Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 3754
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by Archivists » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 pm

Video:



As always, thank you so much to sherder for the video!
Last edited by Archivists on Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:43 pm, edited 4 times in total.

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 3754
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 West Palm Beach Online Test (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 pm

Answers, spoilerized:
SpoilerShow
1 Ulysses Grant
2 rave
3 Watson
4 inflation
5 margherita
6 Israel
7 Druids
8 slander
9 Hercule Poirot
10 20
11 Viola Davis
12 McCarthy
13 mansplaining
14 Hiawatha
15 Bucharest
16 protons
17 Beethoven
18 Boston Marathon
19 Atlanta
20 Joseph Heller
21 Mojave
22 Whips
23 Macbeth
24 gluten
25 Stonehenge
26 EGOT
27 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
28 Marconi
29 Heraldry
30 Alps
31 Rene Descartes
32 Frozen
33 NAACP
34 Valley Forge
35 Doyle
36 Bitcoin
37 Liliputian
38 Chrissy Teigen
39 Lucy
40 Banksy
41 Wonder Woman
42 Holy Roman Empire
43 Instagram
44 North Carolina
45 Hillary Clinton
46 23
47 humidity
48 Jurassic Park Place
49 Nabokov
50 Shake It Off
Last edited by Archivists on Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 3754
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 West Palm Beach Online Test (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 pm

According to the show:
You may take either the West Palm Beach test on March 27, or any one of the three adult tests in April, but you may only take one. You should base your selection on convenience of audition city and available test date. Multiple entries may result in disqualification.

User avatar
jeff6286
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 4492
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:34 pm
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Re: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 West Palm Beach Online Test (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:23 pm

I wonder if the format of the thread title could be tweaked so it doesn't look so much like the daily game threads. The format used last year was:
Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018
With 3 more of these coming next week I can see a lot of people accidentally clicking the wrong threads (in either direction) and seeing things they didn't intend to see. Just a thought!

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 3754
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by Archivists » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:53 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:23 pm
I wonder if the format of the thread title could be tweaked so it doesn't look so much like the daily game threads. The format used last year was:
Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018
With 3 more of these coming next week I can see a lot of people accidentally clicking the wrong threads (in either direction) and seeing things they didn't intend to see. Just a thought!
Done. Thank you!

User avatar
hbomb1947
Still hoping to get on Jeopardy! while my age is in double digits
Posts: 2231
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:31 am

Re: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 West Palm Beach Online Test (SPOILERS)

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:11 pm

SpoilerShow
Query whether cryptocurrency is an acceptable alternate answer for no. 36 (bitcoin). According to wikipedia, bitcoin " is generally considered the first decentralized cryptocurrency." The word "mysterious" in describing the inventor in the clue seemed to be a TOM pointing me to the "crypto" in cryptocurrency. (My written response on my answer sheet was actually bitcoin, but after time ran out I did wonder about cryptocurrency being possibly correct -- although I now know that bitcoin was definitely right.)
Anyway, 45/50 playing off the video (missing
SpoilerShow
20 ounces, Viola Davis, Atlanta, Teigen, and "Shake it Off"
).

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 9179
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:19 pm

Pretty normal range for me with 44/50. Misses:
SpoilerShow
!. Classic RTFClue as I saw Chernow and wrote Hamilton without bothering to look at it again
5. I've barely heard of the correct pizza name - wrote Victoria
11. A terrible momentary blank in taking the test relaxed - Did get Davis before the next clue appeared
36. Wrote Nissei to have something - bitcoin or cryptocurrency was not going to happen
43. My coin toss went the wrong way with Snapchat
50. Doubly wrong as I had Blank Spaces and her song is Blank Space
As is the current norm there were a couple of gift points for having watched the games from this week.

The 44 I had right were mostly instants although I had to make sure I did the right Shakespeare play and needed a moment's pause to get the family crest thing.

User avatar
Rackme32
Three-time Failer Of The Online Jeopardy! Test
Posts: 693
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:16 am

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by Rackme32 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:37 pm

I got a whopping 29 playing off the above video...

Lots of times when I'm playing and doing quite well at casual trivia games such as NTN/Buzztime or live-hosted bar trivia, I get asked, "How come you haven't been on Jeopardy?"

