Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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dhkendall wrote:
ASGNYC wrote:I see lots of people answering in full names here: Jane Austen, Rosalynn Carter, Robert Burns, etc. I didn't read the directions that closely, but was under the impression that last names were more than sufficient, a la the show itself. Was I correct in assuming this? Hope so! (44 correct if so).
We're pretty sure, yeah (although I think the first name might be good to have on the first ladies one IMHO)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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ASGNYC wrote:I see lots of people answering in full names here: Jane Austen, Rosalynn Carter, Robert Burns, etc. I didn't read the directions that closely, but was under the impression that last names were more than sufficient, a la the show itself. Was I correct in assuming this? Hope so! (44 correct if so).
Yes, last names suffice. I have little doubt they'd accept KEYNES for the "3-named" economist - that's a TOM, not a command. And CARTER. Maybe on that analogy they'd take a 10-letter "genealogy," but I'm not so sure about that...
I wish I had taken this test - don't remember an easier one, ever. I may have missed 2, TRAINOR and the chemical bond...Possibly 2 more from slow typing...

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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44/50, playing from YouTube. Misses:
1. Elizabeth for James
7. Burroughs for Mailer
16. Pleiades for Big Dipper
21. Lady Bird for Rosalynn
27. No guess
40. The Nutcracker for Swan Lake

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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I should probably just stop trying these online tests. I think if they had asked me for my name, I would have gotten it wrong. I really should have had the first question but it only got worse. I knew where the Olympics were held, but I totally blanked on the city. I had gone over the capital cities of the world. "China I know, so need to worry." Little did I know. Next time can we switch bible questions more like the FJ one on Monday?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Definitely the worst I've ever done - only 37 out of 50. :(
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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36 again. Some of the clues were from the Pavlovian revival thread I studied prior to the test. Fortunately I got those ones right.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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I thought this was harder than usual. I think I got 39/50.

Think they'll give me "wife's fife" (rather than "wife fife") and "ziplining" (instead of "zipline")?

If they give me those 2 I'm up to 41/50. But now that the test is over I'm second guessing how I spelled "genealogy", even though spelling is not supposed to count.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Playing from the transcript. (I'm in the pool.) This felt a little difficult, but I would have gotten 38 - 41, which is about average for me.

My funniest miss was "flibbertigibbet" for the type of humor.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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35.

I agree with others that this seemed a little harder than average, particularly when you factor in that there are almost always going to be a couple dumb misses as a result of reading too quickly, like Agatha Christie for Miss Marple (thought they were asking for the author). Seven stars seems Pavlovian for Pleiades - again, just a case of reading too quickly. The time really goes by in a flash and it's always remarkable how easy it seems to answer from the sofa as opposed to a time clock.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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46/50 from the transcript, for fun. (Thanks to all who've posted questions, answers, and videos!)

Misses:

Elizabeth for James I (had a nagging feeling about it for the rest of the test)
"That Bass" for "All About That Bass" (ugh)
St. Louis for Chicago (knew it wasn't right)
Hell's Kitchen for Top Chef (no clue, don't watch either)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Woof wrote:I consider this one on the easy side. 44/50 with a couple of good guesses and a couple of bad negs. With my luck, Thursday's (my for reals) will be the real killer.
Yeah, going through the questions just now, this seemed fairly straightforward. I fell into the Elizabeth I trap on question 1, but got the rest.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Took it for real (hard to type with my fingers crossed), I'll call it 45/50.
Missed:
James (went with Elizabeth)
All About That Bass (I said 'the', which would def be negged on the show, right?)
Brahms
Jane Austen
Red Cross (I know, I know...)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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This seemed easier than average.
I ran it through my questions and 2/3rds were identified as Pavlovs.
I would've gotten 49 if I had taken it since I added an extra letter to make it "geneaology".
I also botched "Arimathea", but I got close enough.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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mystcmage wrote:This seemed easier than average.
I ran it through my questions and 2/3rds were identified as Pavlovs.
I would've gotten 49 if I had taken it since I added an extra letter to make it "geneaology".
I also botched "Arimathea", but I got close enough.
I'd like to publicly acknowledge Monty Python and the Holy Grail for my get of Joseph of Arimathea. :mrgreen:

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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mystcmage wrote:This seemed easier than average.
I ran it through my questions and 2/3rds were identified as Pavlovs.
I would've gotten 49 if I had taken it since I added an extra letter to make it "geneaology".
I also botched "Arimathea", but I got close enough.
If you read upthread, you'll see that there's some discussion that it's not clear that "geneaology" (which was my response on that clue) will be negged. It might, but there's reason to believe it might not be.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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See, this is why I'm not as strong on defense in LL as I'd like to be. This was the best I've done in an online J! test. 46/50. Questions I think are easier tend not to be for many. I suppose that's good for me. Anyway, I'm just glad it's over and I don't have to sweat out today and tomorrow. Last time I took the Thursday test, and I was nervous for days waiting to take it.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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As I stated before, Pop culture is a weak area for me. I knew the Trainor song, but could not get the name out. The same for Top Chef, I said Iron Chef. Never saw either of those two shows.
But I still would like 20 seconds to answer. I can think faster than I can type!
So I got 35 and now the waiting begins once again.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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46, taking it offline the next day. Tonight it's real.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Took it off YouTube today-thanks to sherder for getting it up.

