi before submission... We'll see what they think of "Ve Puccini" (or, I guess we won't, since results are never given).

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Took the test today - I think I did better on yesterday. Feels like bombed around 10 -- so, let us see what happens.
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Judges: "miter valve" for "mitral valve," yay or nay? I'm guessing nay, in which case 42 if I didn't have any big misses.

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I think I did well. Only one I know I missed was mourning/morning.

Edit:
Looks like a 45. Also missed Superstore, Haley, Mitral valve and Dalai Lama.
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I know that I figured out the answer to the "same meaning as ubiquitous" clue in just enough time to be locked out after typing SYNON. Probably near 40.

I'm counting my response of "pancetta" for the carbonara meat as correct, by the way.
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We'll see, I think I probably beat 35 but it's gonna be tight. Felt harder than yesterday, but that may have been nerves, as this was the first time I've ever taken it for real. Nailed the geography questions funnily enough, but I don;t know if I typed in enough of Puccini in time (assuming that was even right), and I blanked on a couple of the lit questions of all things. Definitely missed 4-5 questions, and there's about that many more that were educated guesses.

*sends, starts hitting reload on the thread for the answers*

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For the first time ever, I think I did ok. All that Learned League practice is paying off. According to that list, I have exactly 35. Fingers crossed.

Also, I'm a tech guy and embarrassed about not getting to Plug and Play.
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40ish. Missed Yum! Brands, Dalai Lama, South Africa, mitral valve, Drake, Alvin Ailey, among others. Blanked on Bahrain but got Baikal

Had to work hard for it tonight - 'mourning/morning', 'Gore's chores' had my head spinning

Wrote Nikki-Tikki-Tavi and Rikki Haley - no, but woulda been funny :P

I won the Carrie / Firestarter toss-up! Evil

435 House Reps, and how many collective recess days???

Nat Geo, gene sequencing acceptable...judges?

I love pasta carbonara but couldn't figure out if they wanted pork, back or pancetta!

Got Plug and play, superstore and everywhere with no time to spare
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9021amyers wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:29 pm
I know that I figured out the answer to the "same meaning as ubiquitous" clue in just enough time to be locked out after typing SYNON. Probably near 40.
I'm pretty sure the answer to that question was "everywhere" so don't feel too bad about not typing your entire answer.

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This one was rough. Embarrassed to say I am in the contestant pool after an audition last month, and got a super weak 33 taking this one for kicks :shock:

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If these are all correct---38/50!!!!!!

I was really worried I didn't make the cut this time, especially since I would've passed yesterday's test.
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Even with all my stupid mistakes I managed to get 36. Hope springs eternal.

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I'm wondering if I will get positive credit for putting Morning instead of Morning/Mourning and spelling the answer as Riki Tiki Tavi.

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