May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

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May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by boson » Tue May 30, 2017 8:08 pm

May 30, 2017 test

Video (from sherder - thanks!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dblCm-Ms_Uo

(transcript by nlw44 - thanks!)

1 – WRITERS
HE WROTE “THE PURLOINED LETTER” & “THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE”

2 – SLANG
THIS MYTHICAL CREATURE IS SLANG FOR A COVETED ITEM THAT IS RARE; IN BUSINESS, IT MEANS A START-UP VALUED AT $1 BILLION

3 – MAMMALS
THIS VERY VOCAL WHALE IS THE ONLY SPECIES IN THE GENUS MEGAPTERA

4 – AFRICAN LEADERS
ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF, THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED HEAD OF STATE IN AFRICA, BECAME PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY IN 2006

5 – THE CABINET
U.S. CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES IS PART OF THIS CABINET DEPARTMENT

6 – WORLD CAPITALS
IT’S THE CAPITAL OF UKRAINE

7 – THE OLD TESTAMENT
SHE WAS ABRAHAM’S WIFE & ISAAC’S MOTHER

8 – POTENT POTABLES
A SCREWDRIVER IS MADE WITH ORANGE JUICE & THIS SPIRIT

9 – LITERARY CHARACTERS
THIS BLUE-EYED PIGTAILED BLONDE WINS TOM SAWYER’S HEART

10 – WEIGHTS & MEASURES
IN THE U.S. THERE ARE THIS MANY PINTS IN A GALLON

11 – TV ACTRESSES
FROM 2007 TO 2015 ELIZABETH MOSS WAS IN THE ADVERTISING GAME ON THIS SHOW

12 – EUROPEAN HISTORY
MARIE ANTOINETTE’S MOTHER WAS MARIA THERESA, ARCHDUCHESS OF THIS COUNTRY

13 – 8-LETTER WORDS
A WORD OR PHRASE THAT QUALIFIES THE MEANING OF ANOTHER; IT’S SOMETIMES “MISPLACED”

14 – RECENT BESTSELLERS
J.D. VANCE, WHO GREW UP PARTLY IN APPALACHIA, PENNED THIS “ELEGY” TO HIS FOREBEARS’ WAYS

15 – BODIES OF WATER
MONTENEGRO & CROATIA LIE ON THIS SEA, AN ARM OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

16 – CHEMISTRY
IT’S THE TERM FOR A SUBSTANCE THAT CAUSES OR ACCELERATES A CHEMICAL REACTION WITHOUT ITSELF BEING AFFECTED

17 – U.S. PRESIDENTS
HE’S THE MOST RECENT PRESIDENT TO WIN THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

18 – CAR MODELS
CHEVY MAKES A HYBRID MALIBU AS WELL AS THIS HYBRID MODEL THAT MAY GIVE DRIVERS A CHARGE

19 – THE NBA
THIS TEAM WON THE NBA TITLE IN 2016

20 – AUTHORS’ MIDDLE NAMES
THIS AUTHOR BORN IN 1789 HAS THE MIDDLE NAME FENIMORE

21 – U.S. GEOGRAPHY
CANADA’S WATERTON NATIONAL PARK BORDERS GLACIER NATIONAL PARK IN THIS U.S. STATE

22 – GAMES
THE LUXURY TAX COSTS $75 IN THIS GAME

23 – 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE
NICK CARRAWAY NARRATES THIS NOVEL

24 – ANNUAL EVENTS
THIS NATIONAL PUBLIC OBSERVANCE IS HELD ON JUNE 14

25 – THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
ON DEC. 25, 1776 WASHINGTON & HIS MEN CROSSED THIS RIVER FOR A SURPRISE ATTACK ON TRENTON

26 – ADJECTIVES
THIS 6-LETTER ADJECTIVE MEANS NOT SHARP, OR AN ANGLE GREATER THAN 90 DEGREES BUT LESS THAN 180

27 – NONFICTION
IN A RECENT BESTSELLER, REBECCA SKLOOT CHRONICLED “THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF” THIS WOMAN