40, not a good score for me. Not a good night to be a cultural philistine both old and new-missed Meghan Trainor, Top Chef, pret-a-porter, Kinky Boots, and Swan Lake (50-50'd Nutcracker).

Taking it for real tonight. Hopefully I'll have fewer than three 2-5 seconds too late answers (genealogy, prima donna, abdicate).

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

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Just took the October 5th and felt pretty good. Let's see how I would've done last night.
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James
TOP 10 HITS
2. Top 10 hits for Meghan Trainor include "Lips Are Movin'" at no. 4 & this song at no. 1
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All About That Bass
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Chlorophyll
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March
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Norman Mailer
COLLEGES
8. After receiving a gift of $1 million in 1873, Nashville's Central University changed its name to this
AFTER RECEIVING A GIFT OF $1 MILLION IN 1873, NASHVILLE’S CENTRAL UNIVERSITY CHANGED ITS NAME TO THIS
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Vanderbilt
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9. "Night Watch" is a classic painting from this 17th century master
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Rembrandt
HOBBIES
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Geneology
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Wife Fife
CANADA
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Yukon
The Olympics
13. The 2008 Olympics were held in this city
THE 2008 OLYMPICS WERE HERLD IN THIS CITY
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Beijing
BESTSELLING NONFICTION
14. "The Devil in the White City" tells of this city's 1893 World's Fair
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Chicago
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The Bulge
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16. The 7 brightest stars in Ursa Major are collectively known as this
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The Big Dipper
THE ORCHESTRA
17. Castanets & the tambourine belong to this section of the orchestra
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Percussion
COOKING
18. A speciality of Naples, this pizza turnover's name means "trouser leg"
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Calzone
FOREIGN PLACES
19. Hajj is a pilgramage to this city
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Mecca
BIBLE PEOPLE
20. All 4 Gospels say Jesus was buried by Joseph of this place
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Arimathea
FIRST LADIES
21. She wrote several books including “First Lady From Plains” in 1984
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Margaret Truman
WEIGHTS & MEASURES
22. Like a ship's, an aircraft's speed is typically measured in these units
LIKE A SHIP’S, AN AIRCRAFT’S SPEED IS TYPICALLY MEASURED IN THESE UNITS
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Knots
POETS & POETRY
23. This Scot's beloved poems include "To A Mouse" & "Address To A Haggis"
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Robert Burns
LET'S MOVE
24. Sometimes called an aerial rope slide, it's best known as this
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Zipline
DESERTS
25. Simpson Desert is a 55,000-square mile region in this country's Northern Territory
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Australia
REALITY TV SHOWS
26. The elimination catchphrase from this competition reality TV show is "Please pack your knives & go"
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Hell's Kitchen
PULITZER PRIZES
27. This author's dystopian novel "The Road" took the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
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Cormac McCarthy
THE HUMAN BODY
28. An enlargement of this gland is called a goiter
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Thyroid
FASHION
29. The French phrase pret-a-porter literally means this
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No Clue
EARLY AMERICA
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Boston Massacre
CLASSICAL MUSIC
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Wagner
BEGINS & ENDS WITH THE SAME LETTER
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Estimate
AUTOMOBILES
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Hybrid
OPERA
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Prima Donna
NONFICTION
35. This 3-named economist wrote the influential 1936 work "General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money"
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John Maynard Keynes
GEOGRAPHIC TERMS
36. A country that has no direct access to the sea is referred to by this 10-letter term
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Landlocked
MUSICAL THEATER

37. Lola helps save a failing shoe factory in this high-heeled 2013 Tony winner for best musical
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No clue
ON THE MONEY
38. In 2017 this female author will replace Charles Darwin on the ten pound note
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Agatha Christie
PARTS OF THE BODY
39. This vestigial organ is attached to a part of the large intestine called the cecum
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Appendix
BALLET
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Swan Lake
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Gallows
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Himalayas
TECH TALK
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Local Area Network
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44. Clara Barton was the founder of this group
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American Red Cross
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Miss Marple
MYTHOLOGY
46. Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire & metalworking, was identified with this Roman god
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Vulcan
CHEMISTRY
47. The 2 main types of chemical bonds are covalent & this type found in salts
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Ionic
OSCAR WINNING MOVIES
48. "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire" is a tagline from this 1993 film
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Schindler's List
SCIENCE FICTION
49. In this classic novel from 1898, invaders from Mars attack planet Earth
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War of the Worlds
STARTS WITH “A”
50. To abandon the throne
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Abdicate

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