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Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by Archivists » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:33 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCfs5Qj1VtQ

As always, thank you to sherder for the video.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by Archivists » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:33 pm

Answers:
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1 A Tale of Two Cities
2 Excelsior
3 Gold
4 Praetorian Guard
5 Ibuprofen
6 Cheyenne
7 Ares
8 Sustained
9 Fast Food Nation
10 Honda
11 Uncharted
12 Aaron Burr
13 southpaw
14 Brutus
15 Libya
16 Sirius
17 American Gothic
18 New York Post
19 IT
20 King Arthur
21 Brandenburg Gate
22 Penn
23 Noah
24 Boxer
25 Manuel Noriega
26 Double Park Place
27 Aristophanes
28 Kidney
29 Squid
30 Superior
31 3
32 Riverdale
33 China
34 Iwo Jima
35 Bob Dylan
36 5th
37 follow back
38 Vulcanization
39 George Washington Carver
40 Job
41 Post Malone
42 Roanoke
43 Aries
44 Bolivia
45 Of Mice and Men
46 Wagner
47 Homo erectus
48 schism
49 George R. R. Martin
50 Hamilton

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:35 pm

48/50. Missed Uncharted and IT. Pop Culture bites.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:39 pm

If anyone says this test was harder than the one last week it's no argument from me. In less than a week I became 6 clues dumber dropping from 48 to 42.

Where I went wrong:
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5. blanked on the Tylenol ingredient and did not recall it until Q29.
11. Plain did not know the video game and scribbled Assassin's Creed to have something
18. Erred with Daily News and switched to the correct one a question later
24. Picked Doberman to have something. Oh, duh, of course.
26. right Monopoly property though wrong driving term as I had parallel
36. Overthought the amendment and missed by one
37. Guessed feedback
41. Guessed Drake
If I had gone into the test knowing nothing about its level I would have probably guessed Adult before College.

Thanks for the video and answer set to make playing along so easy.

Was the reason for this follow-up to make up for technical difficulties last week, not fair to have the previous one at 11 pm for Eastcoasters or was planned all along?

Good luck to everyone looking for that audition email to come through.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by mas3cf » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:10 pm

Definitely harder than last week's. I managed a 42, but only on the strength of several good guesses, some of which I was pretty surprised to have gotten.

2019 pop culture is a guaranteed stand-and-stare for me...

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:50 pm

found it easier than last week, but got a worse score...34 this time around compared to 36 last time

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by talkingaway » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:30 am

I found this much easier than last week - but sample size, of course. 38/50 as opposed to 36/50.
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I came close-ish on the German landmark question. I had "gate" right, but for some reason made it alliterative by sticking the name of the second largest Swedish town before it - Gothenburg. Damn my love of former Boston Bruin Loui Eriksson. Upon review, I'd at least heard of Brandenberg Gates.

German dog killed me, because I obviously went with a German breed name. I had two, but one was obviously wrong because I knew the derivation - "schnauzer". So it's "dachshund", right? Because the J! folks want to deal with misspellings. Ugh.

I was literally thinking this morning on my commute about a punny set of four categories: "A" MAN, A PLAN, A CANAL, PANAMA. The first category would be men with last names beginning with "A", and the second one would be about plans (ie Marshall Plan). Third one's obvious - geography, canals. The one clue I thought of for the PANAMA category was basically the one on the test - Noreiga. Eerie.

And I'm nowhere near J!-ready, as I'm currently memorizing state capitals and Presidents with sporcle. (Yes, not re-memorizing - in school in the 80s/90s, for some weird reason we never memorized state capitals or presidents.) A very nice boost for me on question 6.

If they'd put in one little factoid about the singer/peace prize winner - all the business about Dylan refusing/delaying it - it would have been an instaget for me. I put down Miranda, which, ironically, helped me with two OTHER questions.

I already knew Lenny and George meant "Of Mice and Men", but this week's SNL kept it at the tip of my tongue. I guess you could say it was responsible for me being so...strong...on the test.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by mahatma » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 pm

I also thought this was harder than last week, on par with a regular 'adult' contestant quiz. 42/50. Count me in also for Doberman (I thought, just maybe, pinsch-ing would be something done with the forelegs...).

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by billiej » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:14 pm

This felt much harder than last week's, but I only got one less right, 39 vs. 40. I had a couple of lucky WAGs, whereas last week's answers I felt I actually knew.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by Woof » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:22 pm

This felt distinctly harder to me, too. I got a 45 on this (missed the video game, IT, the amendment :oops:, follow back and Post Malone) compared to a 48 on last week's.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:41 pm

Agree with all of the harder than last week’s comments. The before and after question really annoyed me as part of the answer was in the question and it read really awkwardly to me. And I said pointer on the dog breed.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:06 pm

I also thought this one was significantly harder than last weeks, but somehow I did better on this one (47) than the previous one (45). Misses:
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11. Minecraft
24. Pointer
41. Justin Bieber
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by goongas » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:12 am

36 on this one (missed couple I should have gotten) vs 40 last week.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by OrangeSAM » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:09 am

40 on both tests.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

Post by morbeedo » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:21 pm

Yikes. Just 41 right. Did not realize there were two (college?) tests :?

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