Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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immaf wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:25 pm
etchdulac wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:21 pm
immaf wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:20 pm
That was brutal. There is no way I made 35. I said emu instead of rhea (noticed "South American too late) and simply could not dredge "Brave New World" out of my head.
Plus, I didn't realize that you had to click in the answer box on the first question. I might have gotten that one, but I was too late.
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1984, not Brave New World.
Yes, of course. I always get them confused, but tonight I couldn't think of either of them.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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I didn't get a single question wrong. I didn't get any right either. The countdown clock went down to 0:00. Nothing came after that. I have never had any problems before.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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Yikes! I think I only got 30

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was the answer to #3 synapse or neuron?
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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mahatma wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:21 pm
Felt fairly easy to me, but usually when I think that about a test, I tanked it.
If you tanked it, you get a high draft choice. On, wait a minute...that's the NBA.

I thought this test was the most difficult since I first took it in January 2014.

By the way, Zelda was on my Pop Culture/Current Events practice test. Had I not created that test, I would have derped the question--and I think I'm on the bubble.
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OntarioQuizzer wrote:
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was the answer to #3 synapse or neuron?
I put "peripheral nerve"

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Well, that sucked. I do believe that's the worst I've ever done. A LOT of blank stares of 15 second duration...

There's always next year, I suppose.

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OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:30 pm
was the answer to #3 synapse or neuron?
I put neuron, but it was phrased as though it was looking for something less... generic.

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Here's my video, I think I got 39/50, and I've posted in the description what I think are the correct answers to the ones I've missed.

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I know I got the first one: Toni Morrison. The second one stalled me. #TreasonReason came to me when time was just up. Guessed Polk, when it was Tyler. Guessed on Pieta and c squared. Got both wrong. Thought Coelho wrote War Horse. It's such a blur that I wonder how long it would take for me to write the ones I got right. Well. good things come to those that wait. ;)
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:30 pm
was the answer to #3 synapse or neuron?
I don't remember the exact wording so I'm not sure what the right answer is. I was going for "afferent neuron" but ran out of time and only got "afferent n".

I think I got 43, which is the exact same score I usually get. I think I might have misspelled "The Alchemist" as "The Achemist" (my keyboard's L key sticks). I noticed that it didn't look quite right a fraction of a second before the screen switched to the next clue.

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Spoiler
1 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIT ------- Toni Morrison
2 RHYME TIME ------- Treason Reason
3 ANATOMY ------- Neurons?
4 AMERICAN HISTORY ------- Whig party
5 COLORFUL TERMS ------- Red Herring
6 LAKES & RIVERS ------- Arno
7 THE BIBLE ------- John the Baptist
8 WEBSITES ------- Zappos
9 BESTSELLERS ------- The Alchemist
10 FAMOUS WOMEN ------- Kellyanne Conway
11 SONG LYRICS ------- When Doves Cry
12 THE 1990S ------- Kuwait
13 6 LETTER WORDS ------- Adverb
14 SHAKESPEARE ------- A stage
15 U.S. STATE CAPITALS ------- Olympia
16 CHEMISTRY LAB ------- distillation
17 MUSIC MAKERS ------- Andrea Bocelli
18 AD SLOGANS ------- Hallmark
19 SUPERHERO TV ------- Jessica Jones
20 WOMEN AUTHORS ------- Sue Grafton
21 ASIAN GEOGRAPHY ------- Myanmar or Burma
22 COOKING ------- al dente
23 CHILDREN'S BOOKS ------- Goosebumps
24 ARCHITECTURE ------- Chalet
25 QUEENS ------- Tudor
26 PRONOUNS ------- Our
27 NONFICTION ------- Steve Jobs
28 SCIENCE FIRSTS ------- Wilhelm Röntgen
29 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ------- Brown
30 ISLANDS ------- Channel Islands
31 SCULPTURE ------- Jesus & Virgin Mary
32 BASEBALL TERMS ------- San Francisco Giants
33 INVESTING ------- Bear
34 INVENTORS ------- Elisha Otis
35 POETS & POETRY ------- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
36 ORGANIZATIONS ------- La Raza
37 BEFORE & AFTER ------- Wheel of Fortune cookig
38 LEGAL TERMS ------- Class action
39 PHYSICS ------- Speed of light
40 COMPOSERS ------- Giuseppe Verdi
41 2017 MOVIE TAGLINES ------- Dunkirk
42 VICE PRESIDENTS ------- John Tyler
43 FAST FOOD ------- Arby's
44 MOUNTAINS ------- Australia
45 PLAYWRIGHTS ------- Henrik Ibsen
46 BALLET ------- Sleeping Beauty
47 ZOOLOGY ------- Rhea
48 FRENCH CLASS ------- Gauche
49 BRITISH LIT ------- 1984
50 VIDEO GAMES ------- The Legend of Zelda
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If neurons was correct, I got 35.
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bibliophage wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:40 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:30 pm
was the answer to #3 synapse or neuron?
Neuron should suffice, I would imagine....they tend to not be looking for THAT specific a response based on the question.

Other than The Alchemist & Rhea (Put emu due to a brain poot) I pretty much nailed it....even the categories I am weaker in had questions I knew. :)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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My impression of the test was that it was objectively harder than normal, but at the same time I felt like it played to my strengths since there seemed to be little pop culture.

But then again maybe not, because I think I got a 34 for like the third time in this decade of taking the test :evil:

I also talked myself out of Dunkirk and Hallmark. So yeah, a normal year.

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This is what I have as the correct responses. Feel free to correct.
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1. Toni Morrison
2. Treason Reason
3. Neurons
4. Whig
5. Red Herring
6. Arno
7. John the Baptist
8. Zappos
9. The Alchemist
10. Kellyanne Conway
11. "When Doves Cry"
12. Kuwait
13. Adverb
14. "A Stage"
15. Olympia
16. Distillation
17. Andrea Bocelli
18. Hallmark
19. Jessica Jones
20. Sue Grafton
21. Myanmar
22. Al Dente
23. Goosebumps
24. Chalet
25. Tudor
26. Our
27. Steve Jobs
28. Wilhelm Roentgen
29. Brown
30. Channel Islands
31. Mary and Jesus
32. San Francisco Giants
33. Bear
34. Elisha Otis
35. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
36. La Raza
37. Wheel of Fortune Cookie
38. Class Action
39.Speed of Light
40. Giuseppe Verdi
41. Dunkirk
42. John Tyler
43. Arby's
44. Australia
45. Henrik Ibsen
46. Sleeping Beauty
47. Rhea
48. Gauche
49. 1984
50. The Legend of Zelda
I have myself at 43, possibly 44-45 depending on spelling leniency/consideration of a possible alternate response. My misses:
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6. Arne
9. (blank)
19. Wonder Woman
24. Chateau
26. Your (they clearly were looking for “our” here, but “yore” arguably refers to a period of time)
40. Mozart
47. Auk
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Is it distillation or fermentation? I think I might have gotten exactly 35 with not getting distillation, I had a brain fart with Kelly Ann Conway. She was in the news today too...Also missed easy neuron and Arno (I have been there too...) I hope they accept Browning only.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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36. I'm getting better at this. Starting to stack up passed tests.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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"Madonna & Jesus" acceptable for the Pieta question? If so, I got 39. First time (in 7 tests) I've been under 40, so I'd agree that it was tougher than average.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

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BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:48 pm
This is what I have as the correct responses. Feel free to correct.

26. Your

or 'Our'

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