Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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1. (SCIENCE FICTION) His first short story collection, "I, Robot", was published in 1950.
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ISAAC ASIMOV
2. (TONY-WINNING MUSICALS) "Big Girls Don't Cry" is a song from this Tony-winning musical.
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JERSEY BOYS
3. (EARTH SCIENCE) From the Latin "to gnaw", it's the process by which material is worn away from the earth's surface.
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EROSION
4. (WORLD CAPITALS) This capital of Turkey lies south of the Black Sea.
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ANKARA
5. (ON THE MONEY) His face adorns the front of America's $50 bill.
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ULYSSES S GRANT
6. (THE WAR OF 1812) In 1814 the battle of this city was fought even though the Treaty of Ghent had ended the war.
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NEW ORLEANS
7. (MYTHOLOGY) When Oedipus answered this creature's riddle, it committed suicide.
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SPHINX
8. (FOOD) This often burger-sized mushroom is the mature form of the crimino.
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PORTABELLO
9. (ARTISTS) In 1634 this artist married Saskia & used her as a model.
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REMBRANDT
10. (BUSINESS & INDUSTRY) In 2011 Motorola released a Droid version of this phone with a thin, sharp name.
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RAZOR
11. (FIRST NAMES IN THE DICTIONARY) This nickname for Henry can also mean a coil, or looped bundle of thread.
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HANK
12. (AMERICAN RIVERS) This "stately" river forms the border between Indiana & Kentucky.
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OHIO
13. (ACTRESSES ON TV) Emmy-nominated Sofia Vergara plays Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on this comedy.
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MODERN FAMILY
14. (NONFICTION) Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen have written a series of books called this dish "for the soul".
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CHICKEN SOUP
15. (HISTORIC STRUCTURES) This Roman's "wall" was known to protect Britain from barbarian invasions.
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HADRIAN
16. (SCIENCE GUYS) This Scottish engineer coined the term "horsepower" & a unit of power is named for him.
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JAMES WATT
17. (FLOWERS) Its scientific name is helianthus annuus.
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SUNFLOWER
18. (U.S. SENATORS) No joke, in 2009 this funnyman became a senator from Minnesota.
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AL FRANKEN
19. (RHYME TIME) The jargon of a Australian wild dog.
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DINGO LINGO
20. (20TH CENTURY NOVELS) The title of this novel of the Spanish Civil War comes from John Donne's "Meditation XVII".
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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
21. (EUROPEAN HISTORY) Title of the rulers of the Venetian Republic, the last of whom was deposed in 1797.
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DOGE
22. (ORGANIZATIONS) For its work on behalf of prisoners of conscience this organization won the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize.
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
23. (SHAKESPEREAN CHARACTERS) This title guy dies of a broken heart as he kneels over his daughter's body.
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LEAR
24. (ARCHITECTURE) They're the slender towers or turrets of a mosque from which Muslims are called to prayer.
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MINARETS
25. (DESERTS) This desert covers parts of South Africa, Namibia & Botswana.
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KALAHARI
26. (SINGERS) In 2009 she "Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent" & became a worldwide sensation.
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SUSAN BOYLE
27. (BESTSELLING AUTHORS) Many of his books, including 2010's "Safe Haven" & 2009's "The Last Song" are set in North Carolina, where he lives.
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NICHOLAS SPARKS
28. (THE SOLAR SYSTEM) Nereid & Naiad are moons of this planet.
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NEPTUNE
29. (U.S.A.) This state capital is home to the U.S. Naval Academy.
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ANNAPOLIS
30. (EXPLORATION) In 1500 Pedro Cabral sailed to what's now this country & claimed it for Portugal.
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BRAZIL
31. (COMPOSERS) With only 2 movements, his Symphony No. 8 in B minor was "unfinished".
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
32. (FRENCH PHRASES) This French phrase meaning "ahead of one's time" often describes modern artists.
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AVANT GARDE
33. (FAMOUS PAIRS) In 2011 they were voted "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year" for the sixth time.
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PENN AND TELLER
34. (BIBLICAL PEOPLE) Absalom was killed during a revolt against this man, his father.
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DAVID
35. (BOOKS & AUTHORS) Truman Capote described this 1966 book as a "nonfiction novel".
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IN COLD BLOOD
36. (ISLANDS) Its name suggests that this island in the Indian Ocean might be perfect for a family get-together.
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REUNION
37. (CLASSIC ROCK BANDS) In 2007 surviving members Robert Plant, John Paul Jones & Jimmy Page of this band reunited in London.
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LED ZEPPELIN
38. (TIMEPIECES) This watch brand with a Greek letter name says it made the world's first diver's watch.
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OMEGA
39. (BIOLOGY) Of the hormones made in the pancreas, glucagon has the opposite effect of this one.
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INSULIN
40. (SCULPTURE) This 20th century English sculptor is known for his several "reclining figure" works.
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HENRY MOORE
41. (5-LETTER WORDS) It precedes "shrimp" in the name of a shrimp species that lives in the Great Salt Lake.
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BRINE
42. (BODIES OF WATER) Arms of this sea include the Tyrrhenian Sea and Ligurian Sea.
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MEDITERRANEAN
43. (ANNUAL EVENTS) Pearl Harbor Day is observed on this date.
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DECEMBER 7
44. (ANCIENT HISTORY) In 337 A.D. this first Christian emperor abolished crucifixion as a form of execution.
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CONSTANTINE
45. (LITERARY TITLE PLACES) The 2 cities of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" are London & this one.
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PARIS
46. (WHALES) The scientific name of this tusked whale is monodon monoceros.
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NARWHAL
47. (HOME EQUIPMENT) This format that's replacing traditional DVDs is named partly for the color of the laser used to read it.
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BLU-RAY
48. (CLASSIC MOVIES) Wheelchair-bound Jimmy Stewart watches his neighbors across a courtyard in this 1954 Hitchcock classic.
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REAR WINDOW
49. (POETRY) a Keats ode calls this bird "light-winged dryad of the trees".
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NIGHTINGALE
50. (BEFORE & AFTER) Bonus work in school that nets you a piece of plastic from Visa.
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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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Well, I easily passed it - but I know that's because it doesn't count!
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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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Just finished it, it felt substantially tougher than in the past year or two

