Practice Test for This Week's Real Thing

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Re: Practice Test for Next Week's Real Thing

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opusthepenguin wrote:
goatman wrote:42 here. Dem fine game tyvm! Fun review. Here's a funny puzzler, "Before & After Triple Play":

Three authors emerge from The Jungle, take a wrong turn onto Main Street and pick up Alice on an Adventure in Wonderland:
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Upton Sinclair Lewis Carroll
Wait, wait. How about Cole Porter musical about a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who hooks up with three authors who emerge from The Jungle, take a wrong turn onto Main Street and pick up Alice on an Adventure in Wonderland where they all get made fun of by the guy who played Archie Bunker?
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Kiss Me Kate Upton Sinclair Lewis Carroll O'Connor
Hold on now. How about sculptor of Lincoln statue watches romcom starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, then attends Cole Porter musical about a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who hooks up with three authors who emerge from The Jungle, take a wrong turn onto Main Street and pick up Alice on an Adventure in Wonderland where they all get made fun of by the guy who played Archie Bunker?
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Daniel Chester French Kiss Me Kate Upton Sinclair Lewis Carroll O'Connor
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42 here for me. Since I'm seriously considering taking the test next week, this is a very welcome practice round. Thanks for doing this.
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43, which indicates to me that it's a pretty accurate semblance of the difficulty of the actual test.

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42 for me, some misses I attributed to dreaded POP CULTURE or just a bad guess, but I've now entered info relating to questions 5, 26, & 49 into my trivia spreadsheets, as those were ones I felt I *should* have known.

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40. Very well written test. Won't be taking the online test since I'm swimming in the pool, but this made for good practice.

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Nice test, but it felt a tad easier to me. 46, with misses on 3 (Bieber), 17 (Me and You), 18 (Nathan Hale, who I persist in conflating with Patrick Henry) and 49.

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hbomb1947 wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:
goatman wrote:42 here. Dem fine game tyvm! Fun review. Here's a funny puzzler, "Before & After Triple Play":

Three authors emerge from The Jungle, take a wrong turn onto Main Street and pick up Alice on an Adventure in Wonderland:
Spoiler
Upton Sinclair Lewis Carroll
Wait, wait. How about Cole Porter musical about a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who hooks up with three authors who emerge from The Jungle, take a wrong turn onto Main Street and pick up Alice on an Adventure in Wonderland where they all get made fun of by the guy who played Archie Bunker?
Spoiler
Kiss Me Kate Upton Sinclair Lewis Carroll O'Connor
Hold on now. How about sculptor of Lincoln statue watches romcom starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, then attends Cole Porter musical about a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who hooks up with three authors who emerge from The Jungle, take a wrong turn onto Main Street and pick up Alice on an Adventure in Wonderland where they all get made fun of by the guy who played Archie Bunker?
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Daniel Chester French Kiss Me Kate Upton Sinclair Lewis Carroll O'Connor
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30 for me, and there were about 4 that I second guessed and went with another answer, and i shouldn't have, but it was fun. I'm definitely getting there. Thank you for the test!

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41/50 for me; I usually do better on the real test, this one seemed to have more pop culture (not that that's a bad thing - it adds to my knowledge when I read the question and see the answer).
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Blue Lion wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:Well done! Here's a bonus:

Pike's Peak, Finnegan's Wake, and Howard's End
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Things that shouldn't have apostrophes
Around here, grocery stores use the apostrophe to warn that an "s" is coming ("Grape's: $1.29/bunch"). Drives me up a wall. And don't even get me started about people who use the dollar sign and "dollars".

I once saw a news report that mentioned "$5,000 thousand", it took me a long time to figure out if it was five thousand or five million dollars that was being described. (It was the former)

Oh, and since the cool kids are doing it, 39 with one or two stupid mistakes (balanced out by one or two lucky guesses)
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opusthepenguin wrote:Well done! Here's a bonus:

Pike's Peak, Finnegan's Wake, and Howard's End
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Things that shouldn't have apostrophes
Well, except for the porn titles... ;)

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43 here. My misses:
3. Bruno Mars for Justin Bieber (anyone else read "Love Yourself" as "Lose Yourself" and think the answer was going to be Eminem?)
17. NHO Me Before You, so I WAGged The Help.
19. Lost Regan/Cordelia coin flip
25. Lost Pei/Gehry coin flip
26. Originally had Julius Caesar but switched to Marcus Aurelius, which is wrong in every conceivable way
28. No guess, though I should have known it
43. (The Virgin) Mary for Beatrice
hbomb1947 wrote:My most frustrating miss was NWZ for NWA.
It helps to know that the group's name stands for Niggaz With Attitude.
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Re: Practice Test for Next Week's Real Thing

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Many thanks for going to this trouble. Good overall quiz, not too much emphasis on any one area. Well done.

I had a couple of brain farts (why have I already forgotten Scalia's name---D'OH!) but managed 37. I'm hoping the real thing is on a par with this one and I don't lose too many more brain cells before then.

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earendel wrote:41/50 for me; I usually do better on the real test, this one seemed to have more pop culture (not that that's a bad thing - it adds to my knowledge when I read the question and see the answer).
Yeah, I hear you. Pop culture is my weakest area of trivia (LLamas, take note) and probably subconsciously over-represented that category on the test.

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BigDaddyMatty wrote:
hbomb1947 wrote:My most frustrating miss was NWZ for NWA.
It helps to know that the group's name stands for Niggaz With Attitude.
This is why I initially hesitated. "I know it's not Jeopardy!, but is he expecting us to come up with that name?" But then I thought WECIB and went with it.
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I appreciate the time you took to put this together.

Did better in this format than I usually do on the real test. It's easy enough for me to think
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mononucleosis
and
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Peloponnesian
but trying to type them in semi-accurately within a time limit always throws me for a loop. Give me
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NWA
and
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Io
any day of the week!

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Blue Lion wrote:
Magna wrote:The "Number Please" clue probably needs to be reworded so it could be answered in the form of a question (even though that's not required here). Maybe "These Roman numerals for...." or "spell out this, the French word..."?
I think I fixed the wording. Thanks for pointing that out.
Yep, looks good!

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Blue Lion wrote:
goatman wrote: Three authors emerge from The Jungle, take a wrong turn onto Main Street and pick up Alice on an Adventure in Wonderland:
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Upton Sinclair Lewis Carroll
How long before we see Quadruple Rhyme Time on Jeopardy? I predict we'll see it on SHC within the next two years because the boardies are so diabolical.
I'm a fan of the TV show Smush, and there certainly was "Septuple Rhyme Time" on the show every day. :) Too bad you only won a maximum of $8,000 on the show.

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Blue Lion wrote: ON BROADWAY. In July, Javier Munoz replaced Lin-Manuel Miranda as the lead in this Broadway hit.
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Hamilton.
WAR IS HELL. This 5th century B.C. war was fought between Athens and an alliance headed by Sparta.
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Peloponnesian War.
Almost exactly the questions in the college test (although the answers were
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"Hamilton" and "Sparta"
, respectively). Christ man, you're good at this.

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Re: Practice Test for Next Week's Real Thing

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Thanks. That was fun. I got 38 because I do not know enough about current pop culture. I don't think I have time to learn very much of it now.
I guess it will have to be enough for next week.
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