Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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1. 18th Century Writers
In 1791 he penned his Rights of Man
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Thomas Paine
2. Country Singers
This 'Teardrops on My Guitar' singer won CMA's entertainer of the year awards in 2009 and 2011
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Taylor Swift
3. The Elements
This very hard metal is named for the Children of Uranus and Gaea
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Titanium
4. Second Largest Cities
Lahore in the Punjab Province is this nations second largest city
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Pakistan
5. Retail
The name of this retailer is meant to invoke the center of a marksmans Bullseye
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Target
6. Ancient History
Julius Caesar violated the Lex Cornelia Majestasis by crossing this stream
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Rubicon
7. Shakespeare
This title character asked 'Is this a dagger I see before me?'
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Macbeth
8. Las Vegas Hotels
There's a pyramid deluxe room at this Las Vegas hotel
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The Luxor
9. Composers
Rimsky-Korsikov composed a 1898 opera entitled 'Mozart and' this Italian Rival
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Salieri
10. Colleges and Universities
This School is the State University of New Jersey
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Rutgers
11. Slang
An event on 'Happy Days' spawned this expression for the moment when a TV show suddenly declines in quality
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Jumping the Shark
12. Mountains
This Mountain once called Peak XV is named for a man who died in 1866
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Everest
13. HBO
Based on books by George R.R. Martin, this HBO series follows the quest for power by the Stark and Lannister families
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Game of Thrones
14. American Novels
An epigraph to this Hemingway novel contains a passage that begins 'One generation passeth away...'
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The Sun Also Rises
15. Historic Documents
A translation of its text begins 'King John, by the grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland...'
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Magna Carta
16. Astronomy
Betelgeuse is found in the armpit of this hunter constellation
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Orion
17. Painters
He used Tahitian titles for works like 1892s 'Fatata Te Miti'
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Paul Gauguin
18. Food
These are also called 'Cooking Bananas'
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Plantains
19. 8 Letter words
This 8 letter word that means 'abnormally swollen' often precedes 'vein'
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Varicose
20. World Literature
In 1770 this Frenchman wrote 'If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him'
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Voltaire
21. American History
Numeric Name for Woodrow Wilson's proposal for a post-WWI peace settlement
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14 points
22. Holidays and Observances
The name of this Holiday is Swahili for 'First Fruits'
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Kwanzaa
23. Adventure Novels
This Robert Lewis Stevenson novel grew from a map he devised to amuse his stepson
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Treasure Island
24. State Flags
A Palmetto tree is on the flag of this Palmetto State
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South Carolina
25. The Midwest
The first Olympics in the US were held in this midwest city in 1904
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St. Louis
26. Comediennes
This SNL stalwart co-starred in 'Bridesmaids' which she co-wrote
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Kristen Wiig
27. African American Authors
Books by this African American author include 'Beloved' and 'The Bluest Eye'
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Toni Morrison
28. The Human Body
Hypophysis is another name for name for this 'master gland'
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Pituitary
29. In the Garden
These Flowers got their name for the French for 'To think'
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Pansy
30. 20th Century History
A war over these Islands in the South Atlantic lasted for just weeks in 1982
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Falklands
31. The Theatre
The Handspring Puppet Company won a special Tony for bringing the title Animal to life in this 2011 Drama
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War Horse
32. An Alphanumeric Catagory
The Clover is the emblem of this educational organization known in farming communities
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4H
33. Business Names
When Qantas was founded, the 'Q' stood for this
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Queensland
34. Mythology
Hephaestus is the Greek equivalent for this Roman God of fire
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Vulcan
35. Recent Bestsellers
This man appears in a black turtleneck on the cover of Walter Isaacson's biography of him
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Steve Jobs
36. Nations of the World
Yerevan is the Capital of this country in the Caucasus mountain region
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Armenia
37. Golf
Since 1949, the winners of this Golf tournament have been presented with a distinctive green jacket
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The Masters
38. Arts and Crafts
Akira Yoshizawa of Tokyo is a great modern practitioner of this art of paper folding
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Origami
39. Scientists
Henri Becquerel shared a 1903 Nobel Prize with these other two scientists
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Pierre and Marie Curie
40. Bible Books
Fittingly, Chapter 1 of this Bible book reports that there were 603,550 children of Israel
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Numbers
41. Rhyme Time
A group of three born under the zodiac sign of the lion
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Leo trio
42. Islands
Crossed by the equator, this island, the worlds third largest, is just off the Malay peninsula
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Borneo
43. Organizations
Dr. Nathaniel Chapman was the first president of this group that was founded in 1847
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The American Medical Association
44. The 1840s
John O'Sullivan coined this term for the USA's right to cover the continent
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Manifest Destiny
45. From page to small screen
A TV show based on this Grisham thriller debuted in 2012
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The Firm
46. Ballet
In a Stravinsky ballet, Prince Ivan summons this creature with a red feather
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The Firebird
47. Geology
Since limestone undergoes changes to become marble, marble is classified as this type of rock
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Metamorphic
48. Pop Culture
Beyonce is married to this rapper and music executive
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Jay Z
49. World Literature
'The General in his Labyrinth' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a fictional bio of this hero
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Simon Bolivar
50. Before and After
35th State that wrote 'A Room of One's Own'
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West Virginia Woolf

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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Well, there's always next year. :oops:

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I'm glad that was "just for fun." No way I would have passed.

