Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by econgator » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:33 pm

Looks like a 40 for me again.

Missed: 11 "Shallow" (no answer), 12 Aristotle (Socrates), 17 Frida Kahlo (O'Keefe), 23 Elena Ferrante (no answer), 27 Maya Angelou (Morrison), 32 Rian Johnson (?), 33 BuzzFeed (Sporcle), 35 Ronan Farrow (?), 43 Finland (India), 46 pirouette (brain freeze)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by ouachiouat » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:35 pm

Looks like between 44-46 for me. Depends on if they count
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'Shallows' and just 'Gregory.'
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Aristotle (one day I'll be able to remember the order of the 3, but that day is apparently not today--it's one of those things I should know but always second guess myself on), Elena Ferrante (I just saw something about her on a Sporcle quiz today, and couldn't pull the name, but knew it started with an F), Social Security, & Ronan Farrow.
Pretty sure that's a personal best when taking it for real. I'll take it!
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by Newhausen » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:35 pm

...holy crap. 43 for me tonight, which is by far a new personal best. (And 44 if just Gregory happens to be acceptable without a number.)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by econgator » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:37 pm

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:35 pm
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Just remember SPA -- which I knew, and then promptly forgot.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by DysonSphere » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:38 pm

Questions on the questions:
4 - It said "major" battle, so I'm assuming they didn't mean Fort Sumter?
10 - Did they want the name of the pope or the calendar? If the former, oops.
36 - Do you think they'll accept just "train" for 36? Obvious now what they're looking for, but trains are fast, right? Right?! :)

Edit: now that video is up, I see it is definitely not Fort Sumter, and it wanted the name of the Pope, not the calendar. Darn.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by econgator » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:41 pm

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:38 pm
Questions on the questions:
4 - It said "major" battle, so I'm assuming they didn't mean Fort Sumter?
Yeah. It did say July 1861, so it's not Sumter, which was April (although there was a First and Second Battle of Fort Sumter).

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:42 pm

DysonSphere wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:38 pm
Questions on the questions:
4 - It said "major" battle, so I'm assuming they didn't mean Fort Sumter?
10 - Did they want the name of the pope or the calendar? If the former, oops.
On 4, yeah, all the clues, like dates, being a major battle, and “First Battle of” point to Bull Run/Manassas.

I put Gregory XIII, but that question seemed really awkwardly-phrased to me.

Looks like a 48/50 for me. Missed Ferrante (could have done it in reverse and got My Brilliant Friend, but couldn’t get her at all) and Ronan Farrow (said Chris Hanson, even though I was almost certain it was wrong). Maybe this will finally be my year to get an audition.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by ouachiouat » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:42 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:37 pm
ouachiouat wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:35 pm
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Aristotle (one day I'll be able to remember the order of the 3,
Just remember SPA -- which I knew, and then promptly forgot.
Yeah, I accidentally screwed up the mnemonic in my head forever ago as PSA, and can't undo the damage--now even though I sometimes remember that's wrong, I usually still botch it.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by xabe » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:00 am

Somewhere in the 42-45 range for me, depending on the judges’ generosity (Shallows, just Gregory, and Social Insurance).

This one seemed pretty literature-heavy to me - 9/50 questions by my count (10 if you count Twilight)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by BrigadierSolo13 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:08 am

43 on this one
39 yesterday
46 on Tuesday when it counted.

I hope everyone did better than they expected!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:13 am

44/50 to give me 140 for the set.

My misses were all my fault.

Fort Sumter and knew what I should have had a question later
Pluralized the Cooper/Gaga song and have no problem counting that as a miss
Goethe for Marlowe - You'd think I'd know better by now
My only RTFQ of the three nights as I wrote Europa in not bothering to take in the full wording
I put the Elena material in the Archive last month and no longer recalled it tonight
BuzzBlog - I knew that did not seem right

It's just for fun and I did have fun. Thank you to sherder for the videos each night and well done for the quick answer sets. Good luck to all looking for the audition whether the first time or nth time. I'm looking forward to seeing "I got the call" posts down the road.

I like this test for having some tougher names and passers of this one should feel confident they could handle the material on the show. This test easily had the better rhyme time clue.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:19 am

I started off with a good run of 22 right, then didn't remember Elena's last name. I got surprisingly close with "Ferrucci." After that I missed the nonfiction author (perhaps "journalist" in the clue would have nudged me in the right direction), the young prime minister's nation, and the ballet move of all things.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:24 am

A point is a point and this post helped me: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5002&start=640#p321995

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by goongas » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:26 am

40 for me tonight off video, I don't know the order of the planets yet...I saw Knives Out, but couldn't think of the director's name. One or two more I should have known. Put Greece for the PM at first but switched it to Finland, Greece recently now as a female prime minister.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by VAdame » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:27 am

40 for me tonight — I forgot the soccer star’s surname although I knew she was Megan (since my oldest daughter is Megan!) lol I doubt J would have accepted just her first name!
I, too, read Mexico as NEW Mexico & said O’Keefe. Couple of others I just blanked on. Good thing I took it for real on Tuesday! Still wishing retroactive break-a-leg to my sister Eileen!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by goongas » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:29 am

40 for me tonight off video, I don't know the order of the planets yet...I saw Knives Out, but couldn't think of the director's name. One or two more I should have known. Put Greece for the PM at first but switched it to Finland, Greece recently now as a female prime minister. This year on all three tests, the questions are much more straight forward, the easy questions are really top box clues and/or teen tournament level, like what department is at the Pentagon.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by Othersider » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:37 am

40. Not bad for a tired sick guy that didn't study, right?

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by bomtr » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:40 am

44 tonight and it's a counter. A little disappointing after 50 and 48 the previous two nights without caring much, but actually it's probably closer to my historical average.

Should have known Wager; did not.
Misread the Kahlo clue in the same manner others have mentioned.
Could not pull the Lady Gaga/Cooper thing.
Ferrante was not familiar to me.
Think I've heard the name Rian Johnson in context once, but I don't pay attention to Star Wars and haven't yet seen Knives Out, though I intend to.
No Buzzfeed. They have quizzes.

I'll take a 44, though.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:41 am

48/50. Missed Rian Johnson and Ronan Farrow. Got Gregory XIII.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Post by Mathew5000 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:58 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:24 am
A point is a point and this post helped me: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5002&start=640#p321995
Me too! She was also in a recent Alpaca Farm quiz.
For those who are asking, I think it's likely they accept both "Gregorian" and "Gregory" for the name of the pope. They try to be more lenient on these screening tests than they would be in the televised game.

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