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

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:30 pm

CyrusChan wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
What was the category name for
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extremity
? I thought it said it was supposed to have two xs.
That's what it was....????
That is correct, it was "Second Letter X".
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:30 pm

StevenH wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
I thought it said that it was a word where the second letter was x.
Oh, that makes sense. (I removed the spoiler tag since it seemed that was generally not the practice - I can restore it if anyone wants me to.)

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

Post by triviawayne » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:31 pm

some of my guesses were right on tonight--scraped by with a 38!
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by MartinMoore » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:35 pm

"Winds" OK for woodwinds? If so, I got 41.

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

Post by reddpen » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 pm

The "halogen" clue definitely [ETA: did not asked--thanks for the corrections, all!] for a 6-letter word. Even counting that as a miss, I think I got 42.
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5 Red Dead Redemption
11 Billions
13 solicitor (said barrister)
17 Bolshoi (said Ballet Russe just to type something)
31 Pavarotti (said Domingo)
36 orchid
39 halogen
46 flamenco (paso doble--thanks for nothing, Strictly Ballroom!
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by lillypie82 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:37 pm

Huh... I thought the test seemed really hard but when I counted up my answers I ended up around 30 which is about how I usually do.

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

Post by CyrusChan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:38 pm

MartinMoore wrote:
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"Winds" OK for woodwinds? If so, I got 41.
I put windpipes...... HAHHAHAHAHA

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

Post by CyrusChan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:39 pm

reddpen wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 pm
The "halogen" clue definitely asked for a 6-letter word. Even counting that as a miss, I think I got 42.
Misses:
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5 Red Dead Redemption
11 Billions
13 solicitor (said barrister)
17 Bolshoi (said Ballet Russe just to type something)
31 Pavarotti (said Domingo)
36 orchid
39 halogen
46 flamenco (paso doble--thanks for nothing, Strictly Ballroom!
the book ones, i got them both incorrect.

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

Post by Tybalteon » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:39 pm

Got 29 (including my answer of "haloen" for their type just because). This test seemed tougher than the tests I've passed before though, but that's more because the test I take is always the hardest of the three haha. Better luck next year for me!

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

Post by mykel67 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:40 pm

Ugh...33/50. I should have gotten Bangladesh, A Farewell to Arms, and William the Conqueror. Oh well, maybe next year. Good luck to everyone else!

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

Post by StevenH » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:40 pm

reddpen wrote:
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The "halogen" clue definitely asked for a 6-letter word. Even counting that as a miss, I think I got 42.
Nope, we read it wrong; it asked for a "6-element group."

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:41 pm

I got all of the first 10 right somehow. I can't remember what I answered for a couple of them because I was "in the zone", but I know I got "woodwind" wrong. I'd say I probably hit high 30s which for me is impressive.

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

Post by billiej » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:42 pm

reddpen wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 pm
The "halogen" clue definitely asked for a 6-letter word. Even counting that as a miss, I think I got 42.
Misses:
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5 Red Dead Redemption
11 Billions
13 solicitor (said barrister)
17 Bolshoi (said Ballet Russe just to type something)
31 Pavarotti (said Domingo)
36 orchid
39 halogen
46 flamenco (paso doble--thanks for nothing, Strictly Ballroom!
6 element group, not 6 letter word.

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

Post by TheTabbyWhisperer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:43 pm

Ugh, also feeling the rust. 17 wrong, when I haven't gotten more than 10 wrong on any of the tests that I couldn't officially take since I was in the pool.

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

Post by OKlibrarian » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:45 pm

looks like 36 here. Meh, but considering I did exactly zero prep, it coulda been worse. I have GOT to brush up my chemistry though.

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

Post by StevenH » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:45 pm

This has become the story of my life. I got a 34, for like the 6th time that I have taken the test.

I lost out on 50 50 90 guesses between Dick and Bradbury and East River and Hudson River.

I made educated lucky guesses on Dreamworks and the Columbia River.

I can't believe that I said India for China on the Opium Wars question, too.

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

Post by VAdame » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:46 pm

Missed 6 outright -- Red Dead Redemption, Chevron, Billions (never heard of it), Philip K. Dick (waaaah, I blanked on who wrote it!), Pavarotti (blanked on his name although I knew who they meant!), and RNA (back & forth between DNA/RNA.)

3 others, I may have run out of time trying to fix typos (Hesse, which I spelled Haesse, Flamenco, and A Farewell to Arms.) Hope they'll accept "Frrewell"!

So, somewhere between 41 & 44. OK, I'm good.

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

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:54 pm

37 here. I've now missed two O.Henry questions on back to back days.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Post by VAdame » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:55 pm

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
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I thought they were looking for a 6-letter word instead of halogen as well, but I put halogen anyway.
Yeah, I kept wondering why I remembered "6." But it's a 6 element group. Halogen is correct.

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

Post by MasterCone » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:57 pm

I think I got lucky in having several things I reviewed in the past few days pop up today. Got 45 I think. I missed chevron early, and the damn before and after, and then I think just got spent and missed a bunch at the very end. Lost a toss up between Farewell to Arms and For Whom The Bell Tolls, and couldn't come up with either impeachment or flamenco, which I suspect should have been easy. I blanked on sitar for some reason until like 2 seconds were left, and I may have not gotten that one all out, so maybe 44.

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