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

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

Post by econgator » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:55 am

davey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:51 am
I'm surprised that "clam" isn't in the J-archive glossary
It is, under STAY CLAM.

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

Post by oduguy22 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:07 pm

Looks like i got 37 right, the first time i was able to get over the threshold, i am pretty pleased! I know its on the low side of the threshold so its not likely, but I will continue the studying and try to do better for the next test that comes around. There were a few I should have gotten, i put GMC instead of GM, and i was thinking Iran, but settled on Iraq instead.

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

Post by davey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:16 pm

oduguy22 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Looks like i got 37 right, the first time i was able to get over the threshold, i am pretty pleased! I know its on the low side of the threshold so its not likely, but I will continue the studying and try to do better for the next test that comes around. There were a few I should have gotten, i put GMC instead of GM, and i was thinking Iran, but settled on Iraq instead.
From everything we know, a 37 is as likely to get an audition as a 47.

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

Post by Volante » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:23 pm

davey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:51 am
I'm surprised that "clam" isn't in the J-archive glossary, and of course jeff can speak for himself, but I assume he meant "clam" in a strict sense - not just to stay silent. When you have some idea of the correct response (or even when a WAG comes readily to mind), but decide you're not sure enough to risk the points. That's a classic clam, and something nobody should do on these tests.
I think we've expanded the definition of staying clam and modify it based on the ruleset in play.

If, during the online test, I have something come to mind, I'll put it down. On a question by question basis, yes, It's like an FJ or DD: blank's as good as a wrong. BUT if it's taking me more than 5 seconds to even think up a WAG, I leave it blank and psych up for the next clue. You -do- get penalized if your wrong answer spills into the next clue and you can't correct it in time.

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

Post by morbeedo » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:27 pm

42 on YouTube, but it felt harder than last night

left or right bank ==> Seine. Trocadero is where the Eiffel Tower sits
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by davey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:39 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:27 pm
42 on YouTube, but it felt harder than last night

left or right bank ==> Seine. Trocadero is where the Eiffel Tower sits
Situated on the opposite side of the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro is home to splendid gardens and ornamental ponds and fountains as well as the cultural richness of the Palais de Chaillot...https://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-pa ... -and-Passy

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

Post by SpiffJumper227 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:11 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:23 am
Is it just me or does anyone else notice the tests seem to reference some clues recently used in Daytime J! episodes? Both tests so far have. (So, word to the wise, watch Daytime J!, or at least brush up on the shows from around this time s year ago.)
I don't know about Daytime, but there were also a number of questions from the last two nights that overlapped with a few episodes from the first quarter of the season in the archive.

I think I came in with about 43.

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

Post by morbeedo » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:56 pm

davey wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:39 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:27 pm
42 on YouTube, but it felt harder than last night

left or right bank ==> Seine. Trocadero is where the Eiffel Tower sits
Situated on the opposite side of the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro is home to splendid gardens and ornamental ponds and fountains as well as the cultural richness of the Palais de Chaillot...https://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-pa ... -and-Passy
Doh! :oops: I lived in Paris for a year and have been there at least 10 times, but I never made it to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Anyway, right bank is all you needed to get that one right.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by bibliophage » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:44 pm

I got 42 on this one, not that it matters. I got 42 or 43 for real on Tuesday. I had one wild guess that turned out to be right (Pringles). I missed Gershwin. I typed Gershwin, erased it, typed Berlin, erased that, and was in the process of typing Gershwin again when time ran out.

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

Post by ElendilPickle » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:59 pm

Thanks to sherder and Ontario Quizzer for posting the video and answers!

I got 46, same as last night.

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

Post by Magna » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:16 pm

Taking this for practice from the video, I would've scored several points higher than I did on the Eastern time zone test, which I took for real. That might be just the result of being more relaxed though.

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

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:38 pm

I was mostly kidding about David clamming four times. Certainly it can happen that you don’t even have a guess to throw down in 15 seconds. In cases where you know the answer but are struggling to pull it it’s probably logical to use every ounce of brain power toward that purpose rather than devote a few neurons to typing Smith or Johnson or whatever.

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

Post by IronNeck » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:24 pm

Would have gotten 37/50 had I taken it, so I definitely consider it harder than the one on Tuesday.

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

Post by dhkendall » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:14 am

jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:38 pm
I was mostly kidding about David clamming four times. Certainly it can happen that you don’t even have a guess to throw down in 15 seconds. In cases where you know the answer but are struggling to pull it it’s probably logical to use every ounce of brain power toward that purpose rather than devote a few neurons to typing Smith or Johnson or whatever.
Plus, this particular example was a practice test, I took the real one on Thursday, so my standards were a little more relaxed.

On Thursday, I was tempted to throw in a "lucky Johnson" a couple of times when i couldn't think of anyone, but I spent 12 seconds trying to think of the right answer that there was no way I could make a semblance of a name other than maybe "Joh" in 3 seconds.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:39 pm

Just realized that there are actually two Taliesins after watching a rerun episode.

Taliesin is in Wisconsin, WEST Taliesin is in Arizona. :o
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by spacebarshift » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:38 pm

Archivists wrote:
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 spacebarshift » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:39 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
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by ceeslaw » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:28 pm

42 on this one, got 44 on my real test Thursday night, which overall seemed a lot easier than this one. (I wonder if they curve the tests such that a 42 on this one would be better than a 44 on Thursday's.) Good luck everyone!

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

Post by Silverfox » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:26 pm

I took the test live on Tuesday. Not happy with that score.
I took the Wednesday test later on and I got a 40. Now I wish I had taken it live on Wednesday.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:15 pm

Just found out that Trocadero is a Paris Metro station as well.

It's a big world out there. So much to learn and explore. :idea:
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