10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by Woof » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:20 am

45/50 for me. I got lucky on a few 50/50 questions, though (stamen/pistil, Tigris/Euphrates)

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:59 am

41/50 for me, assuming that
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"idol" is acceptable for "golden calf" on question 34.
I did go the wrong way on
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stamen/pistil.
Part of the reason for my relatively low score relative to the level of the test was all those college-student friendly rap and recent TV questions.

Also, a quibble with the wording of question 29: April 22 is not always the spring equinox.
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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:55 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:41/50 for me, assuming that
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"idol" is acceptable for "golden calf" on question 34.
I think that's an "ooh, sorry."
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"Idol"
is not mentioned in Exodus 32.
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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by Magna » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:20 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
hbomb1947 wrote:41/50 for me, assuming that
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"idol" is acceptable for "golden calf" on question 34.
I think that's an "ooh, sorry."
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"Idol"
is not mentioned in Exodus 32.
It is in some translations - e.g., the NIV.

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:55 pm

Magna wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
hbomb1947 wrote:41/50 for me, assuming that
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"idol" is acceptable for "golden calf" on question 34.
I think that's an "ooh, sorry."
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"Idol"
is not mentioned in Exodus 32.
It is in some translations - e.g., the NIV.
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the golden calf was by its very nature an idol. The clue didn't say you needed the level of specificity to state its shape or material.
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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by dklee12 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:00 pm

nlw44 wrote:Does anyone know what the category of #34 is? This is the question, "MENTIONED IN EXODUS 32, WORSHIP OF IT IS SEEN AS AN APOSTASY."
34. BIBLICAL ANIMALS
Mentioned in Exodus 32, worship of it is seen as an act of apostasy
hbomb1947 wrote:Also, a quibble with the wording of question 29: April 22 is not always the spring equinox.
The spring equinox is never in April, but the Reddit transcription is missing a word. The original clue was:

29. ANNUAL EVENTS
First observed in 1970, this annual event is held on April 22 or on the spring equinox

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:32 pm

dklee12 wrote: 34. BIBLICAL ANIMALS
Mentioned in Exodus 32, worship of it is seen as an act of apostasy
I'm still giving myself credit for "idol," since I didn't have the benefit of knowing the category name when I answered; and I'm giving myself the benefit of the doubt that knowing it had to be an "animal" would have led me to the "correct" response.
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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by econgator » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:52 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Thank you for the recap. 40/50 for me and I thought that was one of the harder tests I've seen for any level of play. When I can't get a Before & After in 8 seconds then I know my score is going down.
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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by StevenH » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:13 pm

I got a 34/50, which is probably only 1-2 questions below my average. But this test definitely felt harder than normal.

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by sarisson » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:25 pm

39/50 for me off Reddit (just as hard as most of the adult tests). Hey, they can only accept 15 people, so why not make up a super-hard test to bring the contestant pool down to, I don't know, 50?
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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:06 pm

I stand corrected on the multiple translations of the Bible issue.
We all stand corrected by the category.
I agree with hbomb that the clue gets significantly easier when coupled with the category.
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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:23 pm

econgator wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Thank you for the recap. 40/50 for me and I thought that was one of the harder tests I've seen for any level of play. When I can't get a Before & After in 8 seconds then I know my score is going down.
Hey! Let me make my own post ... :)
Good one. I have not missed on Sploofus since we both started out 1/4. Up to page 14 and #693. Making my move. :)

At least we both had passing scores even if college was years ago.

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by barandall800 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:15 am

J! announced on FB that there will be a make-up test tonight at 8 PM Eastern.

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by cf1140 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:37 pm

I got 40/50 off of the reddit questions. Of course, on a timed test under pressure...maybe I wouldn't have gotten 40. Anyways, I'm still not where I need to be with my Jeopardy skills.

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by Alsm238 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:25 pm

I took the college test on Tuesday and scored ~39 or 40. Is there any point in trying to take it again tonight? Is that even allowed?

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by econgator » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:17 pm

Alsm238 wrote:I took the college test on Tuesday and scored ~39 or 40. Is there any point in trying to take it again tonight? Is that even allowed?
It may be allowed, but with that score, there's no point.

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by Alsm238 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:33 pm

econgator wrote:
Alsm238 wrote:I took the college test on Tuesday and scored ~39 or 40. Is there any point in trying to take it again tonight? Is that even allowed?
It may be allowed, but with that score, there's no point.
Thanks for calming my mind. I just find the whole system of "score high enough and hope they contact you ridiculous" so I guess I was trying to be extra cautious. Thanks again!

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by bpmod » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:58 pm

Regardless of your score, as long as it is a pass by their standards, they will put you in the group that they select randomly from for auditions.

In other words, a 35 (assuming that's a pass) or a 45 gives you pretty much the same chances. And only a small percentage of passers are selected for auditions.

