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College Jeopardy Online Test

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Happening at a computer near you, at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST on September 28, 2016. You know, less than half an hour from now.

Good luck to all participating!

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Just finished. I think it's my first time taking the College Test even though I'm a junior. Can't wait to see the questions posted, but as of right now I think I missed around five. Now the waiting begins!

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I think that I was ~35 or so. Had a couple where I got the answer too late

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nivek1385 wrote:I think that I was ~35 or so. Had a couple where I got the answer too late
Did you get the Olympic gymnast one? I put Aly Raisman but I think it was the Simone girl. And the 1800's novel location one, was that Pride and Prejudice?

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Brayden wrote:
nivek1385 wrote:I think that I was ~35 or so. Had a couple where I got the answer too late
Did you get the Olympic gymnast one? I put Aly Raisman but I think it was the Simone girl. And the 1800's novel location one, was that Pride and Prejudice?
I remembered Biles' name at the 15 second mark. :-(

I think it was P&P, but not 100%.

Edit: just looked it up, 'twas P&P.

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Thank you as always, Sherder!

Wow...if I hadn't changed some answers and were quicker with some, I'd have been in the upper 30s. Instead, I'm at exactly 30.

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nivek1385 wrote:
Brayden wrote:
nivek1385 wrote:I think that I was ~35 or so. Had a couple where I got the answer too late
Did you get the Olympic gymnast one? I put Aly Raisman but I think it was the Simone girl. And the 1800's novel location one, was that Pride and Prejudice?
I remembered Biles' name at the 15 second mark. :-(

I think it was P&P, but not 100%.

Edit: just looked it up, 'twas P&P.
Yep yep. Got a 42 on this test, some pretty challenging clues IMHO! The date here '1813' is Austen-era, the Bronte sisters published in 1847.

Asking for year of First Bull Run?! Gosh pretty tough clue for youngsters!?! (1861 BTW, it was a real picnic...).
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nivek1385 wrote: Thank you as always, Sherder!

Wow...if I hadn't changed some answers and were quicker with some, I'd have been in the upper 30s. Instead, I'm at exactly 30.
My pleasure! I almost forgot about it. I remembered about 20 minutes before it started. Whew!

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42.
Missed:
Macbeth (said Othello)
Pokemon Go (the TV show bit threw me off)
Etna
Aaron
Pride and Prejudice (said Jane Eyre)
Amoeba (thought of it a bit too late)
shekel (no guess)
Moliere (no guess)

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sherder wrote:
nivek1385 wrote: Thank you as always, Sherder!

Wow...if I hadn't changed some answers and were quicker with some, I'd have been in the upper 30s. Instead, I'm at exactly 30.
My pleasure! I almost forgot about it. I remembered about 20 minutes before it started. Whew!
LOL I remembered it 20 minutes AFTER, as I intended to record in case you forgot, TYVVM for not forgettin!
Some clues from the GrupTests come straight off these, so well worth the read!!
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goatman wrote:
sherder wrote:
nivek1385 wrote: Thank you as always, Sherder!

Wow...if I hadn't changed some answers and were quicker with some, I'd have been in the upper 30s. Instead, I'm at exactly 30.
My pleasure! I almost forgot about it. I remembered about 20 minutes before it started. Whew!
LOL I remembered it 20 minutes AFTER, as I intended to record in case you forgot, TYVVM for not forgettin!
Some clues from the GrupTests come straight off these, so well worth the read!!


Too funny! I'll put the next series of tests on my calendar with a reminder. :D

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Here is what I have for answers, took it from Sherder's video, thanks as always! Let me know if you see anything off. I think I got 45/50.
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1 MacBeth
2 Pokemon Go
3 Titanium
4 Etna
5 Apple
6 Reign of Terror
7 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
8 Red Bull
9 Aron
10 Emoji
11 Before Anyone Else
12 Algeria
13 Jimmy Fallon
14 Steel
15 Sparta
16 Galileo
17 Messiah
18 ROY G BIV
19 summa cum laude
20 Pride and Prejudice
21 Custer
22 maple
23 Katniss Everdeen
24 Liberty Bell
25 Death Valley
26 Adele
27 Ernest Hemingway
28 amoeba
29 shekel
30 1861
31 Herodotus
32 Professor Dresser
33 Princeton
34 Vincent Van Gogh
35 Moliere
36 Black Sea
37 Simone Biles
38 Lyft
39 Big Bang Theory
40 James Madison
41 Nepotism
42 Gobi Desert
43 Everglades
44 John Jay
45 Leo Tolstoy
46 Gospel
47 Neptune
48 Will Smith
49 Hamilton
50 Heirloom

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Thanks a bunch to sherder; I'm way too old for this test, but it was fun to play along. And props to anyone who got over 40; I probably would have gotten less than 30 correct in undergrad! Does anyone have a full list of the answers? I had
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1. Macbeth
2. South Park
3. titanium
4. Vesuvius
5. Apple
6. Reign of Terror
7. The Cursed Child
8. Red Bull
9. Aaron
10. emoji
11. ???
12. Algeria
13. Stephen Colbert
14. Steel
15. Sparta
16. Galileo
17. Auld Lang Syne
18. roygbiv
19. magna cum laude
20. Pride and Prejudice
21. Custer
22. Sugar plum tree (really dumb guess, I'm sure)
23. Katniss Everdeen
24. Liberty Bell
25. Death Valley
26. Adele
27. Hemingway
28. ???
29. shekels
30. 1861
31. Plutarch
32. professor's dresser
33. Princeton
34. Van Gogh
35. Moliere
36. Black Sea
37. Simone Biles
38. Lyft
39. string theory (?)
40. Madison
41. nepotism
42. Gobi desert
43. Everglades
44. John Jay
45. Leo Tolstoy
46. gospel
47. Jupiter
48. Will Smith
49. Hamilton
50. heirloom

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Ah, just saw jeff's post right before mine. Which ones did you think you got wrong?

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IronNeck wrote:Ah, just saw jeff's post right before mine. Which ones did you think you got wrong?
The list I posted was what I believe to be the correct answers, not my own. The ones I didn't know or wasn't sure of I looked up to confirm.

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Thank you S & J as you make it easy to take the test and check my answers hours after it's over.

42/50 with three of them American History stuff I should know by now and not lose on 50/50s. Drinks and current abbreviations I expect to miss. Things in the Austen/Bronte area are the kinds I can get one night and mess up the next never having them down cold.

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Yikes. Double-checked my answers and it looks like a -9. I misread a couple and it ended up costing me. Should be enough to get me through the first round though.

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jeff6286 wrote:
IronNeck wrote:Ah, just saw jeff's post right before mine. Which ones did you think you got wrong?
The list I posted was what I believe to be the correct answers, not my own. The ones I didn't know or wasn't sure of I looked up to confirm.
Ah, thank you. 39/50 for me, then. And honestly, with the exception of 2., there wasn't any miss I felt horribly about. So even more props to those who are college-aged or younger that scored higher, and best of luck in making the show! I imagine the competition is incredibly fierce, and my score might not have been enough.

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IronNeck wrote:Thanks a bunch to sherder; I'm way too old for this test, but it was fun to play along. And props to anyone who got over 40; I probably would have gotten less than 30 correct in undergrad! Does anyone have a full list of the answers? I had
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4. Vesuvius
This one is incorrect.
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Vesuvius is not on Sicily, it's on the mainland. The correct answer to the volcano one was Etna. It's also worth knowing that there's a volcanic island off the coast of Sicily called Stromboli, which has come up on J! as well as in LL before.
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