March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

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March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby Archivists » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:02 pm

1. ENGLISH AUTHORS
In 1811 she wrote "Sense and Sensibility"

2. 2013 OSCAR NOMINEES
This Best Picture nominee shares its name with the ship that was used to find the Golden Fleece

3. 6-LETTER ASTRONOMY
One of these equals 3.26 light years

4. SOUTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY
By area, it's the largest country in South America

5. COMMERCIALS
"Collective buying power" is the motto of this viral marketing service that offers daily discount coupons by email

6. ANCIENT ROME
Rome's 2nd Triumvirate was Octavian, Lepidus & this man

7. MODERN LIT
This was book 3 in "The Twilight Saga"

8. RELIGION
The Lord's Prayer is called the "Pater Noster" in Latin which literally means this

9. CLASSICAL MUSIC
This Bohemian composer's New World Symphony is perhaps his best-known work

10. THE ZODIAC
The Chinese zodiac contains 12 creatures but this is the only one that is fictional

11. 8-LETTER WORDS
To renounce the throne in a formal manner

12. EUROPEAN BORDERS
The Netherlands is on its northern border; Germany is on its eastern one

13. REALITY TV
This colorful new "American Idol" judge has a website called mypinkfriday.com

14. NOVEL CHARACTERS
Stubb & Queequeg are onboard this 19th century novel

15. VICE PRESIDENTS
He was Vice President under Jimmy Carter

16. MOLECULES
Molecules are held together by shared electron pairs, AKA these bonds

17. RENAISSANCE ART
Plato & Aristotle are subjects in Raphael's fresco known as "The School" of this city

18. HEALTH
To keep your skin healthy at the beach, make sure your lotion has the right SPF, meaning this

19. PARTS OF SPEECH
But & however are examples of this part of speech

20. ANCIENT LIT
This epic poem of the Anglo-Saxons dates back to around the 700s A.D.

21. THE TITANIC
This British liner was the first rescue ship to reach Titanic's survivors

22. INTERNET TERMS
It's the "P" in the document-transferring acronym "HTTP"

23. RECENT BESTSELLERS
Stephen Chbosky hit the list with "The Perks of Being" this

24. FASHION
This Paris fashion company named like a Greek god became more famous after Grace Kelly used one of their handbags

25. WORLD CAPITALS
It's the capital of Canada

26. HOOPS STARS
In 2012 this son of Taiwanese immigrants made a splash with the Knicks before signing a deal with the Rockets

27. FRENCH LIT
The guy who's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" has a name, & it is this

28. GEOLOGY
The Mohs scale ranks this in minerals; diamonds are highest with 10

29. FAST FOOD
This sandwich chain offers Dave's Hot 'n Juicy cheeseburgers

30. BRITISH ROYALTY
On Christmas Day, 1066, he was crowned King of England

31. POETS & POETRY
In 1860 he penned "Paul Revere's Ride"

32. STARTS & ENDS WITH M
A stately & magnificent tomb

33. GOVERNMENT POLICIES
In 1994 the U.S., Canada & Mexico entered into NAFTA, the North American Agreement for this

34. THE ORCHESTRA
Bassoons & oboes are part of this section of the orchestra

35. AMERICAN LIT
Southern writer who created Yoknapatawpha County

36. GO JUMP IN A LAKE
Of the 5, this Great Lake is the farthest south

37. TV THEME SONGS
Its lyrics begin, "Our whole universe was in a hot dense state"

38. NATIONAL TERMS
Alliterative game in which 2 jump ropes are swung in synchronization for a third member to jump through

39. TAXONOMY
Of the 8 ways organisms are classified, domain comes first & this comes last

40. BALLET
This dance term means "step for two" in French

41. 2 MEANINGS, 1 WORD
To pester, or a nickname for a Wisconsin native

42. MOUNTAINS
Mount Rainier is the highest mountain in this state

43. MELLOW "YELLOW"
Social insect of genus Vespula

44. WORLD WAR II
In 1942 this "Project" was created to build the first atomic bomb

45. DETECTIVE FICTION
This man wrote "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

46. OPERA
Characters in this Verdi opera include Ramfis, Egypt's high-priest & Radames, a warrior

47. THE EARTH
The Saffir-Simpson scale measures the intensity of these

48. CURRENT ROCKERS
Billie Joe Armstrong & this band took some time off from rock operas to release the album "Uno!" in 2012

49. PULITZER-WINNING NOVELS
Set in Alabama, it won in 1961

50. "IN" THE BEGINNING
Not allowable, like evidence in a courtroom
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1. ENGLISH AUTHORS
Jane Austen

