Registration now open for adult online test

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

User avatar
dhkendall
Pursuing the Dream
Posts: 8746
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:49 am
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Contact:

Registration now open for adult online test

Post by dhkendall » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:42 pm

http://www.jeopardy.com/onlinetests/adult/

May the odds be ever in your favour!
"Jeopardy! is two parts luck and one part luck" - Me

"The way to win on Jeopardy is to be a rabidly curious, information-omnivorous person your entire life." - Ken Jennings

User avatar
gamawire
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 1046
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:16 am

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by gamawire » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:43 pm

There was nothing on there about taking the test "for fun" if you're currently in the pool, which I am - interesting.
"It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing." -- Seneca

User avatar
skullturf
Married to a Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1786
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:34 am
Location: Miami

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by skullturf » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:58 pm

I believe it's been said on these boards before that the "spirit" of the online test is: If you get called for an audition, then you skip the next online test, but you're allowed to take the one after that.

What's the letter of the law? Technically, I am in the contestant pool right now. I auditioned in Philadelphia in September 2012, which was less than 18 months ago but more than 12 months ago.

It would be nice if the rule was "You cannot take the online test if you have attended an in-person audition in the last 12 months, but you may take it if you attended an in-person audition more than 12 months ago." Is that by any chance what the rule is?

User avatar
gamawire
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 1046
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:16 am

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by gamawire » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:11 pm

The last few online tests I have taken have had a disclaimer that said if you have had an in-person audition in the last 18 months then you can only take the test for fun. This may not be the case now since that disclaimer did not come up when I just registered. I hope they don't kick me out of the pool for taking the test (my last audition was in March).
"It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing." -- Seneca

User avatar
CrunchyTaco
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 559
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:32 pm

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by CrunchyTaco » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:48 pm

So, I registered for the Eastern Time Zone test, which will be taken at 7 PM. In the past, hasn't the EST test always been at 8 PM?

legendneverdies
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1605
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:52 pm

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by legendneverdies » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:50 pm

CrunchyTaco wrote:So, I registered for the Eastern Time Zone test, which will be taken at 7 PM. In the past, hasn't the EST test always been at 8 PM?
I think it's been at 8PM EST in the past. Having the test at 7PM EST means J! will be on in NYC, Philly, Pittsburgh, and quite a few other cities during test time.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 7672
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by econgator » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:50 pm

CrunchyTaco wrote:So, I registered for the Eastern Time Zone test, which will be taken at 7 PM. In the past, hasn't the EST test always been at 8 PM?
Yep. It actually would conflict with J! if I were taking that one.

User avatar
EndlessEntropy
Valued Contributor
Posts: 91
Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:51 pm

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by EndlessEntropy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:54 pm

Ugh I took the college and adult test last year earlier this year and got 40+ on both but no audition invite for either. Hopefully this time around I get lucky!
What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.

-Shakespeare

User avatar
bpmod
Rank
Posts: 5427
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:26 pm
Location: Hamilton Ontario

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by bpmod » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:09 pm

Bummer! I work 'til 8pm and am in bed before 10 for a 5:30am start. I am afraid that I won't be at my peak when I take this test.

But I wouldn't consider not taking it.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

User avatar
hbomb1947
Still hoping to get on Jeopardy! while my age is in double digits
Posts: 2050
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:31 am

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by hbomb1947 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:44 pm

Am I the only one for whom NYC did not come up among the choices of cities to request an audition in? Here are the cities that appeared for me:

Boston
Chicago
Detroit
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Memphis
Miami
Minneapolis
Orlando
Philadelphia
Portland
Providence
Raleigh
Savannah
Washington, DC
Last edited by hbomb1947 on Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

UniquePerspective
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 448
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:36 pm

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by UniquePerspective » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:50 pm

Hopefully 6th time's the charm. I got 34 last time. Been getting closer each year, we'll see what happens this time.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 7672
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by econgator » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:54 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:Am I the only one for whom NYC did not come up among the choices of cities to request an audition in? Here are the cities that appeared for me:

Boston
Chicago
Detroit
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Memphis
Minneapolis
Orlando
Philadelphia
Portland
Providence
Raleigh
Savannah
Washington, DC
No NYC on my screen, either.

