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Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Archivists » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:57 pm

Video, thanks to sherder:
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Archivists » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:57 pm

Probable answers, compiled by OntarioQuizzerShow
1 Byzantium
2 Yield
3 Liver
4 Colin Powell
5 fern
6 Iran
7 Marie Antoinette
8 General Motors
9 Tolouse-Lautrec
10 Yale
11 David Bowie
12 Boxer Rebellion
13 tsunami
14 play on
15 Seine
16 Libra
17 Exodus
18 Robert Fulton
19 This Is Us
20 The Crucible
21 Yosemite
22 Airbus
23 Demeter
24 China
25 Theresa May
26 Peace
27 Vanity Fair
28 Potassium
29 Pringles
30 Buenos Aires
31 Radical
32 The Matrix
33 Neil Gorsuch
34 Plato
35 The Faerie Queene
36 lens
37 Dodge (City)
38 Ultimate
39 Igneous
40 George Gershwin
41 Kwanzaa
42 Spanish-American War
43 Frank Lloyd Wright
44 Ontario
45 Goodreads
46 Loki
47 Order
48 Easter egg
49 In Cold Blood
50 Chicago
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Woof » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:55 pm

Good luck, fellow test-takers!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by eureka » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:09 pm

Day 2 same problem. I've used this exact computer before for many a test. I absolutely have no idea what is going on. Day 3 I'll try another browser.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by nivek1385 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:11 pm

I wasn't able to take it tonight. When I logged in, it said that there were no tests tonight and that the next test is at 1700 PT on March 15th.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by zakharov » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:14 pm

I was able to take it and my immediate reaction is "yikes."

Looking forward to the answers being posted - I've been wrong before!
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by jsm378 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:15 pm

Timer went to 0, then it just kept binging....what the hell

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Saturnalia » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:16 pm

I've practiced using past online tests I found on Youtube, but this seemed tougher than those.

Thought I had bombed it (4 of the first 6 wrong isn't good for confidence, especially given that this is my first test in a number of years) but looking at the answers, I'm at either 39 or 40 right, depending on whether the last name only is acceptable on question 40.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by triviawayne » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:19 pm

Well I feel good about it, but now to wait for the postings here.

There were about 10 questions that matched up with stuff I've asked at my trivia nights, and I believe 2 questions were recently on the show in one form or another.

If I have all those correct, that means I get up to 15 strikes out of 38...I'm liking my odds!
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by hscer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:19 pm

Well that was a fail of epic proportions.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Sherm » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm

Good Grief, I butchered that. I'm normally close 40, but I don't think so.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by triviawayne » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm

The Trocodero is in Philly...I put schuylkill
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Archivists » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm

Possible answers have been posted, let us know if there are any corrections

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Anachronism » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm

This one's going to hurt. Came up with Vaniyu Dai with about a second to go. I doubt they accept it. Totally blanking on Airbus isn't making me happy, either. And I knew there would be a Shakespeare quote on there and I reviewed it enough to connect Twelfth Night to music be the food of love, and I blanked there, too, which seems impossible. And Toulouse alone won't cut it on the artist. Arrgh. This one was passable, and I didn't.

Edit... 36 - even with the four really bad misses (35 if Gershwin alone is no good). My first presumed pass.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Orgetorix » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:22 pm

That was tough. I might have pulled 36 if they give me credit for a two-letter partial on the Trocadero river question.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by triviawayne » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:22 pm

37---whew!!!!!!



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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by Woof » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:23 pm

I will wait to see the answers (or at least the questions) are posted before saying too much. There were 3 I got wrong (blanked on Vanity Fair, dammit) and six that I guessed on to some extent. I guess that puts my score between 41-47, which is pretty normal for me in recent years. Subjectively, this felt about average in difficulty.

ETA: after seeing OntarioQuizzer’s answers (thanks!) I got 45, missing Byzantium, This is Us, the Seine, Gershwin (painful 50/50 with Berlin)
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by boson » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:23 pm

Hope it went well for everyone else!
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Never heard of the Trocadero, and it sounded Spanish - but there is only one river I know of where they speak of the "left bank" and the "right bank" and that is the Seine.
I may have missed a few others along the way, but it went well.

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which may cost me, but other than than I got them all as OntarioQuizzer posted. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Woohoo! Now, to see if Schleimann and Austin Powers are correct and that I've sunk my chances of an audition by getting a perfect score. My previously imperfect scores weren't getting me auditions anyhow, so I never believed in their theory that the best scores don't get picked.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by JillyJill » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:24 pm

I took the test for fun and missed 4, if Ontario Quizzer's answers are correct. :) Had a few lucky guesses.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by AthenaTV » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:25 pm

I was able to take the test! The first time I've done the test at my standing desk -- I think it helped me! Plus I lucked out that a few of the questions hit right in my area of expertise, including one about my alma mater's mascot.

I usually get 34 right, just under the theoretical bar. Looking forward to seeing the answer key here to find out if I bested it.

EDIT: 38 and thrilled!
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