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

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

Post by Plactus » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:49 am

42-45 (I'll say 44) right. The questionable ones are
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Ulysses Grant: The mention of Hamilton threw me so bad I couldn't make heads or tails of the clue. I said the correct answer just before time ran out, but wouldn't have had time to even type "Grant" in the box.
Chrissy Teigen: I spelled it Teigan.
Instagram: I had it, and switched to Snapchat. By this point I'd taken to typing the answer in Notepad and I'd hit Enter, so I might have locked in Instagram and saved myself from myself.

I'm counting Teigan, and for Grant/Instagram, I figure one that I got that I would have missed on the test and one that I missed that I probably would have gotten on the test is a wash and I can count one of the two.
Then I just missed
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Israel (Jordan)
Mojave (Sonora, only happy with it because I came up with something)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Our Town, which is Wilder, genius)
bitcoin (no response)
"Shake It Off" ("Mean")

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

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:05 am

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

Post by DysonSphere » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:03 am

45/50, which would be my all-time high score if I had taken it for real. Seemed like a relatively easy test to me.

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

Post by billiej » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:34 am

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Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:03 am
45/50, which would be my all-time high score if I had taken it for real. Seemed like a relatively easy test to me.
I agree it seemed easy, and my 44 seems to back that up. I can only hope I can pull that off when I take it for real. I tend towards the mid to high 30's, maybe hitting 40 once.

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

Post by Lampy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:49 am

I don't think I've gotten an actual 50 before, but there's a first time for everything.

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

Post by Golf » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:09 am

Interesting that so many boardies missed
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"Shake it Off"
after Arthur Chu's video was posted here. That's pretty much the only way I was able to pull it without getting it mixed up with all her other songs.

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

Post by Lampy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:20 am

Our own Megan Rafferty-Barnes danced extremely energetically to Shake It Off during production breaks on stage at 500Q!

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

Post by bbird » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:28 am

Well, this is what I get for being away from JBoard for a bit... I really wish I'd known about last night's test! The April dates are -- just like last year -- during tech week for a show I'm playing, whereas last night I was at home doing nothing. Oh well, it was good to practice, and I did way better than any of the 3 from last year. I had a 41, including two 'educated guesses' (such as can be done in 10 seconds). Would've been 42 had I not drawn a total blank on the one Taylor Swift song whose name I actually know.

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

Post by alietr » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:07 am

First time I've taken one of these in a long time ... 44.
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Brain fart on heraldry and should have gotten Shake it Off. Otherwise legitimately missed 20, Atlanta, Viola Davis, and Teigen.

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

Post by hbomb1947 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:25 am

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Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:08 am
46/50 here.

Was anyone else struck by the jack of current events in this set of questions?
No sports questions either, IIRC. And 2 questions about
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detective novels
seemed a little odd. Also, it seemed
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not much wordplay other than the gimme B & A.

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

Post by John Boy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:56 am

I'm officially confused. Where did this test even come from? I see that the "official" online quizzes are still a week (plus) away. Was there a special event just for S. Fla?

Anyway, playing from the board I got my usual 41 right. Won't be taking a test for real this year as I am still in the pool from last year's online quiz. (although my audition was in late June, so my 18 months in the pool are now officially half over)

Good luck to all who took this, assuming it was a for-real test.

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

Post by triviawayne » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:27 pm

41/50, total brain freeze on one that should've got me 42.

this is a better score than usual for me, as I'm usually in the 35-37 range; but I have had a big improvement in ability in the past year, so this might be my new normal instead of the test being easier than normal.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:51 pm

Golf wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:09 am
Interesting that so many boardies missed
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"Shake it Off"
after Arthur Chu's video was posted here. That's pretty much the only way I was able to pull it without getting it mixed up with all her other songs.
Seeing song lyrics in text without any music is always going to stymie a lot of people. Even for songs I know well I often can't immediately put the words in proper context, whether it's in 5 seconds for a Jeopardy! clue or in 15 seconds here.

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

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:53 pm

John Boy wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:56 am
I'm officially confused. Where did this test even come from? I see that the "official" online quizzes are still a week (plus) away. Was there a special event just for S. Fla?

Anyway, playing from the board I got my usual 41 right. Won't be taking a test for real this year as I am still in the pool from last year's online quiz. (although my audition was in late June, so my 18 months in the pool are now officially half over)

Good luck to all who took this, assuming it was a for-real test.
It was announced for the West Palm Beach area but anyone was allowed to register and take it, assuming you were willing to go to an audition in South Florida rather than pick from the dozen or so cities listed for the other batch of tests. It was not explicitly stated but official word spread around that if you took this one, you were not to take any of the 3 April tests so I think most here are playing from the Youtube video.

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

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:36 pm

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49/50. My only miss being Mansplaining. (Unsurprisingly.)
My bad, 48/50. Also missed the Donald Glover series.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:15 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:36 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:40 pm
49/50. My only miss being Mansplaining. (Unsurprisingly.)
My bad, 48/50. Also missed the Donald Glover series.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:10 pm

Golf wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:09 am
Interesting that so many boardies missed
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"Shake it Off"
after Arthur Chu's video was posted here. That's pretty much the only way I was able to pull it without getting it mixed up with all her other songs.
i don't know much about contemporary pop music, but i got that one right because the song was ingrained into my mind after having to suffer through that song countless times while watching a poker streamer on twitch by the name of nanonoko...dude had that lame song set as his sub/follower music

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

Post by reddpen » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:15 pm

44/50 from the video--thanks, Sue!

Missed (with what)
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1. Grant (Burr... and I know he wasn't a general)
11. Viola Davis (blank)
30. Alps (Apennines)
41. Wonder Woman (Sparta--yes, I'm embarrassed)
44. HRC (Conway--see above)
50. "Shake It Off" (made up a song called "Blonde")
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by immaf » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:51 pm

39, playing from the video. It would have been 40 except I was too slow on #48.

That's about average, maybe a little above for me. But reading the clues took slightly longer than usual -- I've had cataract surgery in one eye, so now I need readers, but my eyes are unbalanced. I'm getting the other eye fixed next week. I hope things will be little more normal when I take the test for real.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

Post by Golf » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:12 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:10 pm
Golf wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:09 am
Interesting that so many boardies missed
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"Shake it Off"
after Arthur Chu's video was posted here. That's pretty much the only way I was able to pull it without getting it mixed up with all her other songs.
i don't know much about contemporary pop music, but i got that one right because the song was ingrained into my mind after having to suffer through that song countless times while watching a poker streamer on twitch by the name of nanonoko...dude had that lame song set as his sub/follower music
Ah yes, the Pokerstars 6-max NL multi-table specialist. His graphs for a few years were mind blowing.

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