2. 2013 OSCAR NOMINEES
Argo

3. 6-LETTER ASTRONOMY
parsec

4. SOUTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY
Brazil

5. COMMERCIALS
Groupon

6. ANCIENT ROME
Mark Antony

7. MODERN LIT
Eclipse

8. RELIGION
Our Father

9. CLASSICAL MUSIC
Antonín Dvořák

10. THE ZODIAC
dragon

11. 8-LETTER WORDS
abdicate

12. EUROPEAN BORDERS
Belgium

13. REALITY TV
Nicki Minaj

14. NOVEL CHARACTERS
Moby-Dick

15. VICE PRESIDENTS
Walter Mondale

16. MOLECULES
covalent

17. RENAISSANCE ART
Athens

18. HEALTH
sun protection factor

19. PARTS OF SPEECH
conjunction [and adverb? Every dictionary I've checked lists both for both words.]

20. ANCIENT LIT
Beowulf

21. THE TITANIC
Carpathia

22. INTERNET TERMS
protocol

23. RECENT BESTSELLERS
a Wallflower

24. FASHION
Hermès

25. WORLD CAPITALS
Ottawa

26. HOOPS STARS
Jeremy Lin

27. FRENCH LIT
Quasimodo

28. GEOLOGY
hardness

29. FAST FOOD
Wendy's

30. BRITISH ROYALTY
William I (the Conqueror)

31. POETS & POETRY
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

32. STARTS & ENDS WITH M
mausoleum

33. GOVERNMENT POLICIES
Free Trade

34. THE ORCHESTRA
woodwinds

35. AMERICAN LIT
William Faulkner

36. GO JUMP IN A LAKE
Lake Erie

37. TV THEME SONGS
The Big Bang Theory

38. NATIONAL TERMS
double Dutch

39. TAXONOMY
species

40. BALLET
pas de deux

41. 2 MEANINGS, 1 WORD
badger

42. MOUNTAINS
Washington

43. MELLOW "YELLOW"
yellow jacket

44. WORLD WAR II
Manhattan (Project)

45. DETECTIVE FICTION
Edgar Allan Poe

46. OPERA
Aida

47. THE EARTH
hurricanes/hurricane winds

48. CURRENT ROCKERS
Green Day

49. PULITZER-WINNING NOVELS
To Kill a Mockingbird

50. "IN" THE BEGINNING
inadmissible
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby Cortana431 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:16 pm

Easy test IMO, much easier than the january adult. I'm confident I got at least 30, hopefully 40+ but ill wait for the clues to be posted
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby dopefreshness » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:19 pm

my stomach was in knots the entire time i was taking the test!
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby Agggron » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:22 pm

It was my first time taking the test, and I also thought it wasn't too bad. I know for sure there were some lit/entertainment ones that I didn't get, but w/e. My video recorder sucked so I guess I'll wait for the transcript too. :P
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby sherder » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:23 pm

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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby ten96lt » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:25 pm

Cortana431 wrote:Easy test IMO, much easier than the january adult. I'm confident I got at least 30, hopefully 40+ but ill wait for the clues to be posted

Ditto. I wasn't agonizing about when this test will end compared to previous exams so I'm more confident; but I will wait for the transcripts (in case I lost count of how many I missed).
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby econgator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:03 pm

42, although I am still not sure if
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Erie is further south than Michigan. It looks to be, but the difference looks like a few miles at best.
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby runeatsleeprun » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:10 pm

37. Would have liked to have done a little better, and made a few stupid mistakes, but seems from past experience that it'll do :)
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby ManceMartell » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:10 pm

I did pretty well, but I thought I had closed an open window, so I opened another window and took the test in it. When I took it I had a second window open recording blank answers while I typed my actual ones into the one I was working with. I really hope that doesn't kill my chances...
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby ronoc405 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:22 pm

How much does spelling matter? Got 47, but two misspellings...

Does anyone know what the cutoff usually is for the next round, or when we're supposed to hear?
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby seaborgium » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:37 pm

econgator wrote:42, although I am still not sure if
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Erie is further south than Michigan. It looks to be, but the difference looks like a few miles at best.

The Wikipedia page for the former says it's the southernmost. Even if the latter does extend a little farther south, I'd say the latitude of the geographical center of the lake ought to be the determinant of "southernmost."

Assuming that's correct, I aced this test. Pretty sure that's a first, including kids' and teen tests. There were a few guesses I wasn't sure of: the last guy in the triumvirate, the Twilight installment, the bordering country, the Great Lake, and the weather phenomenon, but they all panned out. Even the sports and fashion clues were a cinch (though I'd have probably missed them without the nationality and mythology references, respectively).
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby ten96lt » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:41 pm

Depending on how many they count with last second entries, I got at least 38, if they take all of them, 41. I might have went too much and said "hurricane winds", but I don't remember if I took winds out last second. William the Conqueror hit my mind last second and got "Wil" in. For Zodiac, I didn't RTFQ for the key word "Chinese". For "Bohemian composer's" for some reason my mind drifted From Bohemian to Bohemian Rhapsody to Rhapsody in Blue so I put Gershwin.
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby TryphonTournesol » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:43 pm

I would have had 47/50 if I were in college and taking it.
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby bpmod » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:44 pm

So, would that be a Before And After? Freddie Mercury does George Gershwin...

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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby Cortana431 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:46 pm

Got 41, possibly 42-43 if:


Would "hurricane wind" be acceptable for saffir simpson scale? And is "adverb" definitely acceptable? Everywhere i've looked online, "but" and "however" are classified as "adverbs" as well as "conjunction."

so 41-43
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby ElendilPickle » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:52 pm

44/50 here; I missed ancient Rome, European borders, the Titanic, the Great Lake, the earth question, and the "in" question.
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby ten96lt » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:54 pm

bpmod wrote:So, would that be a Before And After? Freddie Mercury does George Gershwin...

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I wish it was lol.
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby econgator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:08 pm

Cortana431 wrote:Would "hurricane wind" be acceptable for saffir simpson scale?


As that is exactly what it measures, I would have to go with "yes". ;)
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Re: March 6, 2013 College Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Postby Woof » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:49 pm

47/50, with only 7, 13 and 21 as my misses (and still kicking myself for not pulling the name of 21). Oh, to be young and in college again....
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