Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by NewsToTom » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:40 am

42 Tuesday, 43 Wednesday (for real), and 44 here, though I agree this one "felt" easier. Now once again we wait and wait and wait.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by davey » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:46 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:21 am
Blue Lion wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:16 am
goatman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:49 am
Painfully obvious how some clues point to CA residence preference - RAMS... lol. We pulled that one from the East Coast! :lol:
Which is why I was surprised to see an Arby's question on the test I took. Arby's used to be an Ohio-based chain, with most of its locations in the Great Lakes region. Has the chain gone national?
I count 50: https://locations.arbys.com/index.html
Jon Stewart probably wouldn't have used them as the butt of so many jokes if they weren't national. I'm not sure if they always sponsored his show but they did at the end-


Zach Galafianiakis's cable show Baskets even uses it as as a product placement - characters have worked there.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:17 pm

Wow. That was significantly easier than the previous two nights' tests! I cruised to a 48.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by nklotz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:34 pm

Impressed with the quiz writers this year keeping all three tests relatively equal in difficulty. Ended up going 41/41/44. I remember last year there was one test that was very obviously easier than the other two. I know these things are pretty subjective but it was fairly blatant last year. Anyway congrats to all who got that 35+ this year, best of luck on getting the invite!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by Lefty » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:14 pm

RJZ1977 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:42 pm
Welp, 38 (or 37 if Socratic gets dinged).
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by MasterCone » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:14 pm

I still made a few stupid second-guess errors, but this one felt easier to me too. 43

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by morbeedo » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:53 pm

is it just me or did this video seem to play faster than the first two? I must have changed the playback speed somehow

Scored pretty consistently on these 3 tests: 44/42/42. Got closer to 48 on my in person test

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by boson » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:27 pm

Tuesday - 36 (from the facebook video)
Wednesday - 49 for real (I claimed 50 in the other thread - realize now I said Socrates instead of Plato, so I missed one)
Thursday - 42 (from sherder's video).

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by ouachiouat » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:01 pm

Tuesday from video: 35.
Wednesday for real: 40.
Thursday from video: 45.

Too bad they're not testing tonight, I'd be on pace for a perfect 50. The 45 is way higher than my next highest of 40, which I think I've done twice now.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by StevenH » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:13 pm

Tuesday (for realsies): 34
Wednesday: 40
Thursday: 39

I didn't think that there was a huge difference in difficulty between the three tests. I feel like I just choked under pressure and blanked or lost out on guesses more on the first test.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by hscer » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:14 pm

StevenH wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Tuesday (for realsies): 34
Wednesday: 40
Thursday: 39

I didn't think that there was a huge difference in difficulty between the three tests. I feel like I just choked under pressure and blanked or lost out on guesses more on the first test.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by spacebarshift » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:37 pm

Archivists wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Video, thanks to sherder:
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by spacebarshift » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:37 pm

Archivists wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Answers, as compiled by OntarioQuizzerShow
1 Poe
2 fortnight
3 inertia
4 Margaret Sanger
5 Ford
6 Alberta
7 Goya
8 Yelp
9 The Merry Wives of Windsor
10 Apples
11 Rams
12 Amundsen
13 trot
14 Connecticut
15 Hot Springs
16 Recessive
17 Mozart
18 Ottoman
19 Ed Sheeran
20 Sylvia Plath
21 Andes
22 Ruth Bader Ginsberg
23 Virgil
24 pencil
25 Martin Luther
26 an island
27 dark and stormy
28 acute
29 Speaker of the House of Representatives
30 Pierre
31 Mary Magdalene
32 Cary Grant
33 cublcles
34 Mao Zedong
35 Neil Gaiman
36 Kurds
37 peril
38 St. Patrick's Day
39 Uranium
40 DACA
41 Ice Cube
42 Bunker Hill
43 Purdue
44 Switzerland
45 poppies
46 Socrates
47 diabetes
48 Touche
49 Big Little Lies
50 James Baldwin
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:23 pm

For another reference data point, I took this (third) test from the video and got 36. The second test for real was a 34. Will take first test on video later.

It was nice to start with 7 in a row and cruise to 32 of 40 but then it got brutal and missed 6 of the last 10. Also had a run of 9 from 24-31, for two minutes I was channeling the Goatman!

Wrong answers I know but couldn't pull was 10,12 (butchered spelling), 32, 42, 43, 45; or apples, amundsen (not amerdahl), cary grant (not k. douglas), bunker hill, purdue, and poppies. The other eight, not never gonna happen.

I didn't pull any good WAGS tonight, except maybe Pierre for me was a Marktuple choice, I decided Bismarck/Pierre might be in top/bottom order.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by berto » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:24 pm

36/34/37. Tuesday was the live test. Pacific seemed easiest. Two more were on tip of tongue tonight (couldn't finish Merry w... and couldn't pull out Cary Grant), and two names were misspelled badly enough that I don't think they'd credit - Platt and Amersund. Botched Bismark for Pierre. Won't do that again.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by rbakker » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:45 am

33/37/41 Glad the last one was my real one and that I used the first two to warm up.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by mrparadise » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:52 am

TPTB would never ever do it but I'd love to see them do as Learned League does and provide the percentage correct for each question. I got 36 (for real), 35 and 36, significantly less than my usual 38-42, thanks to a major uptick in brain freezes and no lucky guesses.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by ceeslaw » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:38 pm

44/50, my first time taking the online test. Based on these other responses/test comparisons, I shouldn't expect this level of easiness every year!

This experience was certainly much more affirming than the in-person test I took to attempt to get on College Jeopardy! fourteen years ago--had to get all fifteen answers right to move to the next round, and I had to go and mix up Aristotle and Plato. Still bitter about it. (At least I'll never mix up Aristotle and Plato again...)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:45 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:21 am
Blue Lion wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:16 am
goatman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:49 am
Painfully obvious how some clues point to CA residence preference - RAMS... lol. We pulled that one from the East Coast! :lol:
Which is why I was surprised to see an Arby's question on the test I took. Arby's used to be an Ohio-based chain, with most of its locations in the Great Lakes region. Has the chain gone national?
I count 50: https://locations.arbys.com/index.html
The link now gives me the urge to eat at the Winnipeg Arby's.
For the three days, I got 40,44, and 44. The first of the two 44's is the one that I took officially.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Post by reddpen » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Assuming imperil counts, looks like my only misses were Velasquez for Goya, submissive for recessive (c'mon, someone else thought of that as the counterpart to dominant), and a blank on Gaiman. Kind of a shame I forgot to log in and actually take it this year. Thanks for the video, Sue!

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