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Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:39 am
by Archivists


(As always, thanks to sherder)

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:39 am
by Archivists
Answers, spoilerized
1 Dumas
2 monster
3 quark
4 Cleopatra
5 Red Dead Redemption
6 Columbia
7 Rossini
8 pyrite
9 fences
10 Chevron
11 Billions
12 William the Conqueror
13 solicitor
14 Hansberry
15 Bangladesh
16 alloy
17 Bolshoi
18 basil
19 Wicked
20 Philip K. Dick
21 Rome
22 French Quarter Pounder
23 O. Henry
24 sitar
25 Hoovervilles
26 penultimate
27 Hesse
28 RNA
29 Prado
30 Antarctica
31 Pavarotti
32 Dreamworks
33 East River
34 China
35 Achilles
36 orchid
37 extremity
38 Farsi
39 halogen
40 woodwind
41 Cobb
42 Peron
43 impeachment
44 Oklahoma
45 Everest
46 flamenco (or fandango)
47 class
48 bankroll
49 A Farewell To Arms
50 Donald Glover/Childish Gambino

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:19 pm
by Cat Hammarskjold
I responded with Donald Glover for Q50 because I knew it was the guy from Community but didn't remember his rap artist name. Would that likely be accepted?

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:19 pm
by StevenH
That was not pretty. "Penultimate" and "Red Dead" were on the tip of my tongue and then came to me at the last second with no time to type (if they were right?).

This may have been a goof on my part, but I thought that iodine and bromine were halogens. I read that clue as asking for a 6-letter answer and spent the entire time trying to think of something else. I'll have to see that one again.

Either way, I will almost certainly be on the audition sidelines once again.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:20 pm
by TenPoundHammer
I struggled on a few of these, but I honestly got a LOT more right than I thought. Only a couple that I had no guess on at all. A few of my prouder gets:
Spoiler
Western game = Red Dead

Dhaka = Bangladesh

Into Thin Air = Mount Everest

This Is America = Childish Gambino
It just said "you have completed the test" when I was done. When will I know if my test taking meant anything?

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 pm
by Fishercat
That one bodied me. I'm very out of trivia/Jeopardy practice (I've been taking some time off from it) and it shows. I'm interested to see if people felt that was a tough test because it felt like it to me.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:24 pm
by StevenH
I also just realized that I read Dhaka as Dakar and answered accordingly :roll:

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:25 pm
by lisa0012
Wasn't my best showing, but I'm sleep deprived and on pain meds. Irritated at myself for getting that before and after a second too late, but I did get there. No biggie, there will be more tests.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:25 pm
by Stanislaus Jacob
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:20 pm
It just said "you have completed the test" when I was done. When will I know if my test taking meant anything?
They only inform you if you have been selected for an audition. Officially you never know you did not pass or if you passed but were randomly non-selected (although usually you can infer which it is if you have figured out your score).

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:26 pm
by Cat Hammarskjold
I thought they were looking for a 6-letter word instead of halogen as well, but I put halogen anyway.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
by billiej
Fishercat wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 pm
That one bodied me. I'm very out of trivia/Jeopardy practice (I've been taking some time off from it) and it shows. I'm interested to see if people felt that was a tough test because it felt like it to me.
You aren't the only one. I had my hopes up after the test a couple of weeks ago, but this was torture. Quite possibly my worst performance to date. To top it off, a lot of the stuff I knew, I just couldn't get it typed out in time.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
by hanto
My attempt:

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
by Ironhorse
Fishercat wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 pm
That one bodied me. I'm very out of trivia/Jeopardy practice (I've been taking some time off from it) and it shows. I'm interested to see if people felt that was a tough test because it felt like it to me.
Last year I took the first test, thought it to be the hardest of the three, so I'm waiting until tomorrow.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
by VAdame
This may have been a goof on my part, but I thought that iodine and bromine were halogens
They are indeed.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
by Stanislaus Jacob
What was the category name for extremity? I thought it implied the word was supposed to have two xs. I could not come up with it either way.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
by CyrusChan
2-3 typos, so that should cost me. Definitely manageable for questions though.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
by StevenH
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
What was the category name for
Spoiler
extremity
? I thought it said it was supposed to have two xs.
I thought it said that it was a word where the second letter was x.

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
by CyrusChan
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
What was the category name for
Spoiler
extremity
? I thought it said it was supposed to have two xs.
That's what it was....????

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:30 pm
by CyrusChan
CyrusChan wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
2-3 typos, so that should cost me. Definitely manageable for questions though.
What's a good score? I think i got 35-37

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:30 pm
by lightspeedchick
I think halogen is wrong... wasn't it supposed to be 6 letters?