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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Just finished, feeling pretty good. Awaiting the transcript.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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I passed it two years ago (got the interview) and I think I did better this time.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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I finished, not feeling very confident, the test hit a couple of my weak spots, and even studying wouldn't have gotten them. I got 35 on the practice. Would be a miracle to get 35 on this one.

I tried, best is all I could say. Remember, its my first time, not expecting it to be perfect.
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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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i had so many typos and could not spell in time! arghhh

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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Is there a plan to get the questions and looked up answers posted tonight?

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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So question for all of you. This is my six or seventh time taking this thing now, and I'd love to gauge what = passing. I feel that I do pretty well most of the time (40/50 I'm guessing on average). I keep taking it but I feel like it is just futile considering so many other people are now taking it...like it's a lottery almost. Even if I never get an interview, I guess I have fun with this. :)

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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my dinner date for tonight fell through, now sorry it did. It was tough.

5 blanks, but 3 were dead-brain-timer-panic blanks. ( got "Susan" at about 10 seconds so I typed it hoping it would click for the last name and it did, but only got BO before the timer grabbed my answer, leaving YLE in my fingers), "Siegfried and Roy" hit me some time around Led Zeppelin, and I'm still not getting that dang mushroom at question 8.

5 blanks for 45 max possible correct, but 8 ?? on my entries for a possible low of 37. Confidence is skyhigh on those 37, and good on half of the 8??s.

So... we'll see. I don't even remember where I chose as my audition city. I know Charlotte wasn't an option this time.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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I thought it wasn't as hard as last year, but what do I know... maybe I just recognized when I didn't know something more often this time around.

I did manage to rearrange the first letters of the band name... oh well, I suspect I stil did well.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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I think I missed five. I thought it was much easier than last year's Central test and much easier than the first online test, which got me on the show. There were two for which I didn't have a guess, and several others that were gettable, but I needed more time.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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I can hardly wait for the transcript myself. I have more than a few questions but I feel overall very confident. Given the ones I'm pretty certain of, give me a decent break on the ones I was less certain of, and I'm pretty sure of this one.

I thought this was overall a bit easier than some I've seen. Some in particular (crimino = portobello) I know I've seen on previous exams.

Now, with the audition being held right here in Cleveland, I've just gotta get a shot this year!

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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The questions I knew were easy, and the ones I didn't know were hard... isn't that always the case though? :giggle: Typing up my transcript of the test so I can check my answers now...

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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Definitely not too bad, I thought, though of course I'm kicking myself after a couple. Had Schubert down, but changed to Beethoven!

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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JK2010 wrote:Definitely not too bad, I thought, though of course I'm kicking myself after a couple. Had Schubert down, but changed to Beethoven!

the same thing happened to me!

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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I was happy with the first few questions. I think I knew almost all but 5 or 6. Unfortunately I had a few that I knew, but couldn't access. The magicians, if it is indeed Seigfried and Roy, and Rear Window. For those I had pretty much the whole history of the 2 and the plot of the movie, but not the names. I knew the Before and After, but I hadn't read the category, so I was bit confused. Ran out of time to get it down. I know I did better than last time, but not much.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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Spazzrico wrote:So question for all of you. This is my six or seventh time taking this thing now, and I'd love to gauge what = passing.
The contestant coordinators have never officially confirmed what is considered a passing score, but the conventional wisdom is that it's a minimum of 35, and may be graded on a curve depending on the quality of the overall pool.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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I put Penn and Teller instead of S+R! Arrrgh

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

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The test was easier than I expected. I think I got 43 right, plus or minus one, assuming they're reasonably liberal about spelling and capitalization.

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