Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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Link to YouTube video, thanks to Sherder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq7a7MG4Opk

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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Answers:
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1 Leo Tolstoy
2 Centennial
3 Stephen Hawking
4 Sparta
5 Hajj
6 Thames
7 Valhalla
8 Standard
9 Lord Byron
10 San Jose
11 Ariana Grande
12 the Bulge
13 abacus
14 George Orwell
15 Frankfort
16 ear
17 armadillo
18 Emmanuel Macron
19 The Masked Singer
20 Henrik Ibsen
21 Libya
22 cause
23 Roald Dahl
24 Rutgers
25 Missouri
26 FLOTUS
27 Rebecca
28 Copper
29 Orange
30 Cuba
31 Genesis
32 Pennywise
33 potatoes
34 Anne Boleyn
35 E. L. James
36 taxidermy
37 eulogize
38 garter
39 Carl Jung
40 Salvador Dali
41 Wicked
42 Aaron Burr
43 Arbor Day
44 Rio de Janeiro
45 Encyclopedia Britannica
46 Georges Bizet
47 Sagittarius
48 Labor
49 Macbeth
50 Los Angeles Dodgers
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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I feel pretty good about that one! They gave a few pop culture/non traditional topic questions that fell in my general knowledge base. I can only think of 2 or 3 that I know I screwed up, though I'm sure it'll be higher when the whole thing is parsed.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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Well, that was unexpected. I logged in to take the test and patiently waited for the countdown clock to reach all zeroes. And then nothing happened. The test never launched on my screen, and my night was over immediately. I've previously taken the online test many times with no issues. Until now. Boo hiss.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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This one felt harder than normal but also heavier than usual on academic questions and lighter than normal on pop culture. That should be good for me, but I feel like I was borderline on getting 35 (as usual).

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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MitchO wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:13 pm
I feel pretty good about that one! They gave a few pop culture/non traditional topic questions that fell in my general knowledge base. I can only think of 2 or 3 that I know I screwed up, though I'm sure it'll be higher when the whole thing is parsed.

Good luck everyone!
Ditto on everything including the wishes of luck. This was one of the easier ones I remember taking, but it might be because now that I no longer have a wife who requires a lot of my time, I actually, you know, prepared for this!
StevenH wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:18 pm
heavier than usual on academic questions and lighter than normal on pop culture
My wheelhouse!

ETA: Assuming those are all correct, 42 for me.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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Ugh that sucks Clue Jungry.

This one felt easy to me. I feel like I haven't been studying and I choked on a couple and I still think I passed. Felt like very little with movies and TV which are my weakest subjects.

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I feel pretty good about this one - a couple of 50:50:90s that I hope I got right and a couple that were total mysteries to me.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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Feeling much better than last year, that’s for sure! There were literally at least 3 that I got just from reviewing stuff today.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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That went about as well as I could've hoped. Got 36 for certain, but more likely in the low-mid 40s. Only had two that I missed for sure -- no idea on the du Maurier novel, and I completely blanked on the 50 Shades author. I recorded it on my iPad, going to go check now.

Good luck to everyone else taking it this week!
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dts wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:20 pm
This one felt easy to me. I feel like I haven't been studying and I choked on a couple and I still think I passed. Felt like very little with movies and TV which are my weakest subjects.
I was happy that the TV one was about The Masked Singer, one of the few shows I have been watching lately.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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37 + maybe 2:
I put centeneary , not centennial
Ann Boleyn, not Anne Boleyn

What is the minimum score to potentially get called for an audition?
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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Archivists wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:29 pm

41 Frozen
This is Wicked, not Frozen.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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OK, based on the initial list of answers put on this thread, I wanna say I'm at 40. Personal best, I'll take it!

EDIT: I see that Frozen was listed, but yeah, that answer was definitely Wicked, which I got correct. +1 for me, yay!
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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I felt okay on this one, which is worrisome. The first few questions felt tough, but it seemed to get easier for me as it went along. I already have a few brain farts, though. I could NOT come up with Macron in time! About two questions later, I yelled it at my comptuer. I don't think TPTB will accept the answer.

I know the wives of VII are a J! favorite. Why did I not memorize them? And why did I not think of using "divorced BEHEADED died"? She's the only one that was beheaded - and I literally saw a musical about the six wives just a few months ago!

There seem to be a few questions that were overly familiar - I guess they take some of them from their games, so they're in my anki. Like the Cuba question - has that been on the online test before? It's in the database several times - although one question has it 100 miles. Considering Cuba's not a literal point, I'll accept it.

Comparing to the "official" answers, and giving myself "Wicked" (Adele Dazeem was in "Frozen"; Chenowith was not) got a 38. Not bad for my first try.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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I am pretty sure that I got a 40! This might actually be the first time that I passed with confidence since my last audition in 2008, though I was borderline a few times.

Best of luck to everyone who is taking the test this week!
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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For 30 minutes before the test, I was reading the Wikipedia article on Opera, since it is a weak category for me. Then, the online test started. Lo and behold, there was an Opera question, about "Carmen", something I had just read about on Wikipedia...and still got the composer's name wrong. So much for cramming!

I dunno...going to be close for me. There were a couple at the beginning where I didn't have my answer typed all the way before going on to the next question. Also had a long stretch, about 7 or 8 in a row, that I know I got correct. So we'll see. I suspect I'll be close to passing, as usually happens, but maybe not quite enough.

To punish myself...I'm going to call up a video of "Carmen" on YouTube and make myself watch the whole thing!

ETA: If the answers posted above are correct, and if Idina Menzel won for Wicked and not Frozen, I got 35 correct, my best showing ever on the Jeopardy Online Test.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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Scored at least 45, maybe 46 depending on whether I remember one of the questions right.

Totally blanked on copper and Rebecca, put in Morocco instead of Libya, and Hamlet instead of Macbeth.

Otherwise...confident. Very confident.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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40. I enjoyed that one. Unfortunately none of the cities were convenient so I may not be able to go if I get an audition.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

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41/50 here, thanks for posting the answer list so quickly. Always know to come here to take a look, fingers crossed.

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