28 – BOTANY
MOST CASES OF HAY FEVER ARE CAUSED BY POLLEN FROM THIS PLANT OF THE GENUS AMBROSIA

29 – COLLEGES
THIS IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL IS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

30 – CENTRAL AMERICA
THIS LARGEST CENTRAL AMERICAN LAKE IS SEPARATED FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN BY THE 12-MILE WIDE RIVAS ISTHMUS

31 – EUROPEAN ARTISTS
THIS IMPRESSIONIST PAINTED THE 1863 WORK “LUNCHEON ON THE GRASS”

32 – RECENT MOVIES
MORENA BACCARIN WAS VANESSA, LOVE INTEREST OF THIS FAST-TALKING 2016 RYAN REYNOLDS TITLE CHARACTER

33 – COLORS
CYAN & PRUSSIAN ARE SHADES OF THIS COLOR

34 – THE 1990s
ON AUGUST 2, 1990 IRAQ INVADED THIS NEIGHBOR, CAUSING THE U.S. TO ENTER THE CONFLICT

35 – NOVELS
THIS 1960 CLASSIC DETAILS EVENTS IN MAYCOMB, ALABAMA

36 – MOVEMENTS
THIS 3-WORD PHRASE OF PROTEST COINED BY ALICIA GARZA HAS BECOME A HASHTAG & A MOVEMENT

37 – DOUBLE LETTERS
AN ARTIST MIXES HIS PAINTS ON THIS BOARD THAT HAS A THUMBHOLE

38 – GEMS & JEWELRY
THIS RED FORM OF CORUNDUM IS HIGHLY PRIZED


39 – GENERAL SCIENCE
THIS CHART ARRANGES THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS IN ORDER OF INCREASING ATOMIC NUMBER

40 – CLASSICAL MUSIC
“LA MARSEILLAISE” & THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM ARE BOTH HEARD IN HIS “1812 OVERTURE”

41 – POP MUSIC
“SIGN OF THE TIMES” WAS A 2017 BILLBOARD HOT 100 HIT FOR THIS FORMER ONE DIRECTION-ER

42 – THE CIVIL WAR
IN AUGUST 1864 THIS ADMIRAL’S FLEET WON THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY

43 – THE ZODIAC
THIS ZODIAC SIGN IS SYMBOLIZED BY THE CRAB

44 – ISLANDS
THIS ISLAND IS CANADA’S SMALLEST PROVINCE

45 – PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS
IN THIS COLSON WHITEHEAD NOVEL SET IN ANTEBELLUM GEORGIA, THE TITLE SYSTEM IS NOT A METAPHOR BUT HAS TRACKS & ENGINEERS

46 – MYTHOLOGY
ARTEMIS IS THE TWIN SISTER OF THIS GREEK GOD

47 – PHYSICS
TERM FIRST USED BY JAMES WATT FOR A UNIT EQUIVALENT TO 550 FOOT-POUNDS OF WORK PER SECOND

48 – COMPOUND WORDS
“FIREFLY” IS A COMPOUND WORD, & SO IS THIS TERM FOR A WINGLESS FIREFLY

49 – BOOKS BY CHAPTER TITLE
CHAPTER 52 OF THIS NOVEL IS “FAGIN’S LAST NIGHT ALIVE”

50 – POP CULTURE
GOOGLE PLAY’S TOP GAME OF 2016 WAS THIS REAL-WORLD VERSION OF A LONG-POPULAR GAME
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by boson » Tue May 30, 2017 8:08 pm

Answers (from MarkBarrett - thanks!)
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1. Poe
2. Unicorn
3. Humpback
4. Liberia
5. Homeland Security
6. Kiev
7. Sarah
8. Vodka
9. Becky Thatcher
10. 8
11. Mad Men
12. Austria
13. Modifier
14. Hillbilly
15. Adriatic
16. Catalyst
17. Obama
18. Volt
19. Cavaliers
20. James Cooper
21. Montana
22. Monopoly
23. The Great Gatsby
24. Flag Day
25. Delaware
26. Obtuse
27. Henrietta Lacks
28. Ragweed
29. Cornell
30. Nicaragua
31. Manet
32. Deadpool
33. Blue
34. Kuwait
35. To Kill a Mockingbird
36. Black Lives Matter
37. Palette
38. Ruby
39. Periodic Table
40. Tchaikovsky
41. Harry Styles
42. Farragut
43. Cancer
44. Prince Edward Island
45. The Underground Railroad
46. Apollo
47. Horsepower
48. Glowworm
49. Oliver Twist
50. Pokemon Go
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by boson » Tue May 30, 2017 8:11 pm

Missed this one. I'll do it to tomorrow. Looks like the discussion post wasn't automated, so I made this one.

