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Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by Archivists » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:39 pm

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As always, thanks so much to sherder.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by Archivists » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:39 pm

Answers, spoilerized:Show
1 Jane Austen
2 preposition
3 chlorophyll
4 Hastings
5 Amazon
6 Lisbon
7 Swan Lake
8 October
9 sonnets
10 (New England) clam chowder
11 Kendrick Lamar
12 Thomas Jefferson
13 buccaneer
14 Uncle Vanya
15 Lake Baikal
16 Nitrogen
17 Don Giovanni
18 telescope
19 Everybody Loves Raymond
20 Alexandria
21 Idaho
22 Palm Sunday
23 The Goldfinch
24 Department of Labor
25 Egypt
26 pool table of contents
27 McCain
28 entropy
29 Princeton
30 Argentina
31 Athena
32 Dances With Wolves
33 Yahoo!
34 Sputnik
35 soliloquy
36 jumbo jet
37 scary sherry
38 virus
39 Euclid
40 Amos
41 Pacific Avenue
42 Henry Kissinger
43 juniper berries
44 Jamaica
45 Peter Paul Rubens
46 The Glass Menagerie
47 esophagus
48 hymn
49 Paradise
50 The Sound of Music
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by 9021amyers » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:05 pm

The test seems to have crashed for me as soon as the countdown timer reached 0:00.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by Woppy T » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:06 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:05 pm
The test seems to have crashed for me as soon as the countdown timer reached 0:00.
me too

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by FS7 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:17 pm

It didn't crash for me, but based on the videos from yesterday I'd say the difficulty was pretty similar. Maybe even harder.

Last year's test was easier, at least when I took it.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by DBear » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:18 pm

I took it successfully, seemed quite difficult. I'm not sure I got 35 this time around. :?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:19 pm

What I have for answers, let me know if anything seems wrong:

(tweaked/fixed answers for 10, 18, 44)
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1 Jane Austen
2 preposition
3 chlorophyll
4 Battle of Hastings
5 Amazon
6 Lisbon
7 Swan Lake
8 October
9 Sonnets
10 (New England) Clam Chowder
11 Kendrick Lamar
12 Thomas Jefferson
13 buccaneer
14 Uncle Vanya
15 Lake Baikal
16 Nitrogen
17 Don Giovanni
18 Telescope
19 Everybody Loves Raymond
20 Alexandria
21 Idaho
22 Palm Sunday
23 The Goldfinch
24 Labor
25 Egypt
26 Pool table of contents
27 John McCain
28 Entropy
29 Princeton
30 Argentina
31 Athena
32 Dances with Wolves
33 Yahoo
34 Sputnik
35 soliloquy
36 jumbo jet
37 scary sherry
38 virus
39 Euclid
40 Amos
41 Pacific
42 Henry Kissinger
43 juniper
44 Jamaica (presumably)
45 Peter Paul Rubens
46 Glass Menagerie
47 esophagus
48 hymn
49 Paradise
50 The Sound of Music
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by heppm01 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:19 pm

DBear wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:18 pm
I took it successfully, seemed quite difficult. I'm not sure I got 35 this time around. :?
Concur. I count six questions I could not even muster a reasonable guess on.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by mykel67 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:20 pm

I think it was harder than yesterday's.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by DBear » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Puerto Rico is not south of Cuba, but Jamaica is.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by immaf » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:22 pm

I took it successfully, but it felt bad. I thought it was harder than last night (which I "took" via sherder's recording.) Last night I got 38. Tonight? We'll see.

Update: I actually did better! 42 or 43, depending on if they accept "Pacific" instead of "Pacific Avenue." Plus, I made quite a few spelling errors, so I hope they are lenient in that regard.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by heppm01 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:23 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:19 pm
What I have for answers, let me know if anything seems wrong:
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18 LASER Telescope?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by Setho » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm

That test seemed way harder than last night's. I took last night's test by the video and got 44 with little effort. Tonight I managed 41 or so, but it took a lot more effort and last minute typing. Perhaps it was the pressure of taking the test for real, but the questions just seemed to take more thought.

On the "My Online Tests" page of my Jeopardy profile it doesn't have a check mark in the "Test Taken?" column yet. Should I be concerned?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm

I feel bad for those who experienced a crash. I was able to take the test successfully. I'll post my suspected score once the answers have been posted in this thread. A note about one of the questions:
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On the Campbell's clue, I thought it was a little vague. I wrote "soup," but I realized with not enough time to change my response that they were probably looking for clam chowder. I would have to see the clue again to make a reasonable guess as to whether my response will be rejected as not specific enough.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm

DBear wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Puerto Rico is not south of Cuba, but Jamaica is.

OH, interesting, they said 90 miles south of Cuba, right? I actually said Jamaica but Google was telling me it is more like 238 miles south of CUba so I assumed it was wrong, found close to 90 for Puerto Rico and assumed that was right, forgot to verify direction. Anyone verify the Q said 90?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:26 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm
DBear wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Puerto Rico is not south of Cuba, but Jamaica is.

OH, interesting, they said 90 miles south of Cuba, right? I actually said Jamaica but Google was telling me it is more like 238 miles south of CUba so I assumed it was wrong, found close to 90 for Puerto Rico and assumed that was right, forgot to verify direction. Anyone verify the Q said 90?
My recollection was the clue said 90, and definitely way less than 238.

ETA: does "scary sherry" rhyme?
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by akrites » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm
DBear wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Puerto Rico is not south of Cuba, but Jamaica is.

OH, interesting, they said 90 miles south of Cuba, right? I actually said Jamaica but Google was telling me it is more like 238 miles south of CUba so I assumed it was wrong, found close to 90 for Puerto Rico and assumed that was right, forgot to verify direction. Anyone verify the Q said 90?

Didn't it also say nation?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by mykel67 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:29 pm

I got 38. Kicking myself for missing Buccaneer, Jefferson, McCain, Argentina, and Nitrogen.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by zakharov » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:31 pm

Since when do scary and sherry rhyme?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:32 pm

akrites wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm
DBear wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Puerto Rico is not south of Cuba, but Jamaica is.

OH, interesting, they said 90 miles south of Cuba, right? I actually said Jamaica but Google was telling me it is more like 238 miles south of CUba so I assumed it was wrong, found close to 90 for Puerto Rico and assumed that was right, forgot to verify direction. Anyone verify the Q said 90?

Didn't it also say nation?
In hindsight, yes it did. I actually got it right but was thinking I must be wrong based on distance so corrected to what I thought it must be. YES I KNOW PUERTO RICO IS NOT A COUNTRY!
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