Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

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triviawayne wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm
The Trocodero is in Philly...I put schuylkill
Hee, it's actually closer to the Delaware (and would be on its right bank, if there weren't 10 or 11 city blocks in between!) It's about 15 blocks from the left bank of the Schuylkill.

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I'm happy with my 45 from last night, but tonight would have probably been 46! I'm not sure if I would have said George Gershwin or Cole Porter for the composer, and I'd already seen that answer before it came up in the video, so I'll never know for sure. (Not trying to cheat; I was checking one of the others and scrolled down too far. Can't unsee it.)

Totally blanked on the first one, Poetry! Byzantium? OK, if you guys say so. Don't think I ever read that one.

Trocadero does sound Spanish; I said Tagus. Complete Brain-Fart on Neil Gorsuch's name. And I was picturing Merrick Garland's face (and couldn't come up with his name either!)

Couldn't come up with Faerie Queen. Or Radical for the math symbol.

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44 tonight playing from the video, compared with somewhere between 43-45 last night for real. Misses:
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6. India (talked myself out of Iran)
23. Diana
34. Socrates (talked myself out of Plato)
35. (blank) (couldn't pull The Fairie Queene to save my life)
36. Iris
40. George M. Cohan
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47 for 50. Hestia for Demeter; curse you, mythology. Berlin for Gershwin on a coin flip. Worst, pupil for lens. Already in the pool, so just for fun.

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44 from the video, missing fern, Seine, This is Us, Pringles, lens, and GoodReads.

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OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:32 pm
tiwonge wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:28 pm
I had one correct answer typed in, but the time expired before I could submit. I suspect it did not get submitted, but does anybody know the mechanics of that?
Anything in the box gets auto-submitted at the end of time.
Which is why there's no need to submit answers. Give yourself a breather between each clue.

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dhkendall wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:11 pm
41, with 5 wrongs (34, 36, 38, 47, 50) and 4 clams (1, 19, 22, 32, 25).

(Also kind of found it funny there were three successive clues with "May", "Peace", and then referencing Thackeray. No? Just me?)

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40. Felt more challenging. Couple easy recall fails and slow typing cost me; "The Fairie Q-" OW.
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VAdame wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:17 am
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm
The Trocodero is in Philly...I put schuylkill
Hee, it's actually closer to the Delaware (and would be on its right bank, if there weren't 10 or 11 city blocks in between!) It's about 15 blocks from the left bank of the Schuylkill.
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BobF wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:27 am
dhkendall wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:11 pm
41, with 5 wrongs (34, 36, 38, 47, 50) and 4 clams (1, 19, 22, 32, 25).

(Also kind of found it funny there were three successive clues with "May", "Peace", and then referencing Thackeray. No? Just me?)

Bring on the for-real test Thursday!!!
You listed 5 clams Mr. K.
Oops! Fixed.
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Is it just me or does anyone else notice the tests seem to reference some clues recently used in Daytime J! episodes? Both tests so far have. (So, word to the wise, watch Daytime J!, or at least brush up on the shows from around this time s year ago.)
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Looks like another 35, just like the real thing Tuesday. So no remorse on test choice... yet...

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dhkendall wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:20 am
BobF wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:27 am
dhkendall wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:11 pm
41, with 5 wrongs (34, 36, 38, 47, 50) and 4 clams (1, 19, 22, 32, 25).

(Also kind of found it funny there were three successive clues with "May", "Peace", and then referencing Thackeray. No? Just me?)

Bring on the for-real test Thursday!!!
You listed 5 clams Mr. K.
Oops! Fixed.
Did TPH hack your account? Who clams on the online Test?

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jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:42 am
Did TPH hack your account? Who clams on the online Test?
<raises hand> Clammed on three last night where I had NFC. My past experience has been that that if I go wracking my brain for something that is pretty much guaranteed to be wrong anyhow, then scrambling to type in that blind guess, my panic typing could carry over to the next question, where more than once I have inadvertently tacked gibberish onto the beginning of the next answer, thus possibly putting it at risk. There were also times where I had a hard time resetting my brain to rational mode for the next question, thus costing me a couple of seconds of thought there. IMO, if I am dead in the water without so much as a WAG, better to admit it, catch my breath and regroup for 15 seconds, and go from there..."keep clam and carry on", if you will.

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I'm annoyed at the test for putting this back in my head:


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triviawayne wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:22 pm
37---whew!!!!!!



CLEVELAND!!!!!
Wayne, I hope to see you there!

I was so relieved after hours of technical difficulty just registering for the darned thing, to finally get on and see the event go off without any technical glitches.

And for once I was steady as a rock through the whole thing, seeing lots of material that was familiar to me and only a few (Goodreads, This is Us, David Bowie) that I had no clue on. I brain-farted twice, not being able to come up with Neil Gorsuch until I was back home from the office and mistaking cornea for lens on the cataract clue. Otherwise all neurons were firing and I had room to spare on this one.

Pretty sure I registered a 41, which is good for me. Now if the Force is with me and the winds are in my favor I'll be invited to the home-town audition.

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John Boy wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:53 am
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:22 pm
37---whew!!!!!!



CLEVELAND!!!!!
Wayne, I hope to see you there!

I was so relieved after hours of technical difficulty just registering for the darned thing, to finally get on and see the event go off without any technical glitches.

And for once I was steady as a rock through the whole thing, seeing lots of material that was familiar to me and only a few (Goodreads, This is Us, David Bowie) that I had no clue on. I brain-farted twice, not being able to come up with Neil Gorsuch until I was back home from the office and mistaking cornea for lens on the cataract clue. Otherwise all neurons were firing and I had room to spare on this one.

Pretty sure I registered a 41, which is good for me. Now if the Force is with me and the winds are in my favor I'll be invited to the home-town audition.
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AlphaDummy wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29 am
jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:42 am
Did TPH hack your account? Who clams on the online Test?
...
IMO, if I am dead in the water without so much as a WAG, better to admit it, catch my breath and regroup for 15 seconds, and go from there..."keep clam and carry on", if you will.
Concur. I've let stumpers go by blank so I can get my rhythm back.
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Volante wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:15 am
AlphaDummy wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29 am
jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:42 am
Did TPH hack your account? Who clams on the online Test?
...
IMO, if I am dead in the water without so much as a WAG, better to admit it, catch my breath and regroup for 15 seconds, and go from there..."keep clam and carry on", if you will.
Concur. I've let stumpers go by blank so I can get my rhythm back.
I'm surprised that "clam" isn't in the J-archive glossary, and of course jeff can speak for himself, but I assume he meant "clam" in a strict sense - not just to stay silent. When you have some idea of the correct response (or even when a WAG comes readily to mind), but decide you're not sure enough to risk the points. That's a classic clam, and something nobody should do on these tests.

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Volante wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:15 am
AlphaDummy wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29 am
jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:42 am
Did TPH hack your account? Who clams on the online Test?
...
IMO, if I am dead in the water without so much as a WAG, better to admit it, catch my breath and regroup for 15 seconds, and go from there..."keep clam and carry on", if you will.
Concur. I've let stumpers go by blank so I can get my rhythm back.
*nod* For example, if they ask for a recent pop artist, I'll throw a name down, but if they ask for an album or song? Forget it. I know no recent song titles or album names. Best just to leave it blank, breath for a sec and move on.

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