User avatar
hbomb1947
Still hoping to get on Jeopardy! while my age is in double digits
Posts: 2050
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:31 am

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by hbomb1947 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:01 pm

econgator wrote:
hbomb1947 wrote:Am I the only one for whom NYC did not come up among the choices of cities to request an audition in? Here are the cities that appeared for me:

Boston
Chicago
Detroit
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Memphis
Minneapolis
Orlando
Philadelphia
Portland
Providence
Raleigh
Savannah
Washington, DC
No NYC on my screen, either.
Obviously, I chose another city, at least provisionally . . . but considering how many days the contestant coordinators usually spend in NYC every year, any speculation on why the Big Apple was missing from that list?

User avatar
lisa0012
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 946
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:08 pm
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by lisa0012 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:44 pm

gamawire wrote:The last few online tests I have taken have had a disclaimer that said if you have had an in-person audition in the last 18 months then you can only take the test for fun. This may not be the case now since that disclaimer did not come up when I just registered. I hope they don't kick me out of the pool for taking the test (my last audition was in March).
I was trying to figure out the "for fun" bit too.
Did you notice how far away from Texas they are this year?

User avatar
dhkendall
Pursuing the Dream
Posts: 8746
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:49 am
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Contact:

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by dhkendall » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:03 pm

I'm just a happy camper that they have Minneapolis on the list now - the only other time I saw that was the first time I took the online test in early 2009. (Minneapolis is the only city that I can expect them to hold auditions in that is less than a day's drive from here - last time we drove to Minneapolis we did it in 8 hours.)

(Strange they'd have Boston *and* Providence, though, as those two are quite close to each other - I'm guessing any New Yorkers who get called would choose one of those places.)
"Jeopardy! is two parts luck and one part luck" - Me

"The way to win on Jeopardy is to be a rabidly curious, information-omnivorous person your entire life." - Ken Jennings

User avatar
hbomb1947
Still hoping to get on Jeopardy! while my age is in double digits
Posts: 2050
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:31 am

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by hbomb1947 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:25 pm

dhkendall wrote:I'm just a happy camper that they have Minneapolis on the list now - the only other time I saw that was the first time I took the online test in early 2009. (Minneapolis is the only city that I can expect them to hold auditions in that is less than a day's drive from here - last time we drove to Minneapolis we did it in 8 hours.)

(Strange they'd have Boston *and* Providence, though, as those two are quite close to each other - I'm guessing any New Yorkers who get called would choose one of those places.)
I chose D.C., just because I'm very comfortable in that city -- but I could just has easily have gone with Boston. But I still expect NYC to be added (of course), and to have the opportunity to try for a "local" slot there.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 7672
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:17 am

dhkendall wrote:(Strange they'd have Boston *and* Providence, though, as those two are quite close to each other - I'm guessing any New Yorkers who get called would choose one of those places.)
Stranger that they'd have both Orlando and Miami.

User avatar
Paucle
Trekardy! Writer
Posts: 3233
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:36 pm
Location: near Albany NY
Contact:

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by Paucle » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:10 am

Probably going to choose Raleigh again, for the luck factor. That was my last (of two) invitations, in June 2010, despite scores of more than 40 in both 2012 and 2013. In each of those I chose closer to home sites.

BigDaddyJ
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 378
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:33 am
Location: Indianapolis

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by BigDaddyJ » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:08 am

Just registered. Glad to see Chicago being offered again, only a 3-hour drive from Indy.

The image below appeared on the registration confirmation screen. Anybody know which contestant is shown? (I had a guess, but I was wrong. I determined the correct identity using the archive and the categories shown on the board in the image.)
confirmation-nr-image.jpg
confirmation-nr-image.jpg (38.19 KiB) Viewed 2305 times
Here's a hint...
SpoilerShow
The contestant was only 12 years old at the time.

legendneverdies
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1605
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:52 pm

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Post by legendneverdies » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:23 am

The clue picked last in that round, as per the archive, was $1000 in I Wanna Watch TV. The $1000 graphic is not displayed in that window.

Post Reply