Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by morbeedo » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:42 am

Some people are griping on Twitter about error messages when trying to launch last night's test. Wonder what happened there.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by Silverfox » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:13 pm

:cry: Here is an old saying.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by mrparadise » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:34 pm

I made my usual dumb mistakes along with the usual brain freezes but I still think it was a hard test. Hit 35 on the number, way too close for comfort. Had a couple of typos but nothing crazy I'm pretty sure so I'll just sit back and hope to audition. Beats the alternative for sure.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by mahatma » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:42 pm

Based on this and the Palm Beach test, tonight/tomorrow test takers might want to brush up on Donald Glover's body of work. And heraldry.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by Blue Lion » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:04 pm

Woof wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 am
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41 am
Woof wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:05 am
Got 45. Missed 11,17,23,26 (RTFQ) and 50. I hope the other two are this easy.
“Easy.” Now you’re just trolling :P
Sorry. I did feel a tad self-conscious writing that, but it did feel easier to me than most: only 2 pop culture questions and a lot of what I’d call standard trivia fare.
I thought there was an unusually large number of literature questions. Fortunately, that's one of my better categories.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by heppm01 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:20 pm

31/50 for practice. Way worse than the test from a couple weeks ago. Had a stretch of seven guesses in the middle of the test and started to choke a little bit. Taking it for real tonight.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:08 pm

The clock is counting down for tonight's (Central time zone) test in one hour. I just finished testing and grading this test.

32 right, assuming Hoover camps is a no-way no-how. I think I had 41 on the Florida test, and averaged 34 last year. This was harder imho.

"interesting" WAG Misses (ignorant attempts in parentheses) ::
XX 1 Dumas (Hugo)
XX 6 Columbia – - (Nile - hell, it is a river )
XX 12 William the Conqueror – (Harold, knew he was the conquered)
XX 25 Hoovervilles (Hoover camps)
XX 35 Achilles (Ulysses)
XX 36 orchid (knew it after time up)
XX 37 extremity (wow, this was a cool facepalm bait clue)
XX 48 bankroll ( grubstake - yah, I don't think so)

WAG gets:
Bolshoi, Anarctica, Everest, class, O Henry (the waggiest of them all for me).
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by sherder » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:12 pm

slam wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Took tonight's test off of Sue Herder's recording (Thanks, Sue!).
You're welcome! I'll capture the next two as well. Best of luck to all taking it!

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