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

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1. Shakespeare:
The castle of Elsinore is the setting for this Shakespeare Play
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Hamlet
2. Comedians:
A comedy central series is called “inside” this “Trainwreck” of a comedian
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Amy Schumer
3. The Elements:
This element used to galvanize steel is also used in lozenges to treat a cold
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Zinc
4. World Capitals:
This capital’s most-visited site is Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
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Hanoi
5. No cooking required:
This spanish summertime soup contains pureed tomatoes, peppers, onions & garlic and is served cold
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Gazpacho (I think)
6. The American Revolution:
This leader of the Green Mountain Boys was captured by the British and spent 3 years in prison
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Ethan Allen
7. “B”ooks:
This novel by Toni Morrison won the 1988 pulitzer Prize for fiction
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Beloved
8. Also a game:
A popular game, or the part of the skull where the brain is
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Cranium
9. Nature:
The head of this plant, Helianthus Annuus, can grow to more than 30 inches in diameter
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Sunflower
10. “Weights and Measures”:
This measure of a ship’s speed equals 1 nautical mile per hour
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Knot
11. Just One Vowel:
It’s the loose skin at the back of an animal’s neck
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Scruff
12. Australia:
This smallest Australian state is named for a Dutch explorer
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Tasmania
13. The NFL:
At the start of the 2015 season, He was Seattle’s starting quarterback
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Russell Wilson
14. British Lit:
In this novel, banned in the U.S. until 1933, Molly Bloom & Stephen Daedalus
represent Penelope and Telemachus
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Ulysses
15. 20th Century History:
The last names of the Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate Scandal were Him & Bernstein
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Woodword
16. Science Glossary:
The spontaneous passage of water through a semi-permeable membrane
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Osmosis
17. Famous Paintings:
The bombing of a Spanish city in 1937 inspired this huge Picasso painting
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Guernica
18. 3 Letter Abbreviations:
In fitness measurements, it’s calculated by dividing weight by height squared
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BMI
19. Rhyme Time:
Mathematically, 3 pigs or hogs, squared
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Nine Swine
20. Children’s Literature:
He wrote “The House at Pooh Corner”
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A.A. Milne
21. Treaties:
On June 28, 1919 this treaty was signed in the Hall of Mirrors
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Treaty of Versailles
22. Name the Auto Maker:
This company makes the CR-V
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Honda
23. Autobiographies:
“The Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban” is the subtitle for “I Am” her
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Malala
24. Politicians:
He’s the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona
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John McCain
25. Rivers:
A popular girl’s name, it’s also the name of Irelands’ longest river
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Shannon
26. Pop Music:
In 2015 indie rocker Ryan Adams did a full-length cover of this Taylor Swift album
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1989
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27. Classic Novels:
The Rostovs are one of the families featured in this Tolstoy Tome
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War and Peace
28. Scientists:
His Third Law is also known as the Law of Action and Reaction
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Newton
29. Colleges and Universities:
It’s the collective nickname for Smith, Vassar & 5 other colleges
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Seven Sisters
30. The Civil War:
This “Rocky” confederate general died on May 10, 1863
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Stonewall Jackson
31. The Old Testament:
This Old Testament Book begins with a census taken of the Israelites
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Numbers
32. 10-Letter Words:
A latin prefix for “good” gives us this term for one apt to give endowments to schools
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Benefactor
33. Apps:
This app was born when co-creator Reggie Brown said he wished the photo he’d sent someone would disappear
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Snapchat
34. Classical Composers:
The opening 4-note theme of his fifth symphony has been likened to fate knocking at the door
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Beethoven
35. Women Authors:
She published her second novel, “go set a Watchman”, in 2015, 55 years after her debut novel
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Harper Lee
36. Mountains:
This 12,000-foot mountain on Honshu is considered sacred in Japan
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Mt. Fuji
37. On Broadway:
Musical numbers from this show include “Baptize Me” and “Joseph Smith American Moses”
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The Book of Mormon
38. State Nicknames:
this critical piece of an arch is in Pennsylvania’s nickname
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Keystone
39. Biology:
This oxygen-carrying pigment gives red blood cells their color
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Hemoglobin
40. Religion:
He is the leader of the yellow hat order of Tibetan monks
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Dalai Lama
41. From the Greek:
The name of this explosive comes from the Greek for “Power”
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Dynamite
42. Canadian Provinces:
Calgary and Whitecourt are in this Canadian Province
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Alberta
43. Cabinet Departments:
The Coast Guard and FEMA are part of the cabinet department
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Department of Homeland Security
44. Ancient Greece:
In 399 B.C. this philosopher was sentenced to death by poison
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Socrates
45. Recent Novels:
A tiger named Richard Parker shares a lifeboat with the title character in this novel
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Life of Pi
46. Mythology:
In Norse myth, he’s the god of Thunder
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Thor
47. Physics:
It’s the measure of disorder or randomness in a closed system
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Entropy
48. Cable TV shows:
Premiering in 2010, this TV show created by Frank Darabont was based on a graphic novel
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The Walking Dead
49. Poetry:
He wrote the poem “The Road Not Taken”
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Robert Frost
50. Before and After:
Henry James’ 1881 Novel about an American Girl who heads to Europe and shows you her “P-P-P-Poker Face”
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Portrait of a Lady Gaga

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Re: 10/6/15 College Jeopardy Auditions

Post by squizzle » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:03 pm

I got 34/50. I'm glad the test worked for me this time around and that they were gracious enough to offer a second test. I thought this one felt harder than the one on Tuesday.

One note: question 14, category Brit Lit. Shouldn't it by Irish Lit?

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