I always say that I have hung with real Jeopardy players and that I am NOT in their league... My above score proves it. :roll: :roll: :roll:

Hats off to anyone that can qualify!

sarisson
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 781
Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 8:39 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by sarisson » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:47 pm

47/50 (not 48 upon further review). Missed #1 and #19 (no clue on either), and #30
SpoilerShow
said "Apennines"
I wonder if
SpoilerShow
hyperinflation would be accepted for #4? I thought of "inflation" just to be safe.
Last edited by sarisson on Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:13 am, edited 2 times in total.
In for a second lap

User avatar
boson
Trivial
Posts: 1559
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:01 pm

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by boson » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:10 pm

43...
SpoilerShow
Missed:
venti (missed the word origin clue of "twenty in italian" even though they don't use ounces...)
Viola Davis
typed cat on a hot tin roof and deleted it to write streetcar named desire (only to run out of time)
dolomites instead of alps
Teigen
Wonder Woman
ran out of time on Jurassic Park Place - they might have given it to me on a real test cause I was close

User avatar
LucarioSnooperVixey
Sharp As A Tack
Posts: 833
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:40 pm

49/50. My only miss being Mansplaining. (Unsurprisingly.)
Known in the real world as Douglas Squasoni.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 7964
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 West Palm Beach Online Test (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:40 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:11 pm

Anyway, 45/50 playing off the video (missing
SpoilerShow
20 ounces, Viola Davis, Atlanta, Teigen, and "Shake it Off"
).
Same score and almost same misses
SpoilerShow
(I missed Beethoven instead of 20 ounces)
.

JosephLousy
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:30 am

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by JosephLousy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:09 pm

Rackme32 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:37 pm
I got a whopping 29 playing off the above video...
You're not alone, Rackme. I also got the exact same score, 29. I wonder how similar our misses were.

I've been hooked on this show for only about seven months. I know my weaknesses and what I need to study. I'm definitely not ready for Jeopardy right now, but I'm hoping I will be someday.

User avatar
twelvefootboy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1272
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:18 pm
Location: Tornado Alley / Southwest Missouri

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:42 pm

41 Right, a couple of close rulings.
SpoilerShow
Pretty sure Margaret and Roman Empire would not pass. If BMS'd on the show, I'd still flop. I think the HRE is something different
Much better than the mid 30's last year. I think it was easier.
SpoilerShow
CORRECT / stupid
1) X GRANT /Arnold
5) X? MARGHERITA / Margaret -
11) X VIOLA DAVIS / Streep (stock answer for hollywood)
14) X HIAWATHA / Leatherstocking
15) X BUCHAREST Kirsk (don't be asking me capitals!)
19) X ATLANTAXX
Nice Run of 18 right!
38) X CHRISSIE TEIGEN Brittany
42) X? HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE Roman
49) X NOBOKOV Pervy pervface
50) X SHAKE IT OFF F** taylor swift
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

User avatar
Woof
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 3906
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:53 pm

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by Woof » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:08 am

46/50 here.

My misses:
SpoilerShow
Grant
20
Tiegen
Shake It Off
Was anyone else struck by the jack of current events in this set of questions?

goongas
Valued Contributor
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 10:34 pm
Location: New York, NY

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by goongas » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:23 am

I got 40 playing off of video,
SpoilerShow
41 if Margarette would be acceptable for pizza, normally I get like 37.
Last edited by goongas on Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:56 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
RJRouge
Loyal Jeopardista
Posts: 247
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:39 pm

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by RJRouge » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:45 am

45/50. Missed...
SpoilerShow
the seemingly common misses of Viola Davis, Atlanta, and Chrissy Teigen... then embarrassingly protons (with an answer of electrons, and I still say that, since the clue did not specify the nucleus and ions weren't mentioned one way or the other, my answer would be correct. Depends on how strictly they would enforce "always.") and humidity. Just could not pull that word up in the 15 seconds given this time around.

BRD-98
Loyal Jeopardista
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:33 am
Location: Atlanta

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by BRD-98 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:44 am

46/50.

Missed:
SpoilerShow
Bitcoin -- put "stock ticker," ugh
Lilliputian -- thought of it, but reconsidered and put "little"
Chrissy Teigen -- no clue
23 -- again, no clue

User avatar
Lefty
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 763
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:49 pm

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by Lefty » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:59 am

I'm not quite clear on whether I could have taken this test officially, or if yes am I then only eligible to audition in West Palm Beach? Strictly academic since registration as usual was too complicated for me to knock out on short notice. I have a question about the process which I'll try to post in a relevant thread.

Anyway as for this, from the video but using pen and paper I scored 46*, missing
SpoilerShow
Grant (Napoleon), Atlanta (no guess), Mojave (that's the one I wanted but it wouldn't come), Shake It Off (Reputation has been my go-to Taylor Swift answer lately).

*At best. Heraldry and Teigen were furious last-seconds scribbles; who knows how they'd have played out for real on a keyboard.
Edit--Having just opened the above referenced relevant thread, the question I asked in the first sentence of this post has been answered.
I'm smart and I want respect.

seaborgium
Undefeated in Reruns
Posts: 6065
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:31 am

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by seaborgium » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:22 am

48, which I believe is a tie for my best. I missed the Revolutionary War winter camp and the Taylor Swift song.

Post Reply