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That was pretty damn easy. Low 40's at a guess.

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First!

Darn fumblefingers.

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opusthepenguin wrote:First!

Darn fumblefingers.
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Wow. That was not that hard, but I still managed to do badly. High 30s if I'm lucky.

EDIT: 35/50. Oof. Probably my lowest ever. So many I should have known: Selma (blanked), Reno (said Albright, ugh...), Tuskegee, Fidelio (said Mozart, even though I know he wrote the Barber of Seville), Regan. Said hydrogen instead of oxygen for some unfathomable reason. The timpani question was confusing, I wrote "steel drum" when I should have just said "drum."

I did get Sia from the Recent-ish thread. Never heard of her or that song before today.

And just now I see that senator is an anagram for treason. Dammit.
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OMG, that was horrible! I was horrible. I'm not sue I even want to see the answers.

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econgator wrote:That was pretty damn easy. Low 40's at a guess.

Same here. Much easier than last night's test.

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Seemed easier than yesterday's which I ran through as a last-minute practice. Didn't hurt that my favorite TV show is Better Call Saul.

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More 2014-15 than I would have anticipated. After all that prep reading, I blanked on the college football champs, but a few of the ones I didn't specifically prepare for were ones that I absorbed the general knowledge for anyway: Sia, Better Call Saul, American Sniper, Lego Movie.

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Had this been a practice test no timer, no problem scoring well. Take it with a timer, I doubt myself on a couple answers. I think I passed, but won't know until I see answers, there's a couple I got well after time had passed.
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econgator wrote:That was pretty damn easy....
Hey, I like to think I was just super-smart. ;)

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Oof. That was rougher than last time....blanked on the Venezuelan river, as well as a few others I should've known. Maybe they'll get a laugh out of some of my responses I gave to questions I knew I didn't know and that'll give me extra credit. But, being a Buckeye, I'm proud to at least get one of the questions right! O-H!

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That seemed easier to me as well - probably 40-41, playing off J!'s FB post. Better than I did for real last night, but I passed last night, so that's all that matters.
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ouachiouat wrote:Oof. That was rougher than last time....blanked on the Venezuelan river
I didn't ... except I put down a desert, not a river. Oops!

And what did they want for 18? I put percussion.

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Definitely a few bad misses (Diego Garcia instead of Rivera, Peru instead of Paraguay) but 41 based on the transcript on the J! Facebook page. Here's hoping for a second audition!
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got the Venezuelan river from the Enya song :D

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Checking the FB post, looks like I missed 2, 4, 7, 10, 13, 14.

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That wasn't bad at all! I think I ended up with 48, missing the Chandelier singer (I answered Gia, not really a plausible typo) and Cardale Jones' team (Florida State, just to avoid leaving it blank). I'm annoyed at the second one, because I actually watched that game and remember congratulating a Facebook friend who's an OSU alumna.

Typed Americdan Sniper because it came to me so late, I had to race to get it all in before time ran out. Answered kettledrum for the tympani question, although I imagine they were going for just drum. Hopefully my 48 will hold up once the answers are posted. Sometimes I end up missing one or two that I didn't bother confirming afterwards.

Kudos to the "Recent(ish) events" contributors, who predicted the two I missed, among quite a few others.

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