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

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

Post by mxc_takeshi » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:01 pm

I count about 37 right.

When I got the audition in early 2014, I wasn't sure how many I answered correctly; the previous test I answered 38 correctly with no audition afterwards.

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

Post by hscer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:06 pm

my last post, I promise. after a recount, I only got 34. officially ticked about the lack of the accent on Trocadéro (with, again, the friggin Yale caveat)
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:07 pm

Should have taken it yesterday instead.... or maybe tomorrow.

But in looking at the probable answers, I think I got exactly 35.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by darkgreenblue » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:11 pm

Wow, I did better than usual on this one, mostly because there was shockingly little on contemporary news / music / pop culture trends (my worst areas). One clue on a current TV show; the other stuff is all practically Classic by now, or extremely famous (Matrix, Bowie, Easter egg, Theresa May). Look at all that old literature: Thackeray! Dumas! Spenser, for god's sake! 20th century arts? How about Wright and Miller and Gershwin and Yeats!
And a musical that opened not last year, but in 1975! This was my kind of test, I tell you hwhat.

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

Post by MasterCone » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:13 pm

This seemed way harder than last night, but as someone else also said, almost all my misses were in the first 20 questions so I was frustrated and feeling lousy right off the bat. Turns out I actually did better on this one. 39. Still not happy with that, and assuming I don't ever get the call, I'm going to have to sharpen back up again over the next 9 months when I have to do this again for real :(

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

Post by etchdulac » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:23 pm

Got 41 on the for-real test last night.
Got 43 tonight.

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

Post by BradsDad » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:27 pm

Hoping for an invitation. If the judges are lenient on Gershwin, May, spelling Toulouse, etc. I should be ok. On Theresa May I remembered that the Tweeter in chief spelled her first name wrong , but I couldn’t recall whether to use an h or not so just May.

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

Post by nklotz » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:28 pm

Had that one about equal in difficulty to Tuesday's test. 40 on Tues, 41 tonight. Hope everyone who took it for real tonight did well!

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

Post by Drangvoor » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:34 pm

Archivists wrote:
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
I agree with your answers. My score: 44/50. Missed 5 of the first 15, then came on strong. Missed:
Byzantium
fiddlehead
Marie Antoinette
Bowie
Seine
Gorsuch

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

Post by berto » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:54 pm

34 watching the video. Got 36 playing for real yesterday.

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

Post by immaf » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:57 pm

I picked the wrong test to take. Last night, playing for real, I did horribly -- 30, if you must know.
Tonight, playing from the video: 41
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by goongas » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:01 pm

I got 34 off the video tonight in a calmer state than the real thing last night (35).
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by jkbrat » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 pm

45/50, from video (thanks, sherder!)

Knowledge gaps:

- David Bowie (Amy Winehouse, knowing it was wrong but unable to remember who died recently)
- Seine (Rio de la Plata, NHO Trocadero, sounded Spanish-ish)
- China (North Korea)

Retrieval failures:

- "This Is Us" (got as far as "Something Us")
- radical (bar)
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by rjaguar3 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:09 pm

45/50 from the video (thanks, Sherder). Missing 5, 11, 19, 36, 50.

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

Post by dhkendall » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:11 pm

41, with 5 wrongs (34, 36, 38, 47, 50) and 4 clams (1, 19, 22, 32).

(Also kind of found it funny there were three successive clues with "May", "Peace", and then referencing Thackeray. No? Just me?)

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

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:14 pm

43/50 Right

The ones I missed were Byzantium, Fern, Seine, Pringles, Neil Gorsuch, Dodge City, and Goodreads.

Trocadero river rings one bell after thinking about that correct answer. Sounded either Italian or Spanish.

My Mom and Sister are avid watchers of This is Us, which is why I got that one correct.

As a math major, no way I was missing radical.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:18 pm

43/50 making it two points tougher for me than last night. The ones I missed:
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Byzantium - no clue
Fern - had lettuce
Iran - had India - realized direction problem and wrote Iraq after time was up
Bowie - had Cornell although after time was up I knew Bowie was better guess
Seine - had Amazon
Airbus - no chance - wrote Fokker
That put me at 16/22 to join others with rough start
Order - had genus and changed to species for one of those things you'd think I would know by now
27/28 was a good closing.

Pringles was the only guess I hit with the other 42 no doubters

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

Post by Plactus » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:30 pm

From video: Started off rough, with me being certain on only 2 of the first 7 (plus guessing liver and "I have no clue if it's not Marie Antoinette" both working out), but after that I did better, and after #22 the only one I missed was losing the Gershwin coinflip at #40 for a total of 42 correct.

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

Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:38 pm

I thought this was tougher than the first night's test. Yet with some good guesses, I scored a 44, besting last night's official try in which I scored a 43.

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

Post by StevenH » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:50 pm

This test felt very similar to last night's, in that it seemed harder than usual but played to my strengths with a lack of recent pop culture. It looks like I got a 40 on this one, after I scored a 34 on my real one last night. I'm not sure why I did so much better on this one. I may have won out on more guesses with the lack of pressure.

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