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I thought that was much harder than last night's...of course it's always harder when the pressure is on! Unless 3 or 4 of the answers were " ", there is no way I passed. :)
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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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That was a nice mix of "wow, that's really easy!" and "I'm supposed to know that?". Guessing I ended up on the bubble at best, after making it to interviews four years ago. Disappointing, but oh well, better luck next year!

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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Well that was a miserable failure, at least I think so. I'll have to wait until the questions are posted to be sure, but I can't imagine I got any more than 30, let alone 35. Hopefully I'll surprise myself, but I don't think so.

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billiej wrote:Well, there's always next year. :oops:
Sigh. Yeah.

I hated the way I couldn't highlight my response, delete it, and type something new. Hitting that backspace ate up precious clock. In two cases, I didn't get my new response typed in time. And in one of those case, I probably would have gotten credit if I'd left well enough alone.

I assume it's safe to discuss actual clues here, but just in case:
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I had "Leo's Trios", but noticed that the clue referred to a single group. That's not "Trios" but "Trio". But then, I thought, I'd better make it "Leo Trio". So I backspaced until all I had was "Leo" and didn't get the space and the "Trio" typed in time.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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It definitely felt harder to me than last night's, but I was also taking this one for real which probably changes one's subjective impression of difficulty. Feels like I passed, but I definitely want to confirm that when the transcript is posted.

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My anxiety may have gotten the better of me. I missed at least 3 clues by skipping ahead when the time ran out. I'll know when the test is posted. Also, more WAGs than I'm comfortable with. Yesterday was way easier.

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Disaster.

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When does the transcript go up and where is it posted? I'd love to check some of those questions out. I had a much harder time with this year's test than in the past. I'd love to see a video like the one that was posted yesterday.

Thanks.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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Last night, I scored a 40 on the Eastern time zone test, when it didn't count.
Tonight, when it did count, I had no fewer than ten blanks without any answer, and I'm sure I missed two or three others.
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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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I took the actual test for fun tonight. It felt a lot harder than last night's questions, but I wound up with 42 right, one less than I did yesterday. Completely wagged the country music question but it turned out to be right.

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I think I made some stupid mistakes. I'd put together a couple notebooks of things I thought they might ask, and I should have done some reviewing.
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I was surprised that they asked a question about the 2012 TV season so soon and I hate it when they ask about cable TV since I don't have cable. I'd been trying to learn capitals, and the one we had was one that I wasn't really familiar with. I typed in another country, and thought about it and the right answer came to me. I recognized the Shakespeare play but got the wrong character. Chapman and 1847 made no sense to me, and the clue about the mountain and 1866 wasn't familiar.
The country music question was also not familiar. I grew up in the South, you'd think I'd know enough about that, but I'm not really current.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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I actually think I did better than last night's. Good thing because I was taking this one for real. But two answers-
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[Steve Jobs and Armenia
(both of which I knew and drew a blank on) may keep me out. I hope not-it seemed like I did well enough otherwise(I didn't count-I'll wait for the list of answers later to know for sure).

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opusthepenguin wrote:I hated the way I couldn't highlight my response, delete it, and type something new. Hitting that backspace ate up precious clock.
You know about ctrl-a, shift-ctrl-left & shift-home, right? Every computer user should know all of those, along with ctrl-c, ctrl-v, ctrl-x & ctrl-z. Not to mention ctrl-b, ctrl-i & ctrl-u, which work in some programs, but not most.

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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Wow that was tough. I think I did better than last year though..Does anyone have a link to where tonight's questions and answers will be posted?

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Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

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I thought overall it was pretty fair. I started out strong, hit a few weak spots in my knowledge toward the middle. I was focusing so hard on the questions I didnt pay enough attention to the categories. I eagerly await the transcript or a youtube video.

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Wow that was tough. I think I did better than last year though. Does anyone know of where the questions and answers to tonight's online test will be posted?

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rkh31 wrote:When does the transcript go up and where is it posted? I'd love to check some of those questions out. I had a much harder time with this year's test than in the past. I'd love to see a video like the one that was posted yesterday.

Thanks.
That depends entirely on who, if anyone, recorded the test.

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