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by zakharov » Tue May 30, 2017 8:14 pm

Either that was tough or I wasn't in the right frame of mind. Don't think I got 35.
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by mahatma » Tue May 30, 2017 8:16 pm

I was about to say 'either that was tough or I'm not very smart'.

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by igetcomputersputin » Tue May 30, 2017 8:17 pm

this was my first ever test and, to be honest, it felt almost shockingly easy compared to the other tests that have been put out. my studying was playing about 400 or so games from j archive since march and i felt like there were at least 3 questions that i had seen before, verbatim, in past games.
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by Anachronism » Tue May 30, 2017 8:19 pm

Artemis and ..... (remembered at 14 seconds, "a" is not going to count). I didn't pass.... again.

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by billiej » Tue May 30, 2017 8:19 pm

Huh, I actually thought it felt a little easier than usual, at least until the last several, then I kind of self destructed. But as long as I didn't miss too many up to that point, I should be ok. Time will tell...

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by Doogie2K » Tue May 30, 2017 8:19 pm

There were a couple I biffed early on because my head wasn't in it (yes, Citizenship and Immigration is DHS, Doogie) but I think I recovered nicely. 35 seems plausible, though I'm prepared to be disappointed when I actually count them up.

My fiancee teases me because I always miss one on a subject she cares/knows a lot about and this one's no exception. She's super interested in the Cult of Apollo, so naturally I put Athena instead of him for Artemis's twin.
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by CrunchyTaco » Tue May 30, 2017 8:20 pm

I don't think I did bad (save for the pop culture), but my "Congratulations, You've Completed the Test" screen froze. I hope that's nothing.

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by sherder » Tue May 30, 2017 8:20 pm

I can't remember how to embed. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dblCm-Ms_Uo
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by zakharov » Tue May 30, 2017 8:22 pm

Will they take Becky for the Tom Sawyer question? And what the heck is a wingless firefly?
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by Clue Jungry » Tue May 30, 2017 8:23 pm

And what the heck is a wingless firefly?
Glowworm. Don't feel bad -- I missed it as well.

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by Doogie2K » Tue May 30, 2017 8:24 pm

Clue Jungry wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 8:23 pm
And what the heck is a wingless firefly?
Glowworm. Don't feel bad -- I missed it as well.
I remembered that at about 16 or 17 seconds. Sigh.

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by earendel » Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 pm

I think I may have scored 40. Missed questions included the J.D. Vance book, the One Direction singer, the Google game, capital of Ukraine, book about events in some town in Alabama.
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by LarryTSG » Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 pm

JuneBug????

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by zakharov » Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 pm

earendel wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 pm
I think I may have scored 40. Missed questions included the J.D. Vance book, the One Direction singer, the Google game, capital of Ukraine, book about events in some town in Alabama.
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by Jaksiel » Tue May 30, 2017 8:27 pm

I thought this was pretty tough and I doubt I got 35, but I'll wait to see the transcript to be sure.

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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by billiej » Tue May 30, 2017 8:28 pm

zakharov wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 pm
earendel wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 pm
I think I may have scored 40. Missed questions included the J.D. Vance book,
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Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

Post by timk » Tue May 30, 2017 8:30 pm

igetcomputersputin wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 8:17 pm
this was my first ever test and, to be honest, it felt almost shockingly easy compared to the other tests that have been put out. my studying was playing about 400 or so games from j archive since march and i felt like there were at least 3 questions that i had seen before, verbatim, in past games.
Prince Edward Island and Ragweed both came up recently on the show, off the top of my head.

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