May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Andromus » Wed May 31, 2017 9:35 pm

I count 38 right for me. Not as good as I hoped, should have had 3 or 4 more right at minimum.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Magna » Wed May 31, 2017 9:37 pm

Based on the posted answers, I got (conservatively) 41. Maybe more, depending on spelling and what forms of the word(s) they're willing to accept.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by doihavetoreally » Wed May 31, 2017 9:38 pm

Seems like we took down the website (for a few minutes). Looking at the answers, I think I am at 40. Missed a few too and blanked on others. I hope this is good enough.
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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Troydozzy » Wed May 31, 2017 9:39 pm

I think I got 40. Boneheaded misses were Hobbit, Monaco and Operation. I definitely would have made those with ten more seconds. Missed the last five after switching Orc for Hobbit. I hadn't heard of YUM! or Ailey, so I have some more studying to do.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Setho » Wed May 31, 2017 9:41 pm

I got somewhere in the range of 40 to 43 depending on allowances for spelling and missing letters.

What are peoples thoughts for pancetta vs. bacon as an answer on the carbonara question?

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by sitroomlarry » Wed May 31, 2017 9:42 pm

Is there a minimum time beforehand in which one must login? Because of putting the kids to bed, I could only login a few minutes before it started, but I got a screen that said "There are no tests happening at this time." I know it was before the test start time, but not by more than a couple of minutes.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Frank Hardy » Wed May 31, 2017 9:43 pm

I got 37 right. Call me, Jeopardy! :D

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by jeff6286 » Wed May 31, 2017 9:47 pm

Answer list and video link both in the second post of the thread.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by OKlibrarian » Wed May 31, 2017 9:48 pm

WOOHOO!!! WORST Case scenario I got 38 right, Best case scenario I got 40 if they take pity on the partial answers "morn" (Didn't have time to add mourn) and "Pucci"--pulled that one with about a second left and barely got it in.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by boson » Wed May 31, 2017 9:49 pm

Thanks jeff6286 and sherder!

Yesterday's test, played off the J! video, was 38 or 39. Today, for real, was 46 or 45 depending on whether I completely erased Verdi for Puccinni in time. Missed: Nikki Haley, 435 in congress, superstore and Mike Trout. I agree with everything else jeff6286 posted.

Yeah - us govt, baseball and (some) tv are my weaknesses.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed May 31, 2017 9:52 pm

The answer set looks good to me and yes there is leeway for test takers and spelling and full names. For example: Just Puccini is of course perfectly fine.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Magna » Wed May 31, 2017 9:52 pm

Setho wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:41 pm
What are peoples thoughts for pancetta vs. bacon as an answer on the carbonara question?
I expect they'll take either one.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by VAdame » Wed May 31, 2017 9:54 pm

If the posted answers are correct, I got 40.

And dammit, I know it was Puccini, not Verdi, but didn't have time to delete and correct!

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by ntndeacon » Wed May 31, 2017 9:55 pm

I got at least 36. However I have a couple of iffy answers. I said miter instead of mitral valve and morn/mourn. I was convinced after the first question that it was tutu. (Although only after the question...I missed the religious part until time) And National Geographic hit my head with a second left. That and brain farting on Henry Higgins perturbed me a mite.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by 9021amyers » Wed May 31, 2017 9:55 pm

Magna wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:52 pm
Setho wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:41 pm
What are peoples thoughts for pancetta vs. bacon as an answer on the carbonara question?
I expect they'll take either one.
A true brown-noser would have responded with "guanciale."

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by OSXpert » Wed May 31, 2017 9:56 pm

38 here, from what I can tell.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Blue Lion » Wed May 31, 2017 9:58 pm

boson wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:49 pm
Yeah - us govt, baseball and (some) tv are my weaknesses.
Detroiters are starting to think that baseball is one of the Detroit Tigers' weaknesses.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Magna » Wed May 31, 2017 9:58 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:30 pm
Nat Geo, gene sequencing acceptable...judges?
I think they'll take both. They're both common abbreviations/variations.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Ultraman » Wed May 31, 2017 9:59 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:52 pm
The answer set looks good to me and yes there is leeway for test takers and spelling and full names. For example: Just Puccini is of course perfectly fine.
I'm assuming just Anne is fine for Anne Bronte as the question already mentions Bronte.

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Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Post by Magna » Wed May 31, 2017 10:01 pm

Ultraman wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:59 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 9:52 pm
The answer set looks good to me and yes there is leeway for test takers and spelling and full names. For example: Just Puccini is of course perfectly fine.
I'm assuming just Anne is fine for Anne Bronte as the question already mentions Bronte.
I agree. Fwiw, that's one where the last name alone wouldn't be sufficient, imo. (But that's